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"Same for me - and I tend to avoid all sounds at the moment, caused by hearing problems."
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" Onyango you can get many of Heinlein's books in Audiobook form on YouTube "
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"I've never seen anyone who just cannot face reality, as this idiot will not."
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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 Sep 28. 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 Joan Denoo on September 26, 2020 at 2:22pm

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
~  Albert Camus

Comment by Loren Miller on September 26, 2020 at 9:23am

Every account of a higher power that I've seen described, of all religions that I've seen include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Funny thing, Neil: I see the exact same thing.

Comment by Mrs.B on September 25, 2020 at 1:27pm

So true.

Comment by Stephen on September 25, 2020 at 7:55am

The Enemy of the Working Class Travels by Private Jet not Migrant Dinghy

Comment by Loren Miller on September 25, 2020 at 6:05am

I hope I should hardly need mention of whom I am thinking in citing the above.

Comment by Chris B on September 25, 2020 at 3:49am

Scary!

Comment by Stephen on September 24, 2020 at 7:41pm

Loren I don't blame you for not watching. Even if just a quarter is correct about Coney Barrett is true, she's a very dangerous woman. 

Comment by Mrs.B on September 24, 2020 at 6:56pm

This is terrifying.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 24, 2020 at 5:36pm

I'll pass on the video, Stephen (don't want to spoil my dinner [and THAT idiot would!]).  I've read enough about Coney Barrett to understand what she's about, but then, I have no reason to expect anyone with a humanistic or even empathetic take on the position she is intended for.

Comment by Stephen on September 24, 2020 at 5:02pm

Just been watching the David Packman show and looking at some Of Trumps possible SCOTUS nominations and they scare the bejebus out me a non-American so what you Yanks are feeling I can't imagine.

Here's a small clip from the show.

Trump to Nominate Handmaid's Tale Nightmare to SCOTUS

 

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