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If we can find atheist ET's in the cosmos like the Elohim why not in the hollow Earth.
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"Its age has made Ribe a main tourist attraction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribe"
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"Stephen,  Jocelyn Bell Burnell's story is so much like the women of my generation. I was…"
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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)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B yesterday. 6 Replies

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

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Davy Jun 20. 1 Reply

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

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

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on June 24, 2021 at 5:25pm

The rule of thumb should always be give women control of the family finances. I've seen this rule put into action, and it works.

Comment was by Mrs.B on June 24, 2021 at 1:25pm

Ain't dat duh troof!

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 24, 2021 at 7:33am

The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation.
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Considering that the bible effectively and consistently treats half the population of the world as chattel, Ms. Stanton's statement here should surprise no one.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 23, 2021 at 7:10am


Defend the right of all or surrender your own first. If you think your freedom includes the “right” to force me to surrender mine, reread the first sentence.

-- Brian Foulkrod [from FFRF Out Atheists Billboards]

I ran onto the above statement on FFRF's "Create Your Own Billboard" page, and I thought it was a figurative kick-in-the-teeth to anyone who feels as though they have the right to dictate ANYTHING to others. Damned well said, in my humble opinion.

Comment was by Grinning Cat on June 22, 2021 at 9:56am

Atheism is a Religion like Baldness is a Hairstyle

Someone at Atheist Nexus had written, "It's not. But it is. But it's not", making the point that a society that claims to respect freedom of religion should equally respect freedom from religion, and people's right to not be affiliated with one.

And speaking of sexual positions, it's amazing that a number of god characters are reputed to have created this vast universe, in which we humans are a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, yet they take an intense, perverse interest in what we do with our naughty good bits!

An omniscient, powerful god with human-like feelings and disgusts -- say, hating sex between men -- might be opening himself to significant "Leverage", as shown in this NSFW cartoon:

https://www.oglaf.com/leverage/

(hit "Next" to get the second page of the story)

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 22, 2021 at 7:49am

Atheism is a religion like not collecting stamps is a hobby.
-- Penn Jillette

Or like bald is a hair color or like abstinence is a sexual position!

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 21, 2021 at 6:59am

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

-- William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”

Sound familiar, does that?

Comment was by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2021 at 1:36am

Loren, thanks for the link to Deepwater Horizon. "Hope ain't a tactic!" 

Hope was one of the "killer" words for me:

yield, pray, obey, hope, turn the other cheek, crucify yourself!  

I like your "thriving" words: 

preparation and focused, purposeful ACTION!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on June 21, 2021 at 12:02am

"Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?"

Aristophanes

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 20, 2021 at 8:28am

Hope ain't a tactic, Don.
-- Chief ET Mike Williams, to BP Rep Don Vidrine

No, hope does NOT qualify as any kind of tactic, not without preparation and focused, purposeful ACTION. Without those, hope is a time-waster and a liar and worse than useless.

I should mention that the above quote came from the movie, Deepwater Horizon, and for those who are interested, here is the scene from which it comes.

 

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