Atheism quotes page 1
To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's
minds about to religion.
Sir Francis Bacon
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Franklin P. Jones
It's easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky. Who watches
everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific
things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a
special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever,
and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He
loves you. He loves you and he needs money.
Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true
remedy for superstition.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
George Bernard Shaw
I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a
mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world
objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
C. S. Lewis
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?
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.
If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
G. K. Chesterton
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is none more derogatory to the
Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in itself,
than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too
inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or
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
I don't believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have
solved the problem of life.
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.
It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us
who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We
adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor
faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state,
and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here
to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
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.
All thinking men are atheists.
I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a
little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child
knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly
suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.
That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.
I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be
kind to each other and do what we can for people.
Atheism is the vice of a few intelligent people.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist,
but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends.