top atheist quotes (total: 15991)

author atheist quote
Annie Dillard, 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
Frater Ravus Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions.
Edith Sitwell I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.
Woody Allen Woody Allen If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse
Unknown Deaths in the Bible. God - 2,270,365 not including the victims of Noah's flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, or the many plagues, famines, fiery serpents, etc because no specific numbers were given. Satan - 10
Mark Twain Mark Twain The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also
Donald Morgan Jesus' last words on the cross, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" hardly seem like the words of a man who planned it that way. It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure there is something wrong here.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
School Superintendent on "The Simpsons" episode #1 Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion.
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Douglas Adams Douglas Adams I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.
Bob Snuka I refuse to believe in a god that would send me to hell just for not believing in him.
Robert M. Pirsig When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.
Unknown Doesn't it bother you that you put more logical thought into choosing a car than you do in choosing a god?
Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature
One of Murphy's laws A man without religon is like a fish without a bicycle
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Susan B. Anthony I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
God *silence*
Penn Jillette Penn Jillette 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.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll Why should I allow that same God to tell me how to raise my kids, who had to drown His own?
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
James Morrow "There are no atheists in foxholes" isn't an argument against atheism, it's an argument against foxholes
George Carlin George Carlin Christians worship a dead Jew on a stick.
Bertrand Russell Bertrand Russell So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche "Faith" means not wanting to know what is true.
Chapman Cohen Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense
Dan Fouts I'm a polyatheist - there are many gods I don't believe in.
Mark Twain Mark Twain It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand
Ed Krebs The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe.
Peter O'Toole (The Ruling Class) Everything is more or less organized matter. To think so is against religion, but I think so just the same. When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself
Gypsy Rose Lee Praying is like a rocking chair-- it'll give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins 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.
Jon Stewart (Daily Show) Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.
Voltaire Voltaire God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
Mark Twain Mark Twain I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Religion is unusual among divisible labels in being spectacularly unnecessary. If religious beliefs had any evidence going for them, we might had to respect them in spite of their concomitant unpleasantness. But there is no such evidence. To label people as death-deserving enemies because of disagreements about real world politics is bad enough. To do the same for disagreements about a delusional world inhabited by archangels, demons and imaginary friends is ludicrously tragic.
Richard Feynman Richard Feynman But I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn't frighten me
Lenny Bruce If Jesus had been killed 20 years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little Electric Chairs around their necks instead of crosses
Robert M. Price Who needs Satan when you have a God like this?
David Viaene Gods dont kill people. People with Gods kill people
Salvador Dali Salvador Dali Thank god I'm an atheist...
Frank Zappa The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on.
David Brooks (The Necessity of Atheism) To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert G. Ingersoll The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it
Rev. Ron Without God, life is everything.
Carl Sagan Carl Sagan Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
Thomas Paine All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Bumper sticker Stop lying to children - Break the cycle of religion
more atheist quotes

recently added quotes

author atheist quote
EA Miller EA Miller Oddly, DNA isn't mentioned anywhere by the all-knowing god of the Bible. Nor is the structure of an atom, the cure for any disease, that stars are actually other suns, or even why basic hygiene (e.g., hand washing) is important.
EA Miller EA Miller Billionaires funding and supporting oppressive theocrats and fascists in the United States are literally destroying the country in real time.
osirisnut osirisnut WTF Bible verses... I, the lord, will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters. Jeremiah 19:9
osirisnut osirisnut WTF Bible verses... Anyone who strikes his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. Exodus 21:15
osirisnut osirisnut It is a "FACT" there indeed was a "LAST SUPPER" and thereafter it was called "DINNER".
osirisnut osirisnut Associated Press. I deem deplorable the practice of so called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of dignity of the woman and child, based on the exploitation situations of the mothers material needs. Dope francis. As of going to press the virgin mary has not replied.
Pat Simons Pat Simons One of the mainstays of theology is debating hypothetical outcomes involving things that have never been demonstrated to exist.
ed m ed m As an atheist, I’ve never believed in god. I had always believed that man had created god as a means of controlling the masses, either through internal (religious) or external (governmental) means. Sometimes incorporating both in the same person e.g. a pharaoh. It has recently occurred to me another explanation; so that we wouldn’t be alone in the universe.
Now if one flips that logic around, isn’t it equally possible that god created us for the same reason?
EA Miller EA Miller Kill religion, save humanity!
EA Miller EA Miller If any religion had the “one true god” that the Abrahamic religions so vehemently decry exists, why wouldn’t he just talk to the entire world in whatever their regional dialect is and clear everything up?

But alas... *crickets* as usual because all gods are imaginary
more atheist quotes

To add atheist quotes, first sign up