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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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You've created God in your own image when...

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 28. 19 Replies

This one, with its context, is too long for the group comments, but in my opinion the context deserves to be more widely known. You'll probably enjoy it, whether or not you're a writer."Now,…Continue

Tags: Shitty First Drafts, Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, writing

H. L. Mencken on the Scopes "Monkey Trial"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 4. 6 Replies

Hanging around Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist website has been enormously beneficial to my quote-mongering predilections.  Every so often, someone posts something brilliant, and, good little…Continue

Tags: Monkey trial, Scopes, H. L. Mencken

Aron Ra on Belief and Bull ... Well, You Know!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 2 Replies

From the first time I became aware of him, I have been unabashedly enamored of Aron Ra's unrelenting assault on belief and bullshit.  The following is among my very favorite of his statements…Continue

Tags: religion, bullshit, belief, Aron Ra

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Comment by Loren Miller on October 11, 2020 at 2:49pm

Hey, I'm easy! [but I'm not cheap!]:

Comment by Mrs.B on October 11, 2020 at 2:40pm

Love listening to Mr. Fry.

Comment by Loren Miller on October 11, 2020 at 5:53am

It's now very common to hear people say, “I'm rather offended by that.”  As if that gives them certain rights.  It's actually nothing more... than a whine.  “I find that offensive.”  It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase.  “I am offended by that.”  Well, so fucking what.
-- Stephen Fry

It's well past time that Mr. Fry got mention in this group. His blunt dismissal of political correctness with this quote has been a favorite of mine since I came to know it, and he and his sidekick, Christopher Hitchens well made their disdain of religion known during the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate, which I expect to post at some point.

The man knows whereof he speaks and has demonstrated as much, time and time again.

Comment by Davy on October 11, 2020 at 4:49am

Loren I like your granddad's apothegm

Wenn es nur eine Religion auf der Welt gäbe, wäre sie hochmütig und zügellos despotisch

If there were only one religion in the world, it would be haughtily and licentiously despotic ---

Frederick the Great. (German:Friedrich II.; 24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786)
He also said this

Ich bin es müde, über Sklaven zu herrschen

I am tired of ruling over slaves. – Frederick the Great.

Comment by Onyango Makagutu on October 11, 2020 at 4:46am

Hahaha Loren. I like your grandpa's quote

Comment by Loren Miller on October 10, 2020 at 8:34am

Davy, the meter of your entry reminds me of a well-beloved saying:

The rain falls upon the just and the unjust fella,
But mostly on the just, 'cuz the unjust stole the just's umbrella!

-- Charles Loren Miller, my late grandfather

And that's the way he used to say it, complete with emphasis. I know the phrase is not original with him, but he had a way of making it his own.

Comment by Davy on October 10, 2020 at 7:15am

I agree with Cicero. 

Leave this one for you.

All faiths are to their own believers just. For none believe because they will, but must.

John Dryden – 19 August [O.S.9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700)

Comment by Mrs.B on October 10, 2020 at 2:44am

Good ones.

Comment by Stephen on October 10, 2020 at 2:43am

I posted these two quotes before on another group but as I like them I thought I'd repost them here in your group Loren.

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Comment by Stephen on October 10, 2020 at 2:35am

 

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