Quotation Explorer - 'Atheism'

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism. - Dion Fortune
Atheism is the opium of the mathematicians. Atheism is the religion of Mathematics. - Bill Gaede
The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it's going to hate the light. The more it's going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they've embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God. - Ray Comfort
The triumph of the philosophy of Atheism is to free man from the nightmare of gods; it means the dissolution of the phantoms of the beyond. - Emma Goldman
I have heard many times that atheists know more about religion than religious people. Atheism is an effect of that knowledge, not a lack of knowledge. I gave a Bible to my daughter. That's how you make atheists. - David Silverman
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. - Isaac Asimov
The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief—call it what you will—than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course. - A.A. Milne
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion - Francis Bacon
Atheism deprives superstition of its stand ground, and compels Theism to reason for its existence. - George Holyoake
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. - Annie Besant
A little philosophy inclineth men's minds toward atheism; but depth of philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. - Sir Francis Bacon
A little philosophy inclineth men's minds toward atheism, but depth of philosophy bringeth men's minds about again to religion. - Sir Francis Bacon
...I am not, however, militant in my atheism. The great English theoretical physicist is a militant atheist. I suppose he is interested in arguing about the existence of God. I am not. It was once quipped that there is no God and Dirac is his prophet. Linus Pauling - Paul Dirac
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. - Kevin Max
Atheism isn’t a growth model any more than I don’t like rollerblading is a workout strategy. - Tim Urban
Atheism is a non-prophet organization. - George Carlin
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess. - Marcel Duchamp
Atheism is not synonymous with anti-theism and not all atheists are 'active.' There are many non-believers who aren’t activists, who don’t oppose religion at all, or who are simply not all are interested in discussing belief or lack thereof. - David G. McAfee
New Atheism simplicity is the byproduct of collective groupthink, and the internalization of self-congratulatory jingoistic clichés and generalizations. They know because they know, and there's no reasoning with someone who knows."- The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists - CJ Werleman
I'm now a bit anti-Jewish since my last visit to the synagogue, but my atheism does not necessarily reject religion. - Jack Steinberger
Atheism may be defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason and aims at establishing a lifestyle and ethical outlook verifiable by experience and the scientific method, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority and creeds. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Skepticism is my nature. Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation. - Jerry DeWitt
[Taken from a BBC documentary]Tariq was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, then part of British-ruled India, in 1943. A Catholic school education did nothing to shake his life-long atheism, which he shared with his communist parents. - Tariq Ali
Atheism, a religion dedicated to its own sense of smug superiority. - Stephen Colbert
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Immanuel Kant
If atheism solved all human woe, then the Soviet Union would have been an empire of joy and dancing bunnies, instead of the land of corpses. - John C. Wright
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. - Edmond de Goncourt
If I have to die either for religion or atheism I would prefer atheism, since my conscience will respect my rational decision. - M.F. Moonzajer
...atheism is not a conscious act of turning away from all gods. It is simply the final destination for those who think. ...you will be pleased to discover that the sky does not fall down on your head. ... if you still want to pray, you can (the success rate of your prayers is unlikely to change). - Guy P. Harrison
Atheism Is Rare ?! so is intelligence - Sherif Gaber
An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid. - Carl Sagan
To say that atheism is not a religion is the equivalent of saying anarchy is not really a political creed - Bō Jinn
I feel the gods are pretty dead, though I suppose I ought to know that however, to be somewhat more philosophical in the matter, if atheism means simply not being a theist, then of course I'm an atheist.[Letter to Max Otto] - John Dewey
What I am is a proud humanist. Atheism says what I don't accept, humanism says what I do." -  - Nathan Phelps
It is necessary for the future scientists interested in the field of Neurotheology, to have a bit naïve approach towards the whole idea of God and religion beyond the conventional labels of religion and atheism. - Abhijit Naskar
Perhaps even atheism versus theism is an example of this principle that an apparent either/or can really be a both/and. For I suspect that the God you insist does not exist is probably a God I also insist does not exist; and perhaps the God I maintain does exist is a God you have never denied. - Peter Kreeft
If one believes in a god, one is a Theist. If one does not believe in a god, then one is an A-theist he is without that belief. The distinction between atheism and theism is entirely, exclusively, that of whether one has or has not a belief in God. - Chapman Cohen
Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. - Sam Harris
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. - Emmett F. Fields
The only atheism is the denial of truth.
Atheism is a crutch for those who cannot bear the reality of God. - Tom Stoppard
...atheism leaves no room for excuses... - Travis Culliton
Atheism is a lack of belief...what about the powers of darkness, and that of light, will you trace both to nothing? Then you must have created yourself. - Michael Bassey Johnson
We sucked in atheism with our canned milk. - Joy Davidman
To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge - Ravi Zacharias
If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease! - Clark Adams
Atheism has no room for human rights.
Atheism and agnosticism signify the rejection of certain images and concepts of God or of truth, which are historically conditioned and therefore inadequate. Atheism is a challenge to religion to purifiy its images and concepts and come nearer to the truth of divine mystery. - Bede Griffiths
Atheism tells him what he isn’t, and like all of us he yearns to know what he is. - Eric Metaxas
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 am scared of the day, when they turn atheism into another religion for controlling masses. - M.F. Moonzajer
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