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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

Tags: humanity, human, well-being, George Carlin

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

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

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Comment was by Loren Miller on October 27, 2021 at 8:10am

Stephen, I wonder how well Islam would do if the apostates were as militant as the believers are.  I also wonder if Arabic countries are slowly but surely headed in that direction!

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 27, 2021 at 8:07am

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
-- Ayn Rand

I WOULD leave them alone, Ayn, but they won't leave ME alone! [I wonder if Ayn Rand knew about the Dunning-Kruger effect?]

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 27, 2021 at 7:25am

I don't usually cite the quotes from the Good people of the Muslim Brotherhood but this one caught the eye for its cynicism.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 26, 2021 at 2:04pm

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to happen.

Comment was by Chris B on October 26, 2021 at 12:39pm

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 26, 2021 at 6:47am

You don’t have to be brave or a saint, a martyr, or even very smart to be an atheist. All you have to be able to say is “I don’t know”.
-- Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

More specifically, "I don't know that a god exists." From that point, one can investigate and examine whether one exists or not and come to a conclusion.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 25, 2021 at 2:04pm

One of my favourite scientists.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 25, 2021 at 6:55am


The sad fact is: too many believers tend to equate those two.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 24, 2021 at 7:01am

A Well-Informed Electorate Is a Prerequisite for Democracy.
--Thomas Jefferson

Very true ... but when the information comes from corrupt sources, such as Fox News, OAN, Newsmax, or Breitbart, one can hardly say those who patronize such sources are "well-informed," indeed, anything but. This is among the primary weaknesses which the right have exploited against our government and opened the door for fascism.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 23, 2021 at 1:20pm

Jumbled is the way I read it.

 

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