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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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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"

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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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Comment was by Loren Miller on May 29, 2021 at 8:56am

All men are created unequal.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

All women, too, for that matter ... as it comes to physical or mental capacity and capability. Notice, though, that I didn't say in terms of RIGHTS. There, Thomas Jefferson had it correct, though I disagree about being "endowed by their Creator" with them. People, though, are in large portion UNEQUAL to each other on multiple fronts. It is the job of government as I see it to treat them equally well.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on May 28, 2021 at 11:17am

I don't know how anyone could argue against that. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 28, 2021 at 8:07am

You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate.
-- Richard A. Weatherwax

I tend to agree.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 27, 2021 at 6:55am
I studied every page of this book, and I didn't find enough love to fill a salt shaker. God is not love in the Bible; God is vengeance, from Alpha to Omega.
— Ruth Hurmence Green

With you 100%, Ms. Green.
Comment was by Loren Miller on May 26, 2021 at 7:50am

Once an honest creationist gets into this debate with somebody who knows both sides of the controversy better than he knows his own alone, he will very quickly face a life-altering choice: whether to remain honest or whether to remain creationist, because it is no longer possible to be both. They either admit that there is substantial evidence for evolution and nothing at all for creationism, or they learn to lie about that and justify it in their own minds, because it is not possible to defend creationism honestly.
-- Aron Ra

Which is why you are not likely to find an honest creationist on this planet.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on May 26, 2021 at 5:25am

why would we stop sinning when we are born fallen? that would be expecting too much of us, I suspect.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 25, 2021 at 1:36pm

I thought it was supposed to stop us from sinning ever again.....oh well..........

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on May 25, 2021 at 8:36am

Mrs B, I think it worked perfectly well. We are still a sinning as they did then.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 25, 2021 at 6:55am

When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions; that Bibles, prayer-books, catechisms, and encyclical letters are all emanations from the brains of man, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of Thus sayeth the Lord.
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

This goes for men, too, especially considering how many of them want to use the bible to justify all sorts of aberrant behavior. Problem is, neither the men nor the women who subscribe to the bible want to acknowledge the truism expressed by Ms. Stanton here. They're either frightened by what they think their deity will do to them, or upset that such action would cut off their gravy train.

Either way, it's a non-starter.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 24, 2021 at 1:47pm

.....And ......how did that all work out anyway.........

 

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