The Best 35 Philosophical Quotes Against Religion

Last Updated on November 27, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

This is a writing about philosophical quotes against religion and rituals. You may wonder, how does religion relate to philosophy? Or is there any correlation between philosophy and religion? Well, the answer is – it depends. Depends on the thought process and how one can see religion through philosophy. Religion has its own belief. But philosophy relies on logic and arguments. Despite that, there are many philosophers and scientists who said constantly against religion and God. Below we gathered some of them from various resources. Hope you’ll enjoy them. Thanks! 

“Faith, I am no such fool; everyone for himself in this desert of selfishness which is called life.” – Stendhal

“Religion is skepticism with God occupying the seat of reason.” – Raheel Farooq

best philosophy quotes against religion

“All religions are man-made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody.” – Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Believing or not makes no difference to the Absolute of Things That Be. But it does to you. For you shall live and die accordingly. A wise person, or a fool. Choose.” – Fakeer Ishavardas

“God cannot judge me, he has no religion!” – Tarique Siddique Mohammed

“The ‘Big Bang’ idea of pseudo armchair pundits, too is as much a theory as a human-like big buffoon, that your so-called ‘holy’ books call god.” – Fakeer Ishavardas

“God is a woman

intimate at night

and a hung devil

in the morning.” – Ali Nuri

“Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

“Religion…is the opium of the masses.” – Karl Marx

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“(Religious thought is) an attempt to find an out where there is no door.” – Albert Einstein

“Religion springs from man’s feeling of inferiority.” – Ahmed Mostafa

“A peaceful atheist is far more spiritual than a hateful believer.” – Fakeer Ishavardas

“Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it; anything but live for it.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Forgiveness has been distorted by religious conditioning. Religion is designed to control your personal authenticity, sovereignty, self-empowerment, and checkbook. So drop all ideas of bending your knee to an entity that needs your worship as worship is parasitical.” – Deborah Brandt

“Religion makes sense only to those on a quest for redemption.” – Kenneth Mason

“The Biggest Mistake Man has ever made is when he copied the ideas from his ancient past.” – Joey Lawsin

“Which is it? Is man only a blunder of God? Or is God only a blunder of man?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

quotes about religion and faith

“Any religion is an illusion to others.” – Oscar Wilde

“The world will not change by our position in the Universe. Actions change when beliefs change; collective actions and beliefs change the world.” – Matthew A. Petti

“We are ultimately unknowable to ourselves and others. Our past and future are mostly unknowable. God is unknowable. For the present, the universe – its origins and its destiny – is unknowable, as is whether there are many universes. Infinity is unknowable. These are some of the fundamental reasons why I call myself an agnostic.” – Michael Krasny

“We shall be compelled to renounce the hope of finding philosophical proofs of religious beliefs. …Hence, once more, the value of philosophy must not depend upon any supposed body of definitely ascertainable knowledge to be acquired by those who study it.” – Bertrand Russell

“Have a religion but don’t let religion have you!” – Janina Lea Dela Peña

“Thanks to God, I’m an atheist.” – Gianni Vattimo

“As for me, I long ago decided not to think about whether man created God or God created man.” – Fiodor Dostojewski

“Whatever we cannot understand easily we call God; this saves wear and tear on the brain tissues.” – Edward Abbey

quotes about god by famous philosophers

“I think all the great religions of the world – Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Communism – both untrue and harmful. It is evident as a matter of logic that, since they disagree, not more than one of them can be true.” – Bertrand Russell

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” – Seneca the Younger

“All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.” – Stendhal

“If your religion makes you kinder than I, your religion is better than mine.” – Bradford Leavitt

“People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.” – Unknown

“A philosopher is a person who doesn’t care which side his bread is buttered on; he knows he eats both sides anyway.” – Joyce Brothers

“Religion is clichéd.” – Aryaman Goel

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

philosophy quotes about religion

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” – Christopher Hitchens

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