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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

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 Loren Miller on June 1, 2022 at 11:29am

Very true, Andy, but the fact remains that, so long as religion persists in our culture (and my suspicion is that it will never be totally extinguished), the word, "atheist" is a necessary part of our vocabulary.  I will insist on distinguishing myself and my non-believing fellow travelers from those who insist on indulging in magical and irrational thinking.

Comment was by Andy Stout on June 1, 2022 at 9:58am

Atheism isn't really an "ism". We don't have similar labels for any other silly beliefs that are discared, e.g. aSanta Clausism; atoothfairyism; aEaster-bunnyism.

Rejecting nonsense isn't an "ism"; it is our obligation based on the burden of proof.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 1, 2022 at 6:44am

“All true believers have good reasons for disbelieving in every god except their own,” said Birbal, “and so it is they who, between them, give me all the reasons for believing in none.”
-- Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

Especially considering that their “good reasons,” upon further examination, are neither good nor reasoned!

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 31, 2022 at 1:30pm

Oh good grief!

Comment was by Onyango M on May 31, 2022 at 7:50am

...only the idea of a universal matter that moves in different directions and they by different configurations of its parts can always be modified in thousands upon thousands of different ways, clearly shows us that everything that exists in Nature can be made by the natural laws of movement and by the configuration and combination alone or modification of the parts of matter.

The Testament of Jean Messlier

Comment was by Onyango M on May 31, 2022 at 7:30am

that there was an advocate for ignorance

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 31, 2022 at 6:18am

Seems as though ol' Marty was scared out of his mind about reason ... and likely rationality, logic, and skepticism as well ... And He Damned Well Should Have Been!!!

Comment was by Loren Miller on May 30, 2022 at 8:32am

The word “holiday” comes from “holy day” and holy means “exalted and worthy of complete devotion.” By that definition, all days are holy. Life is holy. Atheists have joy every day of the year, every holy day. We have the wonder and glory of life. We have joy in the world before the lord is come. We’re not going for the promise of life after death; we’re celebrating life before death. The smiles of children. The screaming, the bitching, the horrific whining of one’s own children. The glory of giving or receiving a blow job. Sunsets, rock and roll, bebop, Jell-O, stinky cheese, and offensive jokes. For atheists, everything in the world is enough and every day is holy. Every day is an atheist holiday. It’s a day that we’re alive."
-- Penn Jillette, Every Day is an Atheist Holiday

Wonderfully well stated, Penn!

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 30, 2022 at 2:17am

Shameful history.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on May 29, 2022 at 11:35pm

The Supreme Court of the United States like its recent decision on Roe V Wade hasn't always covered its self in glory.

"At his presidential inaugural on March 4, 1857, President James Buchanan, a Northern Democrat aligned with the South’s slavers, took to the steps of the Capitol and preemptively announced the result of an as-yet-unreleased Supreme Court decision that would give a “settlement of the question of domestic slavery in the Territories.”

Two days later, Chief Justice Roger Taney read his majority opinion in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. Black people, Taney wrote, are to be “regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

 

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