Daily Atheist Quotes by Benjamin Franklin, Robert Green Ingersoll, Gene Roddenberry, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, John Buchan and many others.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.
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.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
If it turns out that there is a God…the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
Men rarely if ever dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.
It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible.
A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.
The world holds two classes of men; intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science.
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.
To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.
If people are good because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.
We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
The argument goes something like this: “I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.
So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake … Religion is all bunk.
For good people to do evil things, it takes religion.