atheism

A Quote by Roswell Dwight Hitchcock on atheism, impossibility, morality, and purpose

Atheistic morality is not impossible, but it will never answer our purpose.

Roswell Dwight Hitchcock (1817 - 1887)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on atheism and laughter

An atheist's laugh 's a poor exchange For Deity offended!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.

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A Quote by Raymond Chapman on atheism, christianity, death, errors, evil, extremism, faith, hope, kindness, life, uncertainty, value, wishes, and world

The antithesis between death and life is not so stark for the Christian as it is for the atheist. Life is a process of becoming, and the moment of death is the transition from one life to another. Thus it is possible for a Christian to succumb to his own kind of death-wish, to seek that extreme of other-worldliness to which the faith has always been liable, especially in periods of stress and uncertainty. There may appear a marked preoccupation with death and a rejection of all temporal things. To say that this world is in a fallen state and that not too much value must be set upon it, is very far from the Manichaean error of supposing it to be evil throughout. The Christian hope finds ambivalence in death: that which destroys, also redeems.

Raymond Chapman

Source: The Ruined Tower

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A Quote by Quentin Crisp on atheism, audiences, belief, catholicism, god, people, and women

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 -)

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A Quote by Nathaniel Emmons on atheism and christianity

There is not a single spot between Christianity and atheism on which a man can firmly fix his foot.

Nathaniel Emmons (1745 - 1840)

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A Quote by Luis Buñuel on atheism and god

I'm still an atheist, thank God.

Luis Bunuel (1900 - 1983)

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A Quote by Louis Nizer on atheism, belief, cooking, and good

The best reply to an atheist is to give him a good dinner and ask him if he believes there is a cook.

Louis Nizer (1902 - 1994)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on atheism and faith

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Donne on atheism, god, and power

God affords no man the comfort, the false comfort of Atheism: He will not allow a pretending Atheist the power to flatter himself, so far, as to seriously think there is no God.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Sermons, 1619, No. XXII

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on atheism, intelligence, love, and needs

It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. . . . We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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