Quotes about Atheism

Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to the acknowledgement of a divine power. Plato

Fervid atheism is usually a screen for repressed religion. Wilhelm Stekel

Atheism…is as unyielding and dogmatic about religious belief as true believers are about heathens. It tries to use reason to demolish a structure that is not built upon reason. Sydney J Harris

Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we’re dead we’re dead? John Updike