Words of Dying Atheists and Skeptics

When men feel that the day of their death is far off, they find it easy to adamantly maintain that there is no God. They may indulge in all kinds of sophistry in order to promote their unbelief. But its very interesting to know what some famous skeptics have said on their deathbed, just before dying. I have found some quotes, and thought to share them with you here.

Thomas Paine:

“I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help me! Christ, help me! . . No, don’t leave; stay with me! Send even a child to stay with me; for I am on the edge of Hell here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one.”

Sir Francis Newport,the head of an English infidel club: “You need not tell me there is no God for I know there is one, and that I am in His presence! You need not tell me there is no hell. I feel myself already slipping. Wretches, cease your idle talk about there being hope for me! I know I am lost forever! Oh, that fire! Oh, the insufferable pangs of hell!”

Robert Ingersoll: “O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul!” (Some say it was this way: “Oh God, if there be a God, save my soul if I have a soul, from hell, if there be a hell!”)

Voltaire: “I am abandoned by God and man; I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months’ life.” (He said this to Dr. Fochin, who told him it could not be done.) “THEN I SHALL DIE AND GO TO HELL!”

Sir Thomas Scott: “Until this moment, I thought there was neither God nor hell; now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgment of the Almighty!”

M.F. Rich: “Terrible horrors hang over my soul! I have given my immortality for gold; and its weight sinks me into a hopeless, helpless Hell!”

Thomas Hobbs: “I say again, IF I HAD THE WHOLE WORLD AT MY DISPOSAL, I WOULD GIVE IT TO LIVE ONE DAY. I am about to take a leap into the dark.”

Caesar Borgia: “While I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and AM UNPREPARED TO DIE.”

Severus – Roman Emperor: “I have been everything, and everything is NOTHING.”

Thomas Carslyle:

I am as good as without hope – a sad, old man gazing into the final chasm.”

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