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"I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path.

I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. My lifetime’s memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.” - Roger Ebert
 
Miss you lots Roger <3 :(

"The atheist is free to concentrate on the fate of this world — whether that means visiting a friend in a hospital or advocating for tougher gun control laws — without trying to square things with an unseen overlord in the next.

Atheists do not want to deny religious believers the comfort of their faith. We do want our fellow citizens to respect our deeply held conviction that the absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.” - Susan Jacoby

"The greatest gift revelatory religions have to offer is the promise of heaven. Were they to practice the brotherhood that they preach this would be offered to all, irrespective of belief. The fact that it isn’t underlines the essentially coercive nature of the appeal of religion: join our group or we deny you the possibility of eternal life!

The shame that this deal is offered to children too young to reason through its premises is another piece of evidence of the essential bad faith of the arguments for revelatory religion. ” - Lee Smolin

“When a man projects into an ideal heaven that impossible synthesis of the for-itself and the in-itself that is called God, it is because he wishes the regard of this existing Being to change his existence into being.

But if he agrees not
to be in order to exist genuinely, he will abandon the dream of an inhuman objectivity. He will understand that it is not a matter of being right in the eyes of a God, but of being right in his own eyes.” - Simone de Beauvoir

How rare it is that religions—especially established religions—take the lead in confrontation with the civil authorities when a monstrous injustice is being done?

How often it is that the religious authorities take the safe way and tempor

ize or talk about the afterlife or talk about moving slowly or talk about this not being the proper function of religion?

And then, on the other side, how often is it that the established religions make authoritative pronouncements on matters of science, matters of fact, matters where they run the desperate risk of being disproved by the next discovery? - Carl Sagan

"I have no faith in the sense of comforting beliefs which persuade me that all my troubles are blessings in disguise. I do not believe that any facts exist, or, rather, are accessible to me, which give any assurance that my life has served an eternal purpose.
I feel no overwhelming anxiety to find some creed to assure me that all has been for the best, which will tell me that I have only to follow a particular path to be consoled by eternal happiness.” - Rebecca West

"I accept the fact that like all living things I shall soon cease to exist. For a time, some of the genes I have carried will be replicated in my children, and something of me will survive in the books I have written and in the help t have given other people Death does not trouble me. I have no fear of supernatural punishments, of course nor could I enjoy an eternal life in which there would be nothing left for me to do, the task of living having been accomplished." - BF Skinner

"I accept the fact that like all living things I shall soon cease to exist. For a time, some of the genes I have carried will be replicated in my children, and something of me will survive in the books I have written and in the help t have given other people Death does not trouble me. I have no fear of supernatural punishments, of course nor could I enjoy an eternal life in which there would be nothing left for me to do, the task of living having been accomplished." - BF Skinner


"Secularism owes this duty to itself, that it educate its children in the
bottom facts of truth, and not leave them exposed to the deceitful allurements
of well-masked falsehood.
[..]
When I see the money that is spent in dotting our cities, towns, villages, and farm
lands with church spires, and church colleges, and church institutions of all kinds and then compare the spectacle with the few, the very, very few, Free-thought institutions, I am forced to believe that a little hell fire doctrine is a pretty good thing to burn holes through pockets.” - Voltairine de Cleyre

Paul Kurtz, one of the most influential figures in modern skepticism and secular humanism, has died. He was also the founder of CFI, CSI, and Prometheus Books.

Goodbye Paul! You will be missed but never forgotten.

“Each person must face death. Life has meaning only if we realize that it will end.  We must not be deluded by a belief in immortality but should face death realistically.

A free person worships the creative life a the ultimate good. But when death comes, he or she will accept it with equanimity, if with sorrow; and he or she will realize that in the face of death the only thing that really counts is what has been the quality of life, and what has been given to or left for others.” - Paul Kurtz

"I want to do what little I can to make my country truly free:
To broaden the intellectual horizon of our people.
To destroy the prejudices born of ignorance and fear.
To do away with the blind worship of the ignoble past
with the idea that all the great and good are dead,
that the living are totally depraved, that all pleasures are sins,
that sighs and groans are alone pleasing to God,
that thought is dangerous, that intellectual courage is a crime,
that cowardice is a virtue, that a certain belief is necessary to
secure salvation, that to carry a cross in this world will give us a
palm in the next, and that we must allow some priest to be the
pilot of our souls.”

- Robert Green Ingersoll