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The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass, God is waiting for you.

— Werner Heisenberg  <link>

Whither the Idea of God?

The answer, of course, is that the idea of God has no particular source, no genesis one could trace back to the point of origin. Anymore than, say, the idea of geometry, or music, or speech, the movements and rhythms of which are simply of a piece with being human, belonging therefore to the deepest operations of head and heart. And because the idea of God is both real and unique, abiding in both mind and will from the beginning, there is nothing in science or history or ideology that could possibly have put it there. Secularism can no more generate this light than it can succeed in putting it out. It was from the beginning and will always be simply there. Like a sudden flash point of eternity into time, whose unforeseen illuminations have come to light up the night sky of our lives with the absolute certainty of hope. Only God can account for the idea of God.

— Regis Martin, Whither the Idea of God?  <link>

The Devil hisself can, after all, hardly be an atheist. As the Father of Lies, he preaches atheism, but doesn’t believe what he is preaching. Like a General Secretary of the Communist Party, he is using it to sucker the Proletariat.

— David Warren (source)  <link>

A prayerless life is one of practical atheism.

— Gordon Fee, Paul, the Spirit and the People of God, p.149  <link>

The fanatical atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against traditional religion as the “opium of the masses”—cannot hear the music of the spheres.

— Albert Einstein  <link>