Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Atheist's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts

"This slim, attractive volume will amuse nonbelievers—and, ironically, cause them to spend hours reading about God and religion."
—Boston Globe

The Atheist Bible is a handy little book that consists of quotes from mostly atheist or agnostics and some other popular people such as Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Ian McKellen, Albert Einstein etc.

Some memorable quotes from the book:
"Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create Him."
ARTHUR C. CLARKE

"As for me, I've long resolved not to think whether man created God or God man."
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

"Do you think I am superstitious? I am a super-atheist."
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

"We shall tell ourselves that it would be very nice if there were a God who created the world and was a benevolent Providence, and if there were a moral order in the universe and an after-life; but it is a very striking fact that all this is exactly as we are bound to wish it to be."
SIGMUND FREUD

"All thinking men are atheists."
ERNEST HEMINGWAY

"Martyrdom ... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe."
CARL SAGAN

"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."
RICHARD DAWKINS

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

"Well, I've often thought that the Bible should have a disclaimer at the front saying, "This is fiction." I mean, walking on water? I mean, it takes an act of faith."
IAN MCKELLEN

"[Religious thought is] an attempt to find an out where there is no door."
ALBERT EINSTEIN

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived."
ISAAC ASIMOV

"I'm not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I'm going to Hell?"
HOMER SIMPSON :)

For more quotes, just check out the book!

File size: 635 KB
Format: pdf

http://www70.zippyshare.com/v/37931656/file.html
or
http://www.ulozto.net/xMRe4gb/joan-konner-the-atheists-bible-rar

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4 comments:

k said...

A staple in the collection. When it rests - it can be found nested between The Bible According To Mark Twain and The Giant Golden Illustrated Book About Birds.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! :)

Διαγόρας said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

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"As for me, I've long resolved not to think whether man
created God or God man." FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
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Dostoyevsky was an Orthodox Christian. That quote comes from Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov.

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It is worth noting that, in many ways, Dostoyevsky invented Nietzsche in order
to refute him. Ivan in the The Brothers Karamazov already foresees the destruction of
the bedrock on which our whole world is built. He proclaims the death of God, and
sees the result as a “geological cataclysm” (Dostoyevsky 1996: 738). As he puts it:
“I believe that a period, analogous with geological periods, will come to pass – the old
conception of the universe will fall of itself without cannibalism and what’s more the
old morality, and everything will begin anew” (ibid.) Ivan, like Nietzsche, claims that,
in response to the death of God, we must become gods ourselves (Nietzsche 1974:
181). But since Dostoyevsky holds that no one can live with such conclusions, by the
end of the book, Ivan has gone crazy and seems about to die.
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- Blackwell Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (I found the ebook on gigapedia)

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