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

The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research,
the more I believe that science excludes atheism.
- Lord Kelvin

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

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being
that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes
triumphant crime is altogether popular.
- Maximilien Robespierre

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

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

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
- Blaise Pascal


 

The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me,
and I took refuge in atheism.
- Taylor Caldwell

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
- Vladimir Lenin

There is no being eloquent for atheism.
In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings,
- the clearest proof that it is out of its element.
- Augustus Hare

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

Selfishness is the only real atheism;
aspiration,
unselfishness, the only real religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Selfishness is the only real atheism;
unselfishness the only real religion.
- Israel Zangwill

Atheism is the last word of theism.
- Heinrich Heine

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

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert

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

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,
but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Francis Bacon

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
- George Carlin

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

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

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

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

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that
the more modernity there is,
the less religion.
In my theory we can realize that this is wrong:
atheism is only one belief system among many.
- Ulrich Beck

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

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

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation
and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
- Joseph McCabe

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -
they have no holidays.
- Henny Youngman

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist.
That's me.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

I am a daylight atheist.
- Brendan Behan

Thank God I'm an atheist.
- Luis Bunuel

A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic.
- Pat Buckley

The atheist has no hope.
- James Freeman Clarke

I have never met a happy atheist.
I believe in separation of church and state,
but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction
of separating church and state.
- Dixie Carter

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind
or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really
thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante G. Rossetti

I brought this case because I am an atheist and this offends me,
and I have the right to bring up my daughter without
God being imposed into her life by her schoolteachers.
- Michael Newdow

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

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.
- Warren Mitchell

The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God.
- William F. DeVault

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot
be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis

I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist,
and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian.
- Marvin Olasky

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

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things,
there must be something true.
There must be some human truth that is beyond religion.
- Oriana Fallaci

Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?
- Stephen Colbert

I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist.
Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
- Joss Whedon

I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth,
atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
- Jean de la Bruyere

When we go to war I will not ask the White Racist next
to me what is he Christian or Atheist? I will only
expect him or her to kill the enemy as I will.
- Tom Metzger

By night an atheist half believes in a God.
- Edward Young

An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
- Francis Thompson

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who
does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
- George Orwell

But in America, if you're an atheist,
you lose.
- Michael Newdow

An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
- James Buchan

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

You happen to be talking to an agnostic.
You know what an agnostic is? A cowardly atheist.
- Studs Terkel

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the
left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist,
nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to
whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name.
- Samuel Butler

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe
in God through my studies in science,
it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed
faith and science as enemies.
- John Clayton

I am atheist in a very religious mould.
I'm always asking myself the big questions.
Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of
this? When I find myself in church,
I edit the hymns as I sing them.
- Mark Haddon

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.
If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate,
I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews
to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams

Again, I was influenced by my father,
who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating
the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism,
which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
- Robert Jay Lifton

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten
Commandments are a historical document that contains moral,
ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion
or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
- Cliff Stearns

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church.
An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said.
An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.
He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished,
war eliminated.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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