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Positive Atheism quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#1. He who dishonors himself [by lying about his opinions] for the sake of being honored by others will find that two mistakes have been made - one by himself, and the other, by the people. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Positive Atheism quotes by Anthony Burgess
#2. All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Positive Atheism quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#3. Christianity has in fact long vanished, not only from the reason but also from the life of mankind, and it is nothing more than a fixed idea. #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Positive Atheism quotes by Giordano Bruno
#4. You explain right well, and you shew that you understand argument and are not a mere sophist since you accept that which cannot be denied. #Quote by Giordano Bruno
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#5. Presbyterianism without infant damnation would be like the dog on the train that couldn't be identified because it had lost its tag. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Wendy Kaminer
#6. Secularists are often wrongly accused of trying to purge religious ideals from public discourse. We simply want to deny them public sponsorship. #Quote by Wendy Kaminer
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles M. Schulz
#7. I despise those shallow religious comics. Dennis the Menace, for instance, is the most shallow. When they show him praying - I just can't stand that sort of thing, talking to God about some cutesy thing that he'd done during the day. I don't think Hank Ketcham has any deep knowledge of things like that. #Quote by Charles M. Schulz
Positive Atheism quotes by John Stuart Mill
#8. Every established fact which is too bad to admit of any other defence is always presented to us as an injunction of religion. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Positive Atheism quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#9. The Universe is the most extraordinary masterpiece ever constructed by nobody. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Positive Atheism quotes by Victor J. Stenger
#10. It was not that I thought I was smarter. I had simply explored science and found what seemed to me a far more powerful authority. And, I did not steal or murder because I thought they were wrong, not because I feared damnation. #Quote by Victor J. Stenger
Positive Atheism quotes by Pope Pius XII
#11. Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid ... research and discussions ... with regard to the doctrine of evolution. #Quote by Pope Pius XII
Positive Atheism quotes by Ouida
#12. The radical defect in Christianity is that it tried to win the world by a bribe, and it has become a nullity. #Quote by Ouida
Positive Atheism quotes by Cyril Connolly
#13. Believing in Hell must distort every judgement on this life. #Quote by Cyril Connolly
Positive Atheism quotes by James Madison
#14. I have ever regarded the freedom of religious opinions and worship as equally belonging to every sect. #Quote by James Madison
Positive Atheism quotes by Ouida
#15. Christianity has ever been the enemy of human love; it has forever cursed and expelled and crucified the one passion which sweetens and smiles on human life, which makes the desert blossom as the rose, and which glorifies the common things and common ways of earth. It made of this, the angel of life, a shape of sin and darkness ... Even in the unions which it reluctantly permitted, it degraded and dwarfed the passion which it could not entirely exclude, and permitted it coarsely to exist for the mere necessity of procreation. #Quote by Ouida
Positive Atheism quotes by August Bebel
#16. When socialism comes into power, the Roman Church will advocate socialism with the same vigor [with which] it is now favoring feudalism and slavery. #Quote by August Bebel
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#17. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Positive Atheism quotes by Voltaire
#18. The son of God is the same as the son of man; the son of man is the same as the son of God. God, the father, is the same as Christ, the son; Christ, the son, is the same as God, the father. This language may appear confused to unbelievers, but Christians will readily understand it. #Quote by Voltaire
Positive Atheism quotes by James Boswell
#19. It is wonderful that five thousand years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it. #Quote by James Boswell
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#20. I am not afraid of the priests. They have tried upon me all their various batteries, of pious whining, hypocritical canting, lying and slandering, without being able to give me one moment of pain. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Emile M. Cioran
#21. My mission is to see things as they are. Exactly contrary of a mission. #Quote by Emile M. Cioran
Positive Atheism quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#22. A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca. The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Positive Atheism quotes by George W Truett
#23. Christ's religion needs no prop of any kind from any worldly source, and to the degree that it is thus supported is a millstone hanged about its neck. #Quote by George W Truett
Positive Atheism quotes by Joseph Stalin
#24. You know, they are fooling us, there is no God. #Quote by Joseph Stalin
Positive Atheism quotes by Barbara Smoker
#25. To imagine that "God moves in mysterious ways" is to put up a smokescreen of mystery behind which fantasy may survive in spite of all the facts. #Quote by Barbara Smoker
Positive Atheism quotes by James Madison
#26. Congress should not establish a religion, and enforce the legal observation of it by law, nor compel men to worship God in any Manner contrary to their conscience. #Quote by James Madison
Positive Atheism quotes by Edwin Gaustad
#27. Most of the founding fathers, sympathetic with and influenced by the European Enlightenment, saw religion - natural religion, that is - as a potential good, but with equal clarity they saw the religions of existing institutions and religions based on a fixed scriptural revelation as meddlesome, wrong-headed and hopelessly obsolete. #Quote by Edwin Gaustad
Positive Atheism quotes by Emily Dickinson
#28. The minister today preached about death and judgment, and what would become of those who behaved improperly - and somehow it scared me. He preached such an awful sermon I didn't think I should ever see you again until the Judgment Day. The subject of perdition seemed to please him somehow. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Positive Atheism quotes by Henry Steele Commager
#29. The Americans who framed our Constitution felt that without freedom of religion no other freedom counted. #Quote by Henry Steele Commager
Positive Atheism quotes by Marjoe Gortner
#30. I really don't put it down. I never have. It's just that I analyze it and look at it from a very rational point of view. I don't see it as coming from God and say that at a certain point the Holy Spirit zaps you with a super whammy on the head and you've "gone for tongues" and there is it. Tongues is a process that people build up to. Then, as you start to do something, just as when you practice the scales on the piano, you get better at it. #Quote by Marjoe Gortner
Positive Atheism quotes by Anthony Burgess
#31. A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a pornographic instrument, even a great work of literature if the mind that so uses it is off-balance. I once found a small boy masturbating in the presence of the Victorian steel-engraving in a family Bible. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Positive Atheism quotes by Johannes Kepler
#32. In theology we must consider the predominance of authority; in philosophy the predominance of reason. #Quote by Johannes Kepler
Positive Atheism quotes by Seneca The Younger
#33. There is this blessing, that while life has but one entrance, it has exits innumerable, and as I choose the house in which I live, the ship in which I will sail, so will I choose the time and manner of my death. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Positive Atheism quotes by John Stuart Mill
