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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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A Quote of the Day from Loren Miller dated November 14, 2009

Started by Terence Meaden. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 18, 2021. 9 Replies

Loren Miller: “We live now in the age of science, methodology and logic, where rational thought is slowly but surely displacing superstition as the primary means of evaluating our reality, how it…Continue

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Oct 9, 2021. 1 Reply

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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Aug 8, 2021. 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

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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

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Comment was by Loren Miller on December 3, 2021 at 7:03am

Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now.
The place to be happy is here.
The way to be happy is to make others so.

-- Robert Green Ingersoll

Of all of Ingersoll's statements, I find this one to be among his most succinct, important, and uplifting. I'm not 100% certain that making others happy is the sole path to happiness, but it is certainly a major means to that end.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 3, 2021 at 1:58am

Have to agree there, Chris.

Comment was by Chris B on December 3, 2021 at 1:55am

And I see the rot spreading...

Comment was by Loren Miller on December 2, 2021 at 7:39am

Cicero had it on the nose.  Not only did Trump corrupt the office of the President, he pulled in way too many Republicans in the House and Senate as well.  Add The Big Lie and January 6th to the mix and the government of the United States is in the most fragile condition it's been in our 240-plus years.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 1, 2021 at 2:31pm

Totally arrogant.

Comment was by Loren Miller on December 1, 2021 at 7:52am

It's not arrogant to say that you can't figure out the answers to the universe with your internal faith. It's not arrogant to know that there's no omniscient, omnipotent prime mover in the universe who loves you personally. It's not sad to feel that life and the love of your real friends and family is more than enough to make life worth living. Isn't it much sadder to feel that there is a more important love required than the love of the people who have chosen to spend their limited time with you?
-- Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

What is REALLY arrogant is to assert that there IS an answer to all the questions asked by humankind, that there is only ONE answer and the answer is: "godidit." To me, that is the utter pinnacle of arrogance!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on November 30, 2021 at 11:08am

Nice one Loren. Very economical.

Comment was by Terence Meaden on November 30, 2021 at 7:29am

Very neat. I like it.

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 30, 2021 at 6:53am

It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
-- Peter De Vries

And THERE, boys and girls, is your Minimum Daily Requirement of Iron-y!

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 29, 2021 at 1:26pm

Sacred....shmacred.....I always think....bull----!

 

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