Atheist Slogans July 19, 2007

Atheist Slogans

A thread at the Internet Infidels Discussion Board had people submitting their favorite atheist slogans/quotations/catch-phrases. Some of my favorite are below:

  • Evolve: The other fish doesn’t have a leg to stand on
  • The hard work of one does more than the prayers of millions
  • Athiesm is myth-understood
  • If Jesus loves me, why doesn’t he call?
  • Jesus saves but smart people invest
  • I’ve never seen faith move mountains, but I’ve seen what it can do to skyscrapers
  • It’s been 2000 years. He’s not coming back. Get over it.
  • Mythology is what we call other people’s religion
  • If we can’t trust the Bible about where we came from, why trust it about where we’re going?
  • Hands that help are far better than lips than pray

Which ones would you add to the list?

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  • Jonas G

    “When miracles are admitted, every scientific explanation is out of the question.” – J. Kepler

    “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” – D. Barker / A. L. Gaylor

    “With soap baptism is a good thing” – R. G. Ingersoll

  • Norm

    “Experience a real second coming: have sex with an atheist” – Norm Barrett

    I threw this one out several years ago as a possible pitch for CASH flyers, but they thought it was too gender specific.

  • If the Lord is your Shepherd… You are a Sheep. (Baa.)

    Jesus Saves… but Pelé scores on the rebound.

  • I like this one that’s a lot less IIDB:

    It’s okay not to believe.

  • Well who the hell can disprove the existence of anything? When are supposedly learned people going to, I don’t know, learn that you can’t prove a negative? “Mikes Weekly Skeptic Rant” (I hope he doesn’t care that I took this from his site.:))

  • anti-nonsense

    Jesus saves – and takes half damage!

    Ok, that’s really more of a geek joke…..

  • Tao Jones

    “We call their stories myth; and ours creed.”

    “God, protect me from your followers.”

  • Jen

    “Faith can’t move mountains, but I’ve seen what it does to skyscrapers.”

    Which… ahhhh… but even though I would be afraid to be set on fire if I said it out loud, I still like it.

  • Richard Wade

    Well who the hell can disprove the existence of anything? When are supposedly learned people going to, I don’t know, learn that you can’t prove a negative?

    I can disprove the existence of ten million dollars in my bank account. Please, please prove me wrong.

  • Joel Schooling

    “If heaven’s suce a great place, why was Jesus such a great sacrifice?” – from the movie “Igby Goes Down”

    I prefer mine: “It’s not the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ if he didn’t stay dead.”

  • I can disprove the existence of ten million dollars in my bank account. Please, please prove me wrong.

    Your disproof would, strictly speaking, be a failure to find positive proof. For example, if you tried to withdraw all ten million at once, and that failed, does that mean you don’t have ten million dollars? Your withdrawal could be failing for other reasons, e.g. bank systems, no bank personnel authorised to permit such a large withdrawal, lack of cash in the vault. Or there might be a “run” on the bank, and they stop all withdrawals.

    Conversely; banks have been known to make mistakes, and print statements with way too many zeroes on them, or too few. Do you really have the money if you see seven zeroes on the statement? Again, to prove or disprove the idea, you have to try to prove it: try to make the withdrawal (purchase. transfer etc.). If you get the cash (goods, gold etc.) in your hand, you’ve proven you have the ten million. If you don’t get it… it might still be in the bank!

    Your failure to prove the proposition “I have ten million dollars” is not a disproof of it: in abstract terms, “absence of proof is not proof of absence”. You could, in theory, be absolutely positively certain that you do not have the money in the bank, but be wrong about that. (If that happened to me, I would be oh-so-happy to be wrong.)

  • Richard Wade

    Brian t,
    Thanks for your remarks about my bank account. I was really hoping that someone would put the money in just to show me up. 🙂
    The reasons that you mention why my disproof might not be correct get increasingly unlikely, until they strain the limits of reasonableness and sound more like a list of excuses. What if I used a simpler example, saying I can disprove that there is a dollar in my open hand? (I’m not a magician, I can’t do sleight-of-hand, I only have five fingers on each hand, you can examine both hands all you want, and I’m not playing games with the definition of the words “hand” or “dollar.”

    I’m not saying that any negatives can be proven. Indeed most probably cannot, especially the one about God, since the definition of God by most believers conveniently includes conditions that preclude proof as well as disproof. But just for the sake of argument, I propose that some really simple negatives can be proven, at least as long as you don’t propose unreasonable possibilities such as I’ve had a dollar surgically inserted inside my hand, I’ve hypnotized you or it’s an invisible dollar.

  • There’s a sucker born-again every minute.

    There’s no God damned God, God damn it!

    Jesus is coming! Are you swallowing that?

    I really like the “Jesus saves – and takes half damage!” one though. It appeals to my inner geek.

  • “Born OK the first time.”

  • “Every religion in the world believes that every other religion is superstition. And they’re all correct.” — Bob Avakian

  • James

    Some of these really aren’t friendly, Mr. Friendly Atheist…

  • HappyNat

    If Jesus loves me, why doesn’t he call?

    Along the same line, “I gave myself to Jesus one night and he never called back . . .Men!”

  • This slogan may not actually meet your criteria, but I used to have on my car a bumper sticker that read:

    “Nuke a gay whale for Jesus.”

    One day, I was in a bagel shop, waiting in line, and a woman with two kids entered. One of the kids approached me and asked,

    “why do you hate Jesus?”

    I didn’t know how to respond. I don’t remember what exactly I said, but it was something along the lines of:

    “Um… I don’t hate Jesus.”

  • Polly

    “Member of the EAC, since ####”

    “Smile, Odin loves you.”

    If you’re a Bhuddist: “Born again!…and again, and again, and again…”

  • Hörður

    The eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not question anything!

  • Moo

    “Get nailed…Jesus did!”

    Possibly the most offensive one I’ve ever heard…but I laughed for a full ten minutes.

  • John Hodge

    “Blasphemy is a victimless crime”

    “Without religion, the world wouldn’t have a prayer”

  • Re

    know religion, no peace ~ no religion, know peace

  • Joe

    Christmas is linked with religion for me in one key respect: I stopped believing in God about the same time that I stopped believing in Santa Claus.

  • know religion, no peace ~ no religion, know peace

  • P-Funk Daddy

    Be born again? I’d rather grow up…..

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