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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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WAR is a racket.

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

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Comment was by Loren Miller on January 15, 2021 at 7:10am

He that will not reason is a bigot;
he that cannot reason is a fool;
and he that dare not reason is a slave.

--William Drummond

Accurate and succinct. Drummond nails it here.

Comment was by Grinning Cat on January 15, 2021 at 1:43am

One in four Americans is skeptical about climate change... who gives a shit? That doesn't matter. You don't need people's opinions on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking which number is bigger, 5 or 15? Or do owls exist? Or are there hats? --John Oliver

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 14, 2021 at 8:18pm

The thing is, "goddidit" isn't an answer so much as it is meant to be a conversation-stopper.

One problem, though: with people like us, it doesn't work!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 14, 2021 at 7:54pm

Terence. The laziness of the statement GODDIDIT drives me absolutely crazy.

Comment was by Terence Meaden on January 14, 2021 at 7:24pm

Yes, Loren. For the faithful, no explanation is necessary because GODDIDIT answers and explains everything ...

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 14, 2021 at 4:53pm

So very true!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 14, 2021 at 4:25pm

"Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbour as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight."

Mark Twain.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 14, 2021 at 1:26pm

On the money.

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 14, 2021 at 7:50am

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
-- Bertrand Russell

There in one sentence is the essence of the Dunning-Kruger effect. Brilliantly done, Mr. Russell!

Comment was by Davy on January 13, 2021 at 10:46am

Came across the following whilst reading this book

The Book of Life By Upton Sinclair

©1922

If life is a continually changing product, then the laws which govern conduct must also be continually changing, and morality is a problem of continuous adjustment to new circumstances and new needs. If man is free to work upon this changing environment, he must be free to make new tools and devise new processes.

If it is the task of reason to choose among many possible courses and many possible varieties of life, then clearly it is man s duty to examine and revise every detail of his laws and customs and moral codes.

This is, of course, in flat contradiction to the teachings of all religions.

 

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