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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Aug 8. 7 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

Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Davy Jun 20. 1 Reply

The Australian Western Desert and the High Arctic could hardly be less alike, and both differ sharply from the rainforests of the Congo basin. Even so, in crucial ways, their social lives are…Continue

Christopher Hitchens – "The Only Conversation Worth Having"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 8. 3 Replies

There may be no one whose words in favor of freedom of thought and in opposition to the mind-binding effect of religious belief were quite so powerful as those of Christopher Hitchens.  His repeated…Continue

Tags: debate, the only conversation worth having, poisoned chalice, William Dembski, Christopher Hitchens

WAR is a racket.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 27. 7 Replies

WAR is a racket. It always has been.By Major General Smedley Butleronline at: https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html"It is…Continue

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Comment was by Loren Miller 4 hours ago

God is just a sick, sexually frustrated bully who likes to jerk off to us while we cry.
-- Steve Shives

Well, it's not exactly the "capriciously malevolent bully" that Richard Dawkins declared, but that doesn't change the fact that Steve is on point here.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie 19 hours ago

When the religious claim they have proof of the existence of god they can't use their holy books as that proof.

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a matter of opinion. You can have your own opinions. But you can’t have your own facts.
-- Ricky Gervais

Daniel Patrick Moynihan said something very similar, as regards facts versus opinions, but regardless of whoever said it, the fact remains:

The truth is what the facts are.
-- Aron Ra

Comment was by Loren Miller on Thursday

Hate or Anger are always, always fear in drag.
-- Spider Robinson

I agree totally with Mr. Robinson here, especially when I see the behavior of evangelicals when they react to the LGBTQ+ community. Put bluntly, they are scared shitless of us, and that's why they respond as they do.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Wednesday

The statistics alone should tell the tale....look at the dead babies, & the death of women nduring delivery before scientific research changed things. Even if the baby lived, often they died within their first year.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on Wednesday

It's Good that Penn Jillette turns the metaphor on its head. The Christian usually says how can you not believe in God when you see a baby being born.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Wednesday

Nobody that has seen a baby born can believe in god for a second. When you see your child born, and the panic, and the amount of technology that is saving the life of the two people you love most in the world, when you see how much stainless steel and money it takes to fight off the fact that god wants both those people dead, no one, no one can look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say there's a god, because I'll tell ya, if we were squatting in the woods, the two people I love most would be dead. There's just no way around that. If I were in charge, no way. We need technology to fight against nature; nature so wants us dead. Nature is trying to kill us.
-- Penn Jillette

Penn is right, of course. Whether it's meteorological phenomena (Hurricane Katrina, anyone?) or geological or medical or something else, the world around us at best is indifferent to our survival and hostile at worst. Praying to something that can't answer because it doesn't exist obviously CANNOT help matters. We either help ourselves, or we don't get help ... and very likely, we don't survive.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Tuesday

Exactly what they are.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Tuesday

If your religion requires you to discriminate against Americans for no other reason than you think your imaginary deity agrees with your bigotry, you're not a religion - you're a hate group, and you should be treated as such.
-- Matthew Greenberg of Atheist Nexus

And I can't help but notice that Christian organizations with the word, "Family" in their titles – Family Research Council, Focus on the Family – are listed in the Southern Poverty Law Center as just that: HATE GROUPS.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Monday

I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.
-- Daniel Radcliffe

With you 100%, Daniel, and I would be disturbed to learn that the UK has to fight off religious influence as much as the US does.

 

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