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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.

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Commentary by Doug Hanlon, Regarding the US Supreme Court

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Comment was by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2020 at 1:19pm

"Look. You've got it all wrong. You don't need to follow me. You don't need to follow anybody! You've got to think for yourselves. You're all individuals!"

"Yes, we're all individuals!"

"You're all different!"

"Yes, we are all different!"

"I'm not."

"Shhhh." "Shh. Shhhh. Shhh."

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 11, 2020 at 9:43am

We are all equal, we are all different. I'm not!

Life of Brian.

Comment was by Davy on August 11, 2020 at 9:28am

We may divide thinkers into those who think for themselves, and those who think through others.—

The latter are the rule, and the former the exception.—

The first are original thinkers in a double sense, and egotists in the noblest meaning of the word.—

It is from them only that the world learns wisdom.—

For only the light which we have kindled in ourselves can illuminate others.

— Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860).

He was not the first to point to the fact that we have to kindle the light within to illuminate others just worded slightly different and sometimes obliquely

Comment was by Davy on August 11, 2020 at 9:18am

The proportion of those who think is extremely small; yet every individual flatters himself that he is one of the number.—Caleb Charles Colton – (1780-1832)

Comment was by Chris B on August 11, 2020 at 7:49am

I saw the warning only once when I became a member - ignored it.

Comment was by Doone on August 11, 2020 at 7:47am

Does anyone still see the Not Secure here?  I edited a few images to change http: to https: and it seemed to help (me at least)

Comment was by Chris B on August 11, 2020 at 6:32am

I like his work. The one thing I know against him is that the women who lived with him said that he stole their ideas and texts....

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 11, 2020 at 5:16am

Nowadays, anyone who wishes to combat lies and ignorance and to write the truth must overcome at least five difficulties. He must have the courage to write the truth when truth is everywhere opposed; the keenness to recognize it, although it is everywhere concealed; the skill to manipulate it as a weapon; the judgment to select those in whose hands it will be effective; and the cunning to spread the truth among such persons.
-- Bertolt Brecht, Writing the Truth: Five Difficulties

I don't have a lot of Brecht in my quote collection, but I think the above is a beaut, especially considering both religion and politics in the current day. Considering the two Brecht quotes posted here, getting to know him better strikes me as a good idea.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2020 at 2:33am

Davey, I like Cowper's poem. Thanks. 

Comment was by Chris B on August 11, 2020 at 12:37am

Brecht was no fool at all!

 

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