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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Both good ones."
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Stephen commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"I always loved that one. And I couldn't stop singing in my head Tim Minchin's song fuck…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"I've been watching Brian for a long time now, and I LIKE him a LOT.  His call out when…"
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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Brian has many good videos."
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"Brian Keith Dalton (Mr Deity) used to work with prager when he was still a Mormon and he knows what…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Oh, gad ... PRAGER! [gag-retch!]  Why that man cannot get to an understanding of morality…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
""If There Is No God, Murder Is ...""
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
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Quote Of The Day

A place to post favorite quotes about atheism and other significant topics

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I have been a quote collector and quote monger for at least as long as I have been an atheist, and likely much longer.  There is a fascination in me of those who are sufficiently skilled in language that they structure words into concepts and ideas and proposed actions which grab my attention and interest, whether it is John F. Kennedy's unabashed statement: "We choose to go to the moon and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," Robert A. Heinlein's blunt expression: "If you've got the truth, you can demonstrate it.  Talking doesn't prove it. SHOW people," or Captain Kirk's subtle yet important tactical observation, having encountered and been challenged by the dauntingly huge First Federation vessel: "Not chess, Mr. Spock ... Poker!"

Certainly, atheism has had its share of skilled spokespeople, whose words have inspired and driven us, whether it was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, saying: "An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church," or Sam Harris, who noted that: "The only problem with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam," or Aron Ra's far more succinct: "If you can't SHOW it, you don't KNOW it."

Consciously or unconsciously, I suspect all of us have learned and grown from such words and many others, becoming stronger and more mature, not just in our atheism but in ourselves, having heard such words as these, and that is the point of this group: not to just deal in quotes which praise and promote atheism but which advance the cause of knowledge, self-understanding and self-ownership.  Each of us have likely heard someone say something and think, "Wow!" and resonated to the significance of what they heard.

That's what I want to do here: share, learn, and grow, not just from THEIR words, but our own.

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One suggestion for the main comment area of the group: Please keep your quotes to under 20 lines or 200 words.  That way, one entry won't dominate a given page of the comment area.  If you have a longer quote or speech which you think is significant, create a separate post in the group.

Please enjoy!

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You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 19 Replies

This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer."Now,…Continue

Tags: Shitty First Drafts, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, writing

H. L. Mencken on the Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 4. 6 Replies

Hanging around Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist website has been enormously beneficial to my quote-mongering predilections.  Every so often, someone posts something brilliant, and, good little…Continue

Tags: Monkey trial, Scopes, H. L. Mencken

Aron Ra on Belief and Bull ... Well, You Know!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 2 Replies

From the first time I became aware of him, I have been unabashedly enamored of Aron Ra's unrelenting assault on belief and bullshit.  The following is among my very favorite of his statements…Continue

Tags: religion, bullshit, belief, Aron Ra

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Comment by Loren Miller 2 hours ago

Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
-- Aristophanes

Aron Ra has said it many times: "If you can't SHOW it, you don't KNOW it."  And as it comes to arguments, the only one I suspect either he or I would accept is the argument from EVIDENCE.

Comment by Mrs.B 15 hours ago

Both good ones.

Comment by Stephen 16 hours ago

I always loved that one. And I couldn't stop singing in my head Tim Minchin's song fuck the pope. 

Don't watch if the language offends.

Comment by Loren Miller 16 hours ago

I've been watching Brian for a long time now, and I LIKE him a LOT.  His call out when Pope Frankie sided with the terrorists who assaulted the offices of the French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was EPIC:

Comment by Mrs.B 16 hours ago

Brian has many good videos.

Comment by Stephen 16 hours ago

Brian Keith Dalton (Mr Deity) used to work with prager when he was still a Mormon and he knows what a hypocrite he is.

PragerFU: God and Suffering, Part 1

PragerFU: God and Suffering, Part II

Comment by Loren Miller 18 hours ago

Oh, gad ... PRAGER! [gag-retch!]  Why that man cannot get to an understanding of morality based in well-being, I will never know.

[Actually, I DO know - it's because such a morality would obviate his stupid deity-based crap!]

Comment by Joan Denoo 18 hours ago

"If There Is No God, Murder Is ..."

Comment by Joan Denoo 18 hours ago

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
~ Arthur C. Clarke

Comment by Mrs.B 19 hours ago

I like that.

 

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