Atheist Quotes

Albert Einstein       “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”   ―     Albert Einstein

J.K. Rowling      “I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!”   ―     J.K. Rowling

Voltaire     “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”   ―     Voltaire,     Questions sur les Miracles à M. Claparede, Professeur de Théologie à Genève, par un Proposant: Ou Extrait de Diverses Lettres de M. de Voltaire

Carl Sagan     “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”   ―     Carl Sagan

Christopher Hitchens    “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”   ―     Christopher Hitchens,     Letters to a Young Contrarian
Carl Sagan    “The truth may be puzzling.  It may take some work to grapple with.  It may be counterintuitive.  It may contradict deeply held prejudices.  It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true.  But our preferences do not determine what’s true.”   ―     Carl Sagan

Sam Harris    “I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.”   ―     Sam Harris,     Letter to a Christian Nation    
Christopher Hitchens     “What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.”   ―     Christopher Hitchens,     God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything 
Charles Darwin     “I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true  for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe,  and this would include my father,  brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.”   ―     Charles Darwin

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