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1. “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

Tags : Belief Experience Faith Judging From Experience Religion Unseen

2. “belief is the death of intelligence.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Faith Intelligence Metaphysics Philosophy Religion
Source : Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

3. “Sex is like an atom bomb. A potent weapon which fascinates and frightens. We're afraid to let it loose, yet we all have our finger on the button.”--Zeena Schreck, Cuir Underground: Sado-Magic for Satan Interview, 1998”

Tags : Eroticism Fear Fear Of Living Fears Left Hand Path Nudism Religion Sexuality Tantra Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck
Source : Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

4. “Science Fiction: Any scientific acclaim that omits God.”

Tags : God Religion Science Science Fiction Scifi
Author : Johnny Hart

5. “When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.”

Tags : Politics Religion Science Fiction
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

6. “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.”

Tags : Beatles God Religion
Author : John Lennon

7. “Knock, And He'll open the doorVanish, And He'll make you shine like the sunFall, And He'll raise you to the heavensBecome nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”

Tags : Islam Religion Spirituality

8. “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”

Tags : God Organized Religion Religion Spirituality
Author : John Lennon

9. “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!”

Tags : Christian God Love Marriage Men Religion Spirituality Women
Author : T.D. Jakes

10. “It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.”

Tags : Catholicism Christianity Church Expectations God Happiness Lovers Marriage Philosophy Relationship With God Relationships Religion Spirituality Unhappy Marriage
Source : Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

11. “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”

Tags : Atheism Religion Science Science Vs Religion Spirituality
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

12. “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

Tags : God Religion Spirit Spirituality

13. “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”

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14. “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

Tags : Christianity Faith Religion Sun
Author : C.S. Lewis

15. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

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Author : C.S. Lewis

16. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Tags : Religion Science

17. “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

Tags : Atheism Religion

18. “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”

Tags : God Humor Religion
Author : Stephen King
Source : Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

19. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

Tags : Inspirational Religion
Author : John Milton
Source : Paradise Lost

20. “Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!”

Tags : Atheism Humor Life Religion
Author : George Carlin

21. “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

Tags : God Heart Humanity Inspirational Prayer Religion Souls Weakness

22. “God has no religion.”

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23. “In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”

Tags : Heaven Religion

24. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

Tags : Hate Love Religion Sin Sinners

25. “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”

Tags : God Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Problem of Pain

26. “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”

Tags : Books Dan Brown Religion Science
Author : Dan Brown
Source : Angels & Demons

27. “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...”

Tags : Atheism Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis

28. “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”

Tags : Agama Agnosticism Prayer Religion

29. “A truth that's told with bad intentBeats all the lies you can invent.”

Tags : Lies Logic Philosophy Religion Truth
Author : William Blake
Source : Auguries of Innocence

30. “Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

Tags : Atheism Religion Skeptic
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

31. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.”

Tags : Humor Poetry Religion
Author : Robert Frost

32. “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.”

Tags : Inspirational Philosophical Politics Religion Religious

33. “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”

Tags : Affection Atheism Cats Dogs Food God Pets Religion Shelter Water
Source : The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

34. “No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?""They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer."And what is hell? Can you tell me that?""A pit full of fire.""And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?""No, sir.""What must you do to avoid it?"I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die.”

Tags : Children Hell Humor Religion
Source : Jane Eyre

35. “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”

Tags : God Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis

36. “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”

Tags : Philosophy Religion Science
Author : John Keats
Source : Ode on a Grecian Urn and Other Poems

37. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”

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38. “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.”

Tags : Humor Philosophy Religion
Author : Mark Twain

39. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

Tags : Buddism Kindness Religion

40. “The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people’s interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise.”

Tags : Gay Rights God Religion Scripture Violence Women S Rights
Author : Steven Pinker
Source : The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

41. “...Both Elizabeth [Smart] and Ruby [Jessop] were fourteen when they were kidnapped, raped and "kept captive by polygamous fanatics." The main difference in the girls' respective ordeals...is that "Elizabeth was brainwashed for nine months," while Ruby had been brainwashed by polygamist fanatics "since birth." Despite the similarity of their plights, Elizabeth's abusers were jailed and charged with sexual assault, aggravated burglary, and aggravated kidnapping, while Ruby... "was returned to her abusers, no real investigation was done, no charges brought against anyone" involved.”

Tags : Crimes And Punishments Mormonism Polygamy Religion Religion And Children Women S Rights
Author : Jon Krakauer
Source : Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

42. “...religions all have the same timeline...First the people feel the need to worship something. The sun or the giant corn of ear. That's the first thing. Then the guys say okay, now that we've got the giant corn thing going, how can we use it to oppress women?”

Tags : Funny Religion Women S Rights
Author : Carol Anshaw
Source : Carry the One

43. “We stand hand-clasped, our faces quite blank, as if this were not a nightmare that tells me, as clearly as if it were written in letters of fire, what ending a girl may expect if she defies the rules of men and thinks she can make her own destiny. I am here not only to witness what happens to a heretic. I am here to witness what happens to a woman who thinks she knows more than men.”

Tags : Education Fear History Oppression Religion Witchhunt Women S Rights
Source : The Lady of the Rivers

44. “It is difficult to exaggerate the adverse influence of the precepts and practices of religion upon the status and happiness of woman. Owing to the fact that upon women devolves the burden of motherhood, with all its accompanying disabilities, they always have been, and always must be, at a natural disadvantage in the struggle of life as compared with men....With certain exceptions, women all the world over have been relegated to a position of inferiority in the community, greater or less according to the religion and the social organisation of the people; the more religious the people the lower the status of the women...”

Tags : Equality Happiness Influence Motherhood Oppression Religion Status Women Women S Rights

45. “Rights and empowerment are interconnected: unless a substantial number of women in a community come to believe that they have rights and demand to exercise them, right remains an abstraction.”

Tags : Empowerment Faith Freedom Religion Women S Rights
Source : Faith and Freedom: Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World

46. “The sky was overcast with thick, grey clouds drifting in the direction of Idasa. That meant rain. It would come, as long as the clouds drifted in that direction. Lightening flashes momentarily parted the clouds...Shango, the god of lightening and thunder, was registering his anger as this strange talk of a new God is taking hold of simple folk who were once unquestioning votaries of his order. The new malady must be nipped in the bud.”

