110 Top Atheist Quotes About Atheism, God And Religion

An atheist is a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. Less broadly, atheism is a rejection of the belief that any deities exist because there is no (scientific) evidence for them.

In contrast, the word agnostic refers to a person who neither believes nor disbelieves in a god or religious doctrine. Agnostics assert that it’s impossible to know how the universe was created and whether or not divine beings exist.

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But the belief in God and religon is based on pure faith and not logic. The debate between theist and atheist have come a long way and we have some people who do not support the concept of God and religon while some others are for it.

Believers Vs. Non believers will always be the debate that will go on forever. Some people need logical answers for everything. Atheist do not believe in the supernatural because of tradition. They have questuons and need scientific proof and evidence to believe in things.

These popular quotes about atheists by amzing celebrities, scientists, philosophers, and leaders will give you a different perspective to faith, religon, God, and prayers, anti-religion and more.

Top 10 Atheist Quotes For Non-Believers

  1. “To you, I’m an atheist. To God, I’m the loyal opposition.” – Woody Allen

  2. “It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.” – George Harrison

  3. “I say again that I am an atheist. I do not believe in God.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

  4. “Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  5. “A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” – C. S. Lewis

  6. “After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.” – Friedrich Nietzsche                                                                                                                                           

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    quotes about atheist

  7. “As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population.” – Sam Harris

  8. “I don’t mind if other people call me an atheist, but I call myself a naturalist. Atheism doesn’t tell you much about what I do believe in; the term naturalist opens up the discussion better.” – Greg Graffin

  9. “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” – Thomas Paine

  10. “An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.” – Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Best Quotes About Atheists

  1. “All thinking men are atheists.” – Ernest Hemingway                                                                               

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    atheist quotes

  2. “A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.” – Napoleon Bonaparte                                 

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    atheist quotes images

  3. “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.” – Epicurus

  4. “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.” – Douglas Adams

  5. “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire                                                                                                                                                       

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  6. “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” – Isaac Asimov

  7. “I’m proud to be an atheist – it helps me stand for so much more and fall for so much less.” – Dan Barker                                                                                                                                         

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    atheist quotes on God

  8. “Being an atheist has made me an active participant in my life, rather than a bleating victim of it…” – B Moody

  9. “A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.” – Richard K Morgan

  10. “The true atheist will stay silent. To give a thiest someone to debate is to harbor his delusion further.” – Charles Darwin

  11. “I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men. I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free.” –Charles Darwin

  12. “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?” – Christopher Hitchens

  13. “And if there were 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

  14. “The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there’s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

  15. “I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.” – Thomas Edison

  16. “You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough.” ― Aldous Huxley

  17. “An atheist doesn’t have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there can’t be a god. He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence on the God question is at a similar level to the evidence on the werewolf question.” ― John Mccarthy

  18. “I’m an atheist… I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It’s not enough to say that I don’t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I am offended by some of the things said in the Bible and the Quran, and I refute them.” ― Emma Thompson

  19. “Scientists do not join hands every Sunday and sing ‘Yes gravity is real! I know gravity is real! I will have faith! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!’ If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about the concept.” – Dan Barker

  20. “I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” – Stephen Hawking

Atheism Quotes And Sayings

Most famous atheists aren’t famous for their beliefs… or lack of belief in one thing or another; their significant accomplishments are what make them stand out in history.

Sigmund Freud, Stephen Hawking, Andrei Sakharov, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Benjamin Franklin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert Wright are some of the famous rationalist and athesit of the world.

  1. “Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens

  2. “Atheism is a disease of the mind caused by eating underdone philosophy.” — Austin O’Malley

  3. “Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.” — C. S. Lewis                                                                                                                                                                   

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    inspirational atheist quotes

  4. “She believed in nothing. Only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

  5. “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens

  6. “A man who parades his piety is one who, under an atheist king, would be an atheist.” — Jean De La Bruyere

  7. “A true friend is a gift from God. Since God doesn’t exist, guess what? Neither do true friends.” – Scott Dikkers

  8. “Imagine that the brain is a computer and that religion is a virus. Atheism is the wiping of that virus.” ― Nick Harding

  9. “Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.” – Emile Zola

  10. “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” ― St. Thomas Aquinas                                                                                                 

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    best atheist quotes

  11. “I die as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.” – Voltairine de Cleyre

  12. “If this is not atheism, to acknowledge no other deity besides dead and senseless matter, then the word has no significance.” — Ralph Cudworth

  13. “It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.” ― Steve Allen

  14. “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning.” – C.S. Lewis

  15. “It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.” ― Ricky Gervais

  16. “Therefore, as atheism is in all respects hateful, so in this, that it deprived human nature of the means to exalt itself, above human frailty.” — Francis Bacon

  17. “We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That’s it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.” – Sam Harris

  18. “I am an atheist out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I’ve been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn’t have.” – Isaac Asimov