#34. It can do truth no service to blind the fact, known to all who have the most ordinary acquaintance with literary history, that a large portion of the noblest and most valuable moral teaching has been the work not only of men who did not know, but of men who knew and rejected the Christian faith. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Positive Atheism quotes by Gerald Kersh
#35. I can't believe in the God of my Fathers. If there is one Mind which understands all things, it will comprehend me in my unbelief. I don't know whose hand hung Hesperus in the sky, and fixed the Dog Star, and scattered the shining dust of Heaven, and fired the sun, and froze the darkness between the lonely worlds that spin in space. #Quote by Gerald Kersh
Positive Atheism quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#36. Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Positive Atheism quotes by James Henry Breasted
#37. Man arose to high moral vision two thousand years before the Hebrew nation was born. #Quote by James Henry Breasted
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#38. Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in god. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Positive Atheism quotes by Marjoe Gortner
#39. As a preacher, I'm working with the crowd, watching the crowd, trying to bring them to that high point at a certain time in the evening. I let everything build up to that moment when they're all in ecstasy. The crowd builds up and you have to watch it that you don't stop it. You start off saying you've heard that tonight's going to be a great night; then you begin the whole pitch and keep it rolling. #Quote by Marjoe Gortner
Positive Atheism quotes by William Shakespeare
#40. Thrust your head into the public street, to gaze on Christian fools with varnish'd faces. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Positive Atheism quotes by Daniel J. Boorstin
#41. The Christian test was a willingness to believe in the one Jesus Christ and His Message of salvation. What was demanded was not criticism but credulity. The Church Fathers observed that in the realm of thought only heresy had a history. #Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin
Positive Atheism quotes by Zeno Of Citium
#42. No matter whether you claim a slave by purchase or capture, the title is bad. They who claim to own their fellow-men, look down into the pit and forget the justice that should rule the world. #Quote by Zeno Of Citium
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Eliot Norton
#43. It does not seem to me that the evidence concerning the being of a God, and concerning immortality, is such as to enable us to assert anything in regard to either of these topics. #Quote by Charles Eliot Norton
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#44. For England must not fall: it would mean an inundation of Russian & German political degradations which would envelop the globe & steep it in a sort of Middle-Age night & slaverly which would last till Christ comes again - which I hope he will not do; he made trouble enough before. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#45. A man's conscience and his judgment are the same thing, and, as the judgment, so also the conscience may be erroneous #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#46. The proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural right. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#47. I do not believe in the God of the theologians; but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt. #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Positive Atheism quotes by Denis Diderot
#48. When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. #Quote by Denis Diderot
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#49. Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers: It is the only prayer that deserves an answer - good, honest, noble work. #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Positive Atheism quotes by William Blake
#50. As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. #Quote by William Blake
Positive Atheism quotes by Karl Mannheim
#51. The distrust and suspicion which men everywhere evidence toward their adversaries, at all states of historical development, may be regarded as the immediate precursor to the notion of ideology. #Quote by Karl Mannheim
Positive Atheism quotes by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
#52. The spirit of the times can haunt even the atheists. #Quote by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#53. This is the only sane clerical the earthquake has exposed to view yet. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#54. Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity. #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Positive Atheism quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#55. How can any woman believe that a loving and merciful God would, in one breath, command Eve to multiply and replenish the earth, and in the next, pronounce a curse upon her maternity? I do not believe that God inspired the Mosaic code, or gave out the laws about women which he is accused of doing. #Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Positive Atheism quotes by William Butler Yeats
#56. For how can you compete Being honour bred, with one Who, were it proved he lies, Were neither shamed in his own Nor in his neighbour's eyes? #Quote by William Butler Yeats
Positive Atheism quotes by Maya Angelou
#57. The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Positive Atheism quotes by George Santayana
#58. Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all. #Quote by George Santayana
Positive Atheism quotes by James Anthony Froude
#59. I have long been convinced that the Christian Eucharist is but a continuation of the Eleusinian mysteries. St Paul, in using the word teleiois, almost confirms this. #Quote by James Anthony Froude
Positive Atheism quotes by Karl Popper
#60. A system is empirical or scientific only if it is capable of being tested by experience. These considerations suggest that not the verifiability but the falsifiability of a system is to be taken as a criterion of demarcation ... It must be possible for an empirical or scientific system to be refuted by experience. #Quote by Karl Popper
Positive Atheism quotes by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
#61. What do I believe? I believe in God, if he exists. #Quote by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Positive Atheism quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#62. Oh, that [his Thanksgiving Message] is some of Seward's nonsense, and it pleases the fools. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard Dawkins
#63. I became a little alarmed at the number of my readers who took the meme more positively as a theory of human culture in its own right - either to criticize it (unfairly, given my original modest intention) or to carry it far beyond the limits of what I then thought justified. This was why I may have seemed to backtrack. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Positive Atheism quotes by Marilyn Manson
#64. Nowhere in the Gospels is intelligence praised as a virtue. #Quote by Marilyn Manson
Positive Atheism quotes by Sidney Hook
#65. Religious freedom in an open society has the best prospects of flourishing to the extent that it expresses itself as freedom of religious inquiry. #Quote by Sidney Hook
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Chalmers
#66. Judging from the tendency and effect of his arguments, an atheist does not appear positively to refuse that a God may be ... His verdict on the doctrine of God is only that it is not proven. It is not that it is disproven. He is but an atheist. He is not an anti-theist. #Quote by Thomas Chalmers
Positive Atheism quotes by Edwin Gaustad
#67. What good deed can government do for religion? The best deed of all: leave it free and unencumbered, burdened by neither enmity nor amity. #Quote by Edwin Gaustad
Positive Atheism quotes by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner
#68. Heresy makes for progress. #Quote by Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard Dawkins