Tags : Africa African Literature Christian Faith Christianity Nigeria Religion Tribal Yuroba
Author : T.M. Aluko

47. “If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!”

Tags : Gods Humour Religion Stupidity
Source : The Color of Magic

48. “We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.”

Tags : Atheism Cruelty Ethics Ethics In Religion Morality Morality Without Religion Religion Selfishness Stupidity

49. “What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.”

Tags : Atheism Dislikes Racism Religion Scepticism Stupidity Superstition
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

50. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”

Tags : Color God Purple Religion
Author : Alice Walker
Source : The Color Purple

51. “You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state.”

Tags : Caste Creed Jinnah Liberty Political Religion Social State

52. “These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness”

Tags : Belief Belief Systems Beliefs Dune Arrakis Dune House Atreides Dune Messiah Evil Faith Falsehood Good Goodness Historical Historical Perspective History Justice Of God Moral Law Morality Morals Religion Religion Philosophy Religions Religious Virtues
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Children of Dune

53. “Jerry Falwell said that the reason that September 11th happened, the reason that God allowed it to happen, was because of certain people in our country. People like, and I'm quoting, 'the pagans,' which is a motorcycle group. Feminists; he brought up feminists. [...] And I couldn't believe it, he said that God had actually talked to him and said, these were the people. That was the reason. It was those people, and that was the reason God allowed this to happen. And I thought, 'That's odd.' Because God had called me twelve hours before, and He said the reason He was upset was because of people like Jerry Falwell.”

Tags : Gay Rights Humour Politics Religion Theology
Author : Lewis Black

54. “If no one had ever challenged religious authority, there’d be no democracy, no public schools, women’s rights, improvements to science and medicine, evolution of slavery and no laws against child abuse or spousal abuse. I was afraid to challenge my religious beliefs because that was the basis of creation—mine anyway. I was afraid to question the Bible or anything in it, and when I did, that’s when I became involved with PFLAG and realized that my son was a perfectly normal human being and there was nothing for God to heal because Bobby was perfect just the way he was.”

Tags : Dissent Gay Rights Independent Thought Inspirational Religion
Author : Mary Griffith

55. “Today’s "religious freedom" policies should not be seen as a problem limited to LGBT people but as a co-optation of religion that affects us all.”

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56. “I've always believed," she replied, "that if God is going to be strict about anything, that He will be strict about the rules concerning hate, not love. And if two people love each other, that has to be better than two people hating each other. Beyond that, it's for God to sort out. I'm too frail to be such a judge.”

Tags : Gay Lesbian Love Religion
Author : J.M. Redmann
Source : Deaths of Jocasta

57. “You believe in God?" demanded Billy Karma."I believe in thirty-seven separate and distinct gods," answered Argyle proudly. "That puts me thirty-six ahead of you.""It makes you a pagan.""It makes you a man of limited vision," said Argyle.”

Tags : Religion
Author : Mike Resnick
Source : The Outpost

58. “Everyone must come out of his Exile in his own way.”

Tags : Exile Man Religion
Author : Martin Buber

59. “As a convinced atheist, I ought to agree with Voltaire that Judaism is not just one more religion, but in its way the root of religious evil. Without the stern, joyless rabbis and their 613 dour prohibitions, we might have avoided the whole nightmare of the Old Testament, and the brutal, crude wrenching of that into prophecy-derived Christianity, and the later plagiarism and mutation of Judaism and Christianity into the various rival forms of Islam. Much of the time, I do concur with Voltaire, but not without acknowledging that Judaism is dialectical. There is, after all, a specifically Jewish version of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, with a specifically Jewish name—the Haskalah—for itself. The term derives from the word for 'mind' or 'intellect,' and it is naturally associated with ethics rather than rituals, life rather than prohibitions, and assimilation over 'exile' or 'return.' It's everlastingly linked to the name of the great German teacher Moses Mendelssohn, one of those conspicuous Jewish hunchbacks who so upset and embarrassed Isaiah Berlin. (The other way to upset or embarrass Berlin, I found, was to mention that he himself was a cousin of Menachem Schneerson, the 'messianic' Lubavitcher rebbe.) However, even pre-enlightenment Judaism forces its adherents to study and think, it reluctantly teaches them what others think, and it may even teach them how to think also.”

Tags : 18Th Century Antisemitism Assimilation Atheism Christianity Education Enlightenment Exile Free Thought Germans Intellect Isaiah Berlin Islam Menachem Mendel Schneerson Moses Mendelssohn Old Testament Plagiarism Prohibitions Rebbes Religion Return Rituals Study Thought Voltaire
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

60. “One of the questions asked by al-Balkhi, and often repeated to this day, is this: Why do the children of Israel continue to suffer? My grandmother Dodo thought it was because the goyim were jealous. The seder for Passover (which is a shame-faced simulacrum of a Hellenic question-and-answer session, even including the wine) tells the children that it's one of those things that happens to every Jewish generation. After the Shoah or Endlösung or Holocaust, many rabbis tried to tell the survivors that the immolation had been a punishment for 'exile,' or for insufficient attention to the Covenant. This explanation was something of a flop with those whose parents or children had been the raw material for the 'proof,' so for a time the professional interpreters of god's will went decently quiet. This interval of ambivalence lasted until the war of 1967, when it was announced that the divine purpose could be discerned after all. How wrong, how foolish, to have announced its discovery prematurely! The exile and the Shoah could now both be understood, as part of a heavenly if somewhat roundabout scheme to recover the Western Wall in Jerusalem and other pieces of biblically mandated real estate.I regard it as a matter of self-respect to spit in public on rationalizations of this kind. (They are almost as repellent, in their combination of arrogance, masochism, and affected false modesty, as Edith Stein's 'offer' of her life to expiate the regrettable unbelief in Jesus of her former fellow Jews.) The sage Jews are those who have put religion behind them and become in so many societies the leaven of the secular and the atheist.”

