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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”

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

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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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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 Mrs.B on October 11, 2020 at 2:40pm

Love listening to Mr. Fry.

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 11, 2020 at 5:53am

It's now very common to hear people say, “I'm rather offended by that.”  As if that gives them certain rights.  It's actually nothing more... than a whine.  “I find that offensive.”  It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase.  “I am offended by that.”  Well, so fucking what.
-- Stephen Fry

It's well past time that Mr. Fry got mention in this group. His blunt dismissal of political correctness with this quote has been a favorite of mine since I came to know it, and he and his sidekick, Christopher Hitchens well made their disdain of religion known during the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate, which I expect to post at some point.

The man knows whereof he speaks and has demonstrated as much, time and time again.

Comment was by Davy on October 11, 2020 at 4:49am

Loren I like your granddad's apothegm

Wenn es nur eine Religion auf der Welt gäbe, wäre sie hochmütig und zügellos despotisch

If there were only one religion in the world, it would be haughtily and licentiously despotic ---

Frederick the Great. (German:Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786)
He also said this

Ich bin es müde, über Sklaven zu herrschen

I am tired of ruling over slaves. – Frederick the Great.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on October 11, 2020 at 4:46am

Hahaha Loren. I like your grandpa's quote

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 10, 2020 at 8:34am

Davy, the meter of your entry reminds me of a well-beloved saying:

The rain falls upon the just and the unjust fella,
But mostly on the just, 'cuz the unjust stole the just's umbrella!

-- Charles Loren Miller, my late grandfather

And that's the way he used to say it, complete with emphasis. I know the phrase is not original with him, but he had a way of making it his own.

Comment was by Davy on October 10, 2020 at 7:15am

I agree with Cicero. 

Leave this one for you.

All faiths are to their own believers just. For none believe because they will, but must.

John Dryden – 19 August [O.S.9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700)

Comment was by Mrs.B on October 10, 2020 at 2:44am

Good ones.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 10, 2020 at 2:43am

I posted these two quotes before on another group but as I like them I thought I'd repost them here in your group Loren.

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on October 10, 2020 at 2:35am

Comment was by Loren Miller on October 9, 2020 at 6:41am

Everyone knows the same truth, and our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.
-- Woody Allen, from the movie, The Unbelievers

As Aron Ra would say, "The truth is what the facts are." From that point, one can either acknowledge that and live with it or attempt to alter the truth to fit one's agenda ... and still live with that same truth.

 

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