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My all time favorite movie!

"My favorite movie is The Lathe of Heaven."
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Quote Of The Day

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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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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 28, 2021 at 1:29pm

Odd, that.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 28, 2021 at 6:19am

Not much changed in 200 years, eh?

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 27, 2021 at 6:49am

The Bible is like a patchwork quilt with schizophrenia that Theists insist is all one color and sane.
-- Marc Norton (from YouTube: Chapters 7-9 - An Atheist Reads The Magic Man in the Sky)

One of the great YouTube comments on Steve Shives' "An Atheist Reads..." series.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 26, 2021 at 8:57am

Do not all theists insist that there can be no morality, no justice, honesty or fidelity without the belief in a Divine Power? Based upon fear and hope, such morality has always been a vile product, imbued partly with self-righteousness, partly with hypocrisy. As to truth, justice, and fidelity, who have been their brave exponents and daring proclaimers? Nearly always the godless ones: the Atheists; they lived, fought, and died for them. They knew that justice, truth, and fidelity are not conditioned in heaven, but that they are related to and interwoven with the tremendous changes going on in the social and material life of the human race; not fixed and eternal, but fluctuating, even as life itself.
-- Emma Goldman, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

This is the first I've heard of Emma Goldman, but I hope it's not the last, because she makes one hell of a statement here.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on September 25, 2021 at 3:17pm

Can you imagine what would have happened to Paine if the English Church authorities had managed to get hold of him, he even had trouble with the religious in America. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 25, 2021 at 6:27am

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit...
-- Thomas Paine

And Paine wrote this over 200 years ago! One wonders what he would think of modern-day, proselytizing, television- and internet-driven religion in the 21st century!

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

About her granddad.

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!

 

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