"My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than True."
(Mahatma Gandhi / 1869-1948)
"Christianity, above all, comforts; but there are souls which are naturally happy and which do not need to be comforted. Then, those, Christianity starts by making them unhappy, having otherwise none action on them."
(André Gide / 1869-1951 / Journal 1889-1939)
"Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it; doubt all, but do not doubt yourself."
(André Gide / 1869-1951 / Journal 1939-1949)
"And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard."
(God / Micah 5:15)
"The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation."
(Emma Goldman / 1869-1940)
"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion."
(Edmond and Jules de Goncourt / respectively 1822-1896 an 1830-1870 / Notebook / January 24, 1868)
"The sleep of reason produces monsters."
(Francisco de Goya Y Lucientes / 1746-1828 / legend of an etched engraving / 1797)
"You've got your phenomenon on one hand. Concrete and knowable. On the other hand you've got the incomprehensible. You call it God, but to me, God or no, it remains just that, the unknowable."
(Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess / Northern Exposure, A Wing and a Prayer, 1994)
"There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the dark ages."
(Ruth Hermence Green / The Born Again Skeptic's Guide to the Bible)
"Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself."
(David Hilbert / 1862-1943)
"Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color."
"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."
(Eric Hoffer / 1902-1983)