Tags : 1967 Arrogance Atheism Christianity Exile False Modesty Gentiles Grandmothers Hellenism Holocaust Jealousy Judaism Masochism Passover Rabbis Religion Suffering War Will Of God Wine
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

61. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”

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62. “[Saint Anthony] said, in his solitude, he sometimes encountered devils who looked like angels, and other times he found angels who looked like devils. When asked how he could tell the difference, the saint said that you can only tell which is which by the way you feel after the creature has left your company.”

Tags : Angels Devils Religion Saints
Source : Eat, Pray, Love

63. “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Desire God Heart Jesus Longing Peace Religion Rest Restlessness
Source : Confessions

64. “A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.”

Tags : Atheism Philosophy Religion
Source : Broken Angels

65. “I have known many gods. He who denies them is as blind as he who trusts them too deeply. I seek not beyond death. It may be the blackness averred by the Nemedian skeptics, or Crom's realm of ice and cloud, or the snowy plains and vaulted halls of the Nordheimer's Valhalla. I know not, nor do I care. Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red meat and stinging wine on my palate, the hot embrace of white arms, the mad exultation of battle when the blue blades flame and crimson, and I am content. Let teachers and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content.”

Tags : Life Religion
Source : Queen of the Black Coast

66. “The belief that the world was created yesterday seems to hold great appeal to those born at that time.”

Tags : Christian Fundamentalism Creationism Religion Religious Fundamentalism Science Stupidity
Author : Gary Malone
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

67. “In the aftermath of the recent wave action in the Indian Ocean, even the archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williamson [sic], proved himself a latter-day Voltairean by whimpering that he could see how this might shake belief in a friendly creator. Williamson is of course a notorious fool, who does an almost perfect imitation of a bleating and frightened sheep, but even so, one is forced to rub one's eyes in astonishment. Is it possible that a grown man could live so long and still have his personal composure, not to mention his lifetime job description, upset by a large ripple of seawater?”

Tags : 2004 2004 Earthquake And Tsunami 2005 Archbishop Of Canterbury Atheism Church Of England Earthquakes Indian Ocean Insults Natural Disasters Religion Rowan Williams Sheep Stupidity Theodicy Tsunamis Voltaire

68. “The sad thing is that so many people, in the belief that the universe is organized to suit and influence them, are willing to sacrifice even the slight cranial capacity with which evolution has equipped us.”

Tags : 1997 Atheism Evolution Religion Stupidity

69. “When the Washington Post telephoned me at home on Valentine's Day 1989 to ask my opinion about the Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwah, I felt at once that here was something that completely committed me. It was, if I can phrase it like this, a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved. In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation. In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual, and the defense of free expression. Plus, of course, friendship—though I like to think that my reaction would have been the same if I hadn't known Salman at all. To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. No more root-and-branch challenge to the values of the Enlightenment (on the bicentennial of the fall of the Bastille) or to the First Amendment to the Constitution, could be imagined. President George H.W. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…”

Tags : Bastille Bullying Dictatorship Enlightenment Fatwa First Amendment Friendship George Hw Bush Hate Humor Individualism Intimidation Irony Khomeini Literature Love Principles Religion Satanic Verses Stupidity United States United States Constitution Washington Post
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

70. “So this is where all the vapid talk about the 'soul' of the universe is actually headed. Once the hard-won principles of reason and science have been discredited, the world will not pass into the hands of credulous herbivores who keep crystals by their sides and swoon over the poems of Khalil Gibran. The 'vacuum' will be invaded instead by determined fundamentalists of every stripe who already know the truth by means of revelation and who actually seek real and serious power in the here and now. One thinks of the painstaking, cloud-dispelling labor of British scientists from Isaac Newton to Joseph Priestley to Charles Darwin to Ernest Rutherford to Alan Turing and Francis Crick, much of it built upon the shoulders of Galileo and Copernicus, only to see it casually slandered by a moral and intellectual weakling from the usurping House of Hanover. An awful embarrassment awaits the British if they do not declare for a republic based on verifiable laws and principles, both political and scientific.”

Tags : 2010 Britain British Monarchy British Scientists Credulity Darwin Ernest Rutherford Francis Crick Fundamentalism Galileo House Of Hanover Joseph Priestley Monarchy Newton Politics Principles Republicanism Science Stupidity Turing Universe

71. “Jasnah had once defined a fool as a person who ignored information because it disagreed with desired results.”

Tags : Bias Bickering Disagreement Falacy Fool Information Intelligence Politics Religion Science Stupidity Wisdom
Source : Words of Radiance

72. “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!”

Tags : Action Eden Faith Garden Of Eden Ignorance Knowledge Myth Religion Skepticism Superstition Thought Tree Of Knowledge
Source : The Works Of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. Iii

73. “To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.”

Tags : Atheism Dogma Doubt Experience Faith Kool Aid Religion Scepticism
Source : God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

74. “I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Deism Religion Scepticism

75. “There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.”

Tags : Christianity Dark Age History Medieval Middle Ages Religion Scepticism
Source : Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

76. “And here is the point, about myself and my co-thinkers. Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.”

Tags : Atheism Belief Faith Principles Reason Religion Scepticism Science
Source : God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

77. “A Christian telling an atheist they're going to hell is as scary as a child telling an adult they're not getting any presents from Santa.”

Tags : Atheism Christianity Comedy Humor Humour Rationality Religion Scepticism Skepticisim
Author : Ricky Gervais

78. “Johnson is a radical skeptic, insisting, in the best Socratic tradition, that everything be put on the table for examination. By contrast, most skeptics opposed to him are selective skeptics, applying their skepticism to the things they dislike (notably religion) and refusing to apply their skepticism to the things they do like (notably Darwinism). On two occasions I’ve urged Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine, to put me on its editorial board as the resident skeptic of Darwinism. Though Shermer and I know each other and are quite friendly, he never got back to me about joining his editorial board.”

Tags : Bias Critical Thinking Darwinism Evolution Macro Evolution Macroevolution Religion Scepticism Skepticism

79. “The terrible error in the course of human civilization is undoubtedly the defective judgment that allowed religious authorities usurp the foundation of societal morality, in which all collective ethics of humankind must take a cause. This appalling blunder is comparable only to assigning the leper exclusive franchise to run beauty clinics in the society; this can only lead to cycles upon cycles of common infection syndrome.”

