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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Here are quips, quotes, and questions from a distinguished assortment of geniuses and jokers, giving readers a chance to decide for themselves When I think of all the harm [the bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. A dead sinner revised and edited. Ambro "All thinking men are atheists," Ernest Hemingway famously wrote. Ambrose Bierce There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer.
There never has been an answer. That's the answer. Gertrude Stein Do not let yourself be deceived: great intellects are skeptical. Friedrich Nietzsche Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz God is love, but get it in writing. Gypsy Rose Lee Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of our own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published June 12th by Ecco first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Atheist's Bible , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I picked this up to read for just a little light reading.
It has ended up being so much more than that. This book contains an inspiring collection of quotes from around author's It also contains some not so inspiring ones. This is an interesting read for any individual that wishes to know what notable people thought about God and religion. It shows us how the doubt in the existence of God has lasted for generations.
I for one, get rather tired being told by various individuals, that if I want I picked this up to read for just a little light reading. I for one, get rather tired being told by various individuals, that if I want to be moralistic, I have to believe in this and that. I mean, that just doesn't make any sort of sense to me. I already class myself as an individual with morals.
I definitely do not need a checklist from the Bible to make me believe this. Here are a few of my favourite quotes; "Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense" Chapman Cohen. And when we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible" Desmond Tutu. In hotels, you sometimes find The Bible in a drawer next to the bed, well this book should be put next to it.
View all 4 comments. Mar 02, Jeanette Again rated it really liked it Shelves: four-star-nonfiction , nonfiction , philosophy-theology. I picked this up at the library with the intention of copying a few good quotes from it, but I liked it so much that I'll be buying my own copy.
There is just too much good stuff in here. I think some of the "believers" in this country would be surprised to see that many of the historical figures they revere did not at all share their religious beliefs! View 1 comment. Feb 25, Jasmine rated it liked it Shelves: n-a. We're just products of evolution. You can say "Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don't think there's a purpose. Dec 02, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: religion-or-spirituality , non-fiction , 21st-century , north-american-literature , united-states-literature.
This book is made up of a lot of good, old-fashion, snarky atheist quotes. I'm not gonna lie, they're pretty great. Jan 06, E rated it really liked it Shelves: politics-history. Compilations of quotes can be fatiguing after the first twenty pages, but this compendium of sound-byte philosophy is relentlessly provocative. Being the sprawling, head-bumping and ultimately FREE herd of cats that atheists are, the quoted thinkers, dissidents, and entertainers are naturally discordant.
For nearly every brilliantly concise argument, there is a painfully simplistic one, insinuating that editor Joan Konner's single, dogmatic tenant of atheism is that atheists by definition should Compilations of quotes can be fatiguing after the first twenty pages, but this compendium of sound-byte philosophy is relentlessly provocative.
For nearly every brilliantly concise argument, there is a painfully simplistic one, insinuating that editor Joan Konner's single, dogmatic tenant of atheism is that atheists by definition should never be dogmatic. Nearly every statement sparked a mini-essay of either expansion or rebuttal in my head, and I can thus attest that this book is not ideal for bedside reading.
Others were simply enjoyable, especially in their humor: "Everyone thinks God is on their side - the rich and the powerful know he is on their side. This book is evidence of this growth. Of course, atheist cultures created from the top-down seen most obviously in the Eastern bloc nations of the Cold War have existed and interestingly enough, the likes of Karl Marx and Rosa Luxemburg are blaringly absent from the pages.
Perhaps it is because their staying power remains in question, for only in regions like East Germany and the Czech Republic has atheism been unwaveringly embraced by the people after the disintegration of the non-democratic governments that upheld them. Conversely, it could be due to the general though discreet success of secularism in northern Europe and Konner's intention to focus instead on the seemingly escalating and overt ostracizing of atheists in today's Western religious societies that assert that everyone's-got-to-have-some-religion.
Konner's diverse choices of quotations appear to represent her support for many atheist philosophies and her embarrassment by others. But the quote she places on the last page is by far the strongest argument she could have made for the necessity of such a book with such a paradoxical title.
May religious readers not so much take offense but see it as one more reminder that Freedom of Religion has always covered the freedom to have no religion at all.
Jan 11, Jason rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Quote fanatics. Shelves: religion-atheism. Forget Chicken Soup for the Soul. This book is way funnier, and way more reliable. Good for retorts.
View 2 comments. Jul 30, Lisa Pletz rated it really liked it. Several telling quotes from this delightful and thought-provoking book: "Religious hatreds ought not be propagated at all, but certainly not on a tax-exempt basis. And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more an Several telling quotes from this delightful and thought-provoking book: "Religious hatreds ought not be propagated at all, but certainly not on a tax-exempt basis.
And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism'.
Dec 27, Shawn Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: atheism. Not incredibly well-organized, to be honest although it tries to be , but it still contains a lot of great quotes from respected people, and it's great for a read-a-bit-before-bed kind of book.
Jan 10, Denny rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , inspirational , atheism , irreligion. This one's going on my shelf right next to The Devil's Dictionary! Oct 10, Karolos rated it it was amazing. You will scarcely be persuaded that they are any thing but sick men's dreams" —David Hume.
Nov 17, Lou rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone.
The Atheist's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts
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