Quotes: Hollywood Atheist

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.


God is dead.
That's what they said.
Done in by Darwin, Marx and Freud.
Free are we
From Deity.
Of course it sort of leaves a little void.
I used to care about my fellow man.
But now—hurrah—I'm free.
And it's simply not my problem!
Potemkin, Celebration, "Not My Problem"

Uh oh, retard alert! Retard alert, class! Do you believe in a flying spaghetti monster too, bubblehead?
Mrs Garrison, South Park

Relax, these pious morons are too busy praying to their phoney-baloney God.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Movie

Yarr, without organised religion I've lost me moral compass.
The Sea Captain, The Simpsons

How was church? Did you present proper tribute to your invisible sky wizard?
Walky, Dumbing of Age

God didn't kill that little girl. Fate didn't butcher her. Destiny didn't feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night he didn't seem to mind. From then on I knew: God doesn't make the world this way. We do.
Rorschach, Watchmen

(to the ceiling) Every time Iíve spoken to you, youíve never spoken back. Although, given our mutual disdain, I canít blame you for the silent treatment. Perhaps Iím speaking to the wrong audience. (to the floor) Can you hear me? Are you even capable of language, or do you only understand depravity? (to himself) There is no solace above or below. Only us, small, solitary, striving, battling one another. I pray to myself, for myself.
Francis J. Underwood, House of Cards

Mom raised me to be a man of faith. I lost that faith at Serenity Valley.
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity Role Playing Game

Ranger Brad: You don't believe those old legends about the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, do you?
Dr. Roger Fleming: Ranger Brad, I'm a scientist; I don't believe in anything.

Real Life

Q: Killing babies is fine?
Seth Mac Farlane: Iím an atheist, so I donít give a shit.
Crave Online (Note this seems to have been self-parody).

I wish I could meet a Christian who would proselytize to me, but they keep running away from me.

Back then, Essex was fascinated by the work of Charles Darwinís work on natural selection, attending lectures alongside his employer and father-in-law, (sigh) Lord Grey. Back then, Jimmy X was into hassling Darwin about whether evolution could explain the soul and probably gave his own lectures on how the banana is the atheistís worst nightmare, but Essex and his goofy flat top are all about this whole evolution thing, particularly with regards to how it can sharpen up oneís teeth and stick a big red jewel to oneís forehead. Iím not sure he really understood what evolution actually was.
Chris Sims on X-Men ("Descent" or "Literally No One Cares About Mister Sinister")

Disagreement is inevitable, but bullying and harassment are not.. It should go without saying, but this means no death threats, rape threats, attacks on peopleís appearance, age, race, sex, size, haircut; no photoshopping people into demeaning images, no vulgar epithets. Iím told that some people think I tacitly endorse such things even if I donít indulge in them.

Though Atheism is technically the opposite of religion, there are still quite a few atheists out there who treat it like one.

I get the impression that many nonbelievers are just fine about tolerating religious belief as long as they can do it condescendingly, blowing off rational statements by believers as quixotic or delusional. Challenge the underlying assumption that nonbelief is inherently more intellectually sound or scientific than belief, or show that many of the most common arguments by nonbelievers are on the same superficial level as arguments by Intelligent Designers and, well, the gloves come off and the veneer of civility evaporates.

There are a number of spoof sites on religion (and it's a measure of what's at the bottom of the barrel on the religious side that it can be hard to tell the spoofs from the real deal). There is, for example, The Society of Christians for the Restoration of Old Testament Morality (sorry if I blew your cover) or Landover Baptist Church (much easier to identify as a spoof, although I have no doubt there are people who miss it). Read their mail page. Read the religious believers praising them for their stance. Then read the nonbelievers flaming them. Then come back here and tell me with a straight face that nonbelievers are inherently more rational, better informed, and better at critical reasoning than believers.

Atheism is on the rise. Polls show that belief in the man upstairs (or whatever floor the deity lives on) is on the decline, with the number of these non-God-fearing folk having grown to more than half a billion worldwide. While this seems to be becoming more of a norm in places like Scandinavia, where religious belief has reached an all-time low, if you happen to be an atheist in America we have some potentially bad news for you: There's a damn good chance that people don't like you. Including other atheists.....That's right — even other atheists had bought into the idea that religious people are more ethical, even though they presumably don't think of themselves as less ethical due to their non-belief.

America is an increasingly politically polarized nation. (No shit.) But by and large, when it comes to family members' marriages, we're able to set aside party differences and get wild at the open bar. Except, that is, when it comes to atheists. Maybe folks are just really worried they'll get Richard Dawkins books every Christmas? ...People love to bitch about awkward political moments at the family reunion, but when push comes to shove, most us will take the years-long argument about taxes with Uncle Tony over seeing a cousin marry some "right-thinking" dude who's a complete fuckwad in every other department.