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  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.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I don't believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life.  
 -  Andrew Carnegie
  

  A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  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.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.  
 -  Chapman Cohen
  

  Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that THEY are gods.  
 -  Christopher Hitchens
  

  Superstition is more injurious to God than atheism.  
 -  Denis Diderot
  

  Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.  
 -  Dennis Prager
  

  Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.  
 -  Don Hirschberg
  

  If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.  
 -  Edmond de Goncourt
  

  Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.  
 -  Eric Hoffer
  

  There are no atheists on a turbulent aircraft.  
 -  Erica Young
  

  All thinking men are atheists.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.  
 -  Frank Lloyd Wright
  

  An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  It's easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  If there were no God, there would be no atheists.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

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

  Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Atheism is a non-prophet organization.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  What men deny is not God, but some preposterous idol of the imagination.  
 -  George Tyrrell
  

  I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.  
 -  Georges Duhamel
  

  If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  A society of atheists would immediately invent a religion.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

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

  Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  Atheism is a non-prophet organization.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  What men deny is not God, but some preposterous idol of the imagination.  
 -  George Tyrrell
  

  I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world.  
 -  Georges Duhamel
  

  If you think God's there, He is. If you don't, He isn't. And if that's what God's like, I wouldn't worry about it.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

  I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  A society of atheists would immediately invent a religion.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment.  
 -  Jacques Maritain
  

  I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.  
 -  Jules Renard
  

  I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for people.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.  
 -  Madalyn Murray O'Hair
  

  You don't have to believe in atheism, because atheism is based on reason.  
 -  Manfred F. Schieder
  

  America's freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.  
 -  Parker Palmer
  

  We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  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.  
 -  Sam Harris
  

  A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  Agnostics are just atheists without balls.  
 -  Stephen Colbert
  

  When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.  
 -  Stephen Roberts
  

  Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is none more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in itself, than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid or produces only atheists or fanatics.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  The atheist who affects to reason, and the fanatic who rejects reason, plunge themselves alike into inextricable difficulties.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  Atheism is the vice of a few intelligent people.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  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.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends.  
 -  Woody Allen