Quotations on Atheism

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To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Faith, Atheism, Measure)

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: God, Atheism, Philosophy)

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Religion, Men, Atheism, Man, Mind, Philosophy)

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is, the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Religion, Belief, Atheism, Modernity, Theory)

No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
- Annie Besant
(Keywords: Religion, Atheism, News, Philosophy, World)

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Atheism, Religious, Superstition)

The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism.
- Taylor Caldwell
(Keywords: Idea, Atheism, Eternity, Memory)

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Keywords: Religion, God, Atheism, Insult)

The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah.
- Walter Kaufmann
(Keywords: God, Bible, Atheism, Job, Respect, World)

The more thoroughly I conduct scientific research, the more I believe that science excludes atheism.
- Lord Kelvin
(Keywords: Science, Atheism, Research)

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
- Blaise Pascal
(Keywords: Strength, Atheism, Mind)

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
- Dennis Prager
(Keywords: People, Arguments, Atheism, Religious)

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Keywords: Idea, Atheism, Being, Crime, Innocence, Popular)

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Keywords: Religion, Atheism, Selfishness)

My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
- George Santayana
(Keywords: Men, Gods, Atheism, Piety, Universe)

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.
- Leslie Stephen
(Keywords: God, People, Atheism, Doubt, Mind, State, Theology, Words)

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.
- Orson Welles
(Keywords: Love, Religion, People, Atheism, Hate, Respect)

Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.
- Israel Zangwill
(Keywords: Religion, Atheism, Selfishness)

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