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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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George Carlin - On Why Our Species Is Failing (1992)

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Besides being a brilliant comedian and practiced public ranter, George Carlin was a adept student of humans and humanity – likely among the reasons why he was so accomplished at those first two…Continue

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A Quote of the Day from Loren Miller dated November 14, 2009

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Loren Miller: “We live now in the age of science, methodology and logic, where rational thought is slowly but surely displacing superstition as the primary means of evaluating our reality, how it…Continue

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

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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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Comment was by Mrs.B on October 22, 2021 at 1:10pm

Agreed.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 22, 2021 at 7:03am

A college should be a safe space for thought, not a safe space from thought.
-- Salman Rushdie, Real Time with Bill Maher

As you might imagine, the above was in the context of the current spat of political correctness which has been in evidence on college campuses lately. Personally, I find it yet one more bit of support for my assertion that The World Is Not Safe.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 21, 2021 at 4:12pm

Nice one Loren  

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 21, 2021 at 2:49pm

Well, so long as we're on the topic of Omar Khayyam:

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 21, 2021 at 2:44pm

None of Khayyam's poetry was published in his lifetime because much of his work would have seemed anti-Islamic to the powers that be. Here's one of the more obvious ones.

The secrets which my book of love has bred,
Cannot be told for fear of loss of head;
Since none is fit to learn, or cares to know,
Tis better all my thoughts remain unsaid.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 21, 2021 at 1:55pm

What a shame, Stephen.  I'm not certain, but I think there is a copy of the Rubaiyat in my mom's library.  Will have to see about that.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 21, 2021 at 1:22pm

Yes, he does.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 21, 2021 at 11:16am

Loren I was once given a beautifully bound copy of the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyám. I adored that particular English translation sadly I lost it in a fire at my Sisters flat.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 21, 2021 at 6:43am

He (the Rev. Mr. Whitefield) used, indeed, sometimes to pray for my conversion, but never had the satisfaction of believing that his prayers were heard.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Franklin may not have been a declared atheist, but he sure talked like one!

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 20, 2021 at 3:24pm

How much more of the mosque, of prayer and fasting?
Better go drunk and begging round the taverns.
Khayyam, drink wine, for soon this clay of yours
Will make a cup, bowl, one day a jar.

When once you hear the roses are in bloom,
Then is the time, my love, to pour the wine;
Houris and palaces and Heaven and Hell-
These are but fairy-tales, forget them all.

-- Omar Khayyám

With you 100%, Omar!

 

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