Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man ... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:759) - George Carlin atheism
Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:696) - C.S. Lewis atheism
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:642) - Richard Dawkins The God Delusion atheism
To you, I'm an atheist.
To God, I'm the loyal opposition.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:758) - Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy atheism
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:719) - Douglas Adams The Salmon of Doubt atheism
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:636) - Carl Sagan atheism
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:529) - Kurt Vonnegut atheism
Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:620) - Friedrich Nietzsche atheism
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-14 (visit:728) - Voltaire Questions sur les Miracles à M. Claparede, Professeur de Théologie à Genève, par un Proposant: Ou Extrait de Diverses Lettres de M. de Voltaire atheism
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:650) - Isaac Asimov atheism
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:799) - Napoleon Bonaparte atheism
[The Bible] has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-10 (visit:660) - Mark Twain atheism
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:646) - Friedrich Nietzsche atheism
I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:732) - Carl Sagan Billions and Billions atheism
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantageQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:642) - Friedrich Nietzsche atheism
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:717) - Napoleon Bonaparte atheism
As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that there is a conclusive argument by which one can prove that there is not a God. On the other hand, if I am to convey the right impression to the ordinary man in the street I think that I ought to say that I am an Atheist, because, when I say that I cannot prove that there is not a God, I ought to add equally that I cannot prove that there are not the Homeric gods.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-14 (visit:694) - Bertrand Russell atheism
The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:726) - Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858 atheism
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated."
(Notebooks)Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-14 (visit:603) - Voltaire atheism
I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:804) - Stephen Hawking atheism
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:984) - Thomas Aquinas atheism