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There's no more central theme in the Bible than the immorality of inequality. Jesus speaks more about the gap between rich and poor than he does about heaven and hell.
Jim Wallis, editor

The fact that we have freedom of religion doesn't mean we need to try to have freedom from religion.
Bill Clinton

Plato told Aristotle no one should make more than five times the pay of the lowest member of society. J.P. Morgan said 20 times. Jesus advocated a negative differential - that's why they killed him.
Graef Crystal (1998)

No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.
President George Bush

Every time Jesus offers an opinion about riches, it is negative. Every time he teaches about the use of wealth, he counsels disciples to give it away.
Thomas Schmidt, The Midas Trap (1990)

1. Han kräver rasism. 2. Han kräver etnisk rensning. 3. Han kräver ideologisk oförsonlighet. 4. Han motarbetar fredsavtal. 5. Han föraktar kvinnor djupt och ser dem främst som fortplantningsorgan. 6. Han dyrkar våldet och den fysiska styrkan. 7. Han har ett utvalt folk som han ger en mission att driva bort eller lägga under sej alla folk som står i vägen för dess upphöjdhet.
Eva Moberg om varför Gud i Gamla Testamentet skulle kunna vara fullblodsnazistEva Moberg: "Du skall inga andra gudar hava jämte mig", 020205

I told my friends of the cloth that I did not believe Christ was meek and lowly but a real living, vital agitator who went into the temple with a lash and a krout and whipped the oppressors of the poor, routed them out of the doors and spilled their blood and got silver on the floor. He told the robbed and misruled and exploited and driven people to disobey their plunderers, he denounced the profiteers, and it was for this that they nailed his quivering body to the cross and spiked it to the gates of Jerusalem, not because he told them to love one another. That was harmless doctrine. But when he touched their profits and denounced them before their people he was marked for crucifixion.
Eugene V. Debs 1919

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Jesus Christ, Luke 19:27

Religion är det som avhåller de fattiga från att mörda de rika.

Det är inte K G Hammar som är vänster, det är fan Jesus som är vänster.
Lars Demian om Bo Lundgrens uttalanden om att ärkebiskop K G Hammar driver vänsterfrågorDN 020206

The Christian religion has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Bertrand Russell

Under de sista århundradena utvecklade sig i vår europeiska befolkning genom de tekniska framstegen ett industriproletariat, och med detta har det utbildats en stor mängd ras- och ståndshat. Dessa sitter i människans astralkropp och får sitt fysiska uttryck som lungtuberkulos. Denna kunskap är ett resultat av ockult forskning.
Rudolf Steiner, grundare av antroposofinRudolf Steiner (1929): Die Theosophie des Rosenkreuzers, stencilutgåva, s. 37 / Sven Ove Hansson (2002): "Antroposofisk medicin – en granskning", Folkvett nr 2/2002, 050810

Nu är det inte tid att vara nogräknad med att finna EXAKT de individer som varit direkt inblandade i just den här terroristattacken... Vi borde invadera deras länder, döda deras ledare och omvända dem till kristendomen.
Ann Coulter, krönikör National Rewiew Online, den 13 september 2001

It cannot be denied that [Pope] Pius XII's closest advisors for some time regarded Hitler's armoured divisions as the right hand of God.
Michael Serafin

Hur ska man förstå Marx om man inte läst Bibeln?
Jan Myrdal

No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.
George Bush Sr

You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress in humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the colored races, or every mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.
Bertrand Russellfrom Why I am not a Christian

När Alf Svensson talar om "kristna värderingar" avser han i regel borgerliga medelklassvärderingar som inte har något alls att göra med Kristi budskap om att vi ska älska varandra, frikänna och förlåta varandra, att vi är älskade och önskade av Gud just så som vi är. Det är beklämmande. ... På samma sätt som man tog svenska flaggan tillbaka från skinnskallarna måste vi ta Kristus tillbaka från kristdemokraterna.
Jonas GardellAftonbladet 020915

We know, that violent measures against religion are nonsense; but this is an opinion: as socialism grows, Religion Will Disappear. Its disappearance must be done by social development, in which education must play a part.
Marx i en intervju 1879

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Mohandas Gandhi

Det religiösa eländet uttrycker samtidigt det verkliga eländet och protesten mot det verkliga eländet. Religionen är den betryckta skapelsens suckan, en hjärtlös världs hjärta, och det andelösa tillstånds ande. Den är folkets opium.
Karl MarxMarx 1977: 133 / Marx, Karl: Till kritiken av den hegelska rättsfilosofin (1844/1977), Karl Marx och Friedrich Engels Filosofiska skrifter, Cavefors Klassiker.

