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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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Liz Cheney's Opening Statement to the January 6th Committee Public Hearing

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 11. 2 Replies

Since there has been such interest in the comments Liz Cheney made during the first public hearing held by the House Select January 6th Committee, I thought I would post it here for those of you who…Continue

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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

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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

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Comment was by Loren Miller on May 19, 2022 at 7:50am

Ultimately, totalitarianism is the only sort of politics that can truly serve the sky-god's purpose. Any movement of a liberal nature endangers his authority and that of his delegates on earth. One God, one King, one Pope, one master in the factory, one father-leader in the family at home.
-- Gore Vidal

Yahweh was, indeed, the first autocrat, and while other, lesser dictators followed him, he remains at the top of the heap, at least until his son declared: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No One Cometh unto the Father, But By Me!” You don't get more arrogant or imperious than that!

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 18, 2022 at 6:34am

Religion is notorious for conceiving an idea and then trying to make it true, either by propaganda or sometimes by force ... While science makes a discovery and then immediately sets about trying to disprove it, just to make sure it's correct before everybody makes idiots of themselves.
-- Seth McFarlane

Then, too, science cares about its reputation and pursuit of verifiable knowledge. Religion? Not so much.

Comment was by Chris B on May 18, 2022 at 12:23am

tales of mysogyny.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 17, 2022 at 1:32pm

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 17, 2022 at 6:11am

Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you, no nuthin'! No neo-natal care, no daycare, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nuthin'. If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're pre-school, you're fucked.
-- George Carlin

George has had the pro-forced-birth crowd by the short hairs since LONG before Roe v Wade was as threatened as it is now. He understood, too, that they are not "pro-life;" they are ANTI-WOMAN.

Comment was by Onyango M on May 16, 2022 at 9:09am

It is such comments or passages that make me read a whole book. Maybe it is time I read James Joyce.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 16, 2022 at 7:04am

—Then, said Cranly, you do not intend to become a protestant?

—I said that I had lost the faith, Stephen answered, but not that I had lost self-respect. What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent?

— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Mr. Joyce makes an important point here. Respecting oneself and one's understanding of the world means, among other things, to respect one's own view of the world and how one apprehends it. This is especially true when one's apprehension is based, as Joyce says, on logic and coherency, when the alternative is NEITHER.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 15, 2022 at 7:48am

Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.
-- Richard Dawkins

And what's even MORE dangerous is how successful they've been with that hogwash. Thankfully, a lot of the young'uns these days aren't having any of it.

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 14, 2022 at 2:05pm

CBS may have told him to curb it as part of his contract.

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 14, 2022 at 7:36am

I don't differentiate much, except in degree, between people who believe in religion from those who believe in astrology, magic or the supernatural.
-- Andy Rooney, Sincerely, Andy Rooney

There are times when I wish Mr. Rooney had been more vocal about his atheism while he was alive and associated with CBS News 60 Minutes. At least we have this record of his words, and considering the time during which he said them, that's a lot.

 

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