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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

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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 August 7, 2022 at 7:05am

Nothing draws people more quickly away from religion than an open mind.
— Hemant Mehta

Got it in one, Hemant!

Comment was by Chris B on August 6, 2022 at 8:50am

Same for me Loren, I was the inferior daughter in my parents' house. From the moment I started to live as anybody's equal I found friends everywhere - only thing is that "superior" people hate me.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 6, 2022 at 8:16am

Some men might feel that way, Chris.  I don't.  Then, too, the way I was raised, I never had the chance to feel superior to begin with.  My father arrogated that position to himself, and he wasn't willing to yield so much as a whit to anyone, certainly not his eldest son.

The thing is, though, being equals opens up so many things, so many opportunities that those who insist on a superior position have no idea about.  Communication, exchange of ideas and emotions all become freer and more facile, I think.  It makes me wonder if those who insist on their pedestals are afraid of those things and want to control them to spare their sensibilities.

They don't know what they're missing.

Comment was by Chris B on August 6, 2022 at 8:08am

But there must be something else, Loren; do you feel oppressed because your wife is your equal? Do we feel oppressed because coloured people are our equals?

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 6, 2022 at 6:52am

If you've been in a position of privilege, equality feels like oppression.
-- Alix Jules

And that's where American Christians have been for entirely too long and why they're so upset that their numbers are dropping, while secularism and atheism are on the rise here.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 5, 2022 at 1:22pm

Yup.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 5, 2022 at 8:21am

You know it's true: Every disaster movie begins with a scientist being ignored.
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Thought this was good for a laugh, at least, though Tyson is totally on point here. It doesn't have to be a scientist, either, just someone who knows his business who is forced to deal with someone else who suffers badly from the Dunning-Kruger effect!

Comment was by Randall Smith on August 4, 2022 at 7:41am

Ain't that the truth!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 4, 2022 at 7:06am

Or as my friend, Jack likes to say, Morons, we are surrounded by morons.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 4, 2022 at 7:00am

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And all you have to do is watch a Trump rally or a Pentecostal worship service to confirm that for yourself.

 

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