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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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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

Tags: Trump, hearing, insurrection, "Donalld, committee

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

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Comment was by Joan Denoo on May 22, 2022 at 11:39pm

Tell Henny Youngman we make our own celebrations and honor our own heroes. I just wish we had some songs that inspire and invigorate our lives as do  Christians, i.e. Hallelujah, Amazing Grace, and Onward Christian Soldiers.
Perhaps we can borrow the melodies and write new lyrics. I'm not good at such activities. 

Comment was by Chris B on May 22, 2022 at 9:21am

Beautiful and true!

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 22, 2022 at 8:10am

Look not above, there is no answer there;
Pray not, for no one listens to your prayer;
Near is as near to God as any Far,
And Here is just the same deceit as There.

-- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Seems as though ol' Omar had a pretty good handle on Allah ... or Yahweh, or any of those would-be gods!

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 21, 2022 at 8:57am

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.
-- Henny Youngman

Take their god ... PLEASE! Ba-dum, tzzz!

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 20, 2022 at 6:51am

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
-- Edgar Allan Poe

And piss-poor poetry at that.

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.

 

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