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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. Albert Einstein
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. Bertrand Russell
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion. Karl Marx
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong. Christopher Hitchens
There can be no Creator, simply because his grief at the fate of his creation would be inconceivable and unendurable. Elias Canetti
Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong. Richard Dawkins
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. Richard Dawkins
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. Carl Sagan
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. Richard Dawkins
It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living. Sinclair Lewis
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. Galileo Galilei
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it. Christopher Hitchens
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands. Friedrich Nietzsche
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Bertrand Russell
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins
One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up. George Orwell
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. Sam Harris
If I convert it's because it's better that a believer dies than that an atheist does. Christopher Hitchens
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. Karl Marx
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. Christopher Hitchens
Religion is like drugs, it destroys the thinking mind. George Carlin
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. Richard Dawkins
I`m not a slave to a god that doesn`t exist. Marilyn Manson
Even an atheist finds God when they point at what they don't believe in. Kim Kardashian
If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks. Mark Twain
The only difference between a cult and a religion is the amount of real estate they own. Frank Zappa
Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. Thomas Hobbes
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. Emile Zola
Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation. Christopher Hitchens
Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds which follows from the advance of science. Charles Darwin
There is nothing like being told to go fuck yourself by the same person who was, only days before, praying on your behalf. Henry Rollins
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! Mark Twain
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov
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
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Denis Diderot
Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery. Cormac McCarthy
Atheism is a crutch for those who cannot bear the reality of God. Tom Stoppard
What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition. Christopher Hitchens
God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. Douglas Adams
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. Sigmund Freud
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests. Thomas Paine
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything. Umberto Eco
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. Denis Diderot
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. Eric Hoffer
Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. Bill Maher