Tags : Atheism Ethics And Moral Philosophy Freethought New Book Religion Scepticism
Source : Echoes of Common Sense

80. “How do you give something away with the knowledge that you will get it back in three days, and then claim it to be the 'Ultimate Sacrifice'?”

Tags : Christianity Crucifixion Death Mythology Perspective Religion Scepticism Theology
Author : Jake Jesser

81. “It wearied Carter to see how solemnly people tried to make earthly reality out of old myths which every step of their boasted science confuted.”

Tags : Creationism Myth Religion Scepticism Science
Source : The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft

82. “It’s the strangest thing about this church - it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We have a healthy attitude. We like it, it’s fun, it’s jolly; because it’s a primary impulse it can be dangerous and dark and difficult. It’s a bit like food in that respect, only even more exciting. The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese, and that in erotic terms is the Catholic Church in a nutshell.”

Tags : Catholic Church Humour Morality Without Religion Religion Sex
Author : Stephen Fry

83. “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”

Tags : Body Doctrine Ethics Law Morality Principles Religion Soul Steadfastness Temptation
Source : Jane Eyre

84. “About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?Depending on my mood, I sometimes but not always refrain from pointing out what a breathtakingly insulting and patronizing question this is. (It is on a par with the equally subtle inquiry: Since you don't believe in our god, what stops you from stealing and lying and raping and killing to your heart's content?) Just as the answer to the latter question is: self-respect and the desire for the respect of others—while in the meantime it is precisely those who think they have divine permission who are truly capable of any atrocity—so the answer to the first question falls into two parts. A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so. It could be that all existence is a pointless joke, but it is not in fact possible to live one's everyday life as if this were so. Whereas if one sought to define meaninglessness and futility, the idea that a human life should be expended in the guilty, fearful, self-obsessed propitiation of supernatural nonentities… but there, there. Enough.”

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Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

85. “We have a choice. We have two options as human beings. We have a choice between conversation and war. That's it. Conversation and violence. And faith is a conversation stopper.”

Tags : Agnosticism Atheism Belief Ethics Faith Humanism Religion Spirituality
Author : Sam Harris

86. “Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong.""But the Almighty determines what is right!""Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.”

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Source : The Way of Kings

87. “I think it's perfectly possible to explain how the universe came about without bringing God into it, but I don't know everything, and there may well be a God somewhere, hiding away. Actually, if he is keeping out of sight, it's because he's ashamed of his followers and all the cruelty and ignorance they're responsible for promoting in his name. If I were him, I'd want nothing to do with them.”

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88. “Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”

Tags : Atheism Organized Religion Paradox Religion

89. “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”

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Author : Voltaire
Source : Questions sur les Miracles à M. Claparede, Professeur de Théologie à Genève, par un Proposant: Ou Extrait de Diverses Lettres de M. de Voltaire

90. “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

Tags : Atheism God Religion
Author : Epicurus

91. “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

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92. “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”

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Author : Isaac Asimov

93. “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”

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94. “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”

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95. “Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.”

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96. “I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist.”

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Author : Albert Camus
Source : Notebooks 1951-1959

97. “Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”

Tags : Atheism Decency Humanism Religion
Source : God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

98. “One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad.”

Tags : Anti Christian Atheism Bible Religion
Source : Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4

99. “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”

Tags : Religion Willful Ignorance

100. “To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”

Tags : Religion Science Willful Ignorance
Author : Isaac Asimov

101. “[T]he scripture worshippers put the writings ahead of God. Instead of interpreting God's actions in nature, for example, they interpret nature in the light of the Scripture. Nature says the rock is billions of years old, but the book says different, so even though men wrote the book, and God made the rock and God gave us minds that have found ways to tell how old it is, we still choose to believe the Scripture.”

Tags : Intelligent Design Religion Willful Ignorance
Source : The Fresco

102. “With or without God, good decisions can be made; But only with God will great decisions be made.”

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Author : Damon Thueson

103. “Some of the simplest of truths are also some of the most difficult of truths, but such is Christianity: 'If it's not about Christ, it's not about life.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

104. “In the world of dogma, you become free the day you decide to go to hell.”

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105. “Regardless of what I think about Islam or Wicca or any other religion, the fact is that it's a group of people. Every faith has its ceremonies. And since it's made up of people, every faith also has its assholes.”

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Author : Jim Butcher
Source : White Night

106. “On the Disc, the Gods aren't so much worshipped, as they are blamed.”

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Source : The Color of Magic

107. “No it's not!" said Constable Visit. "Atheism is a denial of a god.""Therefore It Is A Religious Position," said Dorfl. "Indeed, A True Atheist Thinks Of The Gods Constantly, Albeit In Terms of Denial. Therefore, Atheism Is A Form Of Belief. If The Atheist Truly Did Not Believe, He Or She Would Not Bother To Deny.”

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Source : Feet of Clay

108. “It was all very well going on about pure logic and how the universe was ruled by logic and the harmony of numbers, but the plain fact of the matter was that the Disc was manifestly traversing space on the back of a giant turtle and the gods had a habit of going round to atheists' houses and smashing their windows.”

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Source : The Color of Magic

109. “Do you think it's possible for an entire nation to be insane?”

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Source : Monstrous Regiment

110. “According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.”

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Source : Orthodoxy

111. “On peut rire de tout mais pas avec n'importe qui.”

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Author : Coluche

112. “...legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.”

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Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

113. “Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument.”

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114. “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

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Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

115. “I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time.”

Tags : Agnostic Atheism Atheist Belief Emotion Humanist Interview Knowledge Reason Religion Respect Science
Author : Isaac Asimov

116. “The problem with today’s world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it. The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!”

Tags : Atheism Critical Thinking Freedom Freedom Of Speech Honesty Manipulation Offense Opinions Rationality Religion Society
Author : Brian Cox

117. “When...did it become irrational to dislike religion, any religion, even to dislike it vehemently? When did reason get redescribed as unreason? When were the fairy stories of the superstitious placed above criticism, beyond satire? A religion was not a race. It was an idea, and ideas stood (or fell) because they were strong enough (or too weak) to withstand criticism, not because they were shielded from it. Strong ideas welcomed dissent.”

