"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
"Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have."
Margaret Downey has been cursed with the sweet, subtle, forked-tongue of Lucifer himself. This daughter of the Abyss has a keen knack for connecting disparaged hell-bound fools from every corner of this godless planet in the name of "so-called" science and reason! True Christian™ brothers and sisters should be on demon-red alert! Margaret Downey is the Devil's latest coy and cunning tool. She now resides on the tippy top of the Lord's Most Wanted Atheists list!
"... Margaret inspired me to help form the Secular Coalition for America, consisting of eight national nontheistic organizations. All eight groups have much in common, including a deep and abiding love of Margaret."
Three skeptical cheers for Margaret Downey, tireless champion of science and reason, friend of skepticism, and the best damn atheist on the planet. The world is a better place because of Margaret and her work.
"We have so many wonderful sages who show that freethought is psychologically sound, that atheism is logically consistent, that humanism is socially healthy, that a natural world view is scientifically mandated. All the wisdom of all these magnificent men and women may do less for our cause than Margaret when she takes the podium and shows that atheism can also be beautiful."
"If I believed in gods, I would think Margaret is one of them."
“Atheists celebrate life, but we know death is a reality." “We believe the only afterlife that a person can hope to have is the legacy they leave behind – the memory of the people who have been touched by their lives.”
"Allow me to confirm that yes, I am a diehard atheist, and have been since I was about 5 and discovered to my annoyance that there was no santa claus, no easter bunny, and no tooth fairy. well, that was it for me - I resolved then and there that no one was going to sucker ME into believing in any more invisible characters with superpowers! as I grew older, the more I learned about the histories of organized religions, the more convinced I became that (a) people around the world are extremely gullible, and (b) i need to get off my ass and start a religion of my own!"
"Drew, these guys with blankets and funny hats and long beards, that's mental illness. If you took a teenager and told him to put these funny clothes on and never shave and pray five times a day, he'd think you're nuts. Christian preachers telling us we're going to hell-- they're all nuts!"