I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
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.
Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake...Religion is all bunk.
The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever.
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
The God of the Old testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction...
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
For good people to do evil things, it takes religion.
Men rarely if ever dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
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