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  • You believe nothing, atheist!
  • There is something besides all this, something which the arguments of the atheists can never touch.
  • The essence of religious feeling has nothing to do with reason, or atheism, or crime, or acts of any kind—it has nothing to do with these things—and never had.
  • I had often heard of him as a very learned man, but an atheist; and I was very glad of the opportunity of conversing with so eminent and clever a person.
  • More candid, more exact, more honest, more honourable, and…. although I may show you my weak side, I challenge you all; you atheists, for instance!
  • "And you will call on that atheist?" she continued, pointing to Hippolyte.
  • I have grown convinced that nature is full of mockery—you called me an atheist just now, but you know this nature…. why are you laughing again?
  • However, a week ago, I called in a medical student, Kislorodoff, who is a Nationalist, an Atheist, and a Nihilist, by conviction, and that is why I had him.
  • You, have got hold of this lad "—(she pointed to Colia); "you, have turned his head, you have taught him to be an atheist, you don’t believe in God, and you are not too old to be whipped, sir!
  • Half an hour ago, prince, it was agreed among us that no one should interrupt, no one should laugh, that each person was to express his thoughts freely; and then at the end, when everyone had spoken, objections might be made, even by the atheists.
  • He wishes me to be a pervert to atheism.
  • And in the second place, Roman Catholicism is, in my opinion, worse than Atheism itself.
  • Oh, it is not from vanity alone, it is not from feelings of vanity that Russians become Atheists and Jesuits!
  • Atheism only preaches a negation, but Romanism goes further; it preaches a disfigured, distorted Christ—it preaches Anti-Christ—I assure you, I swear it!
  • How could the upshot of all this be other than Atheism?
  • Atheism is the child of Roman Catholicism—it proceeded from these Romans themselves, though perhaps they would not believe it.
  • It and its brother Atheism proceed from Despair in opposition to Catholicism.
  • If one of us becomes an Atheist, he must needs begin to insist on the prohibition of faith in God by force, that is, by the sword.
  • It is easier for a Russian to become an Atheist, than for any other nationality in the world.
  • And not only does a Russian ’become an Atheist,’ but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation.
  • And not only does a Russian ’become an Atheist,’ but he actually BELIEVES IN Atheism, just as though he had found a new faith, not perceiving that he has pinned his faith to a negation.
  • Atheism!
  • "Look here, my dear sir," he began, addressing Ptitsin in a very loud tone of voice; "if you have really made up your mind to sacrifice an old man—your father too or at all events father of your wife—an old man who has served his emperor—to a wretched little atheist like this, all I can say is, sir, my foot shall cease to tread your floors.

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  • While many atheist decline any non-material reality, others have a spiritual outlook on life.
  • As a young Atheist, I sincerely believed that man had created God to fill the gaps in knowledge that would never be spanned by experience, reason, or science.
    Alicia Britt Chole

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