Blind Faith Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Benjamin Franklin
“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

Iain Pears
“Do you know, the only people I can have a conversation with are the Jews? At least when they quote scripture at you they are not merely repeating something some priest has babbled in their ear. They have the great merit of disagreeing with nearly everything I say. In fact, they disagree with almost everything they say themselves. And most importantly, they don't think that shouting strengthens their argument.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If all men are made in God's reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was created equal and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“If we seek solace in the prisons of the distant past
Security in human systems we're told will always always last
Emotions are the sail and blind faith is the mast
Without the breath of real freedom we're getting nowhere fast."

(History Will Teach Us Nothing)”
Sting, Nothing Like the Sun

Criss Jami
“It is debatable whether blind faith is truly faith at all. Faith is the perceptive gray area where scientific facts meet an individual's experiential truths - the extreme of the former is left feeling in the dark whereas the latter is caught blinded by the light. By proper scientific method, it is intellectually dishonest for me to declare the existence of God with utmost certainty, but to my individual spirit, I would be intellectually dishonest to deny the existence of God even for a second. This leaves the best of both worlds, as the believer is called to be able to give reasons for his faith, a deviation from mere fantasy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ashim Shanker
“[He] seemed to possess, beneath it all, an immutable sense of self-assurance, but in addition to that, the look of a man ensnared by what he perceived to be his own Duty. A Duty that effervesced inside of him impatiently, dry at the mouth, shaking feverishly, and holding its breath in anticipation for—not his action, but in fact—the fruits of his actions, however distant these may have been. The goal was to satiate its thirst in as few moves as possible, instilling each action with an almost implied necessity for having a motive by which it must exist, which is to say that no action was to be wasted for anything, but only for that which was rooted in some definable and clear-cut purpose...Every action had to be a step in some direction and there could be no dillydallying, for Duty bubbling in the bloodstream for too long brought with it a kind of sickness...from which it was difficult to recover. Neither could there be any reconsideration, for the values to which one has sworn were unassailable and beyond the powers of one individual to reassess. And so, Duty, once instilled, must be allowed to carry on unabated, diverting sustenance away from other aspects of one’s character—driving them to a weakened state, brow-beaten by circumstances beyond their immediate control and relegated to their own downtrodden acquiescence to the bravado of the Parasitic Superego, and, as such, cognizant of their growing superfluity.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

Daniel Kahneman
“We know that people can maintain an unshakable faith in any proposition, however absurd, when they are sustained by a community of like-minded believers”
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

“Never follow a follower who is following someone who has fallen. It's why the whole world is falling apart.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Ashim Shanker
“The...act of surrender—or devotion, as the case may be—was, to him, a kind of lifeline for those who sought a quick answer and didn’t want to stick around long enough to see their doubt through to its ultimate conclusion. A conclusion, which, of itself, was a bittersweet paradox—for how could doubt simply cease to exist by any stretch of the imagination? Doubt was, nonetheless—from his own perspective—the only inclusive insight into the nature of a Truth exclusive of conditions.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

Amit Ray
“Your beliefs can be a prison system created by your mind for yourself. But the door is not locked. If you are aware, you can always come out of that.”
Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

DaShanne Stokes
“If you truly have faith in your convictions, then your convictions should be able to stand criticism and testing.”
DaShanne Stokes

Robert  Black
“Marriage is a religious concept. That is the main reason people oppose same sex marriages. I am not, and have never been religious.”
Robert Black

“Never be a blind follower of any people in your life. Because, whatever people demonstrate themselves outside, in reality they may the opposite inside. Always judge the facts or situation by using your own intuition and live life accordingly. You will never be deceived, deprived and gone astray by others in your life.”
Lord Robin

“I don't wish to be without my brains, tho' they doubtless interfere with a blind faith which would be very comfortable”
Ada Lovelace

Friedrich Nietzsche
“How pleasant is the sound of even bad music and bad motives when we are setting out to march against an enemy!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

Friedrich Nietzsche
“One form of honesty has always been lacking among founders of religions and their kin:—they have never made their experiences a matter of the intellectual conscience. "What did I really experience? What then took place in me and around me? Was my understanding clear enough? Was my will directly opposed to all deception of the senses, and courageous in its defence against fantastic notions?"—None of them ever asked these questions, nor to this day do any of the good religious people ask them. They have rather a thirst for things which are contrary to reason, and they don't want to have too much difficulty in satisfying this thirst,—so they experience "miracles" and "regenerations," and hear the voices of angels! But we who are different, who are thirsty for reason, want to look as carefully into our experiences as in the case of a scientific experiment, hour by hour, day by day! We ourselves want to be our own experiments, and our own subjects of experiment.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