#69. Are science and religion converging? No. There are modern scientists whose words sound religious but whose beliefs, on close examination, turn out to be identical to those of other scientists who straightforwardly call themselves atheists. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Positive Atheism quotes by Norman Dorsen
#70. We in the United States are pluralistic respecting ultimate beliefs. Profound values exist apart from a devotion to a god. Indeed, those who discriminate against nonbelievers flout the principle of religious tolerance that they often profess. #Quote by Norman Dorsen
Positive Atheism quotes by William O. Douglas
#71. Christianity has sufficient inner strength to survive and flourish on its own. It does not need state subsidies, nor state privileges, nor state prestige. The more it obtains state support, the greater it curtails human freedom. #Quote by William O. Douglas
Positive Atheism quotes by Xenophanes
#72. The clear and perfect truth no man has seen, nor will there be anyone who knows about the gods and what I say about all things ... ; for, however perfect what he says may be, yet he does not know it; all things are matters of opinion. #Quote by Xenophanes
Positive Atheism quotes by H.L. Mencken
#73. Progress: The process whereby the human race has got rid of whiskers, the vermiform appendix, and God. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Positive Atheism quotes by Emile Zola
#74. Has science ever retreated? No! It is Catholicism which has always retreated before her, and will always be forced to retreat. #Quote by Emile Zola
Positive Atheism quotes by Frederick The Great
#75. Theologians are all alike, of whatever religion or country they may be; their aim is always to wield despotic authority over men's consciences; they therefore persecute all of us who have the temerity to tell the truth. #Quote by Frederick The Great
Positive Atheism quotes by Karl Popper
#76. The moral decisions of others should be treated with respect, as long as such decisions do not conflict with the principle of tolerance. #Quote by Karl Popper
Positive Atheism quotes by Denis Diderot
#77. I am more affected by the attractions of virtue than by the deformities of vice; I turn gently away from the wicked and I fly to meet the good. If there is in a literary work, in a character, in a picture, in a statue, a beautiful spot, that is where my eyes rest; I see only that, I remember only that, all the rest is well-nigh forgotten. What becomes of me when the whole work is beautiful! #Quote by Denis Diderot
Positive Atheism quotes by Victor Hugo
#78. Every step which the intelligence of Europe has taken has been in spite of the clerical party. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Positive Atheism quotes by Harry Truman
#79. Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. #Quote by Harry Truman
Positive Atheism quotes by Steven Weinberg
#80. Its a consequence of the experience of science. As you learn more and more about the universe, you find you can understand more and more without any reference to supernatural intervention, so you lose interest in that possibility. Most scientists I know dont care enough about religion even to call themselves atheists. And that, I think, is one of the great things about science-that it has made it possible for people not to be religious. #Quote by Steven Weinberg
Positive Atheism quotes by Auguste Comte
#81. To reorganize society without God or King, by the systematic culture of Humanity. #Quote by Auguste Comte
Positive Atheism quotes by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
#82. Intolerance has always been one of the cornerstones of Christianity - the glorious heritage of the Inquisition. #Quote by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#83. I don't think that the laws can be considered to be like God because they have been figured out. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Positive Atheism quotes by Albert Camus
#84. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. #Quote by Albert Camus
Positive Atheism quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#85. Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Positive Atheism quotes by George William Foote
#86. Refer me to one atheist who denies the existence of God ... Etymologically, as well as philosophically, an atheist is one without God. That is all the 'A' before 'Theist' really means. #Quote by George William Foote
Positive Atheism quotes by John Selden
#87. Never king dropped out of the clouds. #Quote by John Selden
Positive Atheism quotes by H.L. Mencken
#88. Metaphysics is almost always an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Positive Atheism quotes by Edward Abbey
#89. God is a sound people make when they're too tired to think anymore. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Positive Atheism quotes by Jerry Falwell
#90. This is probably as bad a day as the court has had on social issues since "Roe v Wade." #Quote by Jerry Falwell
Positive Atheism quotes by Rowan Atkinson
#91. For telling a good and incisive religious joke, you should be praised. For telling a bad one, you should be ridiculed and reviled. The idea that you could be prosecuted for the telling of either is quite fantastic. #Quote by Rowan Atkinson
Positive Atheism quotes by Daniil Kharms
#92. Eleven times Jesus died on the cross, Eleven times falls down a body thrown upward, Eleven times also I abandon the logical flow of thought. #Quote by Daniil Kharms
Positive Atheism quotes by Jeremy Bentham
#93. The spirit of dogmatic theology poisons anything it touches. #Quote by Jeremy Bentham
Positive Atheism quotes by Jeremy Bentham
#94. There is no pestilence in a state like a zeal for religion, independent of morality. #Quote by Jeremy Bentham
Positive Atheism quotes by James Harvey Robinson
#95. Rationalizing is the self-exculpation which occurs when we feel ourselves, or our group, accused of misapprehension or error. #Quote by James Harvey Robinson
Positive Atheism quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#96. And priests dare babble of a God of peace,
Even whilst their hands are red with guiltless blood,
Murdering the while, uprooting every germ
Of truth, exterminating, spoiling all,
Making the earth a slaughter - house! #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#97. Of publishing a book on religion, my dear sir, I never had an idea. I should as soon think of writing for the reformation of Bedlam, as of the world of religious sects. Of these there must be, at least, ten thousand, every individual of every one of which believes all wrong but his own. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Stewart Parnell
#98. No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country - thus far shalt thou go and no further. #Quote by Charles Stewart Parnell
Positive Atheism quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#99. I have neither time nor disposition to enter into discussion with the Friend, and end this occasion by suggesting for her consideration the question whether, if it be true that the Lord has appointed me to do the work she has indicated, it is not probable that he would have communicated knowledge of the fact to me as well as to her. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Positive Atheism quotes by P.T. Barnum
#100. The orthodox faith painted God as a revengeful being, and yet people talk about loving such a being. #Quote by P.T. Barnum
Positive Atheism quotes by Lucretius
#101. If anyone decided to call the sea Neptune, and corn Ceres, and to misapply the name of Bacchus rather than to give liquor its right name, so be it; and let him dub the round world "Mother of the Gods" so long as he is careful not really to infest his mind with base superstitions. #Quote by Lucretius
Positive Atheism quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#102. It is through the perversion of the religious element in woman, playing upon her hopes and fears of the future, holding this life with all its high duties in abeyance to that which is to come, that she and the children she has trained have been so completely subjugated by priestcraft and superstition. #Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Positive Atheism quotes by Barbara Smoker
#103. To imagine that God wants prayers and hymns of praise is to make him out to a sort of oriental potentate; while praying for favours is an attempt to get him to change his allegedly all-wise mind. #Quote by Barbara Smoker
