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Quote Of The Day

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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.

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

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

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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 March 3, 2022 at 2:57am

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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.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on March 1, 2022 at 8:24pm

“What a child should be taught is that religion exists; that some people believe this and some people believe that. What a child should never be taught is that you are a Catholic or Muslim child, therefore that is what you believe. That’s child abuse."

Richard Dawkins,

Comment was by Mrs.B on March 1, 2022 at 1:49pm

That prayer was not used by morons. Ours began as ad libs, until it was rote.

Comment was by Loren Miller on March 1, 2022 at 7:53am

You'll be pleased to hear, Christopher, that I am no longer a Muslim liberal but an atheist [....] I find that it obviates the necessity for any cognitive dissonance.
-- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I get the feeling that the "Christopher" Ayaan was speaking to was the "Hitchens" of the same name ... and yeah, atheism may be the perfect cure for religiously caused cognitive dissonance!

Comment was by Chris B on March 1, 2022 at 4:20am

I grew up with the Dutch version of that, and yes, it was nauseating. It never comforted me but made me worry a lot; nice when you're not yet six!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 28, 2022 at 3:13pm

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord, my soul, to take.

Imagine instilling that crap into a Child's mind

Ah how nauseating, luckily my parents couldn't care less if I prayed or not, but the Nuns at my school did. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 28, 2022 at 2:57pm

Oddly enough, we only knelt for the bedtime prayer. We did not kneel at the supper table to pray before eating, & we did not kneel in moron churches. We sat with arms folded [not hands together], heads bowed, & eyes closed.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 28, 2022 at 2:53pm

Yeah, that kneeling down to pray thing got very old very quickly 

 

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