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"Just as horrible as when I was made to listen to that stuff in church when I was very young."
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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!

Discussion Forum

New Rule: The Slow-Moving Coup – Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Oct 9. 1 Reply

If Trump’s coup attempt goes unpunished, it will be considered a training exercise. --…Continue

Tags: insurrection, sedition, coup, Donald Trump, Real Time

Brandi Carlile almost dies -- 7/30/21 (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Aug 8. 7 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

Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Davy Jun 20. 1 Reply

The Australian Western Desert and the High Arctic could hardly be less alike, and both differ sharply from the rainforests of the Congo basin. Even so, in crucial ways, their social lives are…Continue

Christopher Hitchens – "The Only Conversation Worth Having"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 8. 3 Replies

There may be no one whose words in favor of freedom of thought and in opposition to the mind-binding effect of religious belief were quite so powerful as those of Christopher Hitchens.  His repeated…Continue

Tags: debate, the only conversation worth having, poisoned chalice, William Dembski, Christopher Hitchens

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Comment was by Chris B on November 12, 2021 at 3:18am

It is folly to hope for peace, repose and friendship among people of different faiths.

Michel de L'Hôpital, France 1560

Comment was by Mrs.B on November 11, 2021 at 1:27pm

Incredibly frightening.

Comment was by Terence Meaden on November 11, 2021 at 9:48am

Alex Donovan:

"How do you reason with people who've abandoned reason?"

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 11, 2021 at 9:07am

Oh, man.  Ages and ages ago, I got a card with the following quote on it:

It is impossible to debate a person who will not handicap himself with a knowledge of the facts.
-- Anon

Comment was by Terence Meaden on November 11, 2021 at 7:40am

Qadaffi also said [in 1989]: "Once a ruler becomes religious, it becomes impossible for you to debate with him. Once someone rules in the name of religion, your lives become hell." 

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 11, 2021 at 7:37am

Terry, as you watch the rise of Islam in Great Britain, I find myself keeping tabs on another kind of religion here in the States: Trumpism.  Their rejection of reality and their insistence on The Big Lie both astonish and disturb me greatly.  There is awareness of of the potential for SERIOUS impact on our nation and its government in the media.  I just wonder if it will be enough.

Be assured, though: I won't be quiet about it!

Comment was by Terence Meaden on November 11, 2021 at 7:26am

Loren, I so sympathise with you and America about this, but in Britain matters have greatly improved as regards a demise in Christian belief.

Unfortunately, a worse religion is on the rise. So, sympathise with us over here because Col. Qaddafi in about 2005 wrote "We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe without swords, without guns, without conquest will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades."

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 11, 2021 at 6:50am

During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.
-- James Madison

I have bad news for you, Mr. Madison. The situation with Christianity has NOT improved in the two centuries since you wrote that. Indeed, I think it is safe to say that things have gotten considerably WORSE.

Comment was by Onyango Makagutu on November 10, 2021 at 11:21am

George Smith is brilliant.

And that one by David Spitz i am going to borrow

Comment was by Loren Miller on November 10, 2021 at 7:49am

I have YOU to thank for it, Terry.  It's another from your book!

 

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