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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

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Comment was by Mrs.B on June 11, 2022 at 1:01pm

We just got a few highlights on our news, & a few of Liz Cheney's remarks.....made me want to hear more anyway.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 11, 2022 at 12:40pm

As far as I'm concerned, Mrs. B, we've only had one so far, and it has been well beyond "interesting!"

Comment was by Mrs.B on June 11, 2022 at 12:33pm

Those public hearings could prove very interesting!

Comment was by Mrs.B on June 11, 2022 at 12:32pm

Frightening.

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 11, 2022 at 9:43am

When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.
-- Isaac Asimov

One of the more dangerous variants on the Dunnning-Kruger Effect, and one which is currently TOO extant!

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 10, 2022 at 8:06am

Liz Cheney was brilliant, incisive, and unwaveringly factual in her indictment of Donald Trump, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers, never mind in the overall view of the clearly conspired nature of the January 6th attack on the Capitol.  Worthy of note: this was only the first of what I understand to be seven public hearings on that assault, and if this one is any indicator, what will follow will be both revelatory and scathing of the former president.

Comment was by Randall Smith on June 10, 2022 at 7:42am

Ms. Cheney was a standout. She defies the saying, "the apple falls not far from the tree".

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 10, 2022 at 6:18am

There is a reason why people serving in our government take an oath to the Constitution. As our founding fathers recognized, democracy is fragile. People in positions of public trust are duty-bound to defend it, to step forward when action is required. In our country, we don't swear an oath to an individual or a political party. We take our oath to defend the United States Constitution, and that oath must mean something. Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues, who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain.
-- House Representative Liz Cheney

I listened to all of the proceedings from the June 9th, 2022 hearings of the January 6th House Committee last night, but what sticks in my mind is the above quote. Bold statements like the above are why I am very impressed with Liz Cheney. She has had the cojones to look Trump Republicans in the eye and call them out on their disloyalty to the Constitution and their lust for power in the person of Donald John Trump. At some point or other, a price will have to be paid for the madness Trump has inflicted on this country, and it will either be paid by Trump and those who follow him, or it will be paid with our democracy.

Nota bene.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on June 9, 2022 at 11:30am

Loren. I think most atheists would agree with your supposition 

Comment was by Loren Miller on June 9, 2022 at 8:45am

An atheist is someone who is certain that God doesn't exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence.
-- Carl Sagan

Sorry, Carl, but THIS time, you got it wrong. An atheist is defined as someone who does not BELIEVE a god exists. And as it comes to “compelling evidence” against the god of the bible, the bible itself, with its contradictions, errors in reportage, and its utter failure at prophesy are more than sufficient to make me a gnostic atheist, that plus the fact that Yahweh is positively LOATH to show himself! Granted, that doesn't mean that some other god exists, but again, until positive evidence is presented, I have no reason to accept such a supposition.

 

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