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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 6 hours ago

God is always the equivalent of ‘I do not know.’
-- Annie Besant

Except that, to the believer, they think they DO know, and the answer is, invariably, "goddidit." Not only is that a knee-jerk non-answer, but it teaches us NOTHING about the world around us.

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

Only if we understand, will we care.
Only if we care, will we help.
Only if we help shall all be saved.

-- Jane Goodall

Ms. Goodall was probably thinking about her precious chimpanzees when relating this quote, but her statement is true, whether we're talking about saving chimpanzees, ourselves, our fellow humans, or this planet.

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

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 yesterday

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 Saturday

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 Friday

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 Thursday

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 Thursday

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 Thursday

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 Thursday

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

 

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