I agree with Nietzsche when he said:
"I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty — I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind"
Sec. 62 The Anti-Christ - Nietzsche
Nietzsche did say some badass things :) It's not particulary a quote, but I like the name Celestial Dictator - I can't recall who came up with it. Oh, got one:
Unquestioned beliefs are the real authorities of a culture. - Derrick Jensen
And like like to say this: the basis of Christianity isn't real, but it's consequences are.
It's a tie between:
"If your god won't answer a molested Child's prayer what makes you think he'll answer yours?" -Chris O'Rourke
and this exchange:
The Onion: Is there a God ?
Joss Whedon: No.
The Onion: That’s it, end of story, no?
Joss Whedon: Absolutely not. That’s a very important and necessary thing to learn.
I like first quote, it is similar to my thoughts below:
And why won't yahweh answer the prayers of the starving "believers" in Africa?--there is no god.
Isn't it a remarkable coincidence almost everyone has the same religion as their parents? And it always just happens to be the right religion. Religions run in families. If we'd been brought up in ancient Greece we would all be worshiping Zeus and Apollo. If we had been born Vikings we would be worshiping Wotan and Thor. How does this come about? Through childhood indoctrination.
My hero: RICHARD DAWKINS
Hard to say what my favourite quote is (there are so many good ones) but I am partial to things that some of the Founding Fathers wrote about religion.
"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."
- Benjamin Franklin. Works, Vol. VII, p. 75