Tags : Criticism Dissent Rationality Reason Religion Satire
Source : Joseph Anton: A Memoir

118. “In the Hindu religion, one can[not] have freedom of speech. A Hindu must surrender his freedom of speech. He must act according to the Vedas. If the Vedas do not support the actions, instructions must be sought from the Smritis, and if the Smritis fail to provide any such instructions, he must follow in the footsteps of the great men. He is not supposed to reason. Hence, so long as you are in the Hindu religion, you cannot expect to have freedom of thought”

Tags : Freedom Of Speech Freedom Of Thought Great Men Hinduism Puranas Rationality Religion Smritis Vedas
Author : B.R. Ambedkar

119. “Well, pray if you like, only you'd do better to use your judgment.”

Tags : Rationality Religion
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : War and Peace

120. “When confronted by a ‘believer’ it is easy for me to contrast the views of the skeptic with those of the rationalist. I simply reach into my pocket and pull out my change.Holding a quarter aloft, I say, ‘This is a most remarkable coin, for it is heavier than all the sins of humanity committed since the beginning of the human race.’I then hold up a nickel and say, ‘This coin is even more amazing, as it is brighter and shinier than the flames that proceeded from the Burning Bush discovered on Mt. Sinai by Moses.’Then I raise a penny and state, ‘This portrait of President Lincoln is more realistic and true-to-life than any portrait of Satan ever painted.’And finally, I hold out a bright, shiny dime and say, ‘And this dime is the most amazing of all because it is heavier and contains more precious metals than all the gold bricks in the streets of Heaven.’I end with ‘Give to Caesar what is his, and hold the rest of it dear—for it is all you see and touch—and the Christian god can take care of all his things, for they amount to less than this 41 cents I hold here in my hand.”

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121. “It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”

Tags : Einstein Religion
Source : Albert Einstein: The Human Side

122. “I think I have a very good idea why it is that anti-Semitism is so tenacious and so protean and so enduring. Christianity and Islam, theistic though they may claim to be, are both based on the fetishizing of human primates: Jesus in one case and Mohammed in the other. Neither of these figures can be called exactly historical but both have one thing in common even in their quasi-mythical dimension. Both of them were first encountered by the Jews. And the Jews, ravenous as they were for any sign of the long-sought Messiah, were not taken in by either of these two pretenders, or not in large numbers or not for long.If you meet a devout Christian or a believing Muslim, you are meeting someone who would give everything he owned for a personal, face-to-face meeting with the blessed founder or prophet. But in the visage of the Jew, such ardent believers encounter the very figure who did have such a precious moment, and who spurned the opportunity and turned shrugging aside. Do you imagine for a microsecond that such a vile, churlish transgression will ever be forgiven? I myself certainly hope that it will not. The Jews have seen through Jesus and Mohammed. In retrospect, many of them have also seen through the mythical, primitive, and cruel figures of Abraham and Moses. Nearer to our own time, in the bitter combats over the work of Marx and Freud and Einstein, Jewish participants and protagonists have not been the least noticeable. May this always be the case, whenever any human primate sets up, or is set up by others, as a Messiah.”

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Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

123. “So I close this long reflection on what I hope is a not-too-quaveringly semi-Semitic note. When I am at home, I will only enter a synagogue for the bar or bat mitzvah of a friend's child, or in order to have a debate with the faithful. (When I was to be wed, I chose a rabbi named Robert Goldburg, an Einsteinian and a Shakespearean and a Spinozist, who had married Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe and had a copy of Marilyn’s conversion certificate. He conducted the ceremony in Victor and Annie Navasky's front room, with David Rieff and Steve Wasserman as my best of men.) I wanted to do something to acknowledge, and to knit up, the broken continuity between me and my German-Polish forebears. When I am traveling, I will stop at the shul if it is in a country where Jews are under threat, or dying out, or were once persecuted. This has taken me down queer and sad little side streets in Morocco and Tunisia and Eritrea and India, and in Damascus and Budapest and Prague and Istanbul, more than once to temples that have recently been desecrated by the new breed of racist Islamic gangster. (I have also had quite serious discussions, with Iraqi Kurdish friends, about the possibility of Jews genuinely returning in friendship to the places in northern Iraq from which they were once expelled.) I hate the idea that the dispossession of one people should be held hostage to the victimhood of another, as it is in the Middle East and as it was in Eastern Europe. But I find myself somehow assuming that Jewishness and 'normality' are in some profound way noncompatible. The most gracious thing said to me when I discovered my family secret was by Martin, who after a long evening of ironic reflection said quite simply: 'Hitch, I find that I am a little envious of you.' I choose to think that this proved, once again, his appreciation for the nuances of risk, uncertainty, ambivalence, and ambiguity. These happen to be the very things that 'security' and 'normality,' rather like the fantasy of salvation, cannot purchase.”

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Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

124. “La historia no ha cambiado. Hace mil anos ellos eran los duenos del mundo. Hoy en dia lo siguen siendo. Claro, lo tienen que compartir con los grandes magnates de la tierra, esos que controlan el petroleo, las drogas, la tecnologia y por supuesto la television y la radio. La Iglesia domina los miedos y la promesa de la salvacion; las grandes empresas tambien manipulan los miedos y los paliativos para estos: la satisfaccion de las necesidades basicas - y las no tan basicas que hoy en dia parecen primordiales: carro, casa, belleza y entretenimiento - , una via directa al consimismo. Ambos en busca de lo mismo, la minipulacion del pueblo que los lleva a la gallina de los huevos de oro: el dinero de las masas. No es causalidad que la gente no quiera pensar. La Iglesia se encargo por siglos de esto, evitando la lectura de cualquier cosa que no fuese su religion. Desde Aristoteles, Ovidio, Pitagoras, Platon, Socrates, Antistenes, Heraclito, hasta Voltaire, Huxley, Hesse, Sade, Maquiavelo, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Dumas, entre otros, fueron censurados.”

