My favorite atheist quotes

August 4, 2010Hellas0 Comments

My favorite atheist quotes

1. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright

2. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. – Gene Roddenberry

3. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca the Younger

4. 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. – Isaac Asimov

5. Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? – Anonymous

6. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. – Richard Dawkins

7. People ask me what I think about that woman priest thing. What, a woman priest? Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to. – Bill Hicks

8. All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. – Matthew Arnold

9. I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. – Stephen Roberts

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. – Anonymous

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

12. God should be executed for crimes against humanity. – Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez

13. I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. – Mark Twain

14. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? – Epicurus

15. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. – David Stevens

16. I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing. – Douglas Adams

17. It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. – Mark Twain

18. We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. – Richard Dawkins

19. Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have. – Penn Jillette

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

21. When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. – Robert Pirsig

22. I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. – Anonymous

23. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. – Richard Dawkins

24. Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. – Ronnie Snow

25. Today’s religion will be the future’s mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. – Steven Crocker

26. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon

27. Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think. – Arthur Schopenhauer

28. Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own? – Robert G. Ingersoll

29. To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition. – Woody Allen

30. You talk to God, you’re religious. God talks to you, You’re psychotic. – TV Show Dr House

31. In the beginning, God created the universe. This has made a lot of people very unhappy and is widely regarded as a bad move. – Douglass Adams

32. Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things:
One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell.
The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on Earth, and you should save it for someone you love. – Butch Hancock

33. You’re basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend. -Richard Jeni

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