Anyone has a great or favorite Atheist quote please share.

On the first day, man created God.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization. George Carlin

It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. Ludwig Feuerbach

Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. Isaac Asimov

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"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." - Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
- Thomas Paine

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.
- Albert Einstein

All religions, with their gods, their demi-gods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the prejudiced fancy of men who had not attained the full development and full possession of their faculties.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.
- Thomas Jefferson

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Friedrich Nietzsche

 "First there are the Laws of Physics, after that everything else is opinion"

-Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Religions are just people claiming 'My imaginary friend is better than yours'"


"That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character. " - Ayn Rand


"I will not attack your doctrines, nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men." - Robert G. Ingersoll


"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives." - Robert Heinlein


"Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have." - Penn Jillette


"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan


"God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece." - Unknown


"If you believe Christianity is what it claims to be, you clearly haven't given the subject proper consideration" - Unknown


CULTURE. (Cute, Utterly Loony Tricks Undermining Real Evolution)


"Religious arrogance leads to religious fundamentalism which leads to religious intolerance which leads to religious terrorism which leads to religious war." - Unknown

You keep believing, I'll keep evolving. - unknown, its on my page
Ha! I wish I can come up with good stuff like that if I was baked. I go to zombieville.

Faith is the assumption of truth when evidence is absent. Kinda my rewording of a quote.

Damn.  That is a good one. 


My favorite(s):

"He that will not reason is a bigot;

he that cannot reason is a fool;

and he that dare not reason is a slave."  William Drummond  


De omnibus disputandum (Everything is to be doubted)  I don't know who this is attributed to

Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: "Great God, grant that twice two be not four."
Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) Russian author
"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully." - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
"Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages." ~ Richard Lederer

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer gods than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
- Stephen Henry Roberts, Historian (1901-71)


"Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits." - Dan Barker

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Benjamin Franklin

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish." – Unknown

"The 9/11 hijackers are in hell... the victims in heaven! Unless you agree with Al Qaeda, in which case the hijackers are in heaven and the victims in hell! Unless you're an atheist, in which case all of them are simply dead victims of stupidity." - Alan Harvey

"We would be 1,500 years ahead if it hadn't been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake." - Catherine Fahringer, American activist (1922 - 2008)

"To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree.” – Unknown

"People who rely most on God rely least on themselves." - Lemuel K. Washburn

"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses." - Lenny Bruce

"Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent." – Unknown

"The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe." - Ed Krebs, American photographer & musician (1951 - present)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

"If there was a God I'd still have both nuts." - Lance Armstrong

"The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible." - Mark Twain

"Theology - An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing." - H. L. Mencken

“Praying is like a rocking chair; it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.” - Gypsy Rose Lee

"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot

"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion." – Robert M. Pirsig

And here are a couple of my own originals:

"Gee, who'd a thunk it. A 'holy' book that condones slavery and does everything in its power to enslave the minds of its followers; even to the point that they won't admit that their book condones slavery."

"Now having the ability to see all of the atrocities that have been committed in the name of god, the 'healed' blind man was better off blind."



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