"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."
"I enjoy mythology, but am not religious about it"
"Your faith is not inspired by some divine constant truth. It is simply geography"
"The doubt of your faith is not god testing you, it is the truth trying to emerge and free you."
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."
"Scientology. Because Mormons needed something to joke about."
"Jesus hates figs" (Mark 11:12-14)
"Staying in bed shouting 'Oh my God!' does not constitute going to church."
"Abstinence makes the church grow fondlers."
"If there there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion."
"I considered becoming an atheist, but there weren't enough holidays."
"My creation myth is better than your creation myth."
"Religion is a great comfort in a world torn apart by ... religion."
"Call my religion violent again and I'll kill you."
"The more I study religions the more I'm convinced that man worships only himself."
"Creationism doesn't required a leap of faith so much as a drunken tumble down Mount Dumbass."
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings."
"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world."
"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."
"Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. - Mark Twain
"If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia."

God's Plan?

God's Plan - Girl looking at 9/11 crash picture
Funny God's Plan - Girl looking at 9/11 crash picture - Did God cause this, or allow it?  Is He any less responsible for just allowing it?  Does the End justify the means?
God's plan: the mysterious balance between the prescriptive and the permissive will of God, the paradox of predestination and freewill.

But let's take a moment to look at this "free" will.

According to Bible, we have free will.  The idea is that God did not want robots - he wanted his creatures to choose him.  So in the Garden he placed the hapless First Couple, and told them not to touch that awful tree.  They disobeyed of course (as any parent would have predicted), and were promptly evicted from Paradise, along with us descendants.

Then God the Beneficent sent His only Begotten Son to die for us, to provide a way back to his Bosom.

Glory!   Hallelujah!

But... for those who still reject him, Hell awaits, which by all literal accounts is a very nasty place indeed, where the disobedient will suffer immensely and disproportionately for all eternity.

So, even if we were truly free to choose, which I doubt, given the inescapable cause-effect chain of our environment and genes, what sort of psychotic choice is that?