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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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Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow: “We will not let hate win”

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout May 4. 5 Replies

Lately I have noted an increase in rants, diatribes, and otherwise potent and declamatory statements by Democrats, in the defense of the LGBTQ+ community, responding to overblown claims about…Continue

Tags: LGBTQ+, Critical Race Theory, sexualizing, grooming, Mallory McMorrow

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Apr 22. 5 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

Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout Mar 28. 8 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

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

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Comment was by Terence Meaden on January 23, 2022 at 10:20am

It is monumentally pathetic that bible-bashers not only accept to believe such blatant garbage but also that the grievous principles of slaughter and genocide are acceptable within their world of blinkered thinking because their tiny minds have been manipulated since childhood. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 23, 2022 at 9:36am

With god’s help, Joshua stopped the sun in the sky so he would have more daylight to slaughter his enemy. And you want me to give a reason why I hate religion.
-- Baron Von Knifty

It's an interesting side-note on the religions of the bible that, rather than trying to persuade its opponents to its side, Yahweh's followers, virtually without exception, are instructed to SLAUGHTER them. Some swell guy this Yahweh fellow is, eh?

Comment was by Terence Meaden on January 23, 2022 at 7:00am

Joan, you have pointedly reminded us that much of it WAS indeed written by racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, sexually frustrated men. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on January 22, 2022 at 10:04pm

"It’s almost as if The Bible was written bY racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, sexuallY frustrated men, instead of a loving God. Weird.

- Ricky Gervais

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 22, 2022 at 7:51am

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.
-- Arthur C. Clarke

R'amen!

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 21, 2022 at 7:45am

A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.
-- Aaron Sorkin

Y'all suppose that was what was going on a year ago on January 6th at the Capitol? A whole bunch of people setting their conscience aside? Sure looked like it to me.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 20, 2022 at 1:37pm

Forever is a looooooong time to wait....

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 20, 2022 at 7:07am

During my sojourn in ironclad atheism, the primary arsenal leveled against Christianity had been its failure on empirical grounds. Surely, enlightened reason offered a more coherent cosmos. Surely, Occam's razor cut the faithful free from blind faith. There is no proof of God; therefore, it is unreasonable to believe in God.
-- Paul Kalanithi

There are a whole lot of us who are still awaiting the arrival of the putative "evidence" that a god of any kind exists. My own personal suspicion is that we will be waiting a considerable time longer.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 19, 2022 at 3:09pm

"Botched job," really does say it all 

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 19, 2022 at 2:13pm

Botched job barely covers it.

 

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