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101. "Certainly–and we can all agree on this, whether we are atheists, theists, panentheists–the future is doing the calling. The unborn children, our great-great-grandchildren are doing the calling. A mere seventy-five years from now they're going to be saying, 'What did you do, Daddy, when the Earth was collapsing and when militarism was where you were putting so much of your money, and when empires were still the mode of the day, and when religions were at each other's throats and Christianity was collapsing? What did you do? How did you interfere and say no?"
Author: Adam Bucko
102. "Alexander Berkman was a self-declared atheist attempting to lift the stultifying fog of the gods from the mind of humankind."
Author: Alexander Berkman
103. "Bethune was a communist and an atheist with a healthy contempt for his evangelical father."
Author: Bethune
104. "I was not an atheist. Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere."
Author: Bill Wilson
105. "Shallan's mental image of Jasnah Kholin was of someone almost divine. It was, upon reflection, an odd way to regard a determined atheist."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
106. "If you ask the religious person "What do you believe in?" he will tell you about one thing. But if you ask him "What do you not believe in?" he will tell you about many, many things! And if you ask an atheist "What do you believe in?" he will say "Nothing." The only difference between an atheist and a religious person, is one thing. If one thing isn't there, there would be no difference at all! When I say I am losing my religion, I am not saying that I'm losing my belief; but I am saying that I'm losing my disbeliefs."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
107. "I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or Antitheists, in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing. I was equally angry with Him for creating a world."
Author: C.S. Lewis
108. "Atheism is without God. It does not assert no God. The atheist does not say that there is no God, but he says 'I know not what you mean by God. I am without the idea of God. The word God to me is a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation. I do not deny God, because I cannot deny that of which I have no conception, and the conception of which by its affirmer is so imperfect that he is unable to define it for me."
Author: Charles Bradlaugh
109. "If you describe yourself as "Atheist," some people will say, "Don't you mean 'Agnostic'?" I have to reply that I really do mean Atheist. I really do not believe that there is a god - in fact I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference). I see not a shred of evidence to suggest that there is one. It's easier to say that I am a radical Atheist, just to signal that I really mean it, have thought about it a great deal, and that it's an opinion I hold seriously. It's funny how many people are genuinely surprised to hear a view expressed so strongly. In England we seem to have drifted from vague wishy-washy Anglicanism to vague wishy-washy Agnosticism - both of which I think betoken a desire not to have to think about things too much."
Author: Douglas Adams
110. "(Marlowe's) Faustus stubbornly reverts to his atheistic beliefs and continues his elementary pagan re-education ~ the inferno to him is a 'place' invented by men."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
111. "[...] intelligent people only have a certain amount of time (measured in subjective time spent thinking about religion) to become atheists. After a certain point, if you're smart, have spent time thinking about and defending your religion, and still haven't escaped the grip of Dark Side Epistemology, the inside of your mind ends up as an Escher painting."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
112. "Hate not those who reject you, who insult you, who abuse and slander you. Hate not the atheists, the teachers of evil, the materialists--and I mean not only the good ones--for there are many good ones among them, especially in our day--hate not even the wicked ones."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
113. "As soon as he reflected seriously he was convinced of the existence of God and immortality, and at once he instinctively said to himself: "I want to live for immortality, and I will accept no compromise." In the same way, if he had decided that God and immortality did not exist, he would have at once become an atheist and a socialist. For socialism is not merely the labor question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
114. "There is no bigot like the atheist."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
115. "The seriousness of throwing over hell whilst still clinging to the Atonement is obvious. If there is no punishment for sin there can be no self-forgiveness for it. If Christ paid our score, and if there is no hell and therefore no chance of our getting into trouble by forgetting the obligation, then we can be as wicked as we like with impunity inside the secular law...The 'saved' thief experiences an ecstatic happiness which can never come to the honest atheist: he is tempted to steal again to repeat the glorious sensation. But if the atheist steals he has no such happiness. He is a thief and knows that he is a thief. Nothing can rub that off him. He may try to sooth his shame by some sort of restitution or equivalent act of benevolence; but that does not alter the fact that he did steal; and his conscience will not be easy until he has conquered his will to steal and changed himself into an honest man."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
116. "It's our culture, Christian history, that's what formed me. Even as an atheist, I believe. We're just built that way."
Author: Gerhard Richter
117. "A wise man once told me- he's a muslim by the way- that he has more in common with a jew than he does a fanatic of his own religion. He has more in common with a rational, reasonable-minded Christian or a Buddhist or Hindu than he does with a fanatic of his own religion. In fact, he has more in common with a ration, reasonable-minded atheist than he does with a fanatic of his own religion"
Author: Gregory David Roberts
118. "I am an atheist."
Author: Hans Bethe
119. "By now, he was also a 'Protestant Atheist', which he remained all his life."
Author: He
120. "He claimed to be an atheist, but he always used religious symbolism..."
Author: He
121. "The atheist has no hope."
