Atheism

A few weeks ago my wife and I travelled interstate to attend a family function and catch up with family and friends. While there my wife had an interesting discussion with her sister on the existence of God. At the time the discussion my wife had with her sister upset her, because she didn’t know that her sister considered herself an atheist.  But it got me looking into my quote collection for references on atheism.  And I found a few that I would like to share with you.

The first one is from well-known writer C S Lewis from his book “The Case for Christianity’, (page 32).  In talking about Atheism he states:-

Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a byproduct, the sensation I call thought.  But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true?  It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London.  But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”

C S Lewis

   An interesting argument isn’t it! My next quote come from the french writer/ historian etc, Voltaire.

“If a clock proves the existance of a clockmaker, and the world does not prove the existance of a supreme architect, then I consent to be called a fool.”

Voltaire

  Next is a quote from the scottish poet, William Knox:-

“The fool have said: There is no God!

No God! Who lights the morning sun,

And sends him on his Heavenly road, a far and brillant

course to run?”

William Knox

  And finally to end on a lighter note, a quote from Bishop Fulton J Sheen:-

” An atheist is a man who has no visible means of support.”

Bishop Fulton J Sheen

  So i hope this give you a bit of food for thought, and also some enjoyment. So until next time, (hopefully not so long) Adieu!

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One response to “Atheism

  1. Robyn

    You mean C S Lewis author of Alice in Wonder Land, say no more.

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