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I’m probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it. (via NYDailynews.com)
I am an atheist, but I don’t begrudge anyone for whatever belief systems they hold. (via Suicidegirls)
Hugh Laurie (a.k.a House)
“Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be religious people.” – House (via Quotationspage.com)
The host asked (paraphrased) “What would you say to God at the pearly gates?”
Moore answered (not paraphrased) “Wow, I was wrong, you really do exist.” (via celebatheists)
Kathy “Suck It Jesus” Griffin – She accepted an Emmy with the following speech…
Can you believe this shit? I guess hell froze over. … a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, ‘suck it, Jesus.’ This award is my god now. (via Wikiquote)
I’m an atheist, but I’m very relaxed about it. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do. Anything he does on television, I will watch. (via freethinker.com)
Angelina Jolie: Hmm… For some people. I hope so, for them. For the people who believe in it, I hope so. There doesn’t need to be a God for me. There’s something in people that’s spiritual, that’s godlike. I don’t feel like doing things just because people say things, but I also don’t really know if it’s better to just not believe in anything, either
I do not believe in God, but as I sat there in the damaged [balloon] capsule, hopelessly vulnerable to the slightest shift in weather or mechanical fault, I could not believe my eyes. (via celebatheists.com)
I absolutely believe what Ellie believes – that there is no direct evidence. So how could you ask me to believe in God when there’s absolutely no evidence that I can see? (via Truth-Saves.com)
I don’t believe in heaven and hell. I don’t know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won’t allow this life–the only thing I know to exist–to be wasted.
I don’t believe in that. I believe this is it, and I believe it’s the best way to live. (celebatheists)
One day when I was about 8 years old, I was drawing the crucifixion as part of my Bible studies homework.
I was sitting at the kitchen table when my brother came home.
…there I was happily drawing my hero when my big brother Bob asked, “Why do you believe in God?” Just a simple question. But my mum panicked. “Bob,” she said in a tone that I knew meant, “Shut up.” Why was that a bad thing to ask? If there was a God and my faith was strong it didn’t matter what people said.
Oh…hang on. There is no God. He knows it, and she knows it deep down. It was as simple as that. I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist. (WSJ)