Isaac Asimov · God Quotes
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
It seems to me that God is a convenient invention of the human mind.
I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
Free Inquiry (Spring 1982)
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(1920-01-02 - 1992-04-06) was a Russian-born American author and biochemist. Regarded the father of robotic Science Fiction, and one of the best Hard Science Fiction writers ever.
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The Roving Mind
Yours, Isaac Asimov
How Easy to See the Future
George Bernard Shaw
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Pale Blue Dot
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Out of My Later Years
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