Atheist Quotes

“Imagine no religion, its easy if you try
No Hell below us, above us only sky
Imagine all the people living life in peace
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
– John Lennon


“If prophecy is the criterion you use, why not believe science? Consider for example, eclipses.”
– Carl Sagan


“This would be the best of all possible worlds,
 if there were no religion in it.”
– John Adams


“Question with boldness the existence of a god;
because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear.”
-Thomas Jefferson,
letter to Peter Carr/August 10, 1787


“I’m an Atheist, and that’s it.
I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for each other.”
– Kathrine Hepburn


“Christianity…has brought an infinity of anguish to innumerable souls on this earth….Skepticism is the agent of truth.”
– Joseph Conrad


“I don’t believe in God at all.”
– George C. Scott


“Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?”
– Robert Green Ingersoll


“Religion punishes questioning and rewards gullibility. Faith is not a function of stupidity but a frequent cause of it.”
– Wendy Kaminer


“Don’t be sad it is over, be glad that it happened”
– Dr. Seuss


“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous
than ignorance..”
– George Bernard Shaw


“Atheism…is no mere disbelief; is in no wise a cold, barren negative; it is, on the contrary, a hearty, fruitful affirmation of all truth, and involves the positive assertion of action of highest humanity.”
Charles Bradlaugh,
“A Plea for Atheism” 1929


“If I offend a religion it’s called blasphemy.
If a religion offends me its called freedom of religion.”
Anonymous


“I do not go to church anymore…I’ve come around to secular humanism, an obligation I believe all humans have to others and the world we live in.
“I despise those shallow religious comics. Dennis the Menace, for instance, is the most shallow. When they show him praying — I just can’t stand that sort of thing, talking to God about some cutesy thing that he’d done during the day…Oh, I can’t stand that. You could get diabetes reading them, couldn’t you?”
Charles Schultz (creator of Peanuts, Charlie Brown Christmas)


“Selfishness is not living your life as you wish,
it is asking others to live their lives
as you wish.”
Oscar Wilde


“Whether God exists or does not exist, He has come to rank among the most sublime and useless truths”
Denis Diderot


“It aint those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”
Mark Twain


“Allowing Gay people to get married is not gay privilege.
It is equal rights.
Privilege would be like Gays not paying any taxes – as churches don’t.“
– Ricky Gervais


“The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion.”
– Abraham Lincoln


“The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy.”
– George Washington


“The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion.”
– George Washington


“To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.”
– Thomas Paine


“In every country and in every age, the preacher has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”
-Thomas Jefferson


“On the dogmas of religon, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1816


“Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.”
– Mark Twain


“I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.”
Benjamin Franklin


“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
– Benjamin Franklin


“Ignorance is not just what you don’t know
It is what you won’t know”
– Aron Ra


“The tragedy is that every brain cell devoted to belief in the supernatural is a brain cell one cannot use to make life richer, or easier or happier”
– Kay Nolte Smith


“I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church.”
– Thomas Paine
‘The Age of Reason’


“It’s called faith because it’s not knowledge”
– Christopher Hitchens


“Skepticism is my nature
Free thought is my methodology
Agnosticism is my conclusion
Atheism is my opinion
Humanism is my motivation.”
– Jerry DeWitt
Former Pentecostal Preacher


“The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”
– George Orwell


“All Gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.”
– Aldous Huxley


“I don’t like stories or things I can’t prove.”
– Barry White


 “Pretending to know everything closes the door on finding out what is really there”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson


“If Jesus can heal a blind person why not heal blindness?” 
– Christopher Hitchens


“Religion is a facade. We need something else…Goodness, kindness, love, honesty.”
– Nicholas Winton
November 9, 2014
(Known as the British Oscar Shindler, Winton saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust)


“If you’ve said the Bible cannot be taken literally but only metaphorically at best then you have made the main concession yourself.
So the next question is, ‘Is there anything we owe to this text’?  There are many things recommended by this text which we must close our ears to, they are wicked and wrong.
And there are many things which are good which are not recommended by this text at all.”
– Christopher Hitchens

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