An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Richard Dawkins

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“Militant Atheism.” TED2002. Feb. 2002. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Militant Atheism." TED2002. Feb. 2002. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from evolutionary biologist and Oxford professor Richard Dawkins. Dawkins is stating that while "atheism" is often seen as a dirty word, religious people are also atheists, in a sense, because even if they have faith in one god, they don't believe in other gods. This quote is from Dawkins' 2002 TED Talk on atheism. Watch the full TED Talk here: Richard Dawkins - Militant Atheism