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Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable.
- C.S. Lewis
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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C.S. Lewis
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The use or abuse of Christianity in contradiction to the very message of the gospel reveals not the gospel for what it is, but the heart of man. That is why atheism is so bankrupt as a view of life, for it miserably fails to deal with the human condition as it really is.
- Ravi Zacharias
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Atheists themselves used to be very comfortable in maintaining that the universe is eternal and uncaused. The problem is that they can no longer hold that position because modern evidence that the universe started with the Big Bang. So they can't legitimately object when I make the same claim about God-he is eternal and he is uncaused.
- William Lane Craig
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If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
- G.K. Chesterton
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In other words, they decided right from the start that there's no God, and they're setting out to try to prove that there's no God, That's their bias to start with.
- Ken Ham
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If anybody wants to believe they're the descendants of a primate, they're welcome to do it.
- Mike Huckabee
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Agnostics cannot understand Christ for the same reason a thief find a policeman--they don't want to.
- John Hagee
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A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere--'Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,' as Herbert says, 'fine nets and stratagems.' God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.
- C.S. Lewis
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Atheism has become a major threat to the church. New Atheists tend to be articulate and belligerent. They are aggressively engaging in "atheist evangelism," determined to stamp out every vestige of belief in God, which they insist is not only "stupid" but "wicked."
- Dave Hunt
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If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible that main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: 'Men had forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.'
- Assorted Authors
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The hypocrite, certainly, is a secret atheist; for if he did believe there was a God, he durst not be so bold as to deceive Him to His face.
- Thomas Adams
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Atheism is cheap on people, because it snobbishly says nine out of ten people through history have been wrong about God and have had a lie at the core of their hearts.
- Peter Kreeft
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The statement that 'God is dead' comes from Nietzsche and has recently been trumpeted abroad by some German and American theologians. But the good Lord has not died of this; He who dwells in the heaven laughs at them.
- Karl Barth
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Atheism, I began to realize, rested on a less-than-satisfactory evidential basis. The arguments that had once seemed bold, decisive, and conclusive increasingly turned out to be circular, tentative, and uncertain.
- Alister McGrath
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In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God.
- Hannah More
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Men tell us sometimes there is no such thing as an atheist. There must be. There are some men to whom it is true that there is no God. They cannot see God because they have no eye. They have only an abortive organ, atrophied by neglect.
- Henry Drummond
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The notion that everyone would like Christianity to be true, and therefore all atheists are brave men who have accepted the defeat of all their deepest desires, is simply impudent nonsense.
- C.S. Lewis
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If naturalism were true then all thoughts whatever would be wholly the result of irrational causes. It cuts its own throat.
- C.S. Lewis
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If God does not exist, everything is permissible.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Although God believers don't need evolution to be false, atheists need evolution to be true.
- Ann Coulter
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Atheism cheapens everything it touches-look at the results of communism, the most powerful form of atheism on earth.
- Peter Kreeft
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Unless thought is valid we have no reason to believe in the real universe.
- C.S. Lewis
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For all their raving, ranting, and name-calling, these atheists will stand before God one day--and they will exist for eternity, though sadly they will be separated from God unless they repent and receive the free gift of salvation.
- Ken Ham
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Divisions in the church always breed atheism in the world.
- Thomas Manton
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Take a nation, tell the people there is no God, tell them there is nothing beyond the grave, and they will lose heart, lose their morale. They will become such a shiftless, lazy, apathetic, lethargic people that you won't be able to get half of them to work. Many will not be motivated by anything.
- Shelton Smith
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If the evolutionary mechanism of natural selection depends on death, destruction, and violence of the strong against the weak, then these things are perfectly natural. On what basis, then, does the atheist judge the natural world to be horribly wrong, unfair, and unjust?
- Tim Keller
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Monkeys are superior to men in this: When a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
- Assorted Authors
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Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.
- C.S. Lewis
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It is the black work of an ungodly man or an atheist that God is not in all his thoughts. What comfort can be had in the being of God without thinking of him with reverence and delight? A God forgotten is as good as no God to us.
- Stephen Charnock
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By night an atheist half-believes in God.
- Assorted Authors
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The antitheist is quick to excoriate all religious belief by generically laying the blame at the door of all who claim to be religious, without distinction. By the same measure, why is there not an equal enthusiasm to distribute blame for violence engendered by some of the irreligious?
- Ravi Zacharias
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It is atheism to pray and not wait on hope.
- Richard Sibbes
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It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
- C.S. Lewis
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Those who would most scornfully repudiate Christianity as a mere "opiate of the people" have a contempt for the rich, that is, for all mankind except the poor.
- C.S. Lewis
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In short, I didn't become a Christian because God promised I would have an even happier life than I had as an atheist. He never promised any such thing. Indeed, following him would inevitably bring divine demotions in the eyes of the world. Rather, I became a Christian because the evidence was so compelling that Jesus really is the one-and-only Son of God who proved his divinity by rising from the dead. That meant following him was the most rational and logical step I could possibly take.
- Lee Strobel
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Many an atheist is a believer without knowing it just as many a believer is an atheist without knowing it. You can sincerely believe there is no God and live as though there is. You can sincerely believe there is a God and live as though there isn't.
- Frederick Buechner
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It was the evidence from science and history that prompted me to abandon my atheism and become a Christian.
- Lee Strobel
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Atheism leads to numerous absurdities promoted by otherwise intelligent people.
- Dave Hunt
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To see rare effects, and no cause; a motion, without a mover; a circle, without a centre; a time, without an eternity; a second, without a first: these are things so against philosophy and natural reason, that he must be a beast in understanding who can believe in them. The thing formed, says that nothing formed it; and that which is made, is, while that which made it is not! This folly is infinite.
- Jeremy Taylor
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What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
- Jeremy Taylor
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If thou beest ever so exact in thy morals, and not a worshiper of God, then thou art an atheist.
- William Gurnall
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It is less injury to Him to deny His being, than to deny the purity of it; the one makes Him no God, the other a deformed, unlovely, and a detestable God. He that saith God is not holy speaks much worse that he that saith there is no God at all.
- Stephen Charnock
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Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
- Blaise Pascal
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A universe whose only claim to be believed in rests on the validity of inference must not start telling us the inference is invalid.
- C.S. Lewis
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Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side.
- C.S. Lewis
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If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.
- C.S. Lewis
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I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
- Francis Schaeffer
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To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
- Assorted Authors
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To reverence the impersonal creation instead of the personal God who created us is a perversion designed for escaping moral accountability to the Creator. God indicts those who worship the creation instead of its Creator (Rom 1:18-23); and warns of the corruption of morals and behavior which results.
- Dave Hunt
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