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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.

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

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 4, 2022 at 7:03am

I think they are trying to say that not to believe in god takes faith, they are quite wrong. I don't believe there is no god I just don't have any evidence to assume the contrary. Belief doesn't come into it. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 4, 2022 at 6:40am

GC, if you count people who gather together because of a common interest, you might as well class bridge clubs and bowling leagues as "religions."  Believers and especially evangelicals seem to want to paint us with the same brush as their own, mostly because I don't think they can deal with our unmodified rejection of their belief system.  And as it comes to that:

The religious see religion as universal and necessary, like air is necessary for life. Here come the atheists and say, no, what you are doing is NOT universal, because we do without it and we do okay. To them, it's tantamount to saying, “We don't breathe air.” And we don't ... breathe THEIR “air” so to speak, in that we don't believe without reason or substantiation.
-- me, commenting on the TTA Podcast, “Atheism – Just Another Religion?”

Comment was by Grinning Cat on January 4, 2022 at 12:52am

Would nontheistic communities and practices, like Ethical Culture, humanistic Judaism, and Sunday Assembly and similar "unchurches", be considered religions?

Atheism is a Religion like Baldness is a Hairstyle

A member of Atheist Nexus who introduced me to that form of the quote also commented, "But it isn't. But it is. But it isn't", making the point that a society that claims to respect freedom of religion must also respect freedom from religion, and the freedom to not espouse or practice one.

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 3, 2022 at 1:26pm

Because they just don't ''get it''.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 3, 2022 at 12:26pm

Loren why do they keep stating that argument it's just stupid in the extreme 

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 3, 2022 at 6:42am

Idiots must stop claiming that atheism is a religion. Religion is defined as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power. And atheism is… precisely not that. Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position.
-- Bill Maher

Or bald is a hair color. Right with you on this one, Bill!

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 2, 2022 at 9:30am

As for Jomo Kenyatta's quote, that should be part and parcel of any study of the interaction between Africans and Euro-Americans in ANY history course!

Comment was by Loren Miller on January 2, 2022 at 9:29am

Here's a Sunday Daily Double for you:

A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
-- James Madison

The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.
-- Thomas Jefferson

But if that "education" comes courtesy of Fox News or OAN or Newsmax or InfoWars, what does that tell us about those using those sources?

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 2, 2022 at 1:40am

Isn't that quote by Jomo Kenyatta just so true?

Missionaries were the spearhead of the Church and Capitalism 

Comment was by Mrs.B on January 1, 2022 at 11:09pm

Bloody outrageous!

 

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