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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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Bill Maher has been, is now, and likely will continue to be a polarizing figure for a while to come.  He says shit that angers people, hosts guest who have views that are sometimes WAY past Six…Continue

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Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Feb 3. 4 Replies

The following is OLD, not quite 10 years old, presuming that the video was released not long after the Notre Dame debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig.  That doesn't change the fact that,…Continue

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WAR is a racket.

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Comment was by Loren Miller on August 17, 2020 at 7:33am

There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.
-- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

This is a big one for me. I mean, a deity who can't be bothered to show itself in any serious fashion is supposed to be MY source of meaning and purpose? I don't think so! I think I would vastly prefer to make my own and determine my own path, thankuverymuch.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 16, 2020 at 4:16pm

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit attrocities." Voltaire

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 16, 2020 at 4:10pm

"If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way." Mark Twain.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 16, 2020 at 1:42pm

I really liked Judith Hayes.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 16, 2020 at 8:47am

If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
-- Judith Hayes

Indeed, if we're going to be making ridiculous and unfounded assertions, let's take it to the max!

And thank you, Mrs. B, for your good wishes.

Comment was by Mrs.B on August 15, 2020 at 2:25pm

Congrats, Loren.

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 15, 2020 at 2:08pm

Many thanks, Stephen.  I enjoy this kind of thing a LOT, and I'll admit: making positive contributions is my thing! [grin!]

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 15, 2020 at 2:06pm

By the way Loren I hope you didn't mind me making you a featured member. You've been a member for quite some time and always made a good contribution.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on August 15, 2020 at 2:01pm

Loren. I couldn't help it. I found a site and the quotes were familiar. I'm totally shamefaced. Lol

Comment was by Loren Miller on August 15, 2020 at 1:57pm

Good grief, Stephen, go crazy, why don't you?  [grin!]

 

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