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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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Comment was by Chris B on March 2, 2021 at 6:36am

That would be something, Joan!

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2021 at 3:31am

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And listened more deeply.

Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.

And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways,

the earth began to heal. 

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and

created new ways to live and heal the earth fully,

as they had been healed.”

~ Kitty O’Meara, And The People Stayed Home

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2021 at 3:14am

It has been years since I read any of Shives works; I want to reread some of his material. Thankfully, these Golden Years enable me to be so self-indulgent. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on March 2, 2021 at 3:06am

“We will not go back to normal. 

Normal never was. 

Our pre-corona existence was not normal 

other than we normalized greed, inequity, 

exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate, and lack. 

We should not long to return, my friends. 

We are being given the opportunity 

to stitch a new garment. 

One that fits all of humanity and nature.” 

~ Sonya Renee Taylor

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 1, 2021 at 1:23pm

Exactly.

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 1, 2021 at 5:59am

For myself, I can't help but that believers are NOT insisting insisting "on their unbending quest for truth" ... but ramming it down throats, whether it is wanted or not.

Poor form, IMHO.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 28, 2021 at 8:44am

Christianity as preached by the likes of Carl Gallups is not about hating the evil and loving the good. It's about loving the evil and calling it good.
-- Steve Shives

Some years back, Steve tackled Gallups' The Magic Man in the Sky as a part of his "An Atheist Reads..." series and basically eviscerated it. His statement above encapsulates both his disdain and mine for the average apologist's attempt to explain away the problems the bible has, as well as their failure to fully and satisfactorily address questions atheists have about their beliefs.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 27, 2021 at 1:25pm

Makes for a pleasing vision.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 27, 2021 at 8:19am

The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
oiver harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

-- Carl Sandburg, "Fog"

In the wake of all the talk about cats, I thought I'd post a memory from high school English class.

Comment was by Chris B on February 27, 2021 at 2:41am

Good picture!

 

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