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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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Liz Cheney's Opening Statement to the January 6th Committee Public Hearing

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 11. 2 Replies

Since there has been such interest in the comments Liz Cheney made during the first public hearing held by the House Select January 6th Committee, I thought I would post it here for those of you who…Continue

Tags: Trump, hearing, insurrection, "Donalld, committee

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

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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

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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

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Comment was by Davy on February 26, 2022 at 1:56am

To quote part of the quote
Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced
Has it really when you Societal Structure has remained in the stone age!
Had your intelligence really advanced the structure of your Society would have also change as you adopted new societal ideas from the knowledge you gained.
That knowledge is all there to see not only in some of the so called religions that are based more on philosophy than religion, but also the various philosophers and wise people down through Human history have gave us that knowledge. 


Had your social structure change with your knowledge then we would be living in a world where everyone treats everyone else as their equal their structure would be horizontal not vertical as there are no privileges or entitlements to destroy the Equality of all.


You may be wondering where this equality arose from


It arises because of evolution itself in that no individual of any species has exactly the same identical DNA structure of another of the same species.


This means that though the DNA may appear identical to another individual DNA  the expression of those DNA will be slightly different even when they are twins or triplets in expressing that DNA gives rises in differences in the brain structure that give rise to their differing talents and abilities. It is also the receive of the impressions of the world around them and thus defining how they personally experience the world.
There for every individual of a species is a Unique individual of that species this also includes the species that goes by the inapt name of Homo sapiens.


So our Equality lies in the quality of our individual Uniqueness.
So far no-one has that I know of clued into that fact since Equality just means a quality that is the same. Uniqueness is a quality.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 25, 2022 at 1:22pm

I'm having doubts ''advanced intelligence'' these days.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 25, 2022 at 6:56am

Today evolution of human intelligence has advanced us to the stage where most of us are too smart to invent new gods but are reluctant to give up the old ones.
-- Ruth Hurmence Green

Sure looks that way to me, Ms. Green

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 24, 2022 at 1:26pm

Arrogant slime!

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 24, 2022 at 7:48am

When you go to war over religion, you're basically killing each other to see who has the better imaginary friend.
--Richard Jeni

I looked for a "war" quote this morning because of what has happened in Ukraine ... and because Putin has his own religion, much like Trump did: He worships HIMSELF and his desires. The sad reality is that, unlike Yahweh, Putin isn't imaginary.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 23, 2022 at 9:16pm

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Comment was by Loren Miller on February 23, 2022 at 6:59am

We rely on faith only in the context of claims for which there is no sufficient sensory or logical evidence.
-- Sam Harris

What you mean, "WE," Kemosabe?!? Seriously, otherwise, Harris is right, of course. Those who want to insist on belief without evidence invariably fall back on faith to justify their opinion. And the blunt fact is that Faith Is NO Reason.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 22, 2022 at 1:25pm

Prayer is the ultimate ''lip service''.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 22, 2022 at 7:01am

An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated.
-- Madalyn Murray O’Hair

In other words, the actions we take on behalf of other people should be EFFECTIVE and not just for show. They should have measurable, observable, beneficial results. They should HELP.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 21, 2022 at 1:47pm

Stephen, I don't think he was faking it, no, especially not considering that his son followed in his footsteps.  Still, getting his understanding of ahimsa – "harmlessness" – from Jainism and Gandhi and NOT from Christianity is a telling point, at the very least.

As far as I'm concerned, there is no Abrahamic religion that can be called, "a religion of peace," full stop.

 

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