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Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.


Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, ''Where is it?''

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.

John Donne (1572-1632) English poet.

If there is no God, everything is permitted.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels.

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the USA.

He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.