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Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.




Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "most of us happily disavow fairies, astrology and the Flying Spaghetti Monster, without first immersing ourselves in books of Pastafarian theology etc."

most of us happily disavow fairies, astrology and the Flying Spaghetti Monster, without first immersing ourselves in books of Pastafarian theology etc.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "The fact that we can neither prove nor disprove the existence of something does not put existence and non-existence on an even footing."

The fact that we can neither prove nor disprove the existence of something does not put existence and non-existence on an even footing.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it."

Creationists eagerly seek a gap in present-day knowledge or understanding. If an apparent gap is found, it is assumed that God, by default, must fill it.




Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferociousdefence? One might have supposed him amply capable of lookingafter himself."

Why, I can't help wondering, is God thought to need such ferociousdefence? One might have supposed him amply capable of lookingafter himself.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "If this dysfunctional family was the best Sodom had to offer by way of morals, some might begin to feel a certain sympathy with God and his judicial brimstone."

If this dysfunctional family was the best Sodom had to offer by way of morals, some might begin to feel a certain sympathy with God and his judicial brimstone.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority."

Indeed, organizing atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority.




Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else (parents in the case of children, God in the case of adults) has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point."

There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else (parents in the case of children, God in the case of adults) has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "We can give up belief in God while not losing touch with a treasured heritage."

We can give up belief in God while not losing touch with a treasured heritage.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you."

Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration tomoral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually writtenin it?"

Do those people who hold up the Bible as an inspiration tomoral rectitude have the slightest notion of what is actually writtenin it?



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "As J. B. S. Haldane said when asked what evidence might contradict evolution, 'Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian."

As J. B. S. Haldane said when asked what evidence might contradict evolution, 'Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian.




Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "When challenged by a zealous Popperian to say how evolution could ever be falsified, J. B. S. Haldane famously growled: 'Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian."

When challenged by a zealous Popperian to say how evolution could ever be falsified, J. B. S. Haldane famously growled: 'Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding."

More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer, the designer himself has got to be at least as improbable. God is the Ultimate Boeing 747."

However statistically improbable the entity you seek to explain by invoking a designer, the designer himself has got to be at least as improbable. God is the Ultimate Boeing 747.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Evil…doesn’t mean doing things that have bad consequences for people. It means private thoughts and actions that are not to “the Christian majority’s” private liking."

Evil…doesn’t mean doing things that have bad consequences for people. It means private thoughts and actions that are not to “the Christian majority’s” private liking.



Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Quotes: "Real life seeks the gentle slopes at the back of Mount Improbable, while creationists are blind to all but the daunting precipice at the front."

Real life seeks the gentle slopes at the back of Mount Improbable, while creationists are blind to all but the daunting precipice at the front.