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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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Bill Maher has been, is now, and likely will continue to be a polarizing figure for a while to come.  He says shit that angers people, hosts guest who have views that are sometimes WAY past Six…Continue

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The following is OLD, not quite 10 years old, presuming that the video was released not long after the Notre Dame debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig.  That doesn't change the fact that,…Continue

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Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on February 11, 2021 at 7:09am

Celsus on what was required to be admitted into a christian community in the 2nd century.

Let no educated man enter, no wise man, no prudent man, for such things will seem evil; but whoever is unintelligent, whoever is uneducated, whoever is simple, let him come and be welcome

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 11, 2021 at 6:42am

The whole scheme of Christian Salvation is diabolical as revealed by the creeds. An angry God, imagine such a creator of the universe. Angry at what he knew was coming and was himself responsible for. Then he sets himself about to beget a son, in order that the child should beg him to forgive the Sinner. This however he cannot or will not do. He must punish somebody--so the son offers himself up & our creator punishes the innocent youth, never heard of before--for the guilty and became reconciled to us. . . . . I decline to accept Salvation from such a fiend.
-- Andrew Carnegie, to Sir James Donaldson

Why is it that we should need "salvation" at all? Salvation from WHAT?!? From something this monster of a deity innovated in the first place?!? If anything seals the definition of a god as a sadistic monster, here it is.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 10, 2021 at 2:00pm

He's a favourite of mine, serious, or funny.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 10, 2021 at 8:20am

As hatred is defined as intense dislike, what is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion, if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?
-- Rowan Atkinson

Mr. Atkinson is generally known as a very funny man. Here, however, I find him to be both serious and on point in his attitude toward religion.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 9, 2021 at 6:22pm

Terrifying.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 9, 2021 at 6:14pm

Just seen as a YouTube video comment:

When an attempted coup goes unpunished, it has officially become a training exercise.
-- Anon.

That is what I would call both a profound and frightening statement.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 9, 2021 at 3:04pm

Where are these leaders when ya need 'em?

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 9, 2021 at 3:00pm

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 9, 2021 at 2:35pm

I like those.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 9, 2021 at 2:09pm

“Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.” 

 “The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

“The Vatican is a dagger in the heart of Italy.”

Thomas Paine

 

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