Positive Atheism quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#104. Among the clergy we find our most violent enemies, those most opposed to any change in woman's position. #Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Positive Atheism quotes by Paul Kurtz
#105. As I see it, creative achievement is the very heart of the human enterprise ... The destiny of man, of all men and of each man, is that he is condemned to invent what he will be - condemned if he is fearful but blessed if he welcomes the great adventure. We are responsible in the last analysis, not simply for what we are, but for what we will become; and that is a source of either high excitement or distress. #Quote by Paul Kurtz
Positive Atheism quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#106. Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Positive Atheism quotes by Nicholas Murray Butler
#107. Persecution on racial and religious grounds has absolutely no place in a nation given over to liberty. #Quote by Nicholas Murray Butler
Positive Atheism quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#108. The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Darwin
#109. I have at least, as I hope, done good service in aiding to overthrow the dogma of separate creations. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Positive Atheism quotes by Susan Sontag
#110. Religion is probably, after sex, the second oldest resource which human beings have available to them for blowing their mind. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Positive Atheism quotes by Lucretius
#111. Too often in time past, religion has brought forth criminal and shameful actions ... How many evils has religion caused? #Quote by Lucretius
Positive Atheism quotes by Joe Hill
#112. Longhaired preachers come out every night, Tryin' to tell us what's wrong and what's right. But when asked about something to eat, They will tell you in voices so sweet. You will eat (You will eat!) By and by, (By and by!) In that glorious land in the sky. (Way up high!) Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die. (That's a lie!) #Quote by Joe Hill
Positive Atheism quotes by Denis Diderot
#113. The good of the people must be the great purpose of government. By the laws of nature and of reason, the governors are invested with power to that end. And the greatest good of the people is liberty. It is to the state what health is to the individual. #Quote by Denis Diderot
Positive Atheism quotes by Baron D'Holbach
#114. Tolerance and freedom of thought are the veritable antidotes to religious fanaticism. #Quote by Baron D'Holbach
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#115. No! Not for a second! I immediately began to think how this could have happened. And I realized that the clock was old and was always breaking. That the clock probably stopped some time before and the nurse coming in to the room to record the time of death would have looked at the clock and jotted down the time from that. I never made any supernatural connection, not even for a second. I just wanted to figure out how it happened. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Positive Atheism quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#116. He [the Rev. Mr. Whitefield] used, indeed, sometimes to pray for my conversion, but never had the satisfaction of believing that his prayers were heard. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Positive Atheism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#117. One is not converted to christianity; one must be morbid enough for it. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Positive Atheism quotes by John F. Kennedy
#118. If my church attempted to influence me in a way which was improper or which affected adversely my responsibilities as a public servant sworn to uphold the Constitution, then I would reply to them that this was an improper action on their part. It was one to which I could not subscribe. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#119. All my life I have been honest-comparatively honest. I could never use money I had not made honestly-I could only lend it. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by William J. Brennan
#120. The public schools are supported entirely, in most communities, by public funds-funds exacted not only from parents, nor alone from those who hold particular religious views, nor indeed from those who subscribe to any creed at all. #Quote by William J. Brennan
Positive Atheism quotes by George C. Lorimer
#121. Biographies by preachers are of no value. If they admire a man they always make him a saint, while if they dislike one, they always make him a demon. #Quote by George C. Lorimer
Positive Atheism quotes by Victor J. Stenger
#122. The argument from design stands or falls on whether it can be demonstrated that some aspect of the universe such as its origin or biological life could not have come about naturally. The burden of proof is ... on the supernaturalist to demonstrate that something from outside nature must be introduced to explain the data. #Quote by Victor J. Stenger
Positive Atheism quotes by George Santayana
#123. There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far. #Quote by George Santayana
Positive Atheism quotes by James Madison
#124. Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government. #Quote by James Madison
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard Dawkins
#125. My point is not that religion itself is the motivation for wars, murders and terrorist attacks, but that religion is the principal label, and the most dangerous one, by which a "they" as opposed to a "we" can be identified at all.
#Quote by Richard Dawkins
Positive Atheism quotes by George Orwell
#126. Close friendships, Gandhi says, are dangerous, because "friends react on one another" and through loyalty to a friend one can be led into wrong-doing. This is unquestionably true. Moreover, if one is to love God, or to love humanity as a whole, one cannot give one's preference to any individual person. This again is true, and it marks the point at which the humanistic and the religious attitude cease to be reconcilable. To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others. The autobiography leaves it uncertain whether Gandhi behaved in an inconsiderate way to his wife and children, but at any rate it makes clear that on three occasions he was willing to let his wife or a child die rather than administer the animal food prescribed by the doctor. It is true that the threatened death never actually occurred, and also that Gandhi - with, one gathers, a good deal of moral pressure in the opposite direction - always gave the patient the choice of staying alive at the price of committing a sin: still, if the decision had been solely his own, he would have forbidden the animal food, whatever the risks might be. There must, he says, be some limit to what we will do in order to remain alive, and the limit is well on this side of chicken broth. This attitude is perhaps a noble one, but, in the sense which - I think - most people would give to the word, it is inhuman. The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection #Quote by George Orwell
Positive Atheism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#127. One does not kill by anger but by laughter. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Positive Atheism quotes by Karen Armstrong
#128. Religion is not a nice thing. It is potentially a very dangerous thing because it involves a heady complex of emotions, desires, yearnings and fears. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Positive Atheism quotes by Louis Ferdinand Celine
#129. With two thousand years of Christianity behind him ... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head. #Quote by Louis Ferdinand Celine
Positive Atheism quotes by Emily Dickinson
#130. The Truth never flaunted a sign. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Positive Atheism quotes by William Godwin
#131. A celebrated north country apostle, who, after Calvin had damned ninety-nine in a hundred of mankind, had contrived a scheme for damning ninety-nine in a hundred of the followers of Calvin. #Quote by William Godwin
