Atheism Quotes - Page 2

“I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.”

– George Gordon Byron

“If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.”

– Thomas Carlyle

“The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.”

– Ruth Hurmence Green

“I don’t try to imagine a personal God; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.”

– Albert Einstein

“So. You get handed a holy sword by an archangel, told to go fight the forces of evil, and you somehow remain an atheist. Is that what you’re saying?”

– Jim Butcher

“We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.”

– Carl Sagan

“I don’t want to believe. I want to know.”

– Carl Sagan

“We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That’s it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.”

– Sam Harris

“Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.”

– Scott Dikkers

“I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

– Edmond de Goncourt

“Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.”

– Émile Zola

“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

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”

– C.S. Lewis

“The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

“She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.”

– Jean-Paul Sartre

“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.”

– Robert M. Pirsig

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.”

– Aleister Crowley