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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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Christopher Hitchens – "The Only Conversation Worth Having"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 8. 3 Replies

There may be no one whose words in favor of freedom of thought and in opposition to the mind-binding effect of religious belief were quite so powerful as those of Christopher Hitchens.  His repeated…Continue

Tags: debate, the only conversation worth having, poisoned chalice, William Dembski, Christopher Hitchens

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

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Comment was by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 9, 2021 at 11:20pm

I like the Tracie Harris quote! And Ricky Gervais.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 9, 2021 at 2:07pm

Yes, it's all on us.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 9, 2021 at 6:23am

Science can teach us, and I think our hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supporters, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make the world a fit place to live.
— Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

Wonderfully well put, Mr. Russell.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 8, 2021 at 6:46am

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
-- Napoleon Hill

And I can't help but notice how little this practice is employed in certain quarters of the US government, especially in those who have an (R) next to their names.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 7, 2021 at 1:40pm

Odd, that.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 7, 2021 at 8:08am

I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn't believe in any God the most. Oh, no..wait.. that never happens.
-- Ricky Gervais

You're right, Ricky, it doesn't. Wonder why... [smirk!]

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 6, 2021 at 2:47pm

Yes, right on point.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 6, 2021 at 7:38am

Tracie says it SO VERY WELL.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 5, 2021 at 1:29pm

That's how they justified the unexplainable.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on May 5, 2021 at 8:57am

I was trying to read Santayana's book on reason but it is so dense I have had to put it aside. Life is short to be spent on boring literature.

 

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