Feedback/Notes

 

Latest Activity

Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"God is just a sick, sexually frustrated bully who likes to jerk off to us while we cry. -- Steve…"
4 hours ago
Richard Levison left a comment for Jeanette Joyce Steck
""Happy Birthday!""
7 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"Pathetic, huh?"
19 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"When the religious claim they have proof of the existence of god they can't use their holy…"
19 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Richard Levison's photo
Thumbnail

A woo woo religion!

"Richard, remember this from the recent past?  "Don't drink the cool-aid" "
21 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Richard Levison's photo
Thumbnail

A woo woo religion!

"Sorry Richard but it's obvious to me that Raelian message is nothing but pseudo-scientific…"
21 hours ago
Loren Miller left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Greets, Andi, and welcome!  I hope you enjoy your time here."
23 hours ago
Richard Levison posted a photo

A woo woo religion!

This photo is dedicated to our Atheist member Stephen.
yesterday
Richard Levison left a comment for Olivia McIntire
""Happy Birthday!""
yesterday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a…"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Richard Levison
"This is from the horse's mouth. Raelian website. And you say it's not a religion,…"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Andi Quinn
"You're welcome Andi. Glad to see you here."
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Hope to see you join, & comment in some groups. That's the best way to get to know us some."
yesterday
Andi Quinn left a comment for Stephen Brodie
"Hi Stephen, Thank you! It's so nice to find a community of atheists!"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"WOTMQ: Death Becomes Him"
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Good to see you here."
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Hey Andy. Welcome to AU"
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Wallis Lucy
"Good to see you here."
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Wallis Lucy
"Hi Wallis welcome to AU"
yesterday
Profile IconAndi Quinn and Wallis Lucy joined Atheist Universe
yesterday

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

Information

Quote Of The Day

A place to post favorite quotes about atheism and other significant topics

Website: https://
Members: 14
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

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.

==========================

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!

Discussion Forum

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

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

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

WAR is a racket.

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 27. 7 Replies

WAR is a racket. It always has been.By Major General Smedley Butleronline at: https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html"It is…Continue

Tags: skills, interpersonal, &, personal

Comment Wall

Nice Comment

You need to be a member of Quote Of The Day to add comments!

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 1, 2021 at 2:04pm

Oh, we know Yahweh is malevolent, Joan.  Dawkins covered that very well in one sentence.  I think what Allen and I wanted to point out here is that he's simply not all that smart or clue-full.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2021 at 12:26pm

Loren, you and Dawkins have it right on target! I would add

rapist, 

murderer, 

racist,

destroyer, list only a few!

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 1, 2021 at 7:19am

If it turns out that there is a God, I don’t think that he’s evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.
-- Woody Allen

I think it's a LOT worse than that, Woody. Among the adjectives Richard Dawkins did NOT include in that famous sentence of his, I would add:

  • Inept
  • Bumbling
  • Frequently Clueless
  • Lacking in Empathy

And that's just off the top of my head. Give me time, and I'm sure I could come up with LOTS more.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 1, 2021 at 2:33am

Faith is mental poison! It kills thinking cells and prohibits positive change. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 31, 2021 at 1:25pm

We need more Hitch types.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 31, 2021 at 6:19am

Faith is the surrender of the mind, it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other animals. It's our need to believe and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. ... Out of all the virtues, all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated.
-- Christopher Hitchens

Indeed, faith IS the surrender of the mind, most specifically to unreality, to fantasy, to assertions which have no basis in fact. Hitchens says that is evil. I say it is damned dangerous.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 30, 2021 at 1:26pm

Like housing people.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 30, 2021 at 5:58am

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Ben, I suspect that ANY purposed secular structure may be said to be more useful than a church!

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 29, 2021 at 3:00pm

Yup.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 29, 2021 at 2:48pm

And dishonest and mendacious and untruthful ... and besides that, they tell LIES!

 

Members (14)

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service