atheism

A Quote by John Adams on atheism, belief, blindness, eternity, fate, men, and nations

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Letter to F. A. Van der Kamp, February 16, 1809.

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A Quote by James E. Faust on agnosticism, america, atheism, belief, christianity, cynicism, god, history, islam, judaism, presidency, religion, and traditions

President James E. Faust has noted that in contrast to earlier, God-fearing times' a new civil religion seems to be developing in America. He said: The civil religion I refer to is a secular religion. It has no moral absolutes. It is nondenominational. It is non-theistic. It is politically focused. It is antagonistic to religion. It rejects the historic religious traditions of America. It feels strange. If this trend continues, non-belief will be more honored than belief. While all beliefs must be protected, are atheism, agnosticism, cynicism, and moral relativism to be more safeguarded and valued than Christianity, Judaism, and the tenets of Islam, which hold that there is a Supreme Being and that mortals are accountable to him? If so, this would, in my opinion, place America in great moral jeopardy.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, October 1992, p. 69, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on america, atheism, defense, fatherhood, god, and needs

WHAT WE NEED IN AMERICA TODAY IS A VIGOROUS RETURN TO THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS AND A MOST VIGOROUS DEFENSE AGAINST THE MINION OF GODLESSNESS AND ATHEISM.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: —ALBERT W. DAW COLLECTION

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A Quote by Immanuel Kant on atheism, criticism, danger, fanaticism, idealism, schools, skepticism, superstition, and thinking

Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

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A Quote by Franklin P. Jones on atheism and hope

An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.

Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, confession, god, miracles, and nature

There was never miracle wrought by God to convert an atheist, because the light of nature might have led him to confess a God.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Advancement of Learning

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, god, and miracles

God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Of Atheism

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, heart, and life

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on atheism, men, mind, philosophy, and religion

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays. Atheism

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A Quote by Elton Trueblood on atheism, christianity, church, day, defense, difficulty, enemies, faith, freedom, generations, honesty, learning, order, philosophy, struggle, and weakness

If we are honest, we freely admit that the Christian system involves difficulties; but so does every other system. No thoughtful person gives up a position merely because he finds difficulties in it; he does not abandon it until he is able to find other and alternative systems with fewer difficulties. . . . I learned from my professors of philosophy. . . that, while philosophy might not provide me with a watertight intellectual defense of the Christian faith, it would, if used aright, help me to reveal the weakness of its enemies. By careful analysis it is possible to see that there are glaring weaknesses and non-sequiturs in atheism, naturalism, positivism, scientism, and psychologism. The Christian must be a fighter, for he is always under attack. The Church will not be as strong as it ought to be until each local pastor uses his precious freedom from outside employment in order to become a scholarly participant in the intellectual struggle of our day and generation.

Elton Trueblood

Source: The Incendiary Fellowship

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