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Thank you Elohim for creating a beautiful body!

Even if it was created sexually.
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"tales of mysogyny."
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"Such a long time to creak!"
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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!

Discussion Forum

Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow: “We will not let hate win”

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout May 4. 5 Replies

Lately I have noted an increase in rants, diatribes, and otherwise potent and declamatory statements by Democrats, in the defense of the LGBTQ+ community, responding to overblown claims about…Continue

Tags: LGBTQ+, Critical Race Theory, sexualizing, grooming, Mallory McMorrow

George Carlin - On Why Our Species Is Failing (1992)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Apr 22. 5 Replies

Besides being a brilliant comedian and practiced public ranter, George Carlin was a adept student of humans and humanity – likely among the reasons why he was so accomplished at those first two…Continue

Tags: humanity, human, well-being, George Carlin

Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout Mar 28. 8 Replies

To be honest, I have NO idea who Brandi Carlile is (though I suppose I could Google her), but the following brief story of her illness, coma, and recovery are pretty striking. As my friends from…Continue

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

A Quote of the Day from Loren Miller dated November 14, 2009

Started by Terence Meaden. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 18, 2021. 9 Replies

Loren Miller: “We live now in the age of science, methodology and logic, where rational thought is slowly but surely displacing superstition as the primary means of evaluating our reality, how it…Continue

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Comment was by Loren Miller 2 hours ago

Religion is notorious for conceiving an idea and then trying to make it true, either by propaganda or sometimes by force ... While science makes a discovery and then immediately sets about trying to disprove it, just to make sure it's correct before everybody makes idiots of themselves.
-- Seth McFarlane

Then, too, science cares about its reputation and pursuit of verifiable knowledge. Religion? Not so much.

Comment was by Chris B 8 hours ago

tales of mysogyny.

Comment was by Mrs.B 19 hours ago

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you, no nuthin'! No neo-natal care, no daycare, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nuthin'. If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're pre-school, you're fucked.
-- George Carlin

George has had the pro-forced-birth crowd by the short hairs since LONG before Roe v Wade was as threatened as it is now. He understood, too, that they are not "pro-life;" they are ANTI-WOMAN.

Comment was by Onyango M yesterday

It is such comments or passages that make me read a whole book. Maybe it is time I read James Joyce.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Monday

—Then, said Cranly, you do not intend to become a protestant?

—I said that I had lost the faith, Stephen answered, but not that I had lost self-respect. What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent?

— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Mr. Joyce makes an important point here. Respecting oneself and one's understanding of the world means, among other things, to respect one's own view of the world and how one apprehends it. This is especially true when one's apprehension is based, as Joyce says, on logic and coherency, when the alternative is NEITHER.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Sunday

Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.
-- Richard Dawkins

And what's even MORE dangerous is how successful they've been with that hogwash. Thankfully, a lot of the young'uns these days aren't having any of it.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Saturday

CBS may have told him to curb it as part of his contract.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Saturday

I don't differentiate much, except in degree, between people who believe in religion from those who believe in astrology, magic or the supernatural.
-- Andy Rooney, Sincerely, Andy Rooney

There are times when I wish Mr. Rooney had been more vocal about his atheism while he was alive and associated with CBS News 60 Minutes. At least we have this record of his words, and considering the time during which he said them, that's a lot.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Friday

And they still pray to try to change it.

 

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