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Nontheism: Faith & Quotations

Nontheism
A term that covers both religious and nonreligious beliefs towards the absence or rejection of theism. Nontheism should not be confused with irreligion, the absence of religion.
Atheism
A positive belief that a god does not exist. Those who do not think about the existence of a deity may be described as 'weakly atheistic'.
Agnosticism
The belief that it is impossible for humans to know whether or not deities exist.
Ignosticism
The belief that other theological positions (includig agnosticism and atheism) assume too much about the concept of God and many other thelogical concepts.

Nontheist Quotes

Below you'll find some great quotations about and for nontheists.

Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's?
Friedrich Nietzsche

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Gandhi

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Mark Twain

Lighthouses are more helpful then churches.
Benjamin Franklin

If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.
Voltaire

We could call order by the name of God, but it would be an impersonal God. There’s not much personal about the laws of physics.
Stephen Hawking

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Isaac Asimov

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
Arthur C. Clarke