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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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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 Loren Miller on July 10, 2022 at 7:15am

At least two important conservative thinkers, Ayn Rand and Leo Strauss, were unbelievers or nonbelievers and in any case contemptuous of Christianity. I have my own differences with both of these savants, but is the Republican Party really prepared to disown such modern intellectuals as it can claim, in favor of a shallow, demagogic and above all sectarian religiosity?
-- Christopher Hitchens

I hate to say it, Hitch ... but yup, absolutely.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 9, 2022 at 2:10pm

After both hips replaced, I can sort of imagine.  all the best to her.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 9, 2022 at 1:57pm

Right now we're waiting on the discharge process. She's still in some pain, but hanging in.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 9, 2022 at 1:08pm

I still struggle with that sometimes.

How is your wife doing, Loren?

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 9, 2022 at 7:49am

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

This isn't just a truism; it's a biggie, and one I was a LONG time in understanding. The catch is that a person has to have the internal strength, self-understanding and self-ownership to reject a claim of inferiority, and be able to advocate for themselves ... and that is no small order.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 8, 2022 at 5:27pm

Loren please give your better half my best wishes 

Comment was by Chris B on July 8, 2022 at 1:44pm

Best wishes, Loren!

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 8, 2022 at 1:22pm

I had both hips done, & each took an hour or so in the OR as far as I know. I'm sure she'll do well.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 8, 2022 at 6:07am

They also serve who only stand and wait.
-- John Milton

Or sit and wait, as it comes to me right now. This morning, my wife is going in for knee surgery, so I get to sit and wait while she undergoes that procedure. I'll let you all know how it came out when I know myself.

Comment was by Loren Miller on July 7, 2022 at 7:19am

Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing.
-- Mark Ruffalo

Hulk knows what he's talking about here. Prayer does NOTHING, other than to make the one praying think they're doing something positive when they are really accomplishing NOTHING.

 

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