Been wanting an atheist quote in Latin as a tattoo for some time now.  I started reading Christopher Hitchens - GOD IS NOT GREAT yesterday and was very happy to see a latin quote...

 

Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum

(To such heights of evil are men driven by religion.)

-Lucretius, De Rerum Natura

 

Excited about the prospect of my new tattoo (to which I started to design straight away), a thought entered my mind that usually does when getting a different language tattoed!!!... 'What if this is wrong?' - So I started looking this quote up.  To my surprise... Hitchens was WAY OFF.. the most popular of the few translations that I found was..

 

`So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds`...

 

Is there anyone out there that could clarify this?

Or can anyone tell me of any great atheist quotes in Latin?

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