Sam Harris

The freedom to think out loud on certain topics, without fear of being hounded into hiding or killed, has already been lost.
And the only forces on earth that can recover it are strong, secular governments that will face down charges of blasphemy with scorn.
No apologies necessary. Muslims must learn that if they make belligerent and fanatical claims upon the tolerance of free societies, they well meet the limits of that tolerance.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I can’t for the life of me imagine that God will say, ‘I will punish you because you are black, you should have been white; I will punish you because you are a woman, you should have been a man; I will punish you because you are homosexual, you ought to have been heterosexual.’ I can’t for the life of me believe that is how God sees things. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Atheism is merely lack of belief.

“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”-Patrick Stewart

Humanism demands equality between genders.

Theism demands that a man discipline his wife.

“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”

Patrick Stewart