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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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Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow: “We will not let hate win”

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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

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

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

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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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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

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 13, 2020 at 1:48pm

Ironically the churches see the growth of Atheism as an existential threat even at a time when they have a lapdog in the Whitehouse.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 13, 2020 at 1:34pm

I'll never understand the ''modern'' US attitudes, most especially since internet.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 13, 2020 at 9:55am

As you well know, Stephen, it is not the norm here, though it is becoming more and more common.  With COVID-19 doing the rounds, there aren't a lot of public situations which might offer me the chance to declare my atheism, but I still speak out every chance I get.

There are too many Christians out there who think theirs is the only game in town.  I mean to pop their bubble when I can.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 13, 2020 at 9:44am

 Loren even though the UK has an established church it would seem to me so much easier to be an openly out Atheist. It's always felt to me that to be an Atheist is the norm in the UK.

Comment was by Chris B on October 13, 2020 at 9:39am

Well done, Asimov!

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 13, 2020 at 6:53am

I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.
-- Isaac Asimov

Times have changed a LOT since Asimov said this, and for the better, I think. In addition, clarification of exactly WHAT an atheist is has made the matter easier to deal with and less fraught with the emotion he referred to. As there is no rational, demonstrable reason to believe any god exists, saying: "I am an atheist" is far more defensible today.

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 12, 2020 at 1:20pm

They all claim the right religion, & all the others have the wrong one.....so logical....sigh......

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 12, 2020 at 6:24am


Seems very little has changed since Celsus' day, has it?

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 11, 2020 at 3:28pm

Oh, Mr. Fry, & Mr. Laurie.....hilarious!

When I hit my toe on a table leg or something, am I going to say....''ooooopsies''?

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 11, 2020 at 2:49pm

Hey, I'm easy! [but I'm not cheap!]:

 

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