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Thought-provoking Atheist Quotes

Abhijit Naik Nov 4, 2018
Celebrated atheist quotes which question the basic existence of God. Beware as these may trigger a thought process which may make you doubt the existence of the superior entity.
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
― John Buchan
Though the number of atheists may be insignificant when compared to the number of theists the world over, the words of wisdom coming from them can't be ignored. It really requires a whole lot of courage to stand against the religious masses, or question their motives, which is what some atheists have been doing for quite some time.
Everybody believes that critical thinking is the need of the hour, but we seem to forget this very fact when it comes to our belief in God and religion.
Since a long time, atheists and rationalists have been trying to inculcate critical thinking in the minds of gullible who have been blindly following the word of some nonexistent entity, and the compilation of these quotes will give you an idea of their commitment to make the world free of deceit in the name of God and religion.

About God

I refuse to believe in a God who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I'm 'bad'.
― Mike Fuhrman
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
― Isaac Asimov

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.
― Christopher Hitchens

It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image.
― Ludwig Feuerbach
The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
― Albert Einstein
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the God does not work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
― Emo Philips

God represents all that is hope. He is not mankind's savior.
― Bradley Wood

A believer states everything must have a creator, but fails to say how he was created.
― Anonymous
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

About Religion

In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners.
― Jonathon Miller

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
― Anonymous
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
― Steven Weinberg
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
― Robert Pirsig

When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
― Sigmund Freud
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
― Seneca the Younger
Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.
― Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

Religion is the opiate of the masses.
― Karl Marx

About Life

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
― Anonymous

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
Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?
― Anonymous
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
― Mark Twain

Man has always required an explanation for all of those things in the world he did not understand. If an explanation was not available, he created one.
― Jim Crawford
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.
― David Stevens
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
― Susan B. Anthony

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
― Doug McLeod

Faith means not wanting to know what is true.
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Though they may be hard-hitting, there is no questioning the fact that these quotes are thought provoking. Not many people would like these quotes, as they question the very creation of the entity they consider their creator. But that doesn't hold atheists back from speaking their mind out. On our part, we just hope they will continue doing so!