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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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Comment was by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2021 at 4:25pm

Homophobic, racist, sexist, supremacists.

Comment was by Davy on April 10, 2021 at 1:24pm

I understand this
The crack about the "Apache transvestite" is due to that Homophobics also trend towards being  "racial supremacists."

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 10, 2021 at 6:03am

When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
-- Sigmund Freud

In my humble opinion, there was a lot that Freud got wrong about the human animal. THIS one I think he got 100% right.

Comment was by Chris B on April 9, 2021 at 9:48am

(smirk!)

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 9, 2021 at 8:59am

Whenever I hear some bigmouth in Washington or the Christian heartland banging on about the evils of sodomy or whatever, I mentally enter his name in my notebook and contentedly set my watch. Sooner rather than later, he will be discovered down on his weary and well-worn old knees in some dreary motel or latrine, with an expired Visa card, having tried to pay well over the odds to be peed upon by some Apache transvestite.
-- Christopher Hitchens

That crack about the "Apache transvestite" notwithstanding, Christopher totally nails this one. It seems that the more some political or religious hotshot rails against some supposed moral failing, the more likely it is that they are in it up to their eyebrows.

WHYIZZAT?!? [smirk!]

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 8, 2021 at 1:41pm

Good one, Stephen.

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 8, 2021 at 9:14am

We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it and that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire.
-- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Seems as though the man who oversaw the invention of the first atomic bomb had a thing for free speech and inquiry. Good for him!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on April 8, 2021 at 7:31am

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 8, 2021 at 1:17am

Or feelings were ridiculed.

Comment was by Chris B on April 8, 2021 at 1:06am

I don't wonder at that. Most children are trained to hide their feelings by family, the school bullies, teachers and religious leaders tell you to ignore your feelings...

 

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