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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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Speechwriting for the Pope: Suggested Draft, Farewell Remarks

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Onyango M on Sunday. 5 Replies

[Reposting Alan Perlman's suggested speech for Pope Benedict's retirement, which he posted at the now-defunct site Atheist Nexus ten years ago.Archive copy at the Wayback Machine: …Continue

Tags: Atheist Nexus, repost, Alan Perlman, fantasy speech, Roman Catholic Church

You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 21 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

Commentary by Doug Hanlon, Regarding the US Supreme Court

Started by Loren Miller Nov 4, 2022. 0 Replies

The following is commentary, made by Atheist Universe member Doug Hanlon, regarding the Supreme Court of the United States, I presume in response to some of the previous quote postings which…Continue

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Comment was by Mrs.B on August 19, 2020 at 1:39pm

Learning is important, & it should be important for everyone.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 19, 2020 at 6:54am

I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
-- Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

You're not alone, Doug ... not at all! Knowing and learning and GROWING are among the most exciting activities I am aware of.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 18, 2020 at 1:48pm

Short & powerful, Loren.

Me too....getting online & looking into atheism, led me to the names, & reading materials.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 18, 2020 at 9:22am

Entirely likely, Stephen, and I had never heard of him before I really started digging into atheism.  Then again, I'd never heard of Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, Barker, Andrews ... [sigh!]

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 18, 2020 at 9:20am

If Robert Green Ingersoll had been born in England he would have been far more celebrated here then he is in America.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 18, 2020 at 6:55am

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll

'Nuff said.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 17, 2020 at 1:56pm

Exactly.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 17, 2020 at 7:33am

There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.
-- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

This is a big one for me. I mean, a deity who can't be bothered to show itself in any serious fashion is supposed to be MY source of meaning and purpose? I don't think so! I think I would vastly prefer to make my own and determine my own path, thankuverymuch.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 16, 2020 at 4:16pm

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit attrocities." Voltaire

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 16, 2020 at 4:10pm

"If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way." Mark Twain.

 

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