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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

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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

Tags: Jesus, coma, Baptist, Catholic, meningitis

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Comment was by Terence Meaden on February 10, 2022 at 10:26am

When I was young, the Second World War had ended. From the fifties I was optimistic during the next three decades for an eventual future atheist world. I loved the swinging sixties ... surely things would get even better and better. But Iran fell to the fundamentalists in 1989, and Islamist attacks were happening worldwide through the 90s. Then came nine-eleven followed by the causes that led to huge Muslim emigrations that continue now. Muslims who were unhappy in their own countries fled and are fleeing to the non-Muslim western countries that are economically doing well --- and assimilating the immigrants. The story got around that the happiest Muslims in the world were living in the tolerant non-Muslim west. "Go there and multiply" was the message. Col. Gadaffi had said that he could see signs in Europe that Allah would conquer quietly without fighting. I see signs that very strong atheist governments are needed to try and stop this happening. But where are they?

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 10, 2022 at 9:24am

I've always believed in the development of humanity becoming more rational as time goes on, but many things have shaken that hope at the present time.

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 10, 2022 at 8:54am

"Atheists or Muslims?"  Damned good question.  It seems to be a contest between rational people organizing and irrational believers reproducing, and to be honest, I don't like our odds.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 10, 2022 at 8:12am

Our community really misses the Hitch

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 10, 2022 at 8:11am

"If we were to return in a thousand years, who will be running the world? Atheists or Muslims?"

Please god let it be Atheists haha

Comment was by Terence Meaden on February 10, 2022 at 8:07am

Say no more. A neat, great statement of the truths, but how is it that believers don't get to accept any of it?  For most of them, brain-washed when young of course. Alas, when will religion be expunged from human brains?

If we were to return in a thousand years, who will be running the world? Atheists or Muslims?

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 10, 2022 at 7:25am

Organised religion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children.
-- Christopher Hitchens

Christopher, I believe you got that in ONE!

Comment was by Mrs.B on February 9, 2022 at 2:37pm

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 9, 2022 at 8:07am

Chris, the older I get, the greater my appreciation for life and the people around me becomes.  Life is damned easy for the young to take for granted, which I suspect is why they can be so traumatized when it is taken from them at a young age.  Lately, I've had my nose rubbed in loss here and there, and it makes me all the more aware of what I've got and its inevitable impermanence.

So Carpe diem, indeed.

Comment was by Chris B on February 9, 2022 at 7:37am

Well said, Dylan and Loren! If you're not troubled by the idea that you're entitled to good things, you're often surprised and happy about the people you meet and the things that happen to you.

 

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