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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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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

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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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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 Chris B on January 30, 2022 at 6:44am

Great quote!

Comment was by Davy on January 30, 2022 at 3:28am

Faith negates all evidence that is contrary to that belief held.
Mullity Nik-Ken-Bah.

Stephen as one of your aristocrats said way back in his day
All wise men  are of the same religion they just keep it to themselves.
Lord Shaftsbury.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 30, 2022 at 2:15am

Amazing, that.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 30, 2022 at 2:13am

See the source image

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 30, 2022 at 2:10am

Sounds right.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 30, 2022 at 2:03am

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 29, 2022 at 1:53pm

Yes, odd.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 29, 2022 at 10:47am

Capitalism without debt is like Christianity without Hell, It doesn't workYanis Varoufakis; Professor of Economics at the University of Athens.

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 29, 2022 at 8:22am

Our creed [atheism] is indeed a queer creed. You others, Christians (and similar people), consider our ethics much inferior, indeed abominable. There is that little difference. We adhere to ours in practice, you don't.
-- Erwin Schrödinger, A Life of Erwin Schrödinger

Yeah ... funny thing, that.

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 28, 2022 at 7:10am

We are all born atheists until someone starts telling us lies.
-- Anon.

Correspondingly:

Atheism is not a belief. It is the default situation into which every innocent is born.
-- Dr. Terence Meaden

Let us be clear about this: humankind invented religions and gods, mostly because they didn't know how things worked in this reality, and those were their first [bad] guesses. While at least some of us have learned better, others of us cling to those old paradigms, mostly either because they are afraid of death or wish to use those beliefs to control others. NEITHER of these reasons advance humankind, individually or collectively.  They bind us back – the very definition of the word, "religion" – emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually, stunting our growth and relegating those who believe to a de-facto childhood.

 

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