Positive Atheism quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#132. Men neglect the duties incumbent on man, yet are treated like demi-gods; religion is also separated from morality by a ceremonial veil, yet men wonder that the world is almost, literally speaking, a den of sharpers or oppressors. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Positive Atheism quotes by Hans Denck
#133. The state authorities have no place in the church of God, no right to control and persecute the conscience. #Quote by Hans Denck
Positive Atheism quotes by Carl Sagan
#134. We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness. We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose. Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Positive Atheism quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#135. Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Positive Atheism quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#136. The Republicans hardly need a party and the cumbersome cadre of low-level officials that form one; they have a bankroll as large as the Pentagon's budget, dozens of fatted PACs, and the well-advertised support of the Christian deity. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert M. Lindner
#137. Mass Man, the universal psychopath, is born when the individual ego is weakened to the point at which it loses separate identity and is forced, for security, to merge with the mass. #Quote by Robert M. Lindner
Positive Atheism quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#138. Nature ordains that a man should wish the good of every man, whoever he may be, for this very reason that he is a man. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Positive Atheism quotes by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
#139. Atheism is a very positive affirmation of man's ability to think for himself, to do for himself, to find answers to his own problems. #Quote by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#140. The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellowmen. #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Positive Atheism quotes by Voltaire
#141. A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to live without working at the expense of the rascals who work to live. #Quote by Voltaire
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#142. Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#143. I trust there is not a young man now living in the United States who will not die a Unitarian. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Richard Leakey
#144. I ... believe the study of human history remains important and should not be banned. We should ensure that any archaeological studies are conducted with sensitivity and respect. Reburying relics, in my view, does not help anyone go anywhere. #Quote by Richard Leakey
Positive Atheism quotes by William Godwin
#145. Obey; this may be right; but beware of reverence ... Government is nothing but regulated force; force is its appropriate claim upon your attention. It is the business of individuals to persuade; the tendency of concentrated strength, is only to give consistency and permanence to an influence more compendious than persuasion. #Quote by William Godwin
Positive Atheism quotes by Norman Dorsen
#146. Nonbelievers are protected by the religion clauses of the Constitution not because secular humanism is a religion, which it is not, but because when the government acts on the basis of religion it discriminates against those who do not "believe" in the governmentally favored manner. #Quote by Norman Dorsen
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#147. Take an instance: the removal of the motto [In God We Trust] fetched out a clamor from the pulpit; little groups and small conventions of clergymen gathered themselves together all over the country, and one of these little groups, consisting of twenty-two ministers, put up a prodigious assertion unbacked by any quoted statistics and passed it unanimously in the form of a resolution: the assertion, to wit, that this is a Christian country. Why, Carnegie, so is hell. Those clergymen know that, inasmuch as "Strait is the way and narrow is the gate, and few - few - are they that enter in thereat" has had the natural effect of making hell the only really prominent Christian community in any of the worlds; but we don't brag of this and certainly it is not proper to brag and boast that America is a Christian country when we all know that certainly five-sixths of our population could not enter in at the narrow gate. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Bronislaw Malinowski
#148. I, personally, am unable to accept any revealed religion, Christian or not. #Quote by Bronislaw Malinowski
Positive Atheism quotes by Helen H. Gardener
#149. It is a significant fact that, of all the Christian countries, in those where the church stands highest, and has most power, women rank lowest, and have fewest rights accorded them, whether of personal liberty or proprietary interest. #Quote by Helen H. Gardener
Positive Atheism quotes by Dan Barker
#150. The trouble is that neutrality is confused with hostility. We're not disrupting churches, or interrupting people's prayers. We're not fighting religion. #Quote by Dan Barker
Positive Atheism quotes by Karen Armstrong
#151. Whatever conclusions we reach about the reality of God, the history of this idea must tell us something important about the human mind and the nature of our aspiration. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Positive Atheism quotes by Emily Dickinson
#152. Does not Eternity appear dreadful to you. I often get to thinking of it and it seems so dark to me that I almost wish there was no Eternity. To think that we must forever live and never cease to be. It seems as if Death would be a relief to so endless a state of existence. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert F. Kennedy
#153. The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country. #Quote by Robert F. Kennedy
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#154. Nothing but free argument, raillery and even ridicule will preserve the purity of religion. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Frank Zappa
#155. There is no such thing as a dirty word. Nor is there a word so powerful, that it's going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Positive Atheism quotes by George Carlin
#156. I finally accepted Jesus. not as my personal savior, but as a man I intend to borrow money from. #Quote by George Carlin
Positive Atheism quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#157. A little Religion, and a little Honesty, goes a great way in Courts. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Positive Atheism quotes by Desiderius Erasmus
#158. Christians would show sense if they dispatched these argumentative Scotists and pigheaded Ockhamists and undefeated Albertists along with the whole regiment of Sophists to fight the Turks and Saracens instead of sending those armies of dull-witted soldiers with whom they've long been carrying on war with no result. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
Positive Atheism quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#159. I cannot be a materialist - but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery - such suffering, such dreadful suffering - and shall the short years of Christ's mission atone for it all? #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Positive Atheism quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#160. The place whereon the priest formerly raveled out the small intestine of the sacrificial victim for purposes of divination and cooked its flesh for the gods. The word is now seldom used, except with reference to the sacrifice of their liberty and peace by a male and a female fool. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Positive Atheism quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#161. The Republican Party: a few million gun-toting, Armageddon-ready Baptists. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Positive Atheism quotes by John Stuart Mill
#162. My father taught me that the question Who made me? cannot be answered, since it immediately suggests the further question, Who made God? #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Positive Atheism quotes by John Locke
#163. The Church which taught men not to keep faith with heretics, had no claim to toleration. #Quote by John Locke