Tags : Censorship Consumerism Corporations Dominance Religion
Source : Cóatl: el misterio de la serpiente

125. “As a teenager, I began to question the Great Christian Sorting System. My gay friends in high school were kind and funny and loved me, so I suspected that my church had placed them in the wrong category... Injustices in the world needed to be addressed and not ignored. Christians weren't good; people who fought for peace and justice were good. I had been lied to, and in my anger at being lied to about the containers, I left the church. But it turns out, I hadn't actually escaped the sorting system. I had just changed the labels.”

Tags : Christian Church Labels Religion
Source : Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

126. “The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard.”

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127. “The moment when someone attaches you to a philosophy or a movement, then they assign all the baggage and all the rest of the philosophy that goes with it to you. And when you want to have a conversation, they will assert that they already know everything important there is to know about you because of that association. And that's not the way to have a conversation.”

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128. “People know me by the way I live my life, not by the labels I wear, and that means we can hold all sorts of conversations and learn from each other in a way that would not happen if there were the walls of ignorant prejudice between us. --Oisce”

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129. “We Are All Human"It should not matterThat we grew upOn opposite banks,On opposite streets,On the oppositeSide of the tracks, Or on opposite endsOf social ranks.It should not matterWhat your father does for workOr what race is in his blood,As long as you are goodAnd full of love.It should not matterThat you have more than meOr that I know more than youOr what my job isOr where I went to school –For we are all equalAnd it's only our polaritiesThat make each man unique,Resourceful,And every human useful.It should not matterThat the media wants toKeep dividing usBy constantly reminding us That we are from different sects,With labeled and typecasted Stereotypical characteristics And racial defects,And that there are rulesFor every age,Religion, class and sex."Sign over here.Put an X in the box.Then step to the leftSo I can see Who's next."Nobody should ever feelLike just another statistic.And nobody should ever feelAbove or below the rest.Remember to stand up for yourselfBefore you stand up to rip the test.Stand up for all that's fairAnd always speak out for what's right And best.It should not matterIf you are Chinese,Arab, Israeli or Cuban.If you seriously do realizeThat we are all just human.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

130. “As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can't we love all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God's reflection?”

Tags : Affiliations All Living Things Bias Creator Embrace Identity Fairness Human Inequality Inferior Inferiority Complex Labels Love Nation Nature Racism Sex Species Spirituality Star Superior Suzy Kassem Think Unconditional Love
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

131. “To choose not to be part of a team or religion does not make me non-religious; for my religion is Truth and I am very much in love with God. I do not need to align myself with a specific messenger if I already understand God’s message. And the way I think is not considered ‘New Age’, since common sense is not new. So long as you act and speak with love and truth in you, and are good to your fellow man — in that you treat everybody as you would want yourself to be treated, your heart will stand by God regardless of the label you have assigned to your mind.”

Tags : Being Different Common Sense Faith Fellow Human Fellow Humans Fellow Man God God S Message Good Goodness Heart Labels Meek Mind Neighbords Non Religious Nonreligious Pure Heart Pure Hearted Religious Thinking Different Understand Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

132. “The question has often been asked; Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? It does not matter what you call it. Buddhism remains what it is whatever label you may put on it. The label is immaterial. Even the label 'Buddhism' which we give to the teachings of the Buddha is of little importance. The name one gives is inessential.... In the same way Truth needs no label: it is neither Buddhist, Christian, Hindu nor Moslem. It is not the monopoly of anybody. Sectarian labels are a hindrance to the independent understanding of Truth, and they produce harmful prejudices in men's minds.”

Tags : Buddhism Labels Names Philosophy Prejudice Prejudices Religion Sectarianism Tolerance Truth
Source : What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

133. “One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man.”

Tags : Doctrine Dogma Heresy Labels Orthodoxy Religion Sainthood Stigma
Author : Ellis Peters
Source : The Heretic's Apprentice

134. “Being stubbon has never helped anyone but just brought them more pain and suffering.”

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135. “Failure gives you the reason and motivation for success. Poeple who succeed dont just succeed but they have reasons why they should succeed.”

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136. “If you FAIL big now and you dont give up. What you see as your biggest failure now. Tomorrow will be your greatest story to tell.”

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137. “Any behaviour or habit can be learned. Just chose to learn the good ones.”

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138. “Fight for greater course than for greater loss”

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139. “Language is the key to the heart of people.”

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Author : Ahmed Deedat

140. “I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.”

Tags : Organized Religion Politics Religion
Author : George Carlin

141. “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”

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142. “Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.”

Tags : Institutions Organized Religion Religion Richard Dawkins

143. “Same-sex marriage has not created problems for religious institutions; religious institutions have created problems for same-sex marriage.”

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144. “The church may update its techniques and methods, but it is always in service of the institutional organism. This is one of the reasons why the pedophile priest issue is and will remain an endemic disease in the Catholic Church.”

Tags : Institutions Religion Sexual Abuse
Author : Darrel Ray
Source : Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

145. “I just wish this social institution [religion] wasn't based on what appears to me to be a monumental hoax built on an accumulation of customs and myths directed toward proving something that isn't true.”

Tags : Atheism Customs Falsehood Falsehoods Hoax Institutions Myth Myths Religion
Author : Andy Rooney
Source : Sincerely, Andy Rooney

146. “Human cultures construct an enormous variety of environments through language, technology, and institutions. We are born in and die in these systems of symbols and imagination.”

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147. “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.These things and deeds are diametrically opposed: they are as distinct as is vice from virtue. Men too often confound them: they should not be confounded: appearance should not be mistaken for truth; narrow human doctrines, that only tend to elate and magnify a few, should not be substituted for the world-redeeming creed of Christ. There is – I repeat it – a difference; and it is a good, and not a bad action to mark broadly and clearly the line of separation between them.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

148. “Without Christ a people may always have the freedom to do, but never the power to complete.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

149. “Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith. Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good. Some people claim to be religious but have no conscience, while some people without religion are very much aware of their conscience. Therefore, a religious label does not define your character or validate your worth. In the end, all men will be judged by the amount of truth in them and the weight of their hearts. The heavier the conscience, the heavier the truth. The lighter the heart, the higher it goes. The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living. Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem

150. “If you begin reading your Bible daily, you will develop a positive mindset, positive attitude and positive action.”

