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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.

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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

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

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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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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

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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

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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!

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 13, 2021 at 6:47am

Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, "atheism" is a term that should not even exist. No one needs to identify himself as a "non-astrologer" or a "non-alchemist." We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.
— Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

This also plays into Joan's and Ruth's quotes about lies. The blunt fact is that believers regularly and systematically lie to themselves to sustain their faith, to the point where that lie is perceived as reality. This has the effect of disconnecting them at least in part from what reality actually is – never a good thing.

Comment was by Loren Miller on April 13, 2021 at 6:33am

Onyango, it ALSO sounds like a certain clique of fatuous fools who follow a certain ex-president. [smh!]

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on April 13, 2021 at 2:29am

Joan, this sounds like Ivan talking to Aloysha or is it the old priest advising the young penitent. I loved that book. Should read that book again.

 

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