Sir Francis Newport, the head of an English Atheist club to those gathered around his deathbed:
"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! ‚Ä¶Oh, that I could lie for a thousand years upon the fire that is never quenched, to purchase the favor of God and be united to H im again. But it is a fruitless wish. Millions and millions of years will bring me no nearer the end of my torments than one poor hour.
Oh, eternity, eternity forever and forever!, Oh, the insufferable pangs of Hell!‚ÄĚ
Thomas Payne the leading atheistic writer in American colonies: "Stay with me, for God's sake; I cannot bear to be left alone , O Lord, help me! O God, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? "I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. 0 Lord, help me! Christ, help me! ‚Ä¶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."
How many atheists will cry all night and ask for forgiveness