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"Same for me - and I tend to avoid all sounds at the moment, caused by hearing problems."
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" Onyango you can get many of Heinlein's books in Audiobook form on YouTube "
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"I've never seen anyone who just cannot face reality, as this idiot will not."
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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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You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28. 19 Replies

This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer."Now,…Continue

Tags: Shitty First Drafts, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, writing

H. L. Mencken on the Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 4. 6 Replies

Hanging around Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist website has been enormously beneficial to my quote-mongering predilections.  Every so often, someone posts something brilliant, and, good little…Continue

Tags: Monkey trial, Scopes, H. L. Mencken

Aron Ra on Belief and Bull ... Well, You Know!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 2 Replies

From the first time I became aware of him, I have been unabashedly enamored of Aron Ra's unrelenting assault on belief and bullshit.  The following is among my very favorite of his statements…Continue

Tags: religion, bullshit, belief, Aron Ra

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Comment by Mrs.B on September 4, 2020 at 7:03pm

At least the kitty is cute.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 4, 2020 at 6:56pm
You have to act as if it were possible
 to radically transform the world.
And you have to do it all the time.
 
~ Angela Davis
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Comment by Mrs.B on September 4, 2020 at 1:36pm

She probably ''saw'' more than most.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 4, 2020 at 7:10am

There is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end. I do not think that the knowledge which I have gained of its history and sources compensates me for the unpleasant details it has forced upon my attention.
-- Helen Keller

For a blind woman, it's astonishing how well she SAW.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 3, 2020 at 7:22am

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
-- Edward Abbey

Utterly agreed, as well as a failure of inquisitiveness, curiosity, a simple desire to know what something is and how it works. "Goddidit" isn't just a conversation-stopper; it's a discovery-stopper.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 2, 2020 at 11:28pm

Like! your Dan Barker quote.

Comment by Mrs.B on September 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

And she's gorgeous too.

Comment by Chris B on September 2, 2020 at 2:13pm

My black and white goddess is much kinder than the average male god! Now for the daily offering of kibbles...

Comment by Mrs.B on September 2, 2020 at 2:04pm

That's a good one, Chris.

Comment by Mrs.B on September 2, 2020 at 2:03pm

Yes, & I will worship my cats....hahahaha....at least they are real.

 

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