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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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New Rule: The Slow-Moving Coup – Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Oct 9. 1 Reply

If Trump’s coup attempt goes unpunished, it will be considered a training exercise. --…Continue

Tags: insurrection, sedition, coup, Donald Trump, Real Time

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Aug 8. 7 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

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Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2021 at 3:33pm

”It all (holistic management) comes down to one thing; if you care enough about your country and wildlife you will do what you have to do to make it happen. … Research shows what needs to be done.” … ”There will be opposition, resistance, and ridicule to what you say and you simply have to keep on going.”

~ Allan Savory | Running out of Time | Documentary on Holistic Management |May 1, 2018.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2021 at 3:27pm

Loren, outstanding quotes by Erica Jong & Patton Oswalt.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 21, 2021 at 1:18pm

We're not taught to rely on, or trust ourselves, so we have to try to undo that.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 21, 2021 at 6:26am

"But if the gods do not exist at all - then we are lost," I said.
"On the contrary - we are found!" said Aesop.
"But when we are afraid, who can we turn to, if not the gods?"
"Ourselves. We turn to ourselves anyway. We only pretend there are gods and that they care about us. It is a comforting falsehood."

-- Erica Jong, Sappho's Leap

This is so brilliant. The blunt fact is that there never have been any gods to fall back on. It has always been Just US, and the gods are nothing more than the "comforting falsehood" which Jong cites here. We Help Ourselves.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 20, 2021 at 6:40am

"You've gotta respect everyone's beliefs." No, you don't. That's what gets us in trouble. Look, you have to acknowledge everyone's beliefs. And them, you have to reserve the right to go: "That is fucking stupid. Are you kidding me?" I acknowledge that you believe that, that's great. But I'm not going to respect it. I have an uncle that believes he saw Sasquatch. We do not believe, nor do we respect him!"
-- Patton Oswalt, Finest Hour, 2011

The business of "respecting everyone's beliefs" was sketchy enough back in 2011. In the here and now, we have people who will insist, sometimes violently, that the 2020 election was stolen and that Donald Trump is supposed to be the president. ANYONE who thinks that deserves respect has another "think" coming.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 20, 2021 at 6:37am

Next time, Joan, please make it a post, rather than a comment here, okay?

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2021 at 2:41am

Loren, thank you for your kind and supporting words. You know much I value your opinion and you capably to see through the fury to the meanings that accompany them. 

OK, I am now done with my rant. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2021 at 2:36am

We have to hold people accountable for what they say and do! We cannot remain silent as silence implies agreement. 

The U.S. Government was founded on the “inalienable rights” of man (sex and race specified, if not by word, but by deed). It took years to define a citizen as a person, male & female, of all races, all religions, and those with no religion. Education was to be equal for all the American people and the state was to be separate from religion.

If government causes damage to these rights,” it is the right and responsibility of the citizens to “alter or abolish” that form of government and replace it with a better one.

OK,OK,OK, TOO LONG!

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2021 at 2:35am

Our nation, founded on the principle that citizens have the right and responsibility to select our leaders, we have done a damn poor job of doing so. Jefferson recognized that only an educated citizenry could be able to think and act with reason and fairness. It took us too damned long to figure out who could be a citizen, and we still have the underpinnings of sexism, racism and bigotry. Writing glorious words about freedom, free public education, free voting, free press, limited government and agrarian democracy, Jefferson failed to live up to his words. Well, what else is new. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 20, 2021 at 2:33am

However, my rage involves the leaders who attempt to maintain the status quo of white, male, religious supremacy, and of the right wing attempt to hold political power! The nonsense of the past four or five years smells of ignorant, uneducated, bigoted, racist, hypocrites running rough shod over simple common sense and getting away with it. Are the sensible ones too busy? or lazy? or afraid? or preoccupied? to take a stand against insurrectionists and their thuggish leader?

 

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