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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.

Please enjoy!

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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

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

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 13, 2022 at 8:07am

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Comment was by Terence Meaden on February 13, 2022 at 8:00am

Thank you Loren ...

and I have always  said that anyone who claims to be a scientist but who accepts the superstitions of religion cannot be a competent unbiassed scientist. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 13, 2022 at 6:17am

I believe what I do is a logical consequence of my understanding of the facts, and my position will obligately change according to my information.
-- Aron Ra

To me, what Aron expresses here is the attitude of a disciplined scientist, who is willing to follow the evidence wherever it leads, acknowledge when new information comes along, and most importantly, be willing to admit when he is wrong (which he isn't very often!). Compare that with Deepak Chopra or Ken Ham or any of the other supposed "scientists" who would have us believe that their god is real.

Comment was by Chris B on February 13, 2022 at 6:15am

It's a beauty, Loren!

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 12, 2022 at 8:22am

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
--Marcus Aurelius

Seems as though Marcus Aurelius was pretty smart, for an emperor.

Comment was by Chris B on February 11, 2022 at 2:19pm

Criminals are nothing but practical.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 11, 2022 at 1:28pm

Yes, he has very good statements. 

I find it odd that criminals go to prison, & ''find'' religion......hmmmmmm......

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 11, 2022 at 5:53am

Christians talk as though goodness was their idea but good behavior doesn't have any religious origin. Our prisons are filled with the devout.
-- Andy Rooney, Sincerely, Andy Rooney

Seems to me that it would take a lot to fool Andy, and based upon the times I watched his commentary on CBS News 60 Minutes, Mr. Rooney was indeed, no fool, certainly not as it comes to religion.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 10, 2022 at 4:18pm

It's ironic isn't it Terence that many of those very same Muslims who came to Europe to escape Islamist violence are now turning to Islamism, not all not even a majority of the Muslim community but enough for it to be very worrying.

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 10, 2022 at 1:19pm

Or climate change will destroy us first.

 

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