Atheism Quotes (1781 quotes)
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Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Votes: 2. It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake. God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer. Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them.
By definition an immortal creator is a cruel god because he, never having to face the fear of death, creates innumerable creatures who do. Why should he do that? He sets about creating a universe in which at least many parts of it and perhaps the universe as a whole, dies. And in many myths, the one possibility the gods are most anxious about is that humans will discover some secret of immortality or even, as in the myth of the Tower of Babel, for example, attempt to stride the high heavens. There is a clear imperative in Western religion that humans must remain small and mortal creatures.
These are some well-known quotations in favour of atheism by well-known figures of philosophy, science, literature and entertainment. They are listed in approximate chronological order. I have tried, wherever, possible to avoid misattributed and suspect quotes, many of which are nevertheless widely circulating on the Internet. A good example might be a quote from American founding father John Adams, who did in fact write, in "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it". The complete quote, however, is more equivocal: "Twenty times in the course of my late reading have I been on the point of breaking out, 'This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it! Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean Hell". Wikiquote is a good guide to quote sources and misattributions, and Positive Atheism also has a comprehensive collection of atheist quotes with sources.
quotes have been tagged as atheism: Charles Bukowski: 'For those who believe in God, “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. . “Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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GREAT ATHEISTIC QUOTES
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "there-is-no-god" Showing of What kind of a God would just twiddle his thumbs and watch, while his daughter gets raped? These people are unable to live a double life; they are unable to lie to themselves. When you do so you ruin their lives and you have nothing to give them in its place. It's ok if people delude themselves; those delusions keep their day running.
Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. Why were a few, or a single one, made at all, if only to exist in order to be made eternally miserable, which is infinitely worse than non-existence? Faith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable. It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living. For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body.