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Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 22, 2017 at 7:43am

. . . you have likely come across more bullshit so far this week than a normal person living 1,000 years ago would in their entire lifetime.


--Gordon Pennycook

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 21, 2017 at 8:13pm

Good quote, Gary!

Comment by Gary S on August 21, 2017 at 7:34pm

Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.

- John Dalberg-Acton


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2017 at 1:49pm

Loren, I am in awe of your work and the effects you have had in your area and here at A/N. If I did 1/100th of what you do, I would be proud. 

Thanks, also, for your support over the years; you are one of my pillars upon whom I stand. 

Comment by Alan Perlman on August 21, 2017 at 11:00am

Here's a quote for Eclipse Day:

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how men w...
Ralph Waldo Emerson

read more at http://izquotes.com/quote/363516

Reminds me that with all the hoopla about the eclipse, there's a world full of natural wonders that we take for granted and are free to enjoy and marvel at every day.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 21, 2017 at 7:26am

Lilac, to answer your question, we're not getting the kind of spectacular turnouts you see at, say, The Amazing Meeting or FreeOK, but we do effectively fill the venue (Lions Park Lodge) which we've been using to date, and our books are still in the black after we're done paying the bills.

I would LOVE to do something here the size of a convention, but that would require a lot more scratch and time to put together, and it would likely have to have a far more regional reach to it.  I will say this, though: we did get one person who came from CHILE to see Aron!!!  No, I'm NOT kidding!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 21, 2017 at 6:46am

If men were the automatons that behaviorists claim they are, the behaviorist psychologists could not have invented the amazing nonsense called 'behaviorist psychology."  So they are wrong from scratch -- as clever and as wrong as phlogiston chemists.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Not sure I agree with this 100%, but it does put an interesting face on the whole concept of free will, don't it?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2017 at 2:33pm

Loren, with the names you've mentioned, you certainly are setting a standard.  Good for you!

Comment by Loren Miller on August 20, 2017 at 2:02pm
Thanks, Carl. To be honest, I've wanted to go bigger with what NOFS has been doing to date. We've had Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor during previous fundraisers, and I want to keep the pattern of A-list guest speakers going.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 20, 2017 at 1:48pm

Loren, what a great opportunity!  

 

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