Political and Religious Quotes

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

The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is … I am too firm in my consciousness of the marvellous to be ever fascinated by the mere supernatural.
– Joseph Conrad

Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
– Lucretius

The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.
– Thomas Jefferson

If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.
– Epicurus

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
-Chapman Cohen

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