I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist. That's me.
— Madalyn Murray O'Hair
I feel that everyone has a right to be insane.
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.
The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that.
An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
No god ever gave any man anything, nor ever answered any prayer at any time - nor ever will.
I feel that everyone who wants to say anything, do anything, should be able to say anything or do anything, within the limits of not hurting another person.
In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.
Religion is induced insanity.