Positive Atheism quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
#164. Roman Catholicism: a hundred million people bowing down before a flesh-hating, elderly celibate. #Quote by Barbara Ehrenreich
Positive Atheism quotes by Steven Weinberg
#165. [C]reationists [and] other religious enthusiasts [are], in many parts of the world ... , the most dangerous adversaries of science. #Quote by Steven Weinberg
Positive Atheism quotes by George Santayana
#166. It is pathetic to observe how lowly the motives are that religion, even the highest, attributes to the deity ... To be given the best morsel, to be remembered, to be praised, to be obeyed blindly and punctiliously - these have been thought points of honor with the gods. #Quote by George Santayana
Positive Atheism quotes by Henry Adams
#167. The idea that any personal deity could find pleasure or profit in torturing a poor woman, by accident, with a fiendish cruelty known to man only in perverted and insane temperaments, could not be held for a moment. For pure blasphemy, it made pure atheism a comfort. #Quote by Henry Adams
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#168. No Discourse whatsoever, can End in absolute Knowledge of Fact. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Positive Atheism quotes by Lincoln Steffens
#169. We know that there is no absolute knowledge, that there are only theories; but we forget this. The better educated we are, the harder we believe in axioms. #Quote by Lincoln Steffens
Positive Atheism quotes by Omar Khayyam
#170. Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd Of the Two Worlds so wisely - they are thrust Like foolish Prophets forth; their Words to Scorn Are scattered, and their mouths are stopped with Dust. #Quote by Omar Khayyam
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#171. One seems to believe almost all that they believe; and when they stop short and call it a Religion, and you pass on, and call it only a reminiscence of one, should you not part with the kiss of peace? #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Positive Atheism quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#172. Organized religion, being founded on superstition, is, perforce, not scientific. And all that which is not scientific - that is, truthful - must be bolstered up by force, fear and falsehood. Thus we always find slavery and organized religion going hand in hand. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Positive Atheism quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#173. Martyrs and persecutors are the same type of man. As to which is the persecutor and which the martyr, this is only a question of transient power. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Positive Atheism quotes by Anthony Collins
#174. Apologys for self-evident Truths can never have any effect on those who have so little Sense as to deny them. They are the Foundation of all Reasoning, and the only just Bottom on which Men can proceed in convincing one another of the Truth: and by consequence whoever is capable of denying them, is not in a condition to be informed. #Quote by Anthony Collins
Positive Atheism quotes by George Carlin
#175. We created god in our own image and likeness! #Quote by George Carlin
Positive Atheism quotes by Eugenie Scott
#176. There's a bait and switch going on here because the critics want the textbooks to question whether evolution occurred. And of course they don't because scientists don't question whether evolution occurred. #Quote by Eugenie Scott
Positive Atheism quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch
#177. Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies. #Quote by Joseph Wood Krutch
Positive Atheism quotes by H.L. Mencken
#178. The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches. What they mistake for thought is simply a repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over 80 percent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Proteus Steinmetz
#179. No evidence or proof of the existence of a God has been found in the phenomena of nature, based on experience. #Quote by Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#180. But every state, says an inquisitor, has established some religion. No two, say I, have established the same. Is this a proof of the infallibility of establishments? #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Bradlaugh
#181. Atheist, without God, I look to humankind for sympathy, for love, for hope, for effort, for aid. #Quote by Charles Bradlaugh
Positive Atheism quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#182. It is an insult to our citizens to question whether they are rational beings or not, and blasphemy against religion to suppose it cannot stand the test of truth and reason. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Positive Atheism quotes by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
#183. The neighborhood children, of course, were forbidden by their parents to play with my little boy, Garth, so I finally got him a little kitten to play with. A couple of weeks later we found it on the porch with its neck wrung. #Quote by Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Positive Atheism quotes by Jerry Falwell
#184. I put all the blame legally and morally on the actions of the terrorist, but America's secular and anti-Christian environment left us open to our Lord's decision not to protect. When a nation deserts God and expels God from the culture ... the result is not good. #Quote by Jerry Falwell
Positive Atheism quotes by Emily Dickinson
#185. If Aims impel these Astral Ones The ones allowed to know Know that which makes them as forgot As Dawn forgets them now #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Positive Atheism quotes by Paul Kurtz
#186. Humanists hold that ethical values are relative to human experience and need not be derived from theological or metaphysical foundations. #Quote by Paul Kurtz
Positive Atheism quotes by Denis Diderot
#187. Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' This stranger is a theologian. #Quote by Denis Diderot
Positive Atheism quotes by Mary Todd Lincoln
#188. Mr. Lincoln's maxim and philosophy were: 'What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.' He never joined any Church. He was a religious man always, I think, but was not a technical Christian. #Quote by Mary Todd Lincoln
Positive Atheism quotes by Cyril Connolly
#189. If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given to us to be denied at every turn, if our nature is always wrong and wicked, how ineffectual we are - like fishes not meant to swim. #Quote by Cyril Connolly
Positive Atheism quotes by William S. Burroughs
#190. A functioning police state needs no police. #Quote by William S. Burroughs
Positive Atheism quotes by James Joyce
#191. He comes into the world God knows how, walks on the water, gets out of his grave and goes up off the Hill of Howth. What drivel is this? #Quote by James Joyce
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Twain
#192. It has taken a weary long time to persuade American Presbyterians to give up infant damnation and try to bear it the best they can. #Quote by Mark Twain
Positive Atheism quotes by Marilyn Manson
#193. Dear God, if you were alive, you know we'd kill you. #Quote by Marilyn Manson
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#194. He that dies a martyr proves that he was not a knave, but by no means that he was not a fool. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Positive Atheism quotes by Roger Waters
#195. By the cold and religious we were taken in hand - shown how to feel good; and told to feel bad. #Quote by Roger Waters
Positive Atheism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#196. The soul must have its chosen sewers to carry away its ordure. This function is performed by persons, relationships, professions, the fatherland, the world, or finally, for the really arrogant - I mean our modern pessimists - by the Good God himself. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Positive Atheism quotes by Seneca The Younger
#197. It is the characteristic of a weak and diseased mind to fear the unfamiliar. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Positive Atheism quotes by Andrew Bernstein
