Scientists of the Christian Faith: A Presentation of the Pioneers, Practitioners and Supporters of Modern Science

Compiled by W. R. Miller and J. P. Holding

Is Christianity based upon fabrication, fables and falsehoods? If one believes the eyewitness accounts of the Bible, does that make one ignorant, irrational, even insane?

Anti-theists seem to think so.

"All thinking men are atheists."

Ernest Hemingway, American author (1899-1961).

"For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain."

Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek (1921-1991).

"I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious-unless he purposely shut the eyes of his mind & keep them shut by force."

Samuel Clemens "Mark Twain", American author and humorist (1835-1910).

"The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one."

David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (1711-1776).

When asked, "Do you support religious freedom," she responded, "Oh, absolutely! I feel that everyone has a right to be insane."

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist activist (1923-1995). Interview in Freedom Writer magazine, March 1989.

"Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror."

Francois Marie Arouet "Voltaire", French author and playwright.

"Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make this world a better place to live in, instead of the sort of place the churches in all these centuries have made it."

"Why I am Not a Christian", by Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) , March 6, 1927.

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. . . . A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass: he is actually ill."


"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration-courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth."

Henry Louis "H.L." Mencken, American editor and critic (1880-1956).

As we shall see, these notable skeptics have failed to do their homework, as have skeptics who propogate these quotes on their websites. History itself reveals that mankind's greatest minds - scholars, mathematicians, doctors, lawyers, historians, engineers, and yes, scientists and inventors - have been, and continue to be Christians.

David F. Coppedge at THE WORLD'S GREATEST CREATION SCIENTISTS From Y1K to Y2K points out that