Today’s Atheism quote comes from the late Carl Sagan.
“Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us — and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along.” – Carl Sagan
A great quote but I worry we are far past the stage of becoming a nation of suckers. We are already there. In my view it’s a question if we can move back to the days we were only worried about being suckers.
Today’s Atheism quote is another good one. Religion is nothing but a set of myths.
“Religion has developed a whole edifice of beliefs and dogmas based on nothing more substantial than myths and fantasies and a dogmatic assumption that, for no other reason than wishful thinking and clerical necessity, these myths and fantasies must be true.” – Rosa Rubicondior
Below is an Atheism quote I found on the web but is not credited.
“It’s quite easy for the usual theological excuse to be trotted out to explain the problem of evil: God works in mysterious ways.”
This general quote could have been penned by anyone with critical thinking skills and variations of it have probably been credited to many people. Christians always tell us God works in mysterious ways and we are not privy to the knowledge to understand God’s ways. So maybe, just maybe, God is so mysterious he doesn’t exist!
Today’s Atheism Quote comes from author Edward Abbey.
“God is a sound people make when they’re too tired to think anymore.” – Edward Abbey
Yes! I get it. Sometimes life is tough and it seems out of control, but a make believe god isn’t the answer. I understand how it would be easier if there was a greater being to rely on but there’s no evidence to support that so we must rely on ourselves and others around us for help. Don’t stop thinking when times get hard!
Today’s Atheism quote is a classic from Robert G. Ingersoll.
“An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
Exactly! If God was real and truly powerful, he doesn’t need politicians protecting him. He’d simply come down from wherever he is and lay down the law exactly as he intends it to be. This is not difficult for an all-powerful god. Make believe gods, however, would have a hard time passing laws without the help of humans.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from the ever young James Randi.
“Science is a search for basic truths about the universe, a search which develops statements that appear to describe how the Universe works, but which are subject to correction, revision, adjustment, or even outright rejection, upon the presentation of better or conflicting evidence.” – James Randi
A perfect description of science. It’s a search for the truth and it changes as more evidence is acquired. Changing conclusions is not a bad thing. It helps us reach the real truth.
Today’s Atheism quote comes from Bill Hicks and basically describes Christianity in a nutshell.
“Eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God’s love.” – Bill Hicks
And that is Christianity. Christianity tells you it is NOT okay to ask questions. You are to believe what is told to you without question. To question anything about God is to state you worship Satan. Seriously? Don’t question? Nope, that is not a life worth living. Question everything my friends. Seek the truth. Ask the difficult questions. Learn.