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"Stephen, perhaps this will help: "Tyburn Convent, 8 Hyde Park Place, Shrine of the…"
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Stephen commented on Loren Miller's blog post Too High A Price
"A smart fella that Hitchens."
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"I'm pretty sure it's not postal voting that Scump is against Per se but postal voting…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Too High A Price
"I did some interviews and literature reviews on women and religion and after a trip around the…"
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Stephen replied to Davy's discussion Your political Compass in the group Political Visions.
"Shows you how much of a lefty I am I even bulked at taking the test. Lol"
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Grinning Cat replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Protect the US Post Office in the group Political Visions.
"There's also this "heartening" news: "Mail sorting equipment is being removed…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion or at least a Religion without Scump
"Oh, yeah, from that Christian math textbook's homework: "God created people to…"
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Stephen replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Protect the US Post Office in the group Political Visions.
"Yes, Ruth. Just been reading about it. For the past 3½ years, America has been to look like…"
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Grinning Cat replied to Davy's discussion Your political Compass in the group Political Visions.
"Working link: https://www.politicalcompass.org/ This looked like an expanded version of the…"
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Political Visions.

Welcome to Political Visions. The aim of this group is to learn about other peoples political…See More
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Mrs.B commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion or at least a Religion without Scump
"I really like that one!"
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Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Humans of Earth and an Imbecile Named Scump News
"Yeah, we know...it's always about him."
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Mrs.B commented on Doone's group Humans of Earth and an Imbecile Named Scump News
"Never seen it perfect yet!"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Protect the US Post Office in the group Political Visions.
"If you're not up to speed, try Trump’s postmaster general caught making cash off of post…"
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Protect the US Post Office

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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Too High A Price
"Problem: "the emergence of Trump also came the 'basket of deplorables'." (Loren…"
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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"All good."
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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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You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 31. 14 Replies

This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer."Now,…Continue

Tags: Shitty First Drafts, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, writing

Aron Ra on Belief and Bull ... Well, You Know!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 2 Replies

From the first time I became aware of him, I have been unabashedly enamored of Aron Ra's unrelenting assault on belief and bullshit.  The following is among my very favorite of his statements…Continue

Tags: religion, bullshit, belief, Aron Ra

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Comment by Mrs.B 2 hours ago

All good.

Comment by Stephen 8 hours ago

“Hitchens' Razor” I would have given my right arm to have come up with that quote.

Comment by Loren Miller 8 hours ago

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
-- Christopher Hitchens, now known as “Hitchens' Razor”

There are believers out there who would have us think that assertion amounts to proof, even as they wish to insist that faith is a valid means to knowledge. They are wrong on both counts. Valid, independent, testable corroboration is the linchpin to understanding what is real and what is not.

Comment by Stephen 9 hours ago

"Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility." - H. L. Mencken

Comment by Stephen 9 hours ago

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." - John Adams

Comment by Stephen 9 hours ago

"There is not enough love and kindness in the world to give any of it away to imaginary beings." - Friederich Nietzsche

Comment by Stephen 9 hours ago

"Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses." - Arthur C. Clarke 

Comment by Loren Miller yesterday

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
-- Luke 6:45

And just how often do we see evangelical Christians practice the first half of the above-cited dictum? Never mind Trump, who claims to be the best president Christianity ever had. The very thought is ludicrous.

Comment by Mrs.B yesterday

Amazing, that.

Comment by Chris B yesterday

 

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