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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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New Rule: The Slow-Moving Coup – Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Oct 9. 1 Reply

If Trump’s coup attempt goes unpunished, it will be considered a training exercise. --…Continue

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Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Aug 8. 7 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

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Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Davy Jun 20. 1 Reply

The Australian Western Desert and the High Arctic could hardly be less alike, and both differ sharply from the rainforests of the Congo basin. Even so, in crucial ways, their social lives are…Continue

Christopher Hitchens – "The Only Conversation Worth Having"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 8. 3 Replies

There may be no one whose words in favor of freedom of thought and in opposition to the mind-binding effect of religious belief were quite so powerful as those of Christopher Hitchens.  His repeated…Continue

Tags: debate, the only conversation worth having, poisoned chalice, William Dembski, Christopher Hitchens

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Comment was by Loren Miller on November 7, 2021 at 6:36am

Tradition and dogma are bullies.
-- Sean Faircloth

Perhaps not in 100% of cases, but as regards religion, I would say absolutely. Their purpose is to coerce their congregations into compliance, with the carrot of heaven and the stick of hell, but notably WITHOUT any demonstration of either's existence.

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 7, 2021 at 2:32am

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on November 6, 2021 at 5:47pm

Great men and women think alike

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on November 6, 2021 at 5:44pm

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Comment was by Mrs.B on November 6, 2021 at 1:22pm

Such hypocrites.

Comment was by Chris B on November 6, 2021 at 7:40am

For me it were the empty promises of religion - I'd rather have nothing than being lied to.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 6, 2021 at 6:33am

The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim Him with their mouths and deny Him with their actions is what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable.
-- Karl Rahner

Not quite 100% true. My own personal cause for my atheism is the utter lack of evidence for any form of deity, but the behavior of too many Christians and evangelicals in particular do NOT help matters!

Comment was by Davy on November 5, 2021 at 9:13am

I agree with Ingersoll's  statement.

I have always held the view when you hold your self superior to another you are the inferior one.

A truly superior person never thinks of themself as being superior nor do they think that they are inferior, they just regard others as their equal.

An aside

Mother Nature in her own way as life evolved on this mud ball made us all unique with no individual in a species being the exact duplicate of any other individual in that species due to both their DNA and how that DNA is expressed to create the individual. 
From that arises the Equality all  of the species known as  Homo sapien.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 5, 2021 at 7:02am

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll

There are SO many people in this world who could stand to learn the truth of this brief yet utterly true aphorism.

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 4, 2021 at 1:50pm

Right on point.

 

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