— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Stardust Memories (1980).
— Norman G. Finkelstein American political scientist and author 1953
Other sourced statements
„When it comes to God's existence, I'm not an atheist and I'm not an agnostic- I'm an acrostic, the whole thing puzzles me.“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
Books, Brain Droppings (1997)
— Dante Gabriel Rossetti English poet, illustrator, painter and translator 1828 - 1882
„I feel most spiritual when I'm out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it's all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I'm not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I'm looking at God. Whenever I'm listening to something I'm listening to God.“
— Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014
"Pete Seeger's Session" http://www.beliefnet.com/entertainment/music/2006/08/pete-seegers-session?p=2, a Beliefnet interview (2006)
— Gena Showalter American writer 1975
Источник: Alice in Zombieland
„No, I don't know that atheists should be regarded as citizens, nor should they be regarded as patriotic. This is one nation under God.… I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.“
— George H. W. Bush American politician, 41st President of the United States 1924 - 2018
Attributed by atheist activist Robert I. Sherman, reporting on remarks at a public press conference Bush held at O'Hare Airport on 27 August 1987 just after announcing his candidacy for president. Initially reported soon after the incident, years afterward disputes on the accuracy of the reports arose, as indicated at "Documents at Bush Presidential Library Prove VP Bush Questioned Citizenship and Patriotism of Atheists" (1 April 2006) at RobSherman.com https://web.archive.org/web/20150102092456/http://www.robsherman.com:80/advocacy/060401a.htm. Other journalists present have neither confirmed nor contradicted Sherman's account of the exchange. Sherman cites official correspondence about the incident between Jon Garth Murra, President of American Atheists, and White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray in December 1988, as clearly documenting that this was publicly reported prior to that time, and the accuracy of the remarks not contested, though implications of them in regard to actual stances on civil rights were.
Frequently misquoted as "No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots."
[1988, Fall, On the Barricades: Bush on Atheism, GALA Interim, Free Inquiry, 8, 4, 0272-0701, 16]
[1990-10-22, Do We Want Atheist Army?, Tom, Tiede, Waycross Journal-Herald, 73, 250, 3, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KltaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yUwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4651,702629]
„I'm an atheist, and so I have a philosophical problem with demonology and supporting the mythology of Satan, which involves God and heaven and hell and all that stuff. I'm not just a nonbeliever, I'm an antibeliever - I think it's a destructive philosophy.“
— David Cronenberg Canadian film director, screenwriter and actor 1943
David Cronenberg's Body Language http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/18/magazine/18cronenberg.html?pagewanted=all (September 18, 2005)
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Where All Roads Lead (1922); this is often misquoted as "If there were no God, there would be no atheists."
Контексте: Atheism is, I suppose, the supreme example of a simple faith. The man says there is no God; if he really says it in his heart, he is a certain sort of man so designated in Scripture [i. e. a fool, Ps 53:2]. But, anyhow, when he has said it, he has said it; and there seems to be no more to be said. The conversation seems likely to languish. The truth is that the atmosphere of excitement, by which the atheist lived, was an atmosphere of thrilled and shuddering theism, and not of atheism at all; it was an atmosphere of defiance and not of denial. Irreverence is a very servile parasite of reverence; and has starved with its starving lord. After this first fuss about the merely aesthetic effect of blasphemy, the whole thing vanishes into its own void. If there were not God, there would be no atheists.
— Philip Pullman English author 1946
Surefish interview (2002)
Контексте: I'm caught between the words 'atheistic' and 'agnostic'. I've got no evidence whatever for believing in a God. But I know that all the things I do know are very small compared with the things that I don't know. So maybe there is a God out there. All I know is that if there is, he hasn't shown himself on earth.
But going further than that, I would say that those people who claim that they do know that there is a God have found this claim of theirs the most wonderful excuse for behaving extremely badly. So belief in a God does not seem to me to result automatically in behaving very well.
— Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
Interview with Bill Maher (2013) http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d2b_1382908273
— Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015
Источник: The Color of Magic
— Henry Fielding English novelist and dramatist 1707 - 1754
Act I, sc. iii
Tom Thumb the Great (1730)
— Baron d'Holbach French-German author, philosopher, encyclopedist 1723 - 1789
ibid., chap. 30
„I've prayed every night for the past 10 years. There's a lot more to thank God for now. My philosophy is 'live life to the fullest,' [and] I was saved for a reason. Maybe I'm going to help someone else. I don't question it. All I know is, I'm thankful I'm still here.“
— Adam Goldstein American DJ 1973 - 2009
James Montgomery DJ AM Says He Was 'Saved For A Reason' In First Post-Crash Interview http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1597103/20081015/dj_am.jhtml October. 15 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2009. (October 2008).
„It is because of God's love that I care about the fate of atheists. When an atheist says he sees no evidence that God exists, I take the time to reason with him about creation not being an accident, even though it is intellectually demeaning to have to do so (atheism is the epitome of stupidity). It's an intellectual embarassment. But I have done so thousands of times, and will do so until my last breath… thanks alone to the love of God that dwells in me.“
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)