Author: James Freeman Clarke
122. "There are people everywhere who form a Fourth World, or a diaspora of their own.They are the lordly ones! They come in all colors.They can be Christians or Hindus or Muslims or Jews or pagans or atheists.They can be young or old, men or women, soldiers or pacifists, rich or poor.They may be patriots, but they are never chauvinists.They share with each other, across all the nations, common values of humor and understanding.When you are among them you know you will not be mocked or resented, because they will not care about your race, your faith, your sex or your nationality, and they suffer fools if not gladly, at least sympathetically.They laugh easily. They are easily grateful. They are never mean.They are not inhibited by fashion, public opinion, or political correctness.They are exiles in their own communities, because they are always in a minority, but they form a mighty nation, if they only knew it.It is the nation of nowhere."
Author: Jan Morris
123. "Every agnostic has a minister, Mike. Otherwise, they's be atheists."
Author: Jared C. Wilson
124. "I've been offered proof of God's existence at regular intervals in my life through experiences so profound they've given goose bumps to atheists."
Author: Jennifer Skiff
125. "Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory."
Author: Jimmy Swaggart
126. "Not only are Christians writing about Jesus, but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus."
Author: John Clayton
127. "There seem to be only two kinds of people: Those who think that metaphors are facts, and those who know that they are not facts. Those who know they are not facts are what we call "atheists," and those who think they are facts are "religious." Which group really gets the message?"
Author: Joseph Campbell
128. "I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus."
Author: Kanye West
129. "The Theist tells us that the truth is god exists,the Atheist tells us that the truth is there is no god,while the truth tells us we don't know."
Author: Kodai Okuda
130. "People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think this is a good argument against atheism. Personally, I think it's a much better argument against foxholes."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
131. "I find myself by default an atheist but fairly unhappily so. It would be bloody marvelous if there was a god."
Author: Marcus Brigstocke
132. "The atheist staring from his attic window is often nearer to God than the believer caught up in his own false image of God."
Author: Martin Buber
133. "Atheists are pious people."
Author: Max Stirner
134. "But the lack of faith could just as well be a crutch for non-believers, allowing them to live their lives without any concept of accountability and giving them some sort of false confidence. The different is that while Catholicism has an abundance of intellectual underpinnings to support its arguments, anti-Catholicism and atheist have few if any."
Author: Michael Coren
135. "I am a sworn atheist and therefore from my point of view the Talmud or the Koran don't constitute works of political philosophy but rather writings that stand in utter contradiction to concepts like logic, freedom, feminism, secularism, brotherhood - which are my ideals."
Author: Michel Onfray
136. "Most atheists bristle at the thought that atheism has anything to do with faith, but not Penn Jillette."
Author: Ray Comfort
137. "James was one of those atheists God must love the most, much more than those of us who were believers, since it is their insistence on fairness and their sensitivity to suffering that make their minds closest to the mercy found in God's mind, but also made them reject any belief in God."
Author: Rebecca Lee
138. "It's a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It's the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for."
Author: Ricky Gervais
139. "A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa."
Author: Ricky Gervais
140. "Again, I was influenced by my father, who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism, which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in."
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
141. "He was an atheist and it had been years since he read a book, despite the fact that he had amassed a more than decent library of works in his specialty, as well as volumes of philosophy and Mexican history and a novel or two. Sometimes he thought it was precisely because he was an atheist that he didn't read anymore. Not reading, it might be said, was the highest expression of atheism or at least of atheism as he conceived of it. If you don't believe in God, how do you believe in a fucking book? he asked himself."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
142. "As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population."
Author: Sam Harris
143. "Dr. Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists is a precise, passionate, compassionate and brilliantly reasoned work that will illuminate any and all minds capable of openness and curiosity. This is not a bedtime story to help you fall asleep, but a wakeup call that has the best chance of bringing your rational mind back to life.(Review of Dr. Peter Boghossian's book, 'A Manual for Creating Atheists')"
Author: Stefan Molyneux
144. "I am not religious in any sense; in fact, I consider myself an atheist."
Author: Subrahmanijan Chandrasekhar
145. "It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists' houses and smashing their windows."
Author: Terry Pratchett
146. "Strange to hear atheists say 'god' when having great sex."
Author: Toba Beta
147. "I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. The only truth I can understand or express is, logically defined, a lie. Psychologically defined, a symbol. Aesthetically defined, a metaphor."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
148. "I've never known a tranquil atheist. Don't they always look like they just sat on a tack?"
Author: Vicki Covington
149. "In Gilead, the narrator's friend's son describes himself not as an atheist but in "state of categorical unbelief." He says, "I don't even believe God doesn't exist, if you see what I mean." I pointed this passage out to Mom and said it closely matched my own views--I just didn't think about religion."
Author: Will Schwalbe
150. "I did not marry the first girl that I fell in love with, because there was a tremendous religious conflict, at the time. She was an atheist, and I was an agnostic."
Author: Woody Allen

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