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
my parents are different religions, and all the children in our family are atheists.
J.D. Salinger -- The Catcher in the Rye
You know perfectly well I’m an atheist and I’ve got homework to do.
Athol Fugard -- Master Harold...and the Boys
] "Kafir, she was an atheist!"
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
Her uncle and his wile were atheists, but it was still a really fun trip.
Rainbow Rowell -- Eleanor & Park
At which point her arch nemesis, the sole atheist in Camp Ashpit’s foxhole, a college professor named Dawkins, shouted out, "Particularly those of extraterrestrial origin!"
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Your dad is a Buddhist, but your mom is an atheist.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
He worshipped the memory of Bakunin and was a complete atheist, which was a little strange too, because at that time I was still a very devout Catholic girl and I sometimes wondered how I could fall in love with this young man who don’t believe in God.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I withdrew my church membership and became an atheist.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
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"I have been an atheist," answered Pierre.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Or am I remembering the lines of later atheists?
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
Were I an atheist—a man devoid of conscience—a wretch with coarse and brutal instincts—I might have found peace long ere now.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
So far as I knew, my mother, though not a professed atheist, had never given a thought to religion in her life.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
The narrator went on to say that Akiane’s mother was an atheist and that the concept of God was never discussed in their home.
Todd Burpo -- Heaven Is for Real
Atheism is against the law, isn’t it?’
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
As a rule seeing the models of art works tends to make one atheistic.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
There are no atheists in the trenches.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
Langdon also knew that Raphael, like many other religious artists, was a suspected closet atheist.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
An example, in short, etc. Besides, he was an atheist, like all the rest of those people.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
I once had a patient, a sound atheist, who used to read in the British Museum.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
It was held in a huge church, which seemed strange considering Kerry was an outspoken atheist, but that part I could understand.
Gayle Forman -- If I Stay
"All thinking men are atheists," the major said.
Ernest Hemingway -- A Farewell to Arms
My father had been a Lutheran in Wisconsin, but they were out of style in New England, so he had become a lapsed Lutheran and then, my mother said, a bitter atheist.
Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar
He goes on to say that this kind of religion, which declines wisdom, even though it may call itself Christian, is in reality as anti-Christian as is atheism.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a colour as the visible absence of colour; and at the same time the concrete of all colours; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows—a colourless, all-colour of atheism from which we shrink?
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Our judges are not so blind and…. not so drunk, and will not believe the testimony of two notorious infidels, agitators, and atheists, who accuse me from motives of personal revenge which they are foolish enough to admit….
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
He was later accused of atheism and was ultimately forced to leave the city.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
It drives my father, who always loudly proclaims himself a Christmas atheist, completely bananas.
Sarah Dessen -- Someone Like You
—We want no amateur atheists.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I’m not exactly an atheist, you know.
James Agee -- A Death in the Family
An atheistic saint.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Love in the Time of Cholera
To him no temple stood Or altar smoked; yet who more oft than he In temples and at altars, when the priest Turns atheist, as did Eli’s sons, who filled With lust and violence the house of God?
John Milton -- Paradise Lost
"Drink!" he said returning, "you logic-chopping, chalky-faced saint of an atheist, drink!"
H.G. Wells -- The Island of Dr. Moreau
You know, one of those uncouth new people one’s so often coming across nowadays, one of those free-thinkers you know, who are reared d’emblee in theories of atheism, scepticism, and materialism.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
MARTHA: And I was an atheist.
Edward Albee -- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
And yet not only the secularists but even atheists joined them in their applause.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
Is it correct that most are atheists in England now?
E.M. Forster -- A Passage to India
My brother was to be a great religious leader, to return the country to its former fervor, to turn the tide against atheism and the Revolution.
Anne Rice -- Interview with the Vampire
No atonement for God, or novelists, even if they are atheists.
Ian McEwan -- Atonement
A radical comes down and shocks The atheistic orthodox?
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
Chief Engineer Vladimir Petchukocov was a loyal Party member and a committed atheist, but he was also a sailor and therefore profoundly superstitious.
Tom Clancy -- The Hunt for Red October
My parents, unlike the vast majority of the country, were atheists, and I was raised accordingly.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Wedding
The Cruiser would be a true eyesore even in a nation of atheists.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Tom closed his eyes, and shuddered at the dark, atheistic words.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Am I talking with a deist or an atheist?
Henry Fielding -- Tom Jones
Failing this, absurdity and atheism gape behind him.
George Eliot -- Middlemarch
"The atheist," they called him; "the little atheist."
Virginia Woolf -- To the Lighthouse
"I am an atheist," he said, holding the glass of whiskey to the light.
Dan Simmons -- Hyperion
…a hundred years past, I found how the world had been misled by prostitute writers, to ascribe the greatest exploits in war, to cowards; the wisest counsel, to fools; sincerity, to flatterers; Roman virtue, to betrayers of their country; piety, to atheists; chastity, to sodomites; truth, to informers: how many innocent and excellent persons had been condemned to death or banishment by the practising of great ministers upon the corruption of judges, and the malice of factions: how many…