(via Atheist Media Blog)
Religion has been tried, and in all countries, in all times,
Religion has never made man merciful.
Remember the Inquisition.
What effect did religion have on slavery?
What effect upon Libby, Saulsbury and Andersonville?
Religion has always been the enemy of science, of
investigation and thought.
Religion has never made man free.
It has never made man moral, temperate, industrious and
Are Christians more temperate, nearer virtuous, nearer honest
Among savages do we not find that their vices and cruelties
are the fruits of their superstitions?
To those who believe in the Uniformity of Nature, religion is
Robert Green Ingersoll – “What is Religion?” (1899)