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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!

Discussion Forum

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 Mrs.B on September 24, 2021 at 1:18pm

Bald IS a hair colour!! A friend's little granddaughter said so!

Comment was by Grinning Cat on September 24, 2021 at 12:30pm

And it's probably no coincidence that many who'd like to impose religion on us would also like to impose abstinence (except for strictly regulated and approved unions)!

Like an unimaginably powerful god that created the known universe would really care what a few billion ape-descendants wearing smart watches do with our naughty good bits!

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 24, 2021 at 6:56am

Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position.
-- Bill Maher

And like bald is a hair color!

Comment was by Mrs.B on September 23, 2021 at 1:40pm

Yes!

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 23, 2021 at 6:51am

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

To which I say, hear-freaking-HEAR!!!

Comment was by Mrs.B on September 22, 2021 at 1:41pm

No-brainer there. Pun intended.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 22, 2021 at 6:48am

Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s?
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Well, being that god shows absolutely NO sign of existing, I'd say the choice there is rather obvious!

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

AND....kids figure it out while their age numbers are still in the single digits.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 21, 2021 at 7:00am

We all ought to understand we're on our own. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't do kids any harm for a few years but it isn't smart for them to continue waiting all their lives for him to come down the chimney with something wonderful. Santa Claus and God are cousins.
— Andy Rooney, Sincerely, Andy Rooney

Wonderfully said, Andy ... thanks.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 20, 2021 at 6:45am

To know a person's religion, we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
-- Eric Hoffer

Considering the flak which people of color and the LGBTQ+ community take from believers and particularly evangelicals, Hoffer's statement above becomes especially important.

 

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