Quotation Of The Day

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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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I will be taking a reduced role at Atheist Nexus as of Oct 1, 2017.  I will not be moderating this group after that time, and I will be re-zeroing most of my groups and comments.

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Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday
Ohm, Ohm on the range,
Where the ants and the deer elope, ovahdey...
Comment by Grinning Cat on Tuesday
Ohm... Ohm...
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday
I don't have to repeatedly assert my belief in Ohm's Law ... 

ROFL, Loren. Good one.

Comment by Gary S on Tuesday

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

- Henry David Thoreau

Comment by Loren Miller on Monday

Carl, I see that phenomenon as a direct corollary to the fact that believers constantly have to reassert their faith in it, on top of suffering cognitive dissonance from a world which refutes their assertion.  I don't have to repeatedly assert my belief in Ohm's Law because it is utterly, 100% reliable, as are Newton's laws of motion and optics and the rest of physics as we currently know it.  Yet they have to indulge in no end of hand-waving in order to "prove" their deity, something which they fail at every time.  Like the man says:

If you can't show it, you don't know it.
-- Aron Ra

Comment by The Flying Atheist on Monday

Loren, I'm glad you posted that Chapman Cohen quote.  I am quite familiar with the first sentence but I had never heard the rest until now.  

Yes, it is strange that all-powerful gods need constant admiration and validation.  

Comment by Loren Miller on Monday

Gods are fragile things, they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. They thrive on servility and shrink before independence. They feed upon worship as kings do upon flattery. That is why the cry of gods at all times is “Worship us or we perish.” A dethroned monarch may retain some of his human dignity while driving a taxi for a living. But a god without his thunderbolt is a poor object.
-- Chapman Cohen

Boil it down, gods are parasites, if we take the above as accurate (and by my lights, it is).  Any life a god might have derives from its worshipers.  No acolytes – no god.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Sunday

"For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door."

Rabindranathe Tagore
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

Great Nietzsche comment, Gary

Comment by Chris on Sunday

Halloween is near

Orange man diplomacy

Credibility?

 

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