Quote from Stephen Hawking:
There is no heaven or afterlife [...] that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark
Responds from John Lennox:
Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the light...
John Lennox, wiskundige & wetenschapsfilosoof, Oxford.
The God of the Jews and Christians is the only God that allows his followers to hear him say, "Oh, all right, you win."
Conrad Gempf, Jesus asked, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003, 109.
I tell my students to hold onto the biblical text like a rider in a rodeo holds onto a bull. And, I also warn them that the only persons in the rodeo ring not on bulls are clowns.
Rob Plummer, May 18, 2010
Robert H. Stein:
To say that there is nothing unique about a gold crown because that same gold is also found in a nearby mountain is to lose sight of the fact that in the mountain the gold is scattered and covered with dirt, rock and vegetation. Certainly knowing where to find that gold, removing it from the dirt, rock and vegetation, and then shaping it into a work of art requires genius. In a similar way Jesus showed his originality by his selection of what was essential and what was not from the mountain of commandments present in his day
Robert H. Stein, The Method and Message of Jesus' Teachings, Philadelphia: Westminster, 1978, p.110.
Atheïst G. Richard Bozarth, in American Atheist, Febr. 1978:
Christianity has fought, still fights, and will will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly, and finally the very reason Jesus' earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble, you'll find the sorry remains of the son of god. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the Redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!
G. Richard Bozarth, 'the Meaning of Evolution' in American Atheist, vol 20. no.2, Feb. 1978, pp 19, 30.