The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound

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PublicAffairs, Mar 3, 2008 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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Surprisingly, no book of quotations on God and religion by atheists and agnostics exists. Luckily, for the millions of American nonbelievers who have quietly stewed for years as the religious right made gains in politics and culture, the wait is over. Bestselling author Jack Huberman's zeitgeist sense has honed into the backlash building against religious fundamentalism and collected a veritable treasure trove of quotes by philosophers, scientists, poets, writers, artists, entertainers, and political figures. His colorful cast of atheists includes Karen Armstrong, Lance Armstrong, Jules Feiffer, Federico Fellini, H. L. Mencken, Ian McKellen, Isaac Singer, Jonathan Swift, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Virginia Woolf and the Marquis de Sade.

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A collection of quotes from atheists, agnostics, deists, freethinkers, and anyone else who has said anything pertinent to the topic. Serves as a great reference when you want a quick retort to the missionaries on your porch. Read full review

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"The great trouble" , as Thomas Edison starts of his quote in The Quotable Atheist and I'll finish in my own way, is how to get the Incurably Religious [brainwashed people] to listen or read a viewpoint which they do NOT share and that they can NOT even think about. The best way is to to make a joke about religion like Woody Allen, George Carlin, and Gypsy Rose Lee do or to keep the discourse simple and concise like Epicurus, Albert Einstein, Heraclitus do. All of these quotes are found in in this great collection PLUS my favorite quote by Sam Harris about the "cheating wife" and "the invisible man". I highly recommend reading this book especially before falling asleep at night to insure that you have good dreams.
My mother gave me an "Injunction", as Transactional Analysts put it, to find "The [religious] Meaning Of Life". After majoring in Physics and minoring in Philosophy at MIT, I concluded enclosed essay "The PALADIN As A Tom Lang User Illusion". /Users/tomlang/Desktop/The USER ILLUSION with Tom Lang.rtf/Users/tomlang/Desktop/The USER ILLUSION with Tom Lang--Print Data File.pdf, but, since as Jonathan Swift said, "It is useless to attempt to reason a person out of what they were never reasoned into", I've found The Quotable Atheist to be MUCH more convincing than MIT, or even my self-published book/ text game PLAY GOD [which provoked one of the Incurably Religious to fire-bomb my house].
I have MANY Politically Incorrect opinions, including the risk of estrogen in soy products causing male homosexuality, not to mention how Kant"s Moral Imperative weighs in on Gay Marriage, plus the craziness of buying into "Romantic Love" [see Helen Fisher's The Anatomy Of Love], and why even though women's IQ's average 3 points higher than men's, men have the highest IQ's [Hint; evolutionarily men are EXPENDABLE], and why there are NO moderate Muslims [Hint: Koran 9:5, 2:191-193, 4:89, 8:39, 4:95, 9:44, 49:15, 9:19-20, 2:216, 98:6, 2:98, 2:257, 5:33, 5:51, 48:29, 3:56, 3:85, 3:178, & 9:29-30; BUT probably the best two reasons for NOT trusting Muslims are : 1) Muhammad/Allah recommends LYING to infidels (Koran 9:1 & 3:28) 2) Muslims societies are innately unstable because males who have multiple wives mean that there's ALWAYS A BIG SHORTAGE OF WOMEN, which Muhammad/Allah "solves" by declaring "holey" jihad on infidels, killing the infidel males, and enslaving their women (Koran 4:3)].
If you're interested, I can mail you a CD with my crazy-ass essays on Religion and Political Correctness for a $5 donation/postage, or I can email the various 18 essays for free if you email me at


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Jack Huberman lives in New York City and is the author of the bestselling Bush Haters Handbook, its sequel, Bushit!, and 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America.

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