Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

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Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful

A place to share the words of others (or your own!) which have been impactful in your life, whether they're serious, poignant, humorous, or just something worth noting.

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I have been a quote collector and quote monger for at least as long as I've been an atheist and probably a good deal longer.  My admiration for those who enjoy reputations as wordsmiths extends even further back, whether we're talking about John F. Kennedy's assertion: "We choose to go to the moon," George Santayana's warning: "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it," or James T. Kirk's deft observation when faced with the dauntingly huge First Federation ship: "Not chess, Mr. Spock ... poker!"

The realm of atheist activism has had its own share of verbal craftsmen and women, from Madalyn Murray O'Hair's: "An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church." to Aron Ra's succinct: "If you can't show it, you don't know it."

Regardless of the topic, these are words which are capable of fomenting inspiration, reflection, and sometimes even action.  They can educate and illuminate the human condition and allow us to better know ourselves.  That said, here is an open invitation to share those words which have been particularly meaningful or impactful or timely or just special to you for one reason or another.

Let's share those words and have fun!

One bit of clerical business: please hold your quotes in the comment area below to 20 lines or 200 words.  One comment should not so dominate the Home page of this group that no other comment is visible.  That way, the briefer comments and quotes of all participants are more likely to be seen, read, and appreciated.  If you have a long quote or commentary, create a post, please.

Discussion Forum

On authority, obedience, and "liberal" vs. "conservative" values

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 1. 1 Reply

Last week Loren shared this quotation in the group comments:But here steps in Satan, the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial…Continue

Tags: politics, purity, loyalty, liberal, conservative

On Emotion, Vulnerability, and a Flawed God

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Craigart14 Jun 1. 6 Replies

On 31 May, 2018, Joan Denoo posted a most excellent quote from David Hume: That quote was well deserving of a response, which is the following:The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever…Continue

Tags: flawed, vulnerable, emotion, god

"We need a much broader conversation on what morality of pro-life is"

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Apr 28. 3 Replies

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a…Continue

Tags: Planned, Parenthood, contraception, Pro-life,, O.S.B.

Aron Ra on Gods, Demons, and the Meaning of Life

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 20. 2 Replies

This isn't quite a rant, but it's more than just a talk or a speech.  What follows here is the end of something Aron Ra delivered several years ago which has stuck with me practically since I first…Continue

Tags: soul, bible, skeptic, devil, god

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Comment by Gary S on December 28, 2017 at 5:17pm

I like that one Spud!

Comment by Loren Miller on December 28, 2017 at 4:17pm

Love it, Spud: tight, nasty, and to the point ... and it relates to another of my fave quotes:

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
-- Voltaire

And because we won't believe their absurdities, they feel moved to commit atrocities upon us and others ... and if the reality of that isn't currently going on with us, it IS with others. That's something I always keep in mind.

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2017 at 3:59pm

Hahahaha......didn't realize it was so big until I posted.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 28, 2017 at 3:47pm

Wow!  That's a gig big thumbs up.  Thanks.

Comment by Patricia on December 28, 2017 at 3:44pm

Spud,

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 28, 2017 at 3:43pm

For god so loved the world that he will torture you forever for the finite "crime" of seeing no evidence of his existence.

--me

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 28, 2017 at 3:36pm

That's what I thought.  Since when was Christmas gone?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 28, 2017 at 10:06am

Yes, Loren, the Ingersoll and Shaw quotes do fit well.

Trump is the first post–World War II American president to view the burdens of world leadership as outweighing the benefits. As a result, the United States has changed from the principal preserver of order to a principal disrupter.

Richard Haass

Comment by Loren Miller on December 28, 2017 at 8:32am

Here's a neat matched pair:

The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 27, 2017 at 4:16pm

Very good quote Bertold.  Another keeper.

 

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