Hattip to Regular Guy Paul. I am afraid I got busy yesterday and I forgot to wish everyone a Happy National Atheists’ Day. Here are some quotes of atheists of yesteryear for the occasion:
“You know, they are fooling us, there is no God… all this talk about God is sheer nonsense.”
“The reason why the ancient world was so pure, light and serene was that it knew nothing of the two great scourges: the pox and Christianity.”
“Why Do We Not Bomb Rome?”
H.G. Wells from Crux Ansata (1943) in which Wells basically calls for war against the Catholic Church.
“The Christians are always singing about the blood. Let us give them enough of it! Let us cut their throats and drag them over the altar! And let them drown in their own blood! I dream of the day when the last priest is strangled on the guts of the last preacher.”
Gus Hall, former head of the Communist Party USA, and four time candidate for President.
“Christians are losers.”
Ted Turner (The poster understands that Mr. Turner is still physically with us. The yesteryear reference in regard to him is to his brain.)
And from one of the stars of the New Atheist Movement:
“Parents, correspondingly, have no God-given licence to enculturate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith. In short, children have a right not to have their minds addled by nonsense, and we as a society have a duty to protect them from it. So we should no more allow parents to teach their children to believe, for example, in the literal truth of the Bible or that the planets rule their lives, than we should allow parents to knock their children’s teeth out or lock them in a dungeon.”
Who couldn’t be convinced by such arguments?
Atheists have to be careful however. One never knows when a sound atheist may suddenly find himself falling into belief as this fellow did at 2:19 on this clip from the film Our Lady of Fatima.