Lewis Wolpert: I used to pray but I gave it up because when I asked God to help me find my cricket bat, he didn’t help.
Justin Brieley: Right, and that was enough for you to prove that God did not exist.
Lewis Wolpert: Well, yes. I just gave it up completely.2
Lewis Wolpert:, "[I] stopped believing in God when I was 15 or 16 because he didn’t give me what I asked for.”3
Penn Jillette, “I know God doesn’t exist”
AronRa, “I know that God does not exist” (stated during a Dogma Debate Radio program discussion with Sye Ten Bruggencate see video here)
Stephen Hawking, “What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is we would know everything that God would know if there was a God, but there isn't.” (find article here).
Professor of Chemistry Peter Atkins in answer to the Templeton Organisation questionDoes the Universe have a purpose?: “Some are mystified by the existence of evil in a world created by an infinitely loving God, another notion that theologians have invented but which dissolves into nothing once it is realized that there is no God.”
Anne Nicol Gaylor, “There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world.”
As for this last quote: Anne Nicol Gaylor is the principal founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and directed it 1976-2004, the statement was her aphorism. Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor (Anne's daughter) now direct the FFRF.
The statement is said to not merely be a quote from Anne but is an FFRF maxim that is use every year as a Winter Solstice message that they put on display in order to counter religious displays in government buildings.
Of course, Dan Barker has also stated the following of and for himself: (during his debate with Dinesh D'Souza, heard here):
…a subset of atheists, capital "A" Atheists, positive Atheists you might say, when it comes to a particular definition of a god, when it comes to the Christian God, the God of the Bible - I am a capital "A" positive Atheist. Not only do I say that God does not exists, that God cannot exist. I'm proud to say that I possess not only a belief but a knowledge that that God does not exist…the Christian God cannot and does not exist. Other gods may or may not.
The lack of public acceptance for a "lack of belief" definition of "atheism" is reflected in the fact that no reputable dictionary has a "lack of belief" definition for either "atheism" or "atheist".
However, this has not kept a few morons from incorrectly claiming that various dictionary definitions have a "lack of belief" definition…I have posted some of the arguments these people have used, and I explained why why [sic] they are so damn stupid.
1. Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong, “Man Vs God,” The Wall Street Journal September 12, 2009 AD
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