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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 17, 2021 at 5:03am

Not a lot to argue with, here.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 16, 2021 at 1:23pm

Yup. nature works for me.

Comment was by Davy on July 16, 2021 at 9:31am

Well in some respects he is correct for Nature is the Web of Life that all lifeforms on this mud ball Planet, of which we are but one of the nodes of that Web, who rely on the Web for their very existence.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 16, 2021 at 6:47am

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
-– Frank Lloyd Wright

I suppose that can work, though leaving out the deity altogether works much better for me!

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on July 16, 2021 at 2:17am

I like that quote by Ruth H Green.

I think it was Aurelius who said we can't help the gods. If there are gods and they are good, we have nothing to fear. If they are malicious, there is nothing to help us. But we can help our fellow men

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 15, 2021 at 1:38pm

That pedestal is rather tall, & nobody seems to have the backbone to knock it over.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 15, 2021 at 6:44am

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented hell.
-- Bertrand Russell

This concept plays to the whole "holier-than-thou" mindset held by many if not all evangelicals. Not only do they want to be right and have everyone else be wrong, they want to punish the wrong ones and be fully justified in doing so, because as they see it, their god sides with them.

Just how utterly perverse and self-involved is THAT?

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 14, 2021 at 5:17pm

NOTHING wrong with quoting the Bard of Avon, especially considering the well-focused eye he put on the human condition and how well he recorded his observations in prose and poetry!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 14, 2021 at 1:26pm

Prospero:
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare.

Forgive me for quoting the bard but I've always liked it.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 14, 2021 at 6:47am

I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won't have to have faith in gods.
-- Ruth Hurmence Green

Ms. Green, you just said a mouthful!

 

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