FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT ATHEISM

excerpted from Livingbyfaith Ministries website


The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
They are corrupt, they have done abominable works,
there is none that doeth good.
Psalms 14:1

"Atheism is the death of hope, the suicide of the soul....."
Anonymous

"Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man....."
Sir Francis Bacon

"An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he canít see....."
O.A. Battista :
Power to Influence People c.1959

"Atheism is a theoretical formulation of the discouraged life....."
Harry Emerson Fosdick

"There are no atheist in foxholes....."
William T.Cummings:
Sermons on Bataan, March 1942

"Only in Atheism does the spring rise higher than the source, the effect exist without the cause, life come from a stone, blood from a turnip, a silk purse from a sowís ear, a Beethoven Symphony or a Bach Fugue from a kitten walking across the keys....."
James M. Gillis

"Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to acknowledgment of a divine power....."
Plato

"Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding....."
Plato

"No one ever dies an atheist....."
Plato

"The religion of the atheist has a God-shaped blank at itís heart....."
H.G. Wells

"By night,an atheist half-believes in God....."
Edward Young:
Night Thoughts

"The atheists are for the most part imprudent and misguided scholars who reason badly who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis the eternity of things and of inevitability....."
Voltaire:
Philosophical Dictionary

"Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark,will sing or whistle to keep their courage...."
Alexander Pope

"An atheistís most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something,but canít think of anyone to thank for it...."
Mary Anne Vincent

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