Atheist Folks: Greta Christina, blogger

May 23 2012 Published by under Images

Greta Christina on Atheists' Anger

Atheists’ anger doesn’t prove that we’re selfish, or joyless, or miserable. It shows that we have compassion, and a sense of justice. We’re angry because we see terrible harm all around us, and we feel desperately motivated to stop it.

―Greta Christina, Why Are You Atheists So Angry?: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless

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Atheist Folks: Christopher Hitchens, author

May 22 2012 Published by under Images

Christopher Hitchens - Free Inquiry

Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.

—Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

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Atheist Folks: Natalie Angier, author and journalist

Apr 27 2012 Published by under Images, News

Natalie Angier, author and journalistIn her own words:

So, I’ll out myself. I’m an Atheist. I don’t believe in God, Gods, Godlets or any sort of higher power beyond the universe itself, which seems quite high and powerful enough to me. I don’t believe in life after death, channeled chat rooms with the dead, reincarnation, telekinesis or any miracles but the miracle of life and consciousness, which again strike me as miracles in nearly obscene abundance. I believe that the universe abides by the laws of physics, some of which are known, others of which will surely be discovered, but even if they aren’t, that will simply be a result, as my colleague George Johnson put it, of our brains having evolved for life on this one little planet and thus being inevitably limited. I’m convinced that the world as we see it was shaped by the again genuinely miraculous, let’s even say transcendent, hand of evolution through natural selection.

—Natalie Angier, Author and Science Journalist

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