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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 November 29, 2022 at 6:01am

Religion is a distraction from true education.
— Richard Dawkins

It is a pernicious distraction at that, and one which must be constantly fought, because it would replace reality as it is with its perversion of reality. That way lies madness.

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 28, 2022 at 8:17pm

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 28, 2022 at 10:21am

Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.
-- Heinrich Heine

And they did, Herr Heine, though a bit after your time ... and I'm wondering if there are others in my country who want to repeat that perfidy in the here and now.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 26, 2022 at 8:49am

Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family.
-- Steven Colbert

Frankly, I'm not much for Colbert or his smarmy, Catholic take on religion in general, and here, he can't even get it right. Jesus never said so much as ONE WORD about gays or any part of the LGBTQ+ community. Apparently, he left his followers to infer crap out of the Old Testament and indirectly credit their putative savior with such noise. One more reason why I have no respect for Christianity ... OR for the host of CBS's The Late Show at all.

Comment was by Doone on November 25, 2022 at 10:18am

Now if God was called ass or bog maybe people would at least think about their faith  Indo-European words for God - The Meaning of God Through Etymological Exploration - YouTube

Comment was by Doone on November 25, 2022 at 10:16am

Religion is a fossil.  Our ancestors in their ignorance were at least very creative - Dyēus Phter: The Original Sky-Father - Starkey Comics

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 25, 2022 at 9:49am

The religionist is a living fossil, embedded in that rock called faith.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll

What you said, Robert. What you said...

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 24, 2022 at 10:01am

God, he or she is an incompetent idiot, unworthy of praise or worship. God is a total failure in just about everything. His success rate is exactly that of random chance.
-- MarkFL of Atheist Nexus

"Random chance." I'd love to hear someone explain to me how to distinguish events which are totally serendipitous and of the moment from those occurrences which were spawned by some deity. I suspect we're talking about a differentiation without a difference!

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 23, 2022 at 8:21am

Human vanity is so constituted that it stiffens before difficulties. The more an object conceals itself from our eyes, the greater the effort we make to seize it, because it pricks our pride, it excites our curiosity and it appears interesting. In fighting for his God everyone, in fact, fights only for the interest of his own vanity, which, of all the passions produced bye the mal-organization of society, is the quickest to take offense, and the most capable of committing the greatest follies.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Necessity of Atheism and Other Essays

In other words, assertions that some god or other exists, despite the lack of evidence, amounts to a massive ego trip. I never thought of it that way before reading the above quote, but I might start!

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 22, 2022 at 6:40am

When one of us does a foolish thing, you should tell them it is a foolish thing. They can still continue to do it, but at least the truth is where it needs to be.
-- Dukhat of the Grey Council, Babylon 5

Sadly, there have been a whole lot of foolish things going on here in the US lately. We have been fortunate enough, though, to have a number of people, of the press and elsewhere, being willing to take Dukhat's advice and call it out. That joined action has been a while taking effect, but the fruit of our efforts is finally at least beginning to show itself, particularly in the case of one Donald John Trump.

 

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