A Collection Of Atheism-Related Quotes

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“Through the prior assumption that his beliefs of faith are true, the Christian necessarily concludes that any ‘conflict’ between reason and faith is a mistake. He does not want contradictions, so he will refuse to accept anything as evidence of a contradiction. There is no apparent contradiction that cannot be explained away — even if it entails the castration of the Christian religion and the sacrifice of reason.”

George H. Smith, Atheism: The Case Against God

“Whenever a man imagines that he need only believe the truth of a proposition, without evidence … he becomes capable of anything.”

Sam Harris, The End of Faith

“Because religious doctrines are supposedly ordained of God, the religious adherent cannot easily question the teachings of his chosen church, even when those teachings are provably false. The scientist, on the other hand, is most rewarded when he proves the conventional wisdom wrong and revolutionizes our understanding of the universe.”

David Mills, Atheist Universe

“At this very moment, millions of sentient people are suffering unimaginable physical and mental afflictions, in circumstances where the compassion of God is nowhere to be seen, and the compassion of human beings is often hobbled by preposterous ideas about sin and salvation.”

Sam Harris, Letter To A Christian Nation

“Monotheists have to practise intellectual gymnastics to explain how an all-knowing, all-powerful and perfectly good God allows so much suffering in the world.”

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

“Religious faith is, precisely because we are still-evolving creatures, ineradicable. It will never die out, or at least not until we get over our fear of death, and of the dark, and of the unknown, and of each other.”

Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

“Being an atheist is nothing to be apologetic about. On the contrary, it is something to be proud of … ”

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

 

12 thoughts on “A Collection Of Atheism-Related Quotes

  1. jim- says:

    Faith is clinging to something weaker than yourself out of uncertainty—Jim TheCommonAtheist

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    I can’t like this enough, Archon.

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  3. Rivergirl says:

    Amen! So to speak..
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  4. Jim Wheeler says:

    I submit that the statement about an atheist being willing to help another person is a little misleading. If it occurs in any given instance, the willingness to help is not because of any creed or ethos connected to atheism but because evolution made most people social creatures with empathy, most likely a survival trait.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      You are absolutely right. Atheism has no unifying creed or ethos, and any help that an Atheist gives is on an individual basis. Mankind is a pack species, which evolutionarily survives best, if all (or most) help the others. The above graphic is intended as part of the constant push back needed against ‘Good Christians,’ who feel that God-given morals are needed. 😦

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  5. […] Here’s a subset of quotes I’ve collected over some time in support of a non-theistic world view. I was prompted to write this post after reading this post on Archon’s Den. […]

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  6. RaPaR says:

    Great stuff from some of our “varsity” team! Thank you, I love it!

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