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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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Christopher Hitchens – "The Only Conversation Worth Having"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B on Tuesday. 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 Loren Miller 12 hours ago

All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science.
-- Matthew Arnold

What Matt fails to mention here is the amount of TIME it will take for believers to give up their delusions!

Comment was by Mrs.B yesterday

Nightmares....handsdown.

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

It is said that men may not be the dreams of the god, but rather that the gods are the dreams of men.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Dreams ... or nightmares?

Comment was by Mrs.B on Thursday

I had to go until I finally told mother I was done, & not going any more at age 17.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on Thursday

My parents didn't make me go to church but my school did. My RE teacher eventually gave up on me after a couple of terms, he must have thought that this bloody kid wasn't worth the bother.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Thursday

Whenever I get an email from some kid, asking: “What should I do? My parents are making me go to church every Sunday, but I don't believe that stuff anymore!”, my answer to them is: “Go! Go and ask LOTS of questions. Chances are they'll stop making you go.”
-- Matt Dillahunty

Seems to me that would depend a LOT of the family and the general social and religious environment. With SOME situation, said kid could be bringing a world of hurt down onto his shoulders, and that is never good. The whole issue of coming out and asserting one's atheism is very PERSONAL and should be treated as such.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Wednesday

No, & very unlikely in the future too.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Wednesday

Sadly, Mrs. B, that never seems to have been a part of the average evangelical's skill set.

Comment was by Mrs.B on Wednesday

Which is where minding one's own business should be in the mix.

Comment was by Loren Miller on Wednesday

I have my beliefs, you have your beliefs, but don't use the machinery of government to impose them on others.
-- New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli

Absolutely. No further discussion warranted, I think.

 

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