  19. “The most dangerous type of atheism is not theoretical atheism, but practical atheism — that’s the most dangerous type. And the world, even the church, is filled up with people who pay lip service to God and not life service.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

  20. “The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed 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

Famous Atheist Quotes On God

  1. “I don’t want to believe. I want to know.” – Carl Sagan

  2. “Belief is the death of intelligence.” – Robert Anton Wilson

  3. “If there were not God, there would be no atheists.” — G. K. Chesterton                                                     

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    quotes about atheism

  4. “Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?” – Chuck Palahniuk

  5. “If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.” – Mikhail Bakunin

  6. “God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

  7. “I could not believe in a God that would challenge faith like this.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

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

  9. “If it turns out there is a God… the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” – Woody Allen

  10. “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert Einstein

  11. “If you think God’s there, He is. If you don’t, He isn’t. And if that’s what God’s like, I wouldn’t worry about it.” ― Haruki Murakami

  12. “Atheist because God sending himself to sacrifice himself to save us from himself is a little bit much for any logical person.” – Unknown

  13. “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has every believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” – Richard Dawkins

  14. “Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood or believing in God.” – Scott Dikkers

  15. “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect, has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei

  16. “We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing-all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames then for his own mistakes.” – Gene Roddenberry

  17. “I studied every page of this book, and I didn’t find enough love to fill a salt shaker. God is not love in the Bible; God is vengeance, from Alpha to Omega.” ― Ruth Hurmence Green

  18. “My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.” ― George Santayana

  19. “The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s infinite love. That’s the message we’re brought up with isn’t it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.” – Bill Hicks

  20. “Though I dislike to differ with such a great man, Voltaire was simply ludicrous when he said that if god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him. The human invention of god is the problem to begin with.” ― Christopher Hitchens

  21. “I finally decided that I’m a creature of emotion as well as reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect that he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time.” – Isaac Asimov

  22. “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” ― Albert Einstein

  23. “I tried to believe that there is a God, who created each of us in His own image and likeness, loves us very much, and keeps a close eye on things. I really tried to believe that, but I gotta tell you, the longer you live, the more you look around, the more you realize, something is fucked up.” – George Carlin

  24. “God was always invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand. Now when you finally discover how something works, you get some laws which you’re taking away from God; you don’t need him anymore. But you need him for the other mysteries.” ― Richard Feynman

  25. “Since ancient times, the philosophers’ secret has always been this: we know that God does not exist, or, at least, if he does, he’s utterly indifferent to our individual affairs–but we can’t let the rabble know that; it’s the fear of God, the threat of divine punishment and the promise of divine reward, that keeps in line those too unsophisticated to work out questions of morality on their own.” ― Robert J. Sawyer

Inspirational Atheist Quotes On Religion

  1. “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” – Christopher Hitchens

  2. “The theory that religion is a force for peace, does not fit the fact of its history.” – Steven Pinker

  3. “I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.” – Lord Byron

  4. “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” – Richard Dawkins                                                                                                                     

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    Famous Atheist Quotes

  5. “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion.” – Kane

  6. “One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.” – Aleister Crowley

  7. “The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.” – Mark Twain

  8. “The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.” ― Al-Maʿarri

  9. “Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.” ― Tim Minchin

  10. “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  11. “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a religion.” – Robert M. Pirsig

  12. “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil—that takes religion.” – Seven Weinberg

  13. “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.” ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  14. “I don’t profess any religion; I don’t think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.’” – Philip Pullman

  15. “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.” ― George Carlin

  16. “Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason.” – Christopher Hitchens

  17. “All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with ‘winning or losing this game of chess.” ― Marcel Duchamp

  18. “We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.” – Christopher Hitchens

  19. “Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.” – Emmett F. Fields

  20. “I suppose that one reason I have always detested religion is its sly tendency to insinuate the idea that the universe is designed with ‘you’ in mind or, even worse, that there is a divine plan into which one fits whether one knows it or not. This kind of modesty is too arrogant for me.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Funny Atheist Quotes

  1. “Atheism is a non-prophet organization.” – George Carlin

  2. “By night an atheist half believes in God.” — Edward Young

  3. “Agnostics are just atheists without balls.” – Stephen Colbert

  4. “I have no need for religion; I have a conscience.” — Unknown

  5. “I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.” – George Bernard Shaw                                                         

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  6. “If you have a sloppy religion you get a sloppy atheism.” — Ronald Knox

  7. “You talked about hell as if you’re born and raised there.” – Mark Gungor

  8. “All children are atheists; they have no idea of God.” ― Paul-Henri Holbach

  9. “A society of atheists would immediately invent a religion.” — Honore De Balzac                               

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    funny atheist quotes

  10. “If your religion requires you to hate someone, you need a new religion.” – Unknown

  11. “I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up – they have no holidays.” – Henny Youngman

  12. “If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.” – Movie: “House”

  13. “Being considered strange because you don’t believe in a magic man living in the sky.” – Unknown

  14. “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.” – Richard Dawkins

  15. “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion.” – Unknown


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