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    We shouldn't even need the word "atheism". If people didn't invent ridiculous imaginary Gods., rational people wouldn't have to deny them. ⏤ Ricky Gervais


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My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.

George Santayana

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright

An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.

Francis Thompson

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.

Unknown

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Richard Dawkins

One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.

Aleister Crowley

Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...

C. S. Lewis

He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).

George Orwell

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

Christopher Hitchens

All thinking men are atheists.

Ernest Hemingway

If there is no God, everything is permitted.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.

Jean Rostand

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.

Anonymous

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.

Francis Bacon

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

George Carlin

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

Ingmar Bergman

How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.

Unknown

During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.

Captain J. G. Stedman

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose

Clarence Darrow

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

By night an atheist half believes in God.

Edward Young

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support

Aldous Huxley

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.

Edward Abbey

I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.

Douglas Adams

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

Douglas Adams

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

Robert A. Heinlein

An atheist is as religious as a theist.

Kedar Joshi

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.

Ambrose Bierce

The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah.

Walter Kaufmann

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. -this quote is actually found in Carl Sagan's book The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, where he attributes it to engineer James Oberg, who says he stole it from someone else.

Richard Dawkins

Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.

Ambrose Bierce

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.

Dennis Prager

I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.

Christopher Hitchens

I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.

George Bernard Shaw

Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?

Bertrand Russell

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Richard Dawkins

If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.

Woody Allen

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.

Francis Bacon

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

Chapman Cohen

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.

G. K. Chesterton

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

Orson Welles

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.

August Bebel

But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart.

Anne Hutchinson

To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.

Woody Allen

I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic.

Woody Allen

The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation.

Emma Goldman

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

Thomas Jefferson

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.

Stephen King

In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere

C. S. Lewis

I am a daylight atheist.

Brendan F. Behan

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.

Annie Besant

All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.

Marcel Duchamp

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?

Woody Allen

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.

Robert Bork

There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.

Plato

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.

Edmond de Goncourt

I can't believe in the God of my Fathers. If there is one Mind which understands all things, it will comprehend me in my unbelief. I don't know whose hand hung Hesperus in the sky, and fixed the Dog Star, and scattered the shining dust of Heaven, and fired the sun, and froze the darkness between the lonely worlds that spin in space.

Gerald Kersh

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

Douglas Adams

Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism.

Isaac Asimov

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.

Isaac Asimov

I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.

Francis Bacon

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.

Francis Bacon

We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.

Nicolai A. Berdyaev

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Joseph Addison

I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.

Liam Neeson

Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, Where is it?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?

Quentin Crisp

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.

John Donne

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

Epicurus

If therefore my work is negative, irreligious, atheistic, let it be remembered that atheism -- at least in the sense of this work -- is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, but fundamentally, not in intention or according to its own supposition, but in its heart, in its essence, believes in nothing else than the truth and divinity of human nature.

Ludwig Feuerbach

Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.

Don Hirschberg

The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.

George Bernard Shaw

First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.

Laurence Sterne

It is not the Head but the Heart that is the Seat of Atheism.

Mary Astell

When ever a person talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not their reason, but their passions, which have got the better of their beliefs. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors; and when they separate, depend on it that it is for the sake of peace and quiet.

Laurence Sterne

We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies.

Sir William Temple

Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?

John Updike

You do not need the bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate.

Richard A. Weatherwax

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.

Simone Weil

I defy my honored opponents to give me the name of a single man imprisoned in the United States, Great Britain, or West Germany for being an atheist. But in former communist countries, millions of our Christian brothers and sisters in faith have passed through jails or been killed. Who has fought for freedom and obtained it -- atheists or Christians?

Richard Wurmbrand

There are no atheists in foxholes.

William T. Cummings

It's been a prevalent notion. Fallen sparks. Fragments of vessels broken at the Creation. And someday, somehow, before the end, a gathering back to home. A messenger from the Kingdom, arriving at the last moment. But I tell you there is no such message, no such home -- only the millions of last moments . . . nothing more. Our history is an aggregate of last moments.

Thomas Pynchon

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.

Leslie Stephen

Now we have no God. We have had two: the old God that our fathers handed down to us, that we hated, and never liked; the new one that we made for ourselves, that we loved; but now he has flitted away from us, and we see what he was made of -- the shadow of our highest ideal, crowned and throned. Now we have no God.

Olive Schreiner

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

Gene Roddenberry

And as for the unbelievers, their works are as a mirage in a spacious plain which the man athirst supposes to be water, till when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing; there indeed he finds God, and He pays him his account in full; (and God is swift at the reckoning).

Qur'an

If you can't believe in God, chances are your God is too small.

James Phillips

What you don't understand is that it is possible to be an atheist, it is possible not to know if God exists or why He should, and yet to believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the Gospels.

Boris Pasternak

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.

John Osborne

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.

Hector Hugh Munro

The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny him with their life style. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.

Brennan Manning

I think the neoatheists have set atheism back a few decades. And I'm a self-described atheist.

Matt Stone

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Steven H. Roberts

If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough.

Harold MacMillan

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.

Marquis De Sade

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Heywood Broun

Atheism is easy in fair weather.

Ronald Dunn

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.

Vladimir Lenin

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