“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

~ Stephen Roberts

“A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism”

~ Donald Morgan

“I’m a polyatheist - there are many gods I don’t believe in”

~ Dan Fouts (American Football Player. b.1951)

“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”

~ Edmond de Goncourt

“It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so”

~ Ernestine Rose

“In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners.”

~ Jonathon Miller

“There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.” ozziesoo

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

“Atheism is a non-prophet organization”

~ George Carlin

“Atheist: A person who believes in one less god than you do”

~ Donald Morgan

“I’m not an atheist. How can you not believe in something that doesn’t exist? That’s way too convoluted for me.”

~ A. Whitney Brown

“If atheism is a religion, then bald is a hair color”

~ Mark Schnitzius

“I tried atheism for a while, but my faith just wasn’t strong enough”

“God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.”

~ Francis Bacon, Sr.

“Atheism deprives superstition of its stand ground, and compels Theism to reason for its existence”

~ George Jacob Holyoake

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

~ Seneca the Younger 4 b.c.- 65 a.d.

Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions

~ Blaise Pascal

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

~ Emo Philips

You’re basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend

~ Richard Jeni

And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence

~ Bertrand Russell

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one

~ George Bernard Shaw

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?

~ Epicurus

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence

~ Doug McLeod

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.

~ Unknown

Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church

~ unknown

“To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.”

~ Stardust Memories, 1980

“Kill them all, God will recognize his own.”

~ During the Albigensian Crusade

“If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.”

~ Lenny Bruce

“Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?”

~ Arthur C. Clarke

“When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, ”Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe?"

~ Quentin Crisp (1908–1999)

“Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor - but they have few followers now.”

~ Arthur C. Clarke

“The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.”

~ Arthur C. Clarke

“All children are atheists - They have no idea of God.”

~ Paul-Henri, baron d’Holbach (1723–1789)

“Tolerance and freedom of thought are the veritable antidotes to religious fanaticism.”

~ Paul-Henri, baron d’Holbach (1723–1789)

“I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.”

~ Clarence Darrow (1857–1938)

“It is the final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”

~ Peter De Vries (1910–1993)

“Science with religion is lame ; religion without science is blind. Science without religion is useful, religion with science is useless.”

~ Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

“There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as The Dark Ages.”

~ Ruth Hermence Green