Feedback/Notes

 

Latest Activity

Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Chris congrats on your First jab. A Good sleep cure many ills doesn't it. It was only on…"
10 minutes ago
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Yes, I saw that Chelsea won. Congrats to them--and you, as a fan."
1 hour ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Science can teach us, and I think our hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary…"
2 hours ago
Chris B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Thanks Ian. The tiredness disappears quickly too."
4 hours ago
Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Good to hear, Chris. I hope you slept well. That side effect seems to be common and a lot of people…"
4 hours ago
Chris B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"I got my first Pfizer vaccine. They checked my allergies thoroughly and kept me long at the site to…"
5 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"                         Man. City…"
12 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Randall that's nice of you to say that, but the programmes were just gathering dust. And…"
16 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Stephen, that was kind of you. I'm sure they appreciated your gift."
yesterday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you…"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Randall I knew I was talking to a proper sports fan. It's like looking into a mirror. I…"
yesterday
Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Odd, that."
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Sold my 1950's baseball card collection  the other day--all 3000+ cards. A dealer bought…"
Friday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn't believe in any God…"
Friday
Chris B commented on Sydni Moser's group Green Gardening
"It's still cool for the time of year, but our roof garden got a good soak from a week of rain.…"
Friday
Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"You can't beat live music, and to listen to an orchestra is wonderful."
Friday
Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"You DEMAND we open our border???!!! How about you get your case numbers down to zero first, &…"
Friday
Stephen Brodie commented on Randall Smith's group Just sports stuff.
"Yes Randall Chelsea have reached both the national FA Cup final and the best is they have…"
Thursday
Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Oh you must have had a great time Ian!!! I LOVE Rhapsody In Blue!!!"
Thursday
Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group AGING ATHEISTS
"This evening the first symphony orchestra concert for months. A pleasant pot pourri of short pieces…"
Thursday

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

Information

Quote Of The Day

A place to post favorite quotes about atheism and other significant topics

Website: https://
Members: 14
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

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.

==========================

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!

Discussion Forum

WAR is a racket.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 27. 7 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

New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Mar 14. 7 Replies

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

Tags: China, Real Time, Bill Maher

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

Comment Wall

Nice Comment

You need to be a member of Quote Of The Day to add comments!

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 17, 2021 at 7:31am

Of all religions the Christian is without doubt the one which should inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
-- Voltaire

The problem here is that Christianity contradicts itself so badly that the tolerance Voltaire admires might as well be obviated by its insistence on "my way or the highway." Voltaire's observations regarding Christians, though, applies very well to the evangelical variety.

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 16, 2021 at 6:26am

Religious moderation is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance.
-- Sam Harris, The End of Faith

This is where the whole "religion of love / peace / whatever seems to come from, certainly in all three Abrahamic religions. It is also the product of the kinds of "bible study" which focus more on the likes of Matthew 5:9 and less on things like Luke 19:27.

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 15, 2021 at 3:04pm

Always pass the buck.

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 15, 2021 at 2:58pm

Sadly, the people who believe it are rarely interested in being or acting responsible.

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 15, 2021 at 2:31pm

Yes, just wonderful, isn't it?

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on April 15, 2021 at 5:55am

I screwed them so they can worship me. Some way to get people to followyou

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 14, 2021 at 1:41pm

Wudduh guy!

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 14, 2021 at 9:20am

I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live. I defiled them through their very gifts, in their offering up all their firstborn, in order that I might horrify them, so that they might know that I am the LORD.
-- Ezekiel 20:25-26

There it is, a blunt admission in black and white. Yahweh was PURPOSEFULLY messing with the human race and for no other reason than to assert his superiority over us, to demonstrate the futility of struggling against him and accept our position of submission under him.

Thankfully, not everyone learned that lesson.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on April 13, 2021 at 9:14pm

Loren, I remember watching Sam Harris paraphrase that quote in one of his debates. Brilliant.

Comment was by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 13, 2021 at 8:49pm

Great quote, Loren!

 

Members (14)

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service