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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.

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George Carlin - On Why Our Species Is Failing (1992)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat 3 hours ago. 2 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

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

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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)

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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, 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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Comment was by Loren Miller on August 29, 2020 at 8:26am

The world holds two classes of men – intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence.
-- Abu’l‐Ala al Ma’arri

There may be an exception or two, but mostly ... yeah, that covers it.

Comment was by Chris B on August 29, 2020 at 12:18am

You're welcome, Joan!

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2020 at 6:46pm

What is cisgender?

"Cisgender is a term for people whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth. For example, someone who identifies as a woman and was assigned female at birth is a cisgender woman. The term cisgender is the opposite of the word transgender. Related terms include cissexism and cisnormativity."

Thanks, Chris B, for the term unfamiliar to me. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 28, 2020 at 6:41pm

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”  

~ Rep. John Lewis, civil-rights leader 

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 28, 2020 at 1:42pm

Oh the mormons love their ''revelations'' just when needed for any given situation.

Comment was by Chris B on August 28, 2020 at 9:46am

A good one, Loren!

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 28, 2020 at 8:56am

Revelation when applied to religion, means something communicated immediately from God to man. It is revelation to the first person only, and hearsay to every other, and, consequently, they are not obliged to believe it. It is a contradiction in terms and ideas to call anything a revelation that comes to us at second hand, either verbally or in writing. Revelation is necessarily limited to the first communication.
-- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Was anyone else ever listening in when Yahweh and one of his representatives had a conversation? Strikes me as being pretty unlikely, too, which is why Paine so clearly distrusts divine revelation, especially since anyone can claim that they've had one about ANYTHING.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 27, 2020 at 2:01pm

Yes, the privilege attitudes wear very thin.

Comment was by Chris B on August 27, 2020 at 10:26am

I like that anonymous quote!

Religious privilege

White privilege

Male privilege

species privilege

cis privilege

hetero privilege

how many more are there? And can we live without making use of any privilege?

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 27, 2020 at 8:59am

 

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