Atheism and Christianity

 

American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, Third Annual report:

     "The 4-A is here to ensure a complete job in the wrecking of religion. We offer no apology for our tactics. We now know that belief in the existence of spiritual beings arose because of primitive man's inability to explain events. We now know that primitive man was mistaken. Religion was born of fear, reared by fraud, and is kept alive by lies. Falsehood cannot be refined into truth. The supernatural does not exist. There is no God. Religion deserves no more respect than a pile of garbage. It must be destroyed." (Cited by Howe, International Christian Crusade, "Atheism the Unfruitful Works of Darkness".)

     "Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights. We cry aloud, and the only answer is the echo of our willing cry. From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word…." -Ingersoll (famous atheist) (Cited by McClure, Mistakes of Ingersoll and His Answers, 11, pg. 147.)