Daily Dose of Ingersoll


Religion has been tried, and in all countries, in all times,
has failed.

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
than savages?

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)