like to see a man sober
in his habits, moderate, chaste, just in his dealings, assert that
is no God; he would speak at least without interested motives; but such
a man is not to be found.—La Bruyère.
Atheist-laugh's a poor exchange
for Deity offended! —Burns.
hath said in his heart,
There is no God.—Psalm 14:1.
- No one
so much alone in the
world as a denier of God.—Richter.
live as if there were
no God, it becomes expedient for them that there should be none; and
they endeavor to persuade themselves so.—Tillotson.
the result of ignorance
and pride, of strong sense and feeble reasons, of good eating and ill
can benefit no class
of people,—neither the unfortunate, whom it bereaves of hope, nor the
whose joys it renders insipid.—Chateaubriand.
having an acquaintance who denied the existence of a Supreme Being,
the following method to convince him of his error. Expecting him on a
he placed a handsome celestial globe in a part of the room where it
not escape the notice of his friend, who, on observing it, inquired
it came, and who was the maker.
"It was not
made by any person,"
said the astronomer.
the sceptic; "you surely jest."
then took occasion
to reason with his friend upon his own atheistical
explaining to him that he had adopted this plan with a design to show
the fallacy of his scepticism.
not," said he,
"admit that this small body originated in mere chance, and yet you
that those heavenly bodies, to which it bears only a faint and
resemblance, came into existence without author or design."
this chain of
reasoning till his friend was totally confounded, and cordially
the absurdity of his notions.
By night an
believes a God.—Young.