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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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WAR is a racket.

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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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New Rule: Losing to China | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Mar 14. 7 Replies

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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Sam Harris - First Rebuttal Against William Lane Craig

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Feb 3. 4 Replies

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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The Top 30 Worst Places to Live in the United State

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Jan 16. 1 Reply

Loren, have you seen this article? The Top 30 Worst Places to Live in…Continue

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 18, 2021 at 1:28am

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Susan B. Anthony

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 17, 2021 at 7:38am

If it takes the threat of hell to make you a moral person, then you are not at all moral, you are just a coward who responds well to threats.
-- Leo Wolf

I have liked this quote from the first time I heard it, because it gives expression to the "gun-to-your-head" kind of morality espoused in a holy book which resorts to using the carrot of heaven and the stick of hell to motivate its adherents.

Thanks, but I'm not having any.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 16, 2021 at 1:27pm

Hmmmmmmmm..................

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 16, 2021 at 6:37am

Yeah ... funny thing, that.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 15, 2021 at 8:10am

Fourth: for condemning my friend, Stephen Fry, for his nature, for saying you couldn't be a member of our church. You're born in sin! There's a revolting piece of casuistry that's sometimes offered on this point. “Yeah, we hate the sin, only; we love the sinner.” Stephen is, I'm sorry to say, not quite like other girls. It's his nature! Actually, he is like other girls in that he's, when I last checked, absolutely boy-mad. He's not being condemned for what he does; he's being condemned for what he is. “You're a child made in the image of god.” “Oh, no, you're not; you're a faggot. And you can't join your church and you can't go to heaven.” This is disgraceful, it's inhuman, it's obscene, and it comes from a clutch of hysterical, sinister virgins, who have already betrayed their charge in the children of their own church! For shame, for shame!
-- Christopher Hitchens, 2009 Intelligence Squared debate

Listening to Christopher's argument again, it was clear to me how angry he was, less at his opponents on the other side of the stage than at an organization whose tunnel-visioned focus on their intractable dogma has successfully left out any chance of embracing the humanity of the members of the LGBTQ+ community, and especially his dear friend and colleague, Stephen Fry.

And of course, I'm reminded of how much I miss the Hitch and his powerful voice.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on February 15, 2021 at 12:37am

Loren, I agree. Dikkers is right in this case.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 14, 2021 at 8:58am

Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.
-- Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

Dikkers seems to be one of those people who actually enjoys being bitingly sarcastic. In THIS case, he's also right.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 13, 2021 at 10:48pm

Somehow, not surprising.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 13, 2021 at 10:40pm

Out of convicted rapists, 57% admitted to reading pornography. 95% admitted to reading the Bible.  (Unknown) 

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 13, 2021 at 4:56pm

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