Welcome to Atheist Discussion, a new community created by former members of The Thinking Atheist forum.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
[Image: 66280884_1880673178701019_59150110199728...e=5DBEB082]
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
The following 6 users Like M.Linoge's post:
  • mordant, Alan V, Phaedrus, Gwaithmir, Dānu, Old Man Marsh
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
[Image: 67346271_10217530114037570_1162712415134...e=5DACECC4]
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
The following 5 users Like M.Linoge's post:
  • Alan V, brunumb, Phaedrus, Gwaithmir, Dānu
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(11-30-2018, 05:38 PM)SteveII Wrote: “Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”
-C.S. Lewis

Trusting whether or not your thoughts are true has nothing to do with belief or non belief in the existence of a god. How would belief in a god change that?
Welcome to the Atheist Forums on AtheistDiscussion.org
The following 2 users Like Free's post:
  • Alan V, Gwaithmir
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(07-23-2019, 10:28 PM)Free Wrote:
(11-30-2018, 05:38 PM)SteveII Wrote: “Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”
-C.S. Lewis

Trusting whether or not your thoughts are true has nothing to do with belief or non belief in the existence of a god. How would belief in a god change that?

C.S. Lewis believed evolution could not have designed brains for the purpose of thinking?  How in the world could he have come up with that idea, except by jumping to an unwarranted conclusion himself?  So much for "trusting your thinking."
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
C.S. Lewis' mind was fully immersed in the world of fiction.
The following 3 users Like Phaedrus's post:
  • Alan V, Gwaithmir, grympy
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
“Of all the animosities that have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiment in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.” (George Washington)  Consider
The following 3 users Like Gwaithmir's post:
  • Fireball, Alan V, brunumb
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(07-24-2019, 01:11 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: C.S. Lewis' mind was fully immersed in the world of fiction.

He was also a fallen atheist. At age 31 he renounced his atheism and converted
to Christianity, admitting that "God was God, and knelt and prayed." What then
followed, until his death, was a 30-year stream of books on Christian apologetics.
I'm a creationist;   I believe that man created God.
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(07-24-2019, 01:32 PM)SYZ Wrote:
(07-24-2019, 01:11 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: C.S. Lewis' mind was fully immersed in the world of fiction.

He was also a fallen atheist.  At age 31 he renounced his atheism and converted
to Christianity, admitting that "God was God, and knelt and prayed."   What then
followed, until his death, was a 30-year stream of books on Christian apologetics.

I don't believe that Lewis was ever genuinely an atheist. Having read his book Surprised by Joy, it seems more likely to me that he called himself an atheist because it was fashionable among the crowd of writers and thinkers he associated himself with at the time.  Consider
The following 1 user Likes Gwaithmir's post:
  • Alan V
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"Religion is the opium of the masses."
-Jesus
Don't mistake me for those nice folks from Give-A-Shit county.
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." (Thomas Jefferson)  Consider
The following 2 users Like Gwaithmir's post:
  • Alan V, grympy
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me—the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love—He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us—nature did it all—not the gods of the religions." (Thomas Edison)  Consider re is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me — the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love — He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us — nature did it all — not the gods of the religions."
The following 2 users Like Gwaithmir's post:
  • Alan V, M.Linoge
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
There isn't anything so grotesque or so incredible that the average human being can't believe it.

At this very day there are thousands upon thousands of Americans of average intelligence who fully believe in "Science and Health," although they can't understand a line of it, and who also worship the sordid and ignorant old purloiner of that gospel -- Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, who they do absolutely believe to be a member, by adoption, of the Holy Family, and on the way to push the Savior to third place and assume occupancy of His present place, and continue that occupancy during the rest of eternity.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (2013), p. 136. Dictated 22 June 1906.
A fool never learns from his mistakes.  A smart man learns from his mistakes.  A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.  That is why wise men study history.


Cheerful Charlie




The following 2 users Like Cheerful Charlie's post:
  • Gwaithmir, M.Linoge
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
[Image: 67747165_2580837485336428_46035508006129...e=5DCDA1C9]
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative revolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice." (George Bernard Shaw)  Consider [url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,813999,00.html][/url]
The following 3 users Like Gwaithmir's post:
  • Phaedrus, brunumb, M.Linoge
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
[Image: 68444346_428871101050361_618949682646745...e=5E0D2CE5]
"The advantage of faith over reason, is that reason requires understanding. Which usually requires education; resources of time and money. 
Religion needs none of that. - It empowers the lowliest idiot to pretend that he is wiser than the wise, ignoring all the indications otherwise "
 - A. Ra
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(07-24-2019, 01:11 AM)Phaedrus Wrote: C.S. Lewis' mind was fully immersed in the world of fiction.

Also recognised asa major 'lay theologian". Not quite sure what that  means. One not formally trained  in dogma and sophistry? 

He was also a bit forgetful, or hoped people wouldn't notice. 

 To  explain animal suffering ,Lewis  claimed that animals don't suffer as human do.IE less than . No learned references were cited.

Yet, In "That Hideous Strength" he discusses  the suffering of a bear. He states that when a bear experiences pleasure, that pleasure suffuses his entire being. So too when he is in pain, that  pain engulfs him . Again no references.

That is literally the only thing I remember from that book.
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
(07-28-2019, 11:41 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote: "Religion is the opium of the masses."
-Jesus
 Are you sure? I could have sworn it was Shakespeare  Tongue
The following 1 user Likes grympy's post:
  • Old Man Marsh
Reply

Favorite Quotes about Atheism, Agnosticism, And Religion
"Unitarian Universalism is the methadone of the masses."

-someone on patheos
Don't mistake me for those nice folks from Give-A-Shit county.
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)