Quotes About Messiah

Quotes tagged as "messiah" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Christopher Hitchens
“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.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Christopher Hitchens
“When Maimonides says that the Messiah will come but that 'he may tarry,' we see the origin of every Jewish shrug from Spinoza to Woody Allen.”
Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian

Gore Vidal
“Life will be wonderful when men no longer fear dying. When the last superstitions are thrown out and we meet death with the same equanimity as life. No longer will children's minds be twisted by evil gods whose fantastic origin is in those barbaric tribes who feared death and lightning, who feared life. That's it: life is the villain to to those who preach reward in death, through grace and eternal bliss, or through dark revenge.”
Gore Vidal, Messiah

Richard Bach
“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in awhile and watch your answers change.”
Richard Bach, Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul

Israelmore Ayivor
“It takes the trust of God for things that exist, to wait on him for the evidence of things that do not exist. Faith and hope make you to thank God for the invisible things by looking at the visible things which were once invisible too.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Christopher Hitchens
“One notorious apikoros named Hiwa al-Balkhi, writing in ninth-century Persia, offered two hundred awkward questions to the faithful. He drew upon himself the usual thunderous curses—'may his name be forgotten, may his bones be worn to nothing'—along with detailed refutations and denunciations by Abraham ibn Ezra and others. These exciting anathemas, of course, ensured that his worrying 'questions' would remain current for as long as the Orthodox commentaries would be read. In this way, rather as when Maimonides says that the Messiah will come but that 'he may tarry,' Jewishness contrives irony at its own expense. If there is one characteristic of Jews that I admire, it is that irony is seldom if ever wasted on them.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Seth Grahame-Smith
“The prophecy is clear, Your Highness. The Messiah shall topple all the kingdoms of the world. Even yours.”
Seth Grahame-Smith, Unholy Night

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don't compare yourself to other Christians. Compare yourself to Christ. He is the one you follow. He is the one other Christians too follow".”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

James Edwin Gunn
“Everyone is his or her own messiah.”
James Edwin Gunn, Transcendental

“I argue that the Jesus of the Gospels is essentially a myth. The Gospels are largely fiction. They were created around the turn of the first and second century in order to give concreteness and substance to the Jesus who, as the Messiah, had appeared to Paul and his fellow apostles in ecstatic visions.”
Alvar Ellegård

Israelmore Ayivor
“I do not worship a DEAD and buried Christ at Calvary. I worship a ressurected and LIVING Christ in Heaven! Jesus Christ is alive.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“The closer you are to the end of your temporal trials, the louder the voice of critics. Close your ears to the heavy downpours of their discouragements. God whispers; “I am with you”!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Matthew Sawyer
“One man carries salvation and damnation from the desert.”
Matthew Sawyer, Pazuzu - Manifestation

“God is another word for Love.”
Stacy Snapp-Killian aka StacyK

Anthony Liccione
“Strange, how the name Israel, God's own chosen nation, who don't believe Jesus to be the Messiah, sounds almost the same as saying "is He real?”
Anthony Liccione

Frank Herbert
“The great mass of humankind possesses an unmistakable unit-identity. It can be one thing. It can act as a single organism.”
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune

Eli Of Kittim
“Mine is the only view that appropriately combines the end-time messianic expectations of the Jews with Christian scripture.”
Eli Of Kittim, The Little Book of Revelation: The First Coming of Jesus at the End of Days

“The nails did not kill Him... It was the needs that did.”
Johnnie Dent Jr.

Eli Of Kittim
“What is the difference between my view and the classical Christian perspective? I am convinced that there are not multiple comings and multiple returns of Christ, but only one decisive coming at the end of the world, which includes the resurrection, the rapture, and his appearance in the sky!”
Eli Of Kittim, The Little Book of Revelation: The First Coming of Jesus at the End of Days

Reza Aslan
“Despite two millennia of Christian apologetics, the fact is that belief in a dying and rising messiah simply did not exist in Judaism. In the entirety of the Hebrew Bible there is not a single passage of scripture or prophecy about the promised messiah that even hints of his ignominious death, let alone his bodily resurrection.”
Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Soroosh Shahrivar
“The messiah arrives when it is already too late. He arrives when doomsday has already struck”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You always say "there are better men than me to do it" and refuse to be the savior the world might have had”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Garth Risk Hallberg
“I don’t see the point of a Messiah who sends you to hell.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

“Ways and Means Committee Chairman says the tax code "is tax code is longer than the Bible without the good news”
David Camp

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Messiah was born in a manger in Bethlehem.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Christopher Moore
“El pecado de Onán. Derramar en el suelo la vieja semilla. Atar el camello. Quitarle el polvo al burro. Azotar al fariseo. Onanismo, el pecado que requiere de cientos de horas de práctica para ser dominado, o al menos eso era lo que yo me decía a mí mismo. Dios mató a Onán por derramar su semilla en el suelo (la semilla de Onán, no la de Dios).”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Frank Herbert
“I come only to ask a simple question. Is Muad'Dib's death to be followed by the moral suicide of all men? Is that the inevitable aftermath of a Messiah?”
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

James Mikołajczyk
“As the Holy One of Israel, the foretold Messiah of the Hebrew prophets, Jesus was the exemplary Jew of all Jews, the Rabbi of all rabbis, the Lord of all lords, the King of all kings, and the Human Being of all human beings.”
James Mikołajczyk, Jesus the Jew, Christ the King: Exploring the Hypostatic Union Between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith

James Mikołajczyk
“My primary objective is to encourage dialogue between all Christians, both Jew and Gentile, and to open more lines of communication with Jews who still have yet to accept Jesus of Nazareth as their Messiah.”
James Mikołajczyk, Jesus the Jew, Christ the King: Exploring the Hypostatic Union Between the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith

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