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Source : Think Great: Be Great!

151. “Christianity, like genius, is one of the hardest concepts to forgive. We hear what we want to hear and accept what we want to accept, for the most part, simply because there is nothing more offensive than feeling like you have to re-evaluate your own train of thought and purpose in life. You have to die to an extent in your hunger for faith, for wisdom, and quite frankly, most people aren't ready to die.”

Tags : Apologetics Changing Christianity Concepts Controversy Evangelism Faith Forgiveness Genius Life Misunderstood Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Religion Salvation Spirituality Theology Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

152. “Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.”

Tags : Education Government Religion
Source : Education and the Significance of Life

153. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

154. “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

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155. “Candy is my religion.”

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Source : First Frost

156. “You can be RELIGIOUS without being SPIRITUAL or You can be SPIRITUAL without being RELIGIOUS or Both It all depends on your Philosophy.”

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157. “I seem to have run in a great circle, and met myself again on the starting line.”

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Source : Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

158. “I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.”

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Source : The Gum Thief

159. “The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”

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160. “Many things in this period have been hard to bear, or hard to take seriously. My own profession went into a protracted swoon during the Reagan-Bush-Thatcher decade, and shows scant sign of recovering a critical faculty—or indeed any faculty whatever, unless it is one of induced enthusiasm for a plausible consensus President. (We shall see whether it counts as progress for the same parrots to learn a new word.) And my own cohort, the left, shared in the general dispiriting move towards apolitical, atonal postmodernism. Regarding something magnificent, like the long-overdue and still endangered South African revolution (a jagged fit in the supposedly smooth pattern of axiomatic progress), one could see that Ariadne’s thread had a robust reddish tinge, and that potential citizens had not all deconstructed themselves into Xhosa, Zulu, Cape Coloured or ‘Eurocentric’; had in other words resisted the sectarian lesson that the masters of apartheid tried to teach them. Elsewhere, though, it seemed all at once as if competitive solipsism was the signifier of the ‘radical’; a stress on the salience not even of the individual, but of the trait, and from that atomization into the lump of the category. Surely one thing to be learned from the lapsed totalitarian system was the unwholesome relationship between the cult of the masses and the adoration of the supreme personality. Yet introspective voyaging seemed to coexist with dull group-think wherever one peered about among the formerly ‘committed’.Traditionally then, or tediously as some will think, I saw no reason to discard the Orwellian standard in considering modern literature. While a sort of etiolation, tricked out as playfulness, had its way among the non-judgemental, much good work was still done by those who weighed words as if they meant what they said. Some authors, indeed, stood by their works as if they had composed them in solitude and out of conviction. Of these, an encouraging number spoke for the ironic against the literal mind; for the generously interpreted interest of all against the renewal of what Orwell termed the ‘smelly little orthodoxies’—tribe and Faith, monotheist and polytheist, being most conspicuous among these new/old disfigurements. In the course of making a film about the decaffeinated hedonism of modern Los Angeles, I visited the house where Thomas Mann, in another time of torment, wrote Dr Faustus. My German friends were filling the streets of Munich and Berlin to combat the recrudescence of the same old shit as I read:This old, folkish layer survives in us all, and to speak as I really think, I do. not consider religion the most adequate means of keeping it under lock and key. For that, literature alone avails, humanistic science, the ideal of the free and beautiful human being. [italics mine]The path to this concept of enlightenment is not to be found in the pursuit of self-pity, or of self-love. Of course to be merely a political animal is to miss Mann’s point; while, as ever, to be an apolitical animal is to leave fellow-citizens at the mercy of Ideolo’. For the sake of argument, then, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.”

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Source : For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports

161. “Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)... There are just some kind of men who - who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”

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Author : Harper Lee
Source : To Kill a Mockingbird

162. “I, too, am a drum major for justice. I will continue to speak out-LOUD and PROUD- as long as gay youth are killing themselves because someone instilled in them they are not enough. Well, baby, you're more than enough. You were molded with the same care and precision as your heterosexual counterparts. You are unique. God has a special plan for you that only you can fulfill. Live your life!”

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Author : J'son M. Lee

163. “In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People."(Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)”

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Source : Voices of a People's History of the United States

164. “As long as a population can be induced to believe in a supernatural hereafter, it can be oppressed and controlled. People will put up with all sorts of tyranny, poverty, and painful treatment if they're convinced that they'll eventually escape to some resort in the sky where lifeguards are superfluous and the pool never closes. Moreover, the faithful are usually willing to risk their skins in whatever military adventure their government may currently be promoting.”

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Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Skinny Legs and All

165. “There was a time when skepticism was an act of rebellion. Since to a degree I both believe in evolution and have faith, I can only conclude that, as prophesied, to have faith will someday be an act of rebellion.”

Tags : Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Christianity Clever Evolution Faith God Persecution Progression Prophecy Rebellion Rebels Religion Skepticism Spirituality Theism Truth Witty
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

166. “The neo-cons, or some of them, decided that they would back Clinton when he belatedly decided for Bosnia and Kosovo against Milosevic, and this even though they loathed Clinton, because the battle against religious and ethnic dictatorship in the Balkans took precedence. This, by the way, was partly a battle to save Muslims from Catholic and Christian Orthodox killers. That impressed me. The neo-cons also took the view, quite early on, that coexistence with Saddam Hussein was impossible as well as undesirable. They were dead right about that. They had furthermore been thinking about the menace of jihadism when most people were half-asleep.And then I have to say that I was rather struck by the way that the Weekly Standard and its associated voices took the decision to get rid of Trent Lott earlier this year, thus removing an embarrassment as well as a disgrace from the political scene. And their arguments were on points of principle, not 'perception.' I liked their ruthlessness here, and their seriousness, at a time when much of the liberal Left is not even seriously wrong, but frivolously wrong, and babbles without any sense of responsibility. (I mean, have you read their sub-Brechtian stuff on Halliburton....?) And revolution from above, in some states and cases, is—as I wrote in my book A Long Short War—often preferable to the status quo, or to no revolution at all.”

