Atheists often accuse us Christians of invoking “magic” or of engaging in “magical thinking.” But atheists have said some pretty “magical” things themselves. Here’s a little sampling:
“[The Universe created itself in] the ultimate bootstrapping trick.” – Daniel Dennett, atheist philosopher
“Nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something.” – Lawrence Krauss, atheist theoretical physicist
“Because there is a law like gravity, the universe can and will create itself out of nothing.” – Stephen Hawking, atheist cosmologist
“What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them.” – Alex Rosenberg, atheist philosopher
“The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.” – Albert Camus, atheist philosopher
“It could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization… designed a form of life that they, perhaps, seeded onto this planet.” – Richard Dawkins, atheist biologist
I’ve heard that Dawkins charges some exorbitant amounts of money for private audiences. But it looks like for the cost of admission one can get a lecture on evolutionary biology and aliens. If you’re thinking of hiring him, though, be warned: he may bring along his pal Lawrence Krauss, who tends to make a lot of something out of nothing.