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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 Stephen Brodie on July 11, 2021 at 3:52pm

Thank you Joan interesting info about Paine.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on July 11, 2021 at 2:48pm

If women lose the right to choose whether or not to have abortions, then men should be held financially responsible for their offspring.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on July 11, 2021 at 2:46pm

Women and men, work to maintain women's right to choose, whether or not to have sex, to have protected sex, and the right to choose abortion.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on July 11, 2021 at 2:03pm

Stephen, I did not know this about Paine. 

I remember this about his death:

"On the 8th of June 1809, death came – Death, almost his only friend. At his funeral no pomp, no pageantry, no civic procession, no military display. In a carriage, a woman and her son who had lived on the bounty of the dead – on horseback, a Quaker, the humanity of whose heart dominated the creed of his head – and, following on foot, two negroes filled with gratitude – constituted the funeral cortege of Thomas Paine. 
~ Robert G. Ingersoll (1892). Thomas Paine (1892). Thomas Paine National Historical Association. 

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 11, 2021 at 12:21pm

Oh lord ooh you are so big

no absolutely huge

gosh, we're all really impressed down here I can tell you. Forgive us oh lord our dreadful toadying and flattering. 

Monty Python The meaning of life.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 11, 2021 at 9:07am

The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair. I do not especially like the idea that one day I shall be tapped on the shoulder and informed, not that the party is over but that it is most assuredly going on—only henceforth in my absence. (It's the second of those thoughts: the edition of the newspaper that will come out on the day after I have gone, that is the more distressing.) Much more horrible, though, would be the announcement that the party was continuing forever, and that I was forbidden to leave. Whether it was a hellishly bad party or a party that was perfectly heavenly in every respect, the moment that it became eternal and compulsory would be the precise moment that it began to pall.
— Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

From my own perspective, the idea of a "party" that goes on forever to which my continued attendance was absolutely mandatory is positively terrifying. I would ultimately either be bored to tears or go stark raving mad ... or both!

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 10, 2021 at 2:02pm

Never stopped me asking, but then the answers I did get, sent me to reading everything I could get my hot little fingers on. ''Faith'' never took with me.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 10, 2021 at 1:31pm

Good one Loren so true.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 10, 2021 at 8:17am

Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions.
-- Frater Ravus

Mostly because the answer faith always responds with is "goddidit," and we learn exactly NOTHING from that.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 9, 2021 at 1:40pm

Rather funny.

 

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