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"OK! I strongly agree that I am not a wretch, even as I confess that I am a musical illiterate. I…"
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Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Yes, Rick was just reading it on his news headlines. It's never going to stop."
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"Joan, I so associate the melody line with the lyrics as regards those songs that disassociation for…"
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"Beliefs And Consequences, Part I"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Loren, thanks; I like "Atheists don't have no songs.""
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Loren, you missed my point, I disagree with the lyrics of these songs and find them repugnant, as I…"
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Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
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Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"The lies keep on coming and coming and coming. James O'Brien: The UK is 'absolutely…"
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"I doubt the average American Christian knows of that quote by Jefferson because they always argue…"
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"The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know…"
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"I despise those songs along with many, & making different words to the same melody will still…"
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"A campaign against bullying and hate suppressed by religion yet again. The sick part is that the…"
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"I am a positively LOUSY diplomat as it comes to issues like this.  Blunt Fact: LGBTQ+ Muslims…"
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"Joan, I have exactly ZERO use for any of those songs.  The Hallelujah Chorus is a screed on…"
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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!

Discussion Forum

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

Tags: humanity, human, well-being, George Carlin

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

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

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 March 3, 2022 at 10:13pm

Because they don't live in the real world.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 3, 2022 at 10:11pm

That's the trouble, all around the world people are noticing that the weather is all screwed up, the politicians are denying it. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 3, 2022 at 10:04pm

Well I got news for him, we ain't that cold anymore.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 3, 2022 at 10:02pm

"What the government should have done was to build a giant wall along the entire border with Canada, because that's where all the fu##ing cold air comes from=Lewis Black. Also wanting to keep the cold air out doesn't mean you're a racist 

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 3, 2022 at 7:52am

If we did a good act merely from love of God and a belief that it is pleasing to Him, whence arises the morality of the Atheist? ...Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God.
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Law, June 13, 1814

Yeah ... like maybe our own well-being and that of the community around us!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 3, 2022 at 3:06am

See the source image

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 3, 2022 at 2:59am

There ya go.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 3, 2022 at 2:57am

See the source image

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 2, 2022 at 6:40am

What's the difference between a random god and no god at all?
-- Ricky Gervais

Very good question. I would say that the answer is: It's a distinction without a difference!

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 1, 2022 at 11:15pm

When someone indoctrinates children rather than teaches them, when they threaten them rather than encourage them, when they teach them WHAT to think rather than HOW to think, there can be no argument but that what is being indulged and practiced is nothing less than CHILD ABUSE.

And such practice should be called out WHEREVER it occurs.

 

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