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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"I've seen one of those boxes before but with a skeleton inside "
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"A kitty puzzlement......"
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Chris B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"I got one of those cat ones for Chadd, it gives him a laugh."
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Talking fast with the southern accent, it is a little difficult."
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Chris B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"That liberal redneck is too hard to follow, even with hearing aids!"
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Chris B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Funny, those boxes! I only knew the sort with a cat in it."
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Chris B commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"Thanks for posting, Stephen, he said it all."
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Such logic."
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
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Stephen Brodie commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"WOTMQ: RMPS Demons Epilogue"
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Liberal Redneck - Arkansas Governor Mad at Self"
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Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"That is funny Loren and I want to own one of those boxes. "
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Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"That's funny!"
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Mrs.B commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"It's insulting."
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Mrs.B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"And some of your governors demanding that our borders open!"
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Loren Miller commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"I don't know whether or not any of you have ever run onto the "Useless Box" idea,…"
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Stephen Brodie commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
""I love the poorly educated." Probably one of the most heinous remarks I've ever…"
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Loren Miller commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"Let's be real here. For the most part, "Godly Wisdom" = BULLSHIT, plain and simple.…"
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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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Comment was by Mrs.B 15 hours ago

And some of your governors demanding that our borders open!

Comment was by Loren Miller 22 hours ago

... when people on the right talk about “freedom” what they actually mean is closer to “defense of privilege” — specifically the right of certain people (generally white male Christians) to do whatever they want.
-- Paul Krugman, “‘Freedom,’ Florida and the Delta Variant Disaster”

Krugman hits the nail on the head here. Even as evangelical Christians struggle to maintain their privilege amidst the ongoing efforts by people like us to level the playing field, so white male Republicans are doing everything they can to hold onto their political positions and their perks as their influence fades. This effort has extended to the point of pursuing fascism, particularly since Trump came on the scene.

It's a damned dangerous time in the US right now and no time to be complacent.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie yesterday

Nice one Joan, succinct and to the point as usual.

Comment was by Joan Denoo yesterday

Terry, it is wonderful to see your post! I hope all is well with you. 

I would reply to god, or allah, or whatever power that expects me to believe by faith alone, "I cannot think and act on such evidence. I deserve more!"

Comment was by Stephen Brodie yesterday

"Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake." He goes on to talk about a certain China teapot.

Bertrand Russell

Comment was by Terence Meaden yesterday

Very good Stephen, and I expect you know how Bertrand Russell responded if he found himself being asked by God a similar question:

He answered: "God. Why did you make it so difficult for me to believe in you?" 

Comment was by Stephen Brodie yesterday

Apostate Prophet

Apostate Prophet

If I die, and Islam turns out to be true, and I stand before Allah, I will say to him: "You decreed my life and afterlife long before you created me, and then you created me this way and designed my personality and my capabilities. On top of that, you have somehow decided not to guide me. But now you want to punish me because I did not believe in you? I'm sorry to break it to you but that makes no sense, you idiot." In other words, it will never happen.

Comment was by Mrs.B yesterday

Another one of ''those'' words.....

Comment was by Loren Miller yesterday

The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas – uncertainty, progress, change – into crimes.
--Salman Rushdie

And it does so by making ITS faith mandatory and a prerequisite for admission into its afterlife theme park. That isn't just "conservative;" it's coercive ... and no, I'm not having any of it.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on Monday

 Loren not only do I sing without god I sing better songs as well.

 

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