Atheist Quotes

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Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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To have a positive religion is not necessary. To be in harmony with yourself and the universe is what counts, and this is possible without positive and specific formulation in words.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.

Thomas Edison

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When men stop believing in God, it isn`t that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.

Umberto Eco

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To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

Isaac Asimov

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I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.

Charles Darwin

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If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

Robert G. Ingersoll

God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The easy confidence with which I know another man`s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

Mark Twain

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The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.

George Santayana

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says "Everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved in the writing of this book."?

Carl Sagan

We all ought to understand we`re on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn`t do kids any harm for a few years but it isn`t smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.

Andy Rooney

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I don`t differentiate much, except in degree, between people who believe in religion from those who believe in astrology, magic or the supernatural.

Andy Rooney

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One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.

Thomas Paine

The only angels we need invoke are those of our better nature: reason, honesty, and love. The only demons we must fear are those that lurk inside every human mind: ignorance, hatred, greed, and faith, which is surely the devil's masterpiece.

Sam Harris

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