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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

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Comment was by Mrs.B on June 13, 2021 at 1:34pm

Who?

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 13, 2021 at 8:47am

CHURCH SIGN: JESUS WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT YOU.

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The sad thing is that the church sign has it exactly right. Something that doesn't exist can't disappoint you, especially if you believe or are indoctrinated into such as stance, while people that DO exist may or may not perform to you expectations.
-- me

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 12, 2021 at 7:03am

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 on June 11, 2021 at 1:49pm

Nightmares....handsdown.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 11, 2021 at 7:46am

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 June 10, 2021 at 3:45pm

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 June 10, 2021 at 3:29pm

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 June 10, 2021 at 5:56am

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 June 9, 2021 at 6:16pm

No, & very unlikely in the future too.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 9, 2021 at 5:51pm

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

 

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