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.
An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support
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.
By night an atheist half believes in God.
Despair is the only genuine atheism.
Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
An atheist is as religious as a theist.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.
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.
Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
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.
Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
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.
Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.