quote by Mark Twain

How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!

— Mark Twain

Memorable Atheistic quotations

When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.


If you are a Christian, you are in danger.

If you decided to abandon your faith and become an atheist, you also are to be liquidated according to their concept. You are in danger if you decide to become a Muslim. It is not going to save you anyway because they believe traditional Islam is hostile to their goals.

Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are just troublemakers.

Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.

The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.


Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.

Most people can't bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays.

How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity?

Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.

The greatest danger to Christianity is, I contend, not heresies, not heterodoxies, not atheists, not profane secularism - no, but the kind of orthodoxy which is cordial drivel, mediocrity served up sweet. There is nothing that so insidiously displaces the majestic as cordiality.

If you believe in Odin and Thor, people laugh themselves to death.

While it's okay to believe in a man who turned water into wine, and walked on water


I’m not a religious person; I would call myself an atheist. I don’t have a good story behind it, I’m just reasonable.

With respect to public acknowledgment of religious belief, it is entirely clear from our nation's historical practices that the Establishment Clause permits this disregard of polytheists and believers in unconcerned deities, just as it permits the disregard of devout atheists.

Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.

A person isn't considered insane if there are a number of people who believe the same way. Insanity isn't supposed to be a communicable disease. If one other person starts to believe him, or maybe two or three, then it's a religion.

Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.


Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

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

Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.

You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.

Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding.


The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

Communism is as Jewish as the Mafia is Italian.

It's a fact that almost all of the convicted spies for communism have been atheist Jews like the Rosenbergs. And international communism was invented by the Jew Karl Marx and has since been led mostly by Jews - like Trotsky.

Atheism, I began to realize, rested on a less-than-satisfactory evidential basis. The arguments that had once seemed bold, decisive, and conclusive increasingly turned out to be circular, tentative, and uncertain.

There is Auschwitz, and so there cannot be God.

A cult is a religion with no political power.


Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing.

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist.

.. I hate fundamentalism in all its forms. Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty and capable of destroying the world.

There's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.

It was the evidence from science and history that prompted me to abandon my atheism and become a Christian.


Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity.

Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.

Those who say that the study of science makes a man an atheist, must be rather silly people.

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.