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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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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

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

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

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 29, 2021 at 1:28pm

That's where secretive, & sneaky comes in.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 29, 2021 at 7:17am

Accustom a people to believe that priests or any other class of men can forgive sins, and you will have sins in abundance.
-- Thomas Paine

Of course you'll have "sins in abundance" ... because you will have people who think they can get away with it.

Comment was by Chris B on July 29, 2021 at 12:15am

Great quote!

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 28, 2021 at 6:48am

No idea is above scrutiny and no people are beneath dignity.
-- Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance

This was a part of a film, documenting an ongoing discussion between Maajid Nawaz and Sam Harris. Having seen it (on Amazon Prime), I have only two words for you: SEE IT!!!

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 27, 2021 at 6:59am

You're a child made in the image of god? "Oh, no, you're not. You're a faggot, and you can't join your church and you can't go to heaven." This is disgraceful, it's inhuman, it's obscene, and it comes from a clutch of hysterical, sinister virgins who have already betrayed their charge in the children of their own church!
-- Christopher Hitchens

The above extract from the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate on the question, "Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world?", one of the few times I've seen the Hitch actually ANGRY. I suspect at least part of that anger was in reaction to the friendship he held with his partner in that debate, Stephen Fry, who of course is gay. A later quote during the Q&A session of that same debate further expresses both his connection to Fry and his revulsion at representatives of the Church:

I say that homosexuality is not just a form of sex; it’s a form of love and it deserves our respect for that reason. ​In fact, when my children were young, I’d have been proud to have Stephen [Fry] as their babysitter and I’d tell them they were lucky. And if anyone came to my door as a babysitter wearing holy orders, I’d first call a cab and then the police.
-- Christopher Hitchens

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 26, 2021 at 6:42am

Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns.
-- Noam Chomsky

Jimmy Carter may have introduced the idea of a relationship between his personal religion and the voters he might attract, but it was Ronald Wilson Reagan who blatantly INVITED the Christian Reich to join him and the Republican party. That event, all by itself, constitutes one of the worst and most dangerous moments in American history.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 25, 2021 at 1:37pm

I don't want to have faith, I want to know, as someone once said.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 25, 2021 at 7:25am

To me, the bottom line is honesty. A person with integrity doesn’t claim to know supernatural things that he or she cannot know. An honest person wants solid evidence to support assertions and is leery of baseless claims. Therefore, skeptics are the most honest of all.
-- Jim Haught

There may be some holes to be poked in the above in certain venues, but as regards religion, I think it works pretty well.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 25, 2021 at 7:23am

I suspect, Mrs. B, because they want simplistic answers to complex problems.

 

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