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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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New Rule: Strife of the Party (Real Time with Bill Maher [HBO])

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Nov 14. 3 Replies

Bill Maher is one of those people that you either love or hate, and sometimes both, depending on the topic.  Personally, I think he's full of shit on vaccines and veganism, but when it comes to…Continue

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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 was by Doone on October 25, 2020 at 9:46pm
...the nice thing about citing God as an authority is that you can prove anything you set out to prove. -Robert A. Heinlein "If This Goes On—" 1940
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Comment was by Doone on October 25, 2020 at 9:43pm
Aunt Tessie believes in astrology. If I could just tell her she has holes in her head, it wouldn't matter. But oh no! I have to listen to her rave and pretend she is a sane, responsible adult—when she can't count above ten without an abacus. Robert A Heinlein The Star Beast 1954
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Comment was by Mrs.B on October 25, 2020 at 1:53pm

Right on.

Comment was by Stephen on October 25, 2020 at 7:25am

Loren I've got a lot of time for Aron Ra. He talks a lot of sense.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 25, 2020 at 5:32am

Yup ... pretty much.

Comment was by Chris B on October 24, 2020 at 10:12am

Very true, and funny

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 24, 2020 at 9:05am

A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows.
-- Mark Twain

Unless he's one of those people who "knows that he knows that he knows that he knows" that god exists ... OY!

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 23, 2020 at 3:53pm

Seems to me the first time I ever saw him was on the Johnny Carson show.

Comment was by Randall Smith on October 23, 2020 at 3:50pm

To drop a name, I was privileged to hear Randi speak at the first Reason Rally in D.C. several years ago. His voice will be missed.

Comment was by Idaho Spud on October 23, 2020 at 3:39pm

I agree, Mrs.B.

 

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