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Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

167. “Are the great spiritual teachings really advocating that we fight evil because we are on the side of light, the side of peace? Are they telling us to fight against that other 'undesirable' side, the bad and the black. That is a big question. If there is wisdom in the sacred teachings, there should not be any war. As long as a person is involved with warfare, trying to defend or attack, then his action is not sacred; it is mundane, dualistic, a battlefield situation.”

Tags : Attacking Defending Duality Fighting Good And Evil Good Vs Evil Religion True Wisdom War Wisdom
Source : Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

168. “If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence. But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. Situations arise and we are confronted with wrongdoing and the need to act.”

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Source : Doubt

169. “What if a man could write everything that came into his mind. You could find there gems of wisdom, depth of utter despair, heights of the most cherished hopes, killing fields where we slaughter our enemies, moments of faith and moments of doubts, dark chambers where we commit infidelity against our partners, counting the goods we have stolen, hell nightmares, heaven blessedness, cursing of our enemies and blessing of our friends, and many other things. If one could write his mind, it would be a mirror to other minds where they could find themselves and not feel as the only wretched souls in existence. Go on then, write your mind in a book and publish it”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

170. “If we believe that god is the creator of evil, maybe there is evil also in heaven, if that is the case, we are not out of the woods yet”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

171. “Good gods are scarce because the majority of gods are created by evil men”

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Source : Pearls Of Eternity

172. “Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an "Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition" right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all?”

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173. “Faith is the surrender of the mind, it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other animals. It's our need to believe and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or faith in someone or something, that is the sinister thing to me. ... Out of all the virtues, all the supposed virtues, faith must be the most overrated”

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174. “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds.”

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175. “The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is because vampires are allergic to bullshit.”

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Author : Richard Pryor

176. “But with dogs, we do have "bad dog." Bad dog exists. "Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!" The dog is saying, "Who are you to judge me? You human beings who’ve had genocide, war against people of different creeds, colors, religions, and I stole a biscuit?! Is that a crime? People of the world!""Well, if you put it that way, I think you’ve got a point. Have another biscuit, sorry.”

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Author : Eddie Izzard
Source : Glorious

177. “My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

178. “A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.”

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Author : H.L. Mencken

179. “Jack didn’t fully get Jesus. Audrey tried to explain it, and he could repeat it back to her, word for word, but he still didn’t comprehend most of it. The best he could gather was that Jesus lived long ago, told people to be nice, and they killed him for it. At the end, he asked who was Jesus’ necromancer and if he was in the Bible, then Kaldar couldn’t stop laughing and had to sit down.”

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Author : Ilona Andrews
Source : Fate's Edge

180. “But fate, as Merlin always taught us, is inexorable. Life is a jest of the Gods, Merlin liked to claim, and there is no justice. You must learn to laugh, he once told me, or else you'll just weep yourself to death.”

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Source : The Winter King

181. “If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to it.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

182. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.”

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Author : Mark Twain

183. “BLACK AND WHITEI was born intoA religion of Light,But with so many otherReligions andPhilosophies,How do I know whichONEIs right?Is it notMy birthrightTo seek out the light?To find TruthAfter surveying all the proof,Am I supposedTo loveOr fight?And why do all those whoTry to guide me,Always start by dividingAnd multiplying me – From what they considerWrong or right?I thought,There were no wallsFor whoever beams truth and light.And how can one speak on Light's behalf,lf all they doIs act black,But talk WHITE?”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

184. “What I'd like to read is a scientific review, by a scientific psychologist--if any exists--of 'A Scientific Man and the Bible'. By what route do otherwise sane men come to believe such palpable nonsense? How is it possible for a human brain to be divided into two insulated halves, one functioning normally, naturally and even brilliantly, and the other capable only of such ghastly balderdash which issues from the minds of Baptist evangelists? Such balderdash takes various forms, but it is at its worst when it is religious. Why should this be so? What is there in religion that completely flabbergasts the wits of those who believe in it? I see no logical necessity for that flabbergasting. Religion, after all, is nothing but an hypothesis framed to account for what is evidentially unaccounted for. In other fields such hypotheses are common, and yet they do no apparent damage to those who incline to them. But in the religious field they quickly rush the believer to the intellectual Bad Lands. He not only becomes anaesthetic to objective fact; he becomes a violent enemy of objective fact. It annoys and irritates him. He sweeps it away as something somehow evil...”

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Author : H.L. Mencken
Source : American Mercury

185. “Never trust the translation or interpretation of something without first trusting its interpreter.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

186. “Awe-inspiring God.Amazing God.Awesome God.Almighty God.”

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Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

187. “The Anatomy of Conflict:If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!”

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188. “Unhappiness means lack of control.”

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189. “Torah is not just a book, not just a bunch of laws, and not just a history, but so much more. The Torah is a way ofd life to learn and live, and when studied, a spiritual way to understand life as well as providing instructions on getting closer to Adonai (God). When we treat others kindly, fairly, and lovingly, both in our home, social, and business lives, we are living Torah. The "truth" is the Torah is many things simultaneously.”

Tags : Judaism Religion Religion Meaning Spiritual Growth Spiritual Life Spirituality Torah
Author : Laura Weakley

190. “Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you.”

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Author : Amit Ray
Source : Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

191. “Hold fast to the promises of God. And mediate on it day and night.”

Tags : Affirmations Belief Believe Bible Study Christian Life Christianity Faith Good Thoughts Hope Inner Strength Inspirational Mediation Religion Self Confidence Self Esteem Self Talk Thoughts Wisdom Of Lailah Gifty Akita Wise
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

192. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”

Tags : Kindness Religion Self Containment

193. “People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil... Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”

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Author : Anne Rice
Source : Interview with the Vampire

194. “But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.”

Tags : Religion Simpsons
Author : Matt Groening

195. “Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.”

Tags : Atheists Believers Metaphor Myth Organized Religion Religion Theists
Source : Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

196. “God save us from people who mean well.”

Tags : God Good Intentions Humanity Religion
Author : Vikram Seth
Source : A Suitable Boy

197. “The Question is actually the answer”

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198. “Every time when you think,Think about every first 20 seconds of your best Moments in your life time.”

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199. “Even though we all know something,There is a lot more to it.”

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200. “Enjoy the tiny unexplainable second. You can learn whatever you want.”

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