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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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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

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

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Comment was by Mrs.B on Thursday

Good one, Stephen.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Thursday

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 Thursday

Comment was by Mrs.B on Thursday

Or feelings were ridiculed.

Comment was by Chris B on Thursday

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...

Comment was by Loren Miller on Wednesday

Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you apologize for the truth.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

It's astonishing to me how often people will hide their feelings, either because they don't want to show weakness or are afraid of the reactions of others. In both cases, I wonder how much they're trying to deny their own humanity, and to me, that's rarely a positive.

Comment was by Grinning Cat on Wednesday

Well said, Loren, that "'You just have to have faith!' ... isn't gonna cut the mustard here"!

Especially in view of the Christian idea that with "faith like a mustard seed", a believer can literally move mountains and "nothing will be impossible"... Guess what! The world looks exactly as we'd expect it to with no God and no supernatural powers.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Tuesday

I have never, in all my life, not for one moment, been tempted toward religion of any kind. The fact is that I feel no spiritual void. I have my philosophy of life, which does not include any aspect of the supernatural and which I find totally satisfying. I am, in short, a rationalist and believe only that which reason tells me is so.
-- Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov

With you 100%, Isaac.

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 5, 2021 at 9:25am

Science doesn’t have to disprove faith: instead someone has to prove scientifically and materially that theism and faith are any more than the devoted commitment to bad fiction summarily asserted to represent reality.
-- Bruce R. Long

Indeed, those who support faith are stuck with the burden of proof for their assertions, yet they too often fall back on the old saw, "You just have to have faith!" Sorry, fellas, but that isn't gonna cut the mustard here.

Comment was by Mrs.B on April 4, 2021 at 1:17pm

Totally wacko.

 

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