October 27, 2012

Best atheist one-liner

What's your favorite one-liner by an atheist? I'm torn between two.

Richard Dawkins reportedly said that if you believe the Earth is only 6,000 years old, then you believe that the Earth was created after the domestication of the dog. I love that remark but can't find a link to Dawkins saying such a thing. However, Wikipedia extends the idea:
To put this in perspective, those with the YEC worldview believe the world was created after the first domestication of the dog (and possibly the goat), after the first stones were laid at Stonehenge, after people settled in Scotland and more.
But as far as an actual one-liner, I guess I'd have to vote for George Carlin. He said this during a performance:
"If there is a god, may he strike this audience dead!" (More here.)
What's your favorite atheist one-liner/putdown/retort?


Artichoke Annie said...

“Saying atheism is a belief system is like saying not going skiing is a hobby. I’ve never been skiing. It’s my biggest hobby. I literally do it all the time.” - Ricky Gervais

“God is, to me, pretty much a myth created over time to deny the idea that we’re all responsible for our own actions.” - Seth Green

writenow said...

Good entries! Anyone else? Step right up.