Did it ever occur to you that if God wrote the Old Testament and told the Jews to crucify or kill anybody that disagreed with them on religion, and that this God afterward took upon himself flesh and came to Jerusalem, and taught a different religion, and the Jews killed him - did it ever occur to you that he reaped exactly what he had sown?
Robert Ingersoll

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Jean Anouilh

When the white man came we had the land and they had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed and when we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.
Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan independence leader

On 26 April 1933 Hitler had a conversation with Bishop Berning and Monsignor Steinmann [the Catholic leadership in Germany]. The subject was the common fight against liberalism, Socialism and Bolshevism, discussed in the friendliest terms. In the course of the conversation Hitler said that he was only doing to the Jews what the church had done to them over the past fifteen hundred years. The prelates did not contradict him.
Guenter Lewy, historianGuenter Lewy, The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany (London and New York) 1964, p. 50ff.

I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
Mikhail Bakunin

Människan bör ge mera akt på den ljusglimt som lyser upp hennes inre, än glansen från en stjärnhimmel av barder och siare.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men en sak bör man betänka innan man dömer ut talibanerna som monster: Raka av en taliban hans skägg och byt turbanen mot en basebollkeps eller cowboyhatt, och du har en man som skulle smälta väl in i amerikanska mellanvästern - kulturkonservativ, patriotisk, djupt gudfruktig, vänlig och gästfri, men misstänksam mot och okunnig om världen runt omkring honom. Och inte minst redo att när som helst försvara sitt hem och sin familj med vapen i hand.
Gert Holmertz

A three-letter justification for "Murder".
Robert Tefton about God

Ibland säger jag att jag vet vad det är att vila i Guds hand, och jag menar det. Och jag lägger till, vilket också är sant: men jag tror inte på Gud.
Bengt Nerman

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
Mark Twain

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein

God isn't dead - he's just missing in action.
Phil Ochs

Vi vill att folk ska förstå att Jesus inte är någon fjant i vit nattskjorta eller någon mesig typ, utan en stark, revolutionär gestalt.
Pastor Tom Ambrose, talesman för en brittisk tvärkyrklig grupp som inför påskhelgen 1999 lanserar en affischkampanj med Jesus som en Che Guevara med törnekrona.

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintian their neutrality.
Dante Alighieri

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert EinsteinReligion and Science, New York Times Magazine, 9 November 1930

Att säga att 'kamp' mot religionen vore en uppgiftför ett arbetarparti är blott en anarkistisk fras

God!? Alright, there's a fellow! I mean - what's he doing, eh? He can take John Lennon, he can take those three young lads down at Ainsley pit, he's even thinking of taking my old man - but Margaret bloody Thatcher lives! I mean what's he sodding playing at, eh?
ur filmen "Brassed Off", manus Mark Herman

So by eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve withdrew themselves from under God's rulership. They went out on their own, doing what was 'good' or 'bad' according to their own decisions.
ur "You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth", en skrift från Jehovas Vittnen. Lidandet på jorden förklaras vara Guds sätt att visa människorna att de inte är kapabla att styra själva.

De fattiga har ni alltid hos er ... men mig har ni inte alltid.
Jesus om att smörjas med nardusbalsam till ett värde av 1,2 kilo silvermynt och en årslön för den tidens palestinska gruvarbetareMark 14:7 / SvD 990327

Imagine there's no heaven it's easy if you tryno hell below usabove us only sky.
John Lennon

I do not see how it is possible for an intelligent human being to conclude that the Song of Solomon is the work of God, and that the tragedy of Lear was the work of an uninspired man.
Robert Ingersoll

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Gene Roddenberry

It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Mark Twain

Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.
Robert Ingersoll

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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