97 Greatest Quotes About Atheist
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
That the world is in a bad shape is undeniable, but there is not the faintest reason in history to suppose that Christianity offers a way out.
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
There can be no Creator, simply because his grief at the fate of his creation would be inconceivable and unendurable.
Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.
Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it.
We should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit.
If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Opportunities increase as they are taken.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.
If I convert it's because it's better that a believer dies than that an atheist does.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.
No one ever dies an atheist.
Religion is like drugs, it destroys the thinking mind.
It was easier for me to think of a world without a creator than of a creator loaded with all the contradictions of the world.
Simone de Beauvoir
Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not.
Even an atheist finds God when they point at what they don't believe in.
If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own.
Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing.
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.
Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation.
Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science.
There is nothing like being told to go fuck yourself by the same person who was, only days before, praying on your behalf.
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.
Atheism is a crutch for those who cannot bear the reality of God.
What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.
God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining.
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need.