by CS Lewis
“What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”–could set up on their own as if they had created themselves–be their own masters–invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God.
And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history–money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery–the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
If you know the story of CS Lewis, you know that he was an Atheist before he was a Christian. For those who are undecided or might want to review the whole learning process, read the story of his life and some of his published books.