My earlier views on the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation have become clearer and stronger with advancing years.
Atheism is just a way of clearing the space for better conversations.sam harris
There are no atheists in foxholes.
Thus, 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
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion.
They felt that science would be corrosive to religious belief and they were worried about it. Damn it, I think they were right. It is corrosive to religious belief and it's a good thing.steven weinberg
It is not hardness of heart or evil passions that drive certain individuals to atheism, but rather a scrupulous intellectual honesty.steve allen
Government has no right to hurt the hair of an Atheist for his Opinions. Let him have a care of his Practices.john adams