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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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Comment was by Loren Miller on Sunday

According to Google:

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.

Figure it out. BTW, I will NOT entertain a further discussion on the topic here. This is a QUOTES group.

Comment was by RichardtheRaelian on September 25, 2022 at 12:45am

Hello Loren! I fail to see how the bible connects with schizophrenia since I'am a schizophrenic atheist/Raelian?

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 24, 2022 at 8:24am

The Bible is like a patchwork quilt with schizophrenia that Theists insist is all one color and sane.
-- Marc Norton

Purdy much, yup...

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 23, 2022 at 7:57am

A degree of culture, and assuredly a very high one, is attained when man rises above superstitions and religious notions and fears, and, for instance, no longer believes in guardian angels or in original sin, and has also ceased to talk of the salvation of his soul.
-- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

And we rise above because none of those superstitions or supernatural beings can be shown to exist.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 22, 2022 at 7:49am

As for the quote Stephen posted, al-Qaradawi's statement makes a lie of any kind of positive recommendation anyone might make about Islam. If their religion only exists to make people afraid, then it deserves extinction.

Comment was by Loren Miller on September 22, 2022 at 7:47am

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species.
-- Christopher Hitchens

And their numbers are dwindling, even as those of the nones are growing. Stipulated that Christian Nationalism continues to be a threat in the United States, and that threat must be dealt with, firmly and without rancor. Still, it seems to me that the days of Christian domination of American society are numbered.

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on September 22, 2022 at 12:20am

I am not too sure that Rabbit Proof Fence it isn't history. It is so true too life that I am sure it was dramatised from real events. Dave could clarify I am sure. There are some very powerful passages in that book about the real life stories of our indigenous peoples

Comment was by Chris B on September 22, 2022 at 12:01am

I read Rabbit Proof Fence and thought I was reading history...

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on September 21, 2022 at 7:22pm

Davy

 I have come across our governments freely available information that the stolen generation is not over. the Australian government is taking aboriginal children from their mothers to this very day. The old legislation was repealed in the 80,s and the practise "stopped" .

This is blatant bulldust because according to the governments own  records, the policy now falls under the auspices of the department of Human Services. Although the Non indigenous are now included, marginally,  and the rules have changed somewhat, it still goes on. physically and by threat.

These children are taken if it is deemed that the child is under threat in the family home. Possibly  from violence, drugs, abuse or alcohol.

 So If a couple drink a beer in a dry aboriginal settlement, they can loose their children. The child may complain to a teacher that parents are making the child do something it does not want  to do. (Parental discipline) The operative word is DEEMED.

Comment was by Mrs.B on September 21, 2022 at 4:30pm

WOW! Just....WOW! Also, pretty damn true methinks.

 

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