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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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Bill Maher has been, is now, and likely will continue to be a polarizing figure for a while to come.  He says shit that angers people, hosts guest who have views that are sometimes WAY past Six…Continue

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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

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

WAR is a racket.

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WAR is a racket. It always has been.By Major General Smedley Butleronline at: https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html"It is…Continue

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Comment was by Mrs.B on March 8, 2021 at 1:15am

And when you're done with that, then read.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 8, 2021 at 1:12am

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 7, 2021 at 5:01pm

The dark age is not a term the Celts and Anglo-Saxons would have recognised in themselves 

Comment was by Doone on March 7, 2021 at 4:40pm

Even in Europe, Spain under the Moors and the Byzantine Empire were not in the "Dark Ages"  

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Dark_Ages_(historiography)

Because of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire due to the Migration Period a lot of classical Greek texts were lost there, but part of these texts survived and they were studied widely in the Byzantine Empire and the Abbasid Caliphate. Around the eleventh and twelfth centuries in the High Middle Ages stronger monarchies emerged; borders were restored after the invasions of Vikings and Magyars; technological developments and agricultural innovations were made which increased the food supply and population. And the rejuvenation of science and scholarship in the West was due in large part to the new availability of Latin translations of Aristotle.[56]

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 7, 2021 at 1:44pm

I like that, Davy.

Comment was by Davy on March 7, 2021 at 9:17am

Lies are forever attired whilst truth requires no raiment so she forever goes naked. 

Forever are the lies attired with religious ceremony and dogma of a book and priest to give it sanctity such is religious faith.

Forever Truth never requires religious ceremony nor dogma of a book and priests to give it sanctity! For Truth is sanctified to all of those that perceive her reality in her nakedness.   Such is Truth.

Comment was by Davy on March 7, 2021 at 8:55am

Yeah well the funny thing is that the Dark Ages only existed in the European world the rest of the world was doing just Jim Dandy doing its own thing. Empires were rising, expanding, then falling. Discoveries being made, disused then forgotten.

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 7, 2021 at 8:14am

Or abused by his parents ... or abandoned by them because he or she is gay.  God is the bastard who ignores all that, and its only excuse is that it doesn't exist.

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 6, 2021 at 1:52pm

Still running things to a great extent.

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 6, 2021 at 8:11am

There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages.
-- Ruth Hurmence Green

And the evangelicals have been doing everything they can to drag us back to those times, darn near ever since.

 

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