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The Atheist Quotes

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I am trying to get a few of the best quotes in favor of Atheism and eventually landed up in a pile of quotes. Ultimately, I decided to pick up a few of them to make my own list.

“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. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” – George Bernard Shaw.

“Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.” – Bertrand Russell

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”
-Isaac Asimov, “On Religiosity,” Free Inquiry

“If revealed religions have revealed anything it is that they are usually wrong.”
– Francis Crick

“I have at least, as I hope, done good service in aiding to overthrow the dogma of separate creations.”
– Charles Darwin

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”
– Richard Dawkins

“To those searching for truth — not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry, discipline is required. For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction — faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.”
– Thomas Edison

“I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.”
– Albert Einstein

“God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand. Now, when you finally discover how something works, you get some laws which you’re taking away from God; you don’t need him anymore.” – Richard P Feynman

“I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years past been working to undo the botched job your God has made.”
— Emma Goldman

“There is in every village a torch: the schoolmaster — and an extinguisher: the parson.”
— Victor Hugo

“He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray.”
— Immanuel Kant

“The skeptic has no illusions about life, nor a vain belief in the promise of immortality. Since this life here and now is all we can know, our most reasonable option is to live it fully.”
— Paul Kurtz

“The spectacle of what is called religion, or at any rate organized religion, in India and elsewhere, has filled us with horror, and I have frequently condemned it and wished to make a clean sweep of it.”
— Jawaharlal Nehru

“I don’t need God because I want neither paradise nor hell.”
— Aziz Nesin

“You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep seated need to believe.”
— Carl Sagan

“… the swindle of life and the treachery of a God that can create disease and misery and crime — create things that men would be condemned for creating– that men would be ashamed to create.”
— Mark Twain

“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
— Voltaire

“Good people will do good things, and bad people will do bad things. But for good people to do bad things — that takes religion.”
— Steven Weinberg


Written by Diganta

June 17, 2007 at 7:09 am

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  1. Listen to my favorite one:
    “If dogs had gods .. those gods would look like dogs, and if triangles had Gods .. those gods would look like triangles”


    June 18, 2007 at 4:54 pm

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