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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!

Discussion Forum

Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow: “We will not let hate win”

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout May 4. 5 Replies

Lately I have noted an increase in rants, diatribes, and otherwise potent and declamatory statements by Democrats, in the defense of the LGBTQ+ community, responding to overblown claims about…Continue

Tags: LGBTQ+, Critical Race Theory, sexualizing, grooming, Mallory McMorrow

George Carlin - On Why Our Species Is Failing (1992)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Apr 22. 5 Replies

Besides being a brilliant comedian and practiced public ranter, George Carlin was a adept student of humans and humanity – likely among the reasons why he was so accomplished at those first two…Continue

Tags: humanity, human, well-being, George Carlin

Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Andy Stout Mar 28. 8 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

A Quote of the Day from Loren Miller dated November 14, 2009

Started by Terence Meaden. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 18, 2021. 9 Replies

Loren Miller: “We live now in the age of science, methodology and logic, where rational thought is slowly but surely displacing superstition as the primary means of evaluating our reality, how it…Continue

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Comment was by Mrs.B on February 6, 2022 at 2:32pm

Our family dr. said the ear was very poorly designed too.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 6, 2022 at 12:40pm

To any engineer worth his salt, the reality we live in looks about as "designed" as a hole in the head ... and so long as we're talking about holes:

  • That hole on our mouth into which we put both air and food ... and if both go in a the same time, a problem tends to occur. Dolphins and other cetaceans don't have this problem, thanks to their blowhole. Why do we?
  • As the wag once said, why locate an entertainment center in the middle of a sewage farm?

There are plenty of other examples, but you get the drift!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 6, 2022 at 11:21am

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 6, 2022 at 11:07am

That Mark Thomas quote is interesting to me at least because I've seen his stand-up show in the 90s he's well-liked by us left-wingers here in the UK 

Comment was by Davy on February 6, 2022 at 9:39am

I like Richard Feynman
He does make you think.
Here is just a short video where he discusses  perspective.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 6, 2022 at 9:01am

I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong.
-- Richard Feynman

Let's emphasize those last five words – answers that might be wrong – because no one ever was able to do something truly beneficial or long-lasting based on flawed, incorrect, or simply wrong information. In addition, Feynman's reputation and credibility depend on delivering information he has thoroughly vetted and research and has a better than an average chance of being RIGHT. On top of that, if he was ever proven wrong (and I imagine that happened here or there), He himself would have admitted it

Compare that with your average bible-thumper.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 5, 2022 at 3:40pm

Not to mention spending most of it's time in everyone's bedrooms.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 5, 2022 at 3:39pm

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 5, 2022 at 3:37pm

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 5, 2022 at 8:55am

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
-- George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism

I found the above quote as a comment on a Lincoln Project YouTube video, and OH, is it on point! Orwell understood this dynamic entirely too well.

 

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