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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"When I make blueberry muffins, I always add more fruit than called for....same with pancakes."
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"What's a blueberry muffin called that has no             …"
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Yes, but we also have a lot of the British words here too."
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"It is strange how words can change from one English speaking country to another."
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"I never know how it started. We say both here in Canada."
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
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"I know, on the two sides of the Atlantic we're divided by a common language. :)"
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Mrs.B replied to Loren Miller's discussion Marlon Craft - State Of The Union in the group The Music Box
"Pretty damn good."
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Mrs.B replied to Loren Miller's discussion Excuse Our Coups! (Betty Bowers) in the group Freethought and Funny Bones
"She does these so well!"
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"Very funny man indeed. But tell me, when did the word Arse morph into Ass. I always thought that an…"
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"Thanks a lot, Stephen.  Much appreciated."
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Stephen Brodie replied to Loren Miller's discussion Marlon Craft - State Of The Union in the group The Music Box
"A Powerful and prescient message from such a young man. "
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"Damn Good letter Loren. If I were an American citizen I would proudly co-sign such a letter. It…"
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Dear President Biden: Regarding Christian Nationalism and January 6, 2021...

I have no doubt but that Joe Biden is one busy new president at the moment, and I tend to suspect…See More
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Marlon Craft - State Of The Union

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"To find yourself, think for yourself. -- Socrates Succinct and apt, I think! [grin!]"
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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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The Top 30 Worst Places to Live in the United State

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 16. 1 Reply

Loren, have you seen this article? The Top 30 Worst Places to Live in…Continue

WAR is a racket.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Jan 6. 5 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

Tags: skills, interpersonal, &, personal

Quotes from Mark Twain's Letters From the Earth

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 3. 4 Replies

A few long quotes from Twain's Letters From the Earth, out of the way of the main Quote of the Day…Continue

You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Terence Meaden Dec 27, 2020. 20 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

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Comment was by Randall Smith on November 25, 2020 at 8:02am

Your remarks are touching, Joan. I know the feeling.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on November 24, 2020 at 6:05pm

Too many loved ones gone. They do not hear me nor do they have a message for me. They are gone. Done. No longer in existence. I miss them and talk to them often knowing there is nothing that hears me except for my own thoughts. The memories guide me in how I approach the end. I embrace every moment I have with loved ones and friends now and gratefully embrace them. I know the family will go on without me, however, I am certain they will have memories that make them laugh, smile and love each other. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 24, 2020 at 2:40pm

Odd....I never come with names that belong the one's I've looked for.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 24, 2020 at 7:43am

We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.
-- Dean Charles Stanforth

Ever Google an old friend, see what he or she is up to? Well, I Googled two such people yesterday, one from my college days and another from further down the road ... and discovered they were both gone. Literally, the first item on the search in both cases was their obituary. These were people I cared about deeply, who came into my life and changed it, improved it. I'm pretty sure I let both of them know how I felt about them and how I appreciated who they were to me, but knowing now that they're no longer available ... that cuts, and not superficially, either.

Quote of the day and a point on the curve of a Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Comment was by Chris B on November 24, 2020 at 5:07am

And scary!

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 23, 2020 at 7:12am

Sounds pretty familiar, doesn't it?

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 22, 2020 at 1:25pm

Well that has been proven beyond doubt, hasn't it?

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 22, 2020 at 8:28am

Never do business with a religious son-of-a-bitch‬. His word ain't worth a shit‬ -- not with the Good Lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal.
-- William S. Burroughs

Hmph ... wasn't really aware of Burroughs until I found this quote on Friendly Atheist. HE wrote The Naked Lunch?!? Ha! Have to say, I LOVE his attitude!

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 21, 2020 at 7:24am

“We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
-- Gene Roddenberry

Indeed, we must QUESTION, particularly those things which are so far out of the ordinary as to be beyond reasonable belief, whether it is something which HAS an explanation and evidence, such as quantum physics, or something that does NOT, like god.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 21, 2020 at 7:21am

Close to my heart as well, Chris.  It took me an inordinate amount of time to discover just who this guy inside my skin is, but having somehow managed to do so, I value that discovery like nothing else!

 

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