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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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Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

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To be honest, I have NO idea who Brandi Carlile is (though I suppose I could Google her), but the following brief story of her illness, coma, and recovery are pretty striking. As my friends from…Continue

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Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

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The Australian Western Desert and the High Arctic could hardly be less alike, and both differ sharply from the rainforests of the Congo basin. Even so, in crucial ways, their social lives are…Continue

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

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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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Comment was by Loren Miller on May 17, 2021 at 6:50am

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.
-- John Adams 1816, Letter to his son, John Quincy Adams, November 13, 1816

Sadly, the mind CAN and HAS been bound by those two perpetrators and continues to be to this day. This is the tragedy which religion has visited upon this planet.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on May 17, 2021 at 2:13am

I think Carl Sagan had a point there.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 16, 2021 at 3:42pm

Wow, very strong man!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on May 16, 2021 at 2:00pm

Mary Alice McKinney. Joan wonderful talk. Thanks for sharing.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 16, 2021 at 8:24am

Religions talk about humility, but it is science that has humbled us.
-- Brent Meeker

Indeed, by showing us the true size and depth and complexity of the universe, and the vast number of questions to be asked, for which the simplistic answer of "goddidit" is a crass insult.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on May 16, 2021 at 2:56am

I did a DuckDuckGo search for Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney and found this: 

The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers - "Boys 2 Men" - Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

Comment was by Chris B on May 16, 2021 at 12:03am

Poor fox...

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 15, 2021 at 8:33pm

Couldn't see anything....too dark.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on May 15, 2021 at 8:29pm

wild urban fox

This three-legged Fox has been living in the area of my building for about a year or so it seems to be surviving quite well. Sorry for the poor quality of the video I had to use my phone in the bad light.
Comment was by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 15, 2021 at 3:11pm

Great Daniel Dennett and Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney quotes. (I'd never heard of her before.)

 

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