“There are certain rules of logic that science has to adhere to, and there are good reasons for that; faith by contrast ignores all of that outright, preferring to believe whatever makes one happy. I want people to understand that accuracy and accountability actually matter, not just in academics but also as a point of integrity and honor and as a general rule in life.”
Aron Ra, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

Titon Rahmawan
“We cannot risk our lives on a belief that we have never tested. It is not that historical realities or inheritance do not educate us to find out the meaning of truth itself. How fragile a heart that depends only on blind faith. Like hanging on a rotten root.”
Titon Rahmawan

Lamine Pearlheart
“A god that created me free and autonomous, yet, tells me how and what I should think. - On Religion and Free Will”
Lamine Pearlheart

Garry Crystal
“There was nothing else, there was nothing after, and the people who did believe in the great afterlife were just terrified children looking for the happy ending to a fairy-tale, a fairy–tale that contained more darkness than light, and the closer to the end they came the more terrified they became that there would be no light at the end of the story.”
Garry Crystal, Red Lights

“Never be a blind follower of any people in your life. Because, whatever people demonstrate themselves outside, in reality they may the opposite inside. Always judge the facts or situation by using your own intuition and work accordingly. You will never be deprived and deceived by others in your life.”
Lord Robin

“A man with a fading vision walked to the wise man.
Oh wise man I am going to be blind soon, what should I do?

Wise man – cross the road.

The blind man hurriedly left the room and crossed the road. Nothing happened, assuming it to be a ritual, he kept crossing roads after road, it went on for days, nothing was happening, so he increased the intensity of his efforts and started crossing more roads.
He heard a voice one day while crossing one of the roads.
How is your vision?

No improvement sir, I still can’t see properly, despite crossing many roads I see no improvement in my vision.

Wise man – Did you go to see the doctor, located just opposite side of my house, across the road?

Which doctor? You never mentioned about a doctor.

Wiseman - You left in a hurry, & never asked? Some questions need to be fully understood before grasping the logic of the answer. You were so convinced with the ritual that you kept following it and after a while it became an addiction.
You could have come back & asked, but you were unsure & petrified of starting a new ritual, what if! The new ritual will bring more difficulties? So you got stuck with the old & non-working ritual.

But I can’t see properly, so maybe I wasn’t able to see the clinic.

No, it’s not about looking at things it’s about looking-out for things. Even you had vision you would have still missed it because mentally you were not ready to go to the doctor, you were looking for a miracle to happen and your mind assumed that crossing the road ritual is the key, which will eventually unlock that miracle.

Remember, the miracle is nothing but a fruit of our labor, and loss in vision is not only related to loss of eyesight, you will find many people who can see properly but are still blind to the failure of their own efforts.

Not only that, people notice what you are doing, believing in some miracle they also change, and then they change other people. That's how one man's lack of vision becomes the cause of blindness to the entire group.”
Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

“Look, let me just say it: Just because some of you see them as 'Devotees' instead of 'Blind Devotees' that literally doesn't reflect their fondness for, kindness, love, generosity, and empathy for others. And may Almighty God help you poor souls, who easily end up believing whatever those idiots forward you on a daily basis.”
Mohammed Israil

Soroosh Shahrivar
“My current state of mind is detrimental to my temple.
The devil’s left me blind, leaving my soul, a little resentful.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, Letter 19

Kevin Ansbro
“Those who believe the axiom that "Ignorance is bliss" are the ones who only discovered its true meaning when the bliss turned to piss.”
Kevin Ansbro

Kevin Ansbro
“Those who believe the axiom that "Ignorance is bliss" are the ones who only discovered its true meaning after the bliss turned to piss.”
Kevin Ansbro

“It's a bit ironic, we get in our cars or other transportation, we blindly have faith in the decisions of strangers around us, yet many still have trust issues with their own choices. Trust yourself. You know what you have to do.”
Christine E. Szymanski

“You would absolve your Gods of guilt?” Tariq said, sounding surprised.

“You would absolve humanity of responsibility?” Amadeus asked, scornful. “The deferral of consequence to higher power is the deepest form of moral cowardice conceivable. Even your precious Book agrees, Pilgrim – we have a choice.”
ErraticErrata, A Practical Guide to Evil V

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