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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 October 29, 2021 at 1:24pm

Good ones.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 29, 2021 at 7:00am

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
-- Benjamin Franklin

An immensely profound statement in but a few words, and it reinforces four other words which won the 2009 CFI Blasphemy Contest:

Faith is no reason.
-- Ken Peters

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 28, 2021 at 8:14am

A belief is not true because it is useful.
-- Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Indeed, "useful" to WHAT purpose? To fool others into a similar belief, in order to separate marks from money, or useful to advance our understanding of reality and solve fundamental questions about it?

"Useful" is a loaded word. It never hurts to know what the USE is.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 27, 2021 at 2:59pm

Yes, but they likely think their lives are treated as worthless as it is so may as well try to get something changed.

Comment was by Chris B on October 27, 2021 at 2:29pm

Dangerous, but I hope they get somewhere!

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 27, 2021 at 1:50pm

I hear some women are rebelling in Afghanistan.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 27, 2021 at 8:10am

Stephen, I wonder how well Islam would do if the apostates were as militant as the believers are.  I also wonder if Arabic countries are slowly but surely headed in that direction!

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 27, 2021 at 8:07am

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
-- Ayn Rand

I WOULD leave them alone, Ayn, but they won't leave ME alone! [I wonder if Ayn Rand knew about the Dunning-Kruger effect?]

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 27, 2021 at 7:25am

I don't usually cite the quotes from the Good people of the Muslim Brotherhood but this one caught the eye for its cynicism.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 26, 2021 at 2:04pm

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to happen.

 

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