#198. Even in this secular country, the threat posed by religious fundamentalists is never very far away. Every major religious text exhorts the same principles - that of unyielding obedience to a supernatural being, and renunciation of the intellect and personal aspirations. #Quote by Andrew Bernstein
Positive Atheism quotes by Xenophanes
#199. If oxen and horses and lions could draw and paint, they would delineate the gods in their own image. #Quote by Xenophanes
Positive Atheism quotes by Joseph Addison
#200. Supposing all the great points of atheism were formed into a kind of creed, I would fain ask whether it would not require an infinite greater measure of faith than any set of articles which they so violently oppose. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Positive Atheism quotes by Timothy Keller
#201. Forgiveness is negative. Righteousness is positive. Forgiveness is you may go. Righteousness is you may come. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Positive Atheism quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#202. Certainly my work is negative, destructive; but … only in relation to the unhuman, not to the human[.] #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Positive Atheism quotes by Oliver Burkeman
#203. Who says you need to wait until you 'feel like' doing something in order to start doing it? The problem, from this perspective, isn't that you don't feel motivated; it's that you imagine you need to feel motivated. If you can regard your thoughts and emotions about whatever you're procrastinating on as passing weather, you'll realise that your reluctance about working isn't something that needs to be eradicated or transformed into positivity. You can coexist with it. You can note the procrastinatory feelings and act anyway. #Quote by Oliver Burkeman
Positive Atheism quotes by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
#204. Always recognize the dreamlike qualities of life and reduce attachment and aversion. Practice good-heartedness toward all beings. Be loving and compassionate, no matter what others do to you. What they will do will not matter so much when you see it as a dream. The trick is to have positive intention during the dream. This is the essential point. This is true spirituality. #Quote by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
Positive Atheism quotes by Gary Chapman
#205. Positive, affirming relationships bring great pleasure while poor relationship brings great pain. Greatest happiness found in good relationships, greatest pain found in bad relationships #Quote by Gary Chapman
Positive Atheism quotes by Brenda Vicars
#206. Biology - Polarity of silver lining – review of positive/negative (254) elements
English - Poetry, Emily Dickinson, (6444) color themes: orange, apple red
History - appeal processes (908), new information
Geometry - segment division provided 2546444908
Assignments due October 30, response required. #Quote by Brenda Vicars
Positive Atheism quotes by Wayne Dyer
#207. The law of attraction is this: You don't attract what you want. You attract what you are. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Positive Atheism quotes by Stephen Richards
#208. You cannot give out one frequency, that of disrespect, and expect respect to flow toward you. Neither can you hold on to your biases, prejudices, and negative thinking toward something, and expect that something positive will return to you. #Quote by Stephen Richards
Positive Atheism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#209. You never hear the word "breasts" in a positive scenario. Breasts are bad news. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Positive Atheism quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#210. The power of prayer is miraculous! #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Positive Atheism quotes by Jack London
#211. On Religion and Science:

"You cannot answer Berkeley, even if you have annihilated Kant, and yet, perforce, you assume that Berkeley is wrong when you affirm that science proves the non-existence of God, or, as much to the point, the existence of matter–You know I granted the reality of matter only in order to make myself intelligible to your understanding. Be positive scientists, if you please; but ontology has no place in positive science, so leave it alone.... #Quote by Jack London
Positive Atheism quotes by Deborah Day
#212. Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of new alternatives. #Quote by Deborah Day
Positive Atheism quotes by J.K. Rowling
#213. The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the dementor feeds upon - hope, happiness, the desire to survive - but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the dementors can't hurt it. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Positive Atheism quotes by Sam Harris
#214. Countries with high levels of atheism are also the most charitable both in terms of the percentage of their wealth they devote to social welfare programs and the percentage they give in aid to the developing world. The dubious link between Christian literalism and Christian values is belied by other indices of social equality. Consider the ratio of salaries paid to top-tier CEOs and those paid to the same firms' average employees: in Britain it is 24:1; in France, 15:1; in Sweden, 13:1; in the United States, where 80 percent of the population expects to be called before God on Judgment Day, it is 475:1. Many a camel, it would seem, expects to pass easily through the eye of a needle. #Quote by Sam Harris
Positive Atheism quotes by Venugopal Acharya
#215. Leadership Is All About Character And Inspiration, And Not Position And Manipulation". #Quote by Venugopal Acharya
Positive Atheism quotes by Iben Dissing Sandahl
#216. Good begets good. Calm begets calm. It isn´t the child who is bad; it is the action that is bad. #Quote by Iben Dissing Sandahl
Positive Atheism quotes by Robert Barron
#217. Again, I hear almost everyday from atheists who write off religion as primitive, premodern nonsense. I summon Aquinas, Augustine, Paul [of Tarsus], Teresa of Avila, Joseph Ratzinger, and Edith Stein-in all their intellectual rigor-as allies in the the struggle against this dismissive atheism. #Quote by Robert Barron
Positive Atheism quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#218. Keep your thoughts positive because your thought become YOUR WORDS.
Keep your words positive because your words become YOUR BEHAVIOR
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes YOUR HABITS
Keep your habits positive because your habits become YOUR VALUES
Keep your values positive because your values become YOUR DESTINY #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Positive Atheism quotes by Anne Elizabeth Moore
#219. It's a little bit about being a global citizen, with all the United Nations positive umph that there is with that phrase - it's about being a positive do-gooder. But it's also: how can I participate in globalization in a really clear way? Like: don't leave the house unless you can bring something worthy into the world. And so Nicaragua changed the way that I want to do things. #Quote by Anne Elizabeth Moore
Positive Atheism quotes by Criss Jami
#220. Philosophy may serve as the bridge between theology and science. All atheism is a philosophy, but not all philosophy is atheism. Philosophy ('love of wisdom') is simply a tool depending on how one uses it, and in some cases, logically understanding the nature of God and existence. #Quote by Criss Jami
Positive Atheism quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#221. Count your blessings, there lies the best comfort. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Positive Atheism quotes by Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
#222. All systems in Pakistan appear to be in a haste to achieve something, which can have both positive and negative implications. Let us take a pause and examine the two fundamental questions: One, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution? Two, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions? #Quote by Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
Positive Atheism quotes by Henry Johnson Jr
#223. Why Westerners are so obsessed with "saving" Africa, and why this obsession so often goes awry? Western countries should understand that Africa's development chances and social possibilities remain heavily hindered due to its overall mediocre governance.

