Joseph L. Lewis quotes

“If you do not want to stop the wheels of progress; if you do not want to go back to the Dark Ages; if you do not want to live again under tyranny, then you must guard your liberty, and you must not let the church get control of your government. If you do, you will lose the greatest legacy ever bequeathed to the human race—intellectual freedom.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“It is now established by verifiable evidence that religion stultifies the brain and is the great obstacle in the path of intellectual progress.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“Man's inhumanity to man will continue as long as man loves God more than he loves his fellow man.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“The church knows that an educated man is an unbeliever. That is why there is a continual struggle on the part of the clergy to adulterate education with superstition. To maintain their untenable position they must keep the people shackled to a form of mental slavery. Both fear and superstition are forms of a contagious disease.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“The countries whose governments are dominated by religion and religious institutions are the most backward. By the same token, the countries whose people are the most enlightened, and whose governments are based upon the principle of secularism—the separation of church and state—are the most progressive.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“The history of man proves that religion perverts man's concept of life and the universe, and has made him a cringing coward before the blind forces of nature.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“The more religious a person is, the more he is steeped in ignorance and superstition, the less is his sense of moral responsibility. The more intelligent a person, the less religious he is. There is an old saying that 'where there are three scientists, there are two atheists.'”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto

“When man is intellectually free, the progress he will make is beyond calculation.”

Joseph L. Lewis An Atheist Manifesto