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The atheist who affects to reason, and the fanatic who rejects reason, plunge themselves
alike into inextricable difficulties.
Thomas Paine

There are no atheists on a turbulent aircraft.
Erica Young

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

When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I
dismiss yours.
Stephen Roberts

Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious
commitment.
Jacques Maritain

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

Agnostics are just atheists without balls.
Stephen Colbert

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

If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't
worry about it.
Haruki Murakami

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

I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.
Georges Duhamel

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

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter
and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize
that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the
conclusion that THEY are gods.
Christopher Hitchens

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Jules Renard

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

What men deny is not God, but some preposterous idol of the imagination.
George Tyrrell

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who
cares not whether there is a god or not.
Eric Hoffer

Superstition is more injurious to God than atheism.
Denis Diderot

As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken
without offending 90% of the population.
Sam Harris

A society of atheists would immediately invent a religion.
Honore de Balzac

America's freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an
opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism,
secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.
Parker Palmer

You don't have to believe in atheism, because atheism is based on reason.
Manfred F. Schieder

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