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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

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

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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 Loren Miller on January 19, 2022 at 6:47am

I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years been working to undo the botched job your god has made.
-- Emma Goldman

And after all that time, we're still working at it, slow but sure.

Comment was by Terence Meaden on January 18, 2022 at 7:02am

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." Friedrich Wilhelm Freud.  

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 18, 2022 at 5:39am

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K. Dick

And yet we have people who are more than willing to beset others with their own "reality" or "alternative facts" at every turn. At times, I wonder how they manage to continue to function in the reality that we all know.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 17, 2022 at 2:18pm

Yup....hahahaha.....

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 17, 2022 at 2:06pm

Yeah, I know all about the kitties and worship thing (I gots FIVE of 'em!), but it's yet to truly get out of hand here.  I DO love 'em all, and I wouldn't be without 'em.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 17, 2022 at 2:05pm

Uuummmm.....I have kitties.....any questions?

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 17, 2022 at 9:30am

Everyone has gods. You just don't think they're gods.
-- Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind, #1)

With all due respect, Terry ... BULLSHIT. There are people I admire, those whose words and opinions I find particularly insightful or pithy, and those I enjoy learning from, but I Don't Worship ANY Of Them. From where I sit, there are NO gods, Terry.

Not a one.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 16, 2022 at 4:06pm

The Church of England is the Tory Party at prayer

Benjamin Disraeli

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 16, 2022 at 1:36pm

I still say it all belongs in the places of worship, NOT schools, the workplace, hospitals, government buildings.....

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 16, 2022 at 7:57am

Terry, several years ago, Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist gave a talk entitled, "Get Them While They're Young."  He isn't the only one to observe that religions want to indoctrinate children before they have the means to understand what's being shoved down their throats, but considering his own personal experience and what he went through with his theologian parents, I find his take on the subject particularly worthy of consideration.

 

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