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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

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

Tags: humanity, human, well-being, George Carlin

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

Started by Terence Meaden. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 18, 2021. 9 Replies

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)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Oct 9, 2021. 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, 2021. 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

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Comment was by Loren Miller on December 2, 2021 at 7:39am

Cicero had it on the nose.  Not only did Trump corrupt the office of the President, he pulled in way too many Republicans in the House and Senate as well.  Add The Big Lie and January 6th to the mix and the government of the United States is in the most fragile condition it's been in our 240-plus years.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 1, 2021 at 2:31pm

Totally arrogant.

Comment was by Loren Miller on December 1, 2021 at 7:52am

It's not arrogant to say that you can't figure out the answers to the universe with your internal faith. It's not arrogant to know that there's no omniscient, omnipotent prime mover in the universe who loves you personally. It's not sad to feel that life and the love of your real friends and family is more than enough to make life worth living. Isn't it much sadder to feel that there is a more important love required than the love of the people who have chosen to spend their limited time with you?
-- Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

What is REALLY arrogant is to assert that there IS an answer to all the questions asked by humankind, that there is only ONE answer and the answer is: "godidit." To me, that is the utter pinnacle of arrogance!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on November 30, 2021 at 11:08am

Nice one Loren. Very economical.

Comment was by Terence Meaden on November 30, 2021 at 7:29am

Very neat. I like it.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 30, 2021 at 6:53am

It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
-- Peter De Vries

And THERE, boys and girls, is your Minimum Daily Requirement of Iron-y!

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 29, 2021 at 1:26pm

Sacred....shmacred.....I always think....bull----!

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 29, 2021 at 6:50am

The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
-- Salman Rushdie

And there are few people in this world who would understand that better than Mr. Rushdie.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 28, 2021 at 6:50pm

Totally agreed! It's great to see you again, Joan!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on November 28, 2021 at 6:47pm

Good to see you back Joan hope everything is good with you.

 

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