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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.

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Comment was by Loren Miller on December 2, 2020 at 8:58am

OR because a certain segment of the population wants to IGNORE that truth.  Seems as though Mohandas was one pretty sharp cookie!

Comment was by Grinning Cat on December 1, 2020 at 2:54pm

On killing in large numbers while in uniform becoming somehow noble and glorious, veteran war correspondent Chris Hedges' book War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning is worth a look.

"Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting the most basic human desires."

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27502.War_Is_a_Force_That_Gives...

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 1, 2020 at 1:06pm

Not to mention their gawd thing is the biggest abortionist of all.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on December 1, 2020 at 12:37pm

Pro-life is you are on his side otherwise you are damned

Comment was by Loren Miller on December 1, 2020 at 7:37am

The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed by an invading, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords.
-- Hosea 13:16

Now WHAT exactly was that about Yahweh being pro-life?!?

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 30, 2020 at 8:54am



For those who cannot read Mr. Mackesy's handwriting, it says:

"What is the bravest thing you ever said?" asked the boy.
"Help," said the horse.


And all of the above courtesy of Charlie Mackesy's book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and the Horse. Gentle wisdom when we need it, I think.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on November 30, 2020 at 12:46am

Loren that sounds so familiar. In fact, if you succeed at killing more of the enemy, you get military honours

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 29, 2020 at 1:39pm

That makes it all ok.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 29, 2020 at 8:24am

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
-- Voltaire

Sounds too familiar, don't it?

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 28, 2020 at 1:29pm

That nail has been squarely hit.

 

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