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  • "Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the Earth at the right distance from the Sun to receive proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance." - Sir Isaac Newton[1]

  • "I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. Opposition to godliness is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors." - Sir Isaac Newton[2]

  • "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." - The psalmist David, Psalms 14:1 (KJV)



  • "Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding." - Plato[4]

  • "Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman." - Francis Thomson[5]

  • "The atheists are for the most part imprudent and misguided scholars who reason badly who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis the eternity of things and of inevitability." - Voltaire[6]

  • "Atheists put on false courage and alcacrity in the midst of their darkness and aprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark, will sing for fear." - Alexander Pope [7]

  • "An atheist’s most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something,but can’t think of anyone to thank for it" - Mary Anne Vincent [8]

  • "Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist there is no God." - Heywood Broun

  • "Atheism is a crutch for those who cannot bear the reality of God." - Tom Stoppard[10]

  • "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." - Sir Francis Bacon [12]

  • In his essay rebutting a work of atheist Jeffery Jay Lowder Christian apologist JP Holding wrote the following: "...I find that there is no such thing as "reasonable nonbelief." The litany of excuses, wild speculations, and other absurdities ground out by skeptics and critics doesn't deserve the adjective "reasonable"."[13]

  • "To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny." - Joseph Addison, The Spectator, Mar. 8, 1711 [12]

  • "It is hard to see how a great man can be an atheist. Without the sustaining influence of faith in a divine power we could have little faith in ourselves. We need to feel that behind us is intelligence and love. Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create. Faith is the great motive power, and no man realizes his full possibilities unless he has the deep conviction that life is eternally important, and that his work, well done, is a part of an unending plan." - Calvin Coolidge, speech, Jul. 25, 1924 [12]

  • "Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic un-interestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?" - John Updike [15]

  • "God never wrought miracles to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it." - Sir Francis Bacon [15]

  • "Mala enim et impia consuetudo est contra deos disputandi, sive ex animo id fit sive simulate."
"The habit of arguing in support of atheism, whether it be done from conviction or in pretense, is a wicked and impious practice."
- De natura deorum', Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, and statesman[16][17]

  • "How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook." — Source Unknown [14]

  • "I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up . . . they have no holidays." - Henny Youngman[18]

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