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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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Sam Harris - First Rebuttal Against William Lane Craig

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Feb 3. 4 Replies

The following is OLD, not quite 10 years old, presuming that the video was released not long after the Notre Dame debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig.  That doesn't change the fact that,…Continue

Tags: rebuttal, debate, christianity, William Lane Craig, Sam Harris

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

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Comment was by Loren Miller on January 15, 2021 at 3:41pm

Obviously, owls give a hoot about this!

Comment was by Grinning Cat on January 15, 2021 at 1:41pm

These fine feathered friends might want to have a word with the skeptics John Oliver mentioned:

(Click to enlarge. Image sources: reddit (2), cheezburger)

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.

 

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