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The God of the Old testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction... Richard Dawkins

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God is dead Friedrich Nietzsche

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If there was a god, I'd still have both nuts. Lance Armstrong

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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God. Francis Bacon

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When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe? Quentin Crisp

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Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man. Francis Bacon

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Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, Where is it? Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.

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It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. Francis Bacon

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An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it. G. K. Chesterton

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No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve. Saki

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An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support Aldous Huxley

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Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world. Ambrose Bierce

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He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God. John Donne

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Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God. Heywood Broun

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An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.

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When ever a person talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not their reason, but their passions, which have got the better of their beliefs. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors; and when they separate, depend on it that it is for the sake of peace and quiet. Laurence Sterne

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An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. Simone Weil

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We shall say without hesitation that the atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence (under that name) he denies. William Temple

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First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, 'Tis for no other cause but quietness sake. Laurence Sterne

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Now we have no God. We have had two: the old God that our fathers handed down to us, that we hated, and never liked; the new one that we made for ourselves, that we loved; but now he has flitted away from us, and we see what he was made of -- the shadow of our highest ideal, crowned and throned. Now we have no God. Olive Schreiner

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Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead? John Updike

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The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God. Jean Rostand

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He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him). George Orwell

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If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough. Harold Macmillan

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I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind. Francis Bacon

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If there is no God, everything is permitted. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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I'm an atheist and I thank God for it. George Bernard Shaw

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There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power. Plato

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There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author. Marquis de Sade

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By night an atheist half believes in God. Edward Young