Founding Fathers Anti Religion Quotes by James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Louis Farrakhan, John Adams, Thomas Paine and many others.
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Because we hold it for ‘a fundamental and undeniable truth’, that religion or ‘the duty which we owe to our Creator’ and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
I have sworn upon the altar of God Eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
I can’t tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel’s war. What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies Black, white and brown, to fight Israel’s war, because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.
We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean Hell.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did.
The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.
I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works … I mean real good works … not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing … or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.
There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.
[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.