10 Insightful Quotes From Famous Atheists

People have spoken about their non-belief for yonks, this isn't something new and we respect them for it. Here are a few bright sparks sharing their own thoughts on the subject. I'm not saying these famous atheists are right, I'm just saying they make sense...

1) "When I was a kid, I had an imaginary friend. I thought he went everywhere with me. I could talk to him and he could hear me, and he could grant me wishes and stuff too. But then I grew up, and stopped going to church." — Jimmy Carr

U mad, organised religion?

2) "All thinking men are atheists." — Ernest Hemingway

He's got a gun and a moustache: your argument is invalid.

3) "Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure." — George Carlin

In summary: people be stupid.

4) "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." — Benjamin Franklin

Unusual words for one of the founders of the most Jesus-lovin' country in the world.

5) "Science adjusts its views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.” — Tim Minchin

Nevermind the guyliner.

6) "Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dream up after being drunk all night." — Isaac Asimov

"It's okay not to know who I am."

7) "If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You could just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt." — Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley: very hot atheist.

8) "Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." — Jon Stewart

9) “The word 'God' for me is nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.” — Albert Einstein

This picture MAY have been shopped.

10) And of course, these sage words from Stephen Fry...

Seán Kenehan
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Seán has been told by some that he resembles a young Hugh Laurie, but more people have tried to hire him as a Noddy impersonator. Something of a film fan, a pub quiz is one of the few situations in which he is even remotely useful. Seán enjoys the occasional beverage of the alcohol variety, Salt & Vinegar crisps, and referring to himself in the third person.

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