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Karl KrausChristianity has enriched the erotic meal with the appetizer of curiosity and the dessert of remorse.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Mahatma GandhiI like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Friedrich NietzscheWhat is now decisive against Christianity is our taste, no longer our reasons.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheTwo great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheIn Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheThe very word “Christianity” is a misunderstanding — in truth, there was only one Christian, and he died on the cross.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Thomas PaineChristianity is the strangest religion ever set up, for it committed a murder upon Jesus in order to redeem mankind from the sin of eating an apple.

—  Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, English-American writer

Will DurantIn Constantinople, more Christians were slaughtered by Christians in the years 342-343 than by all the persecutions by pagans in the history of Rome.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantFundamentalism is the triumph of Paul over Christ.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantPaul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantChristianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Will DurantThe form of Christianity that developed in Europe and later spread to America and the rest of the world was the last great creation of the ancient pagan world.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Sigmund FreudThe Mosaic religion had been a Father religion; Christianity became a Son religion. The old God, the Father, took second place; Christ, the Son, stood in His stead, just as in those dark times every son had longed to do.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

George SantayanaThe idea of Christ is much older than Christianity.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

NapoleonJesus Christ was the greatest republican.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Friedrich NietzscheChristianity is a metaphysics of the hangman.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Gore VidalModern Christianity is a encyclopedia of traditional superstition.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

Lord ByronI have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Victor HugoThe French Revolution was the most important step for mankind since the advent of Jesus Christ.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

George Bernard ShawThe word morality, if we met it in the Bible, would surprise us as much as the word telephone or motor car.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Thomas PaineIt is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.

—  Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, English-American writer

George SantayanaThe Bible is literature, not dogma.

—  George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-American philosopher

Peter DruckerThe first organization structure in the modern West was laid down in the canon law of the Catholic Church eight hundred years ago.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Georg Christoph LichtenbergThere were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Funny Quotes

Woody AllenI was walking through the woods, thinking about Christ. If He was a carpenter, I wondered what He charged for bookshelves.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Mark TwainIf Christ were here, there is one thing he would not be—a Christian.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Elbert HubbardHeaven: the Coney Island of the Christian imagination.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer


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