Africa rising is still possible -- but first Africans need to understand that the power lies not just with the government, but the people. I do believe, that young Africans have the will to "CHANGE" Africa. They must engage their government in a positive manner on issues that matters -- I also realize that too many of the continent's people are subject to the kinds of governments that favor ruling elites rather than ordinary villagers and townspeople. These kind of behavior trickles down growth.

In Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is the problem.
In South Africa the Apartheid did some damage. The country still wrestles with significant racial issues that sometimes leads to the murder of its citizens.

In Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya the world's worst food crisis is being felt.
In Libya the West sends a mixed messages that make the future for Libyans uncertain. In Nigeria oil is the biggest curse. In Liberia corruption had make it very hard for the country to even develop.

Westerners should understand that their funding cannot fix the problems in Africa. African problems can be fixed by Africans. Charity gives but does not really transform. Transformation should come from the root, "Af #Quote by Henry Johnson Jr
Positive Atheism quotes by Al Neuharth
#224. Don't just learn something from every experience, learn something positive. #Quote by Al Neuharth
Positive Atheism quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#225. It is only God who gives strength and wisdom for fulfill the God-given dream. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Positive Atheism quotes by Debasish Mridha
#226. On a cloudy day, be the sun in someone's sky. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Positive Atheism quotes by Charles H. Bennett
#227. I am so sorry to hear of Asher's passing. I will miss his scientific insight and advice, but even more his humor and stubborn integrity. I remember when one of his colleagues complained about Asher's always rejecting his manuscript when they were sent to him to referee. Asher said in effect, 'You should thank me. I am only trying to protect your reputation.' He often pretended to consult me, a fellow atheist, on matters of religious protocol.

{Charles H. Bennett's letter written to the family of Israeli physicist, Asher Peres} #Quote by Charles H. Bennett
Positive Atheism quotes by Peter Higgs
#228. That name was a kind of joke, and not a very good one. An author, Leon Lederman, wanted to call it 'that goddamn particle' because it was clear it was going to be a tough job finding it experimentally. His editor wouldn't have that, and he said, 'okay, call it the God particle,' and the editor accepted it. I don't think he should've have done, because it's so misleading'. #Quote by Peter Higgs
Positive Atheism quotes by Avina Celeste
#229. I see a lot of people talking about karma almost as if it is a form of revenge. When you get into that revenge-seeking mindset of those who have harmed me will pay for it in the future, we begin to attract negative karma to ourselves. We should be focusing on the positive effects that our positive actions have on our life. When you think with anger and revenge, you lose your abilities of forgiveness, compassion, and love for the people around you. #Quote by Avina Celeste
Positive Atheism quotes by Lucretius
#230. Since you must admit that there is nothing outside the universe, it can have no limit and is accordingly without end or measure. It makes no odds in which part of it you may take your stand; whatever spot anyone may occupy, the universe stretches away from him just the same in all directions without limit. #Quote by Lucretius
Positive Atheism quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#231. When you have doubts about God, the right position to take is agnosticism, atheism is outright arrogance #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Positive Atheism quotes by Ree Drummond
#232. So," Marlboro Man began over dinner one night. "How many kids do you want to have?" I almost choked on my medium-rare T-bone, the one he'd grilled for me so expertly with his own two hands.
"Oh my word," I replied, swallowing hard. I didn't feel so hungry anymore. "I don't know…how many kids do you want to have?"
"Oh, I don't know," he said with a mischievous grin. "Six or so. Maybe seven."
I felt downright nauseated. Maybe it was a defense mechanism, my body preparing me for the dreaded morning sickness that, I didn't know at the time, awaited me. Six or seven kids? Righty-oh, Marlboro Man.
Righty…no.
"Ha-ha ha-ha ha. Ha." I laughed, tossing my long hair over my shoulder and acting like he'd made a big joke. "Yeah, right! Ha-ha. Six kids…can you imagine?" Ha-ha. Ha. Ha." The laughter was part humor, part nervousness, part terror. We'd never had a serious discussion about children before.
"Why?" He looked a little more serious this time. "How many kids do you think we should have?"
I smeared my mashed potatoes around on my plate and felt my ovaries leap inside my body. This was not a positive development. Stop that! I ordered, silently. Settle down! Go back to sleep!
I blinked and took a swig of the wine Marlboro Man had bought me earlier in the day. "Let's see…," I answered, drumming my fingernails on the table. "How 'bout one? Or maybe…one and a half?" I sucked in my stomach--another defensive move in an attempt to deny what I didn't #Quote by Ree Drummond
Positive Atheism quotes by Joan Ball
#233. Jesus is no genie in a lamp. All the happy thoughts and positive thinking in the world will not keep life from being life. I've come to believe that, as big risks offer the potential for great reward or great failure, the biggest waves bring the swiftest undertow. As I learned to accept this principle rather than fight it, a deeper understanding of the call to perseverance, which appears so frequently in the Bible, emerged. As I learned to persevere, something mysterious began to happen: the more difficult things became, the deeper I looked at myself, sought God's guidance, and let go. It is like the scripture that reads, "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. #Quote by Joan Ball
Positive Atheism quotes by Woody Allen
#234. I wish I could think of a positive point to leave you with. Will you take two negative points? #Quote by Woody Allen
Positive Atheism quotes by William Graham Sumner
#235. It would be hard to find a single instance of a direct assault by positive effort upon poverty, vice, and misery which has not either failed or, if it has not failed directly and entirely, has not entailed other evils greater than the one which it removed. #Quote by William Graham Sumner
Positive Atheism quotes by Mark Thomas
#236. The essence of Christianity, as I see it, is love. The essence of Humanism (and I'm also a Humanist) is love. At that level, we're not far apart. #Quote by Mark Thomas
Positive Atheism quotes by Seneca The Younger
#237. Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Positive Atheism quotes by Chrissie Wellington
#238. I have an addictive personality. Sport is my drug of choice these days. It's one of the best drugs there is. It keeps you fit and healthy, even if, in the case of ironman, it pushes your body to the limit. The word "addiction" comes with negative connotations, but it doesn't have to be a damaging impulse. It's all about channeling your craving into something positive. #Quote by Chrissie Wellington
Positive Atheism quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#239. Be determined enough to live for your dreams. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita

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