Five positive statements, and one negative about Atheism

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Five positive statements, and one negative one about Atheism:

bullet Isaac Asimov, On Religiosity“, Free Inquiry magazine: “Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism.”
bullet Dan Barker, Author of “Losing Faith in Faith:” “I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil — you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.”
bullet Annie Wood Besant: “No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.”
bullet George H.W. Bush, as presidential nominee for the Republican party; 1987-AUG-27: No, I don’t know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.1
bullet H. Havelock Ellis: “And it is in his own image, let us remember, that Man creates God.”
bullet Doug Jesseph: “As an atheist, I deny exist of all Gods: those of the Mayans, the Hindu, the Ancient Egyptians, and the God of the Old and New Testaments. If I am right, all of these are fictional constructs invented by clever humans for purposes, a variety of purposes, ranging from psychological comfort to entertainment.”

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One Comment on “Five positive statements, and one negative about Atheism”

  1. Linda Burke Says:

    Another negative statement re atheism:
    Newsflash: Atheism doesn’t exist.


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