Divine Revelation Quotes

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Charles Darwin
“...Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers... for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality... But I had gradually come by this time, i.e., 1836 to 1839, to see that the Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow at sign, &c., &c., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos, or the beliefs of any barbarian.

...By further reflecting that the clearest evidence would be requisite to make any sane man believe in the miracles by which Christianity is supported, (and that the more we know of the fixed laws of nature the more incredible do miracles become), that the men at that time were ignorant and credulous to a degree almost uncomprehensible by us, that the Gospels cannot be proved to have been written simultaneously with the events, that they differ in many important details, far too important, as it seemed to me, to be admitted as the usual inaccuracies of eyewitnesses; by such reflections as these, which I give not as having the least novelty or value, but as they influenced me, I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation. The fact that many false religions have spread over large portions of the earth like wild-fire had some weight with me. Beautiful as is the morality of the New Testament, it can be hardly denied that its perfection depends in part on the interpretation which we now put on metaphors and allegories.

But I was very unwilling to give up my belief... Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete. The rate was so slow that I felt no distress, and have never since doubted even for a single second that my conclusion was correct. I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished.

And this is a damnable doctrine.”
Charles Darwin, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

“A worshipper perceives that he is near to God because he is awake all night worshipping God. But after worship, your prayers are for health, long life, wealth, and for the damsels and slaves of the Paradise. Ponder! Did you ever pray to God, ‘O’ God, I desire from Thee nothing but Thee’?”
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi

Jerome K. Jerome
“(Speaking of the Cistercian monks) A grim fraternity, passing grim lives in that sweet spot, that God had made so bright! Strange that Nature's voices all around them--the soft singing of the waters, the wisperings of the river grass, the music of the rushing wind--should not have taught them a truer meaning of life than this. They listened there, through the long days, in silence, waiting for a voice from heaven; and all day long and through the solemn night it spoke to them in myriad tones, and they heard it not.”
Jerome K. Jerome

Petros Scientia
“We may convince ourselves that something is true, but that doesn’t make it true.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Thomas Carlyle
“For there was need once more of a Divine Revelation to the torpid frivolous children of men, if they were not to sink altogether into the ape condition. And in that whirlwind of the Universe,—lights obliterated, and the torn wrecks of Earth and Hell hurled aloft into the Empyrean; black whirlwind, which made even apes serious, and drove most of them mad,—there was, to men, a voice audible; voice from the heart of things once more, as if to say: "Lying is not permitted in this Universe. The wages of lying, you behold, are death. Lying means damnation in this Universe; and Beelzebub, never so elaborately decked in crowns and mitres, is NOT God!" This was a revelation truly to be named of the Eternal, in our poor Eighteenth Century; and has greatly altered the complexion of said Century to the Historian ever since.”
Thomas Carlyle, History of Friedrich II of Prussia

Umberto Eco
“And what would we be, we sinful creatures, without fear, perhaps the most foresighted, the most loving of the divine gifts?”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Petros Scientia
“Reasoning built on made-up stuff isn’t rational.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

“...men are capable of perceiving the Pyramid in an astonishing number of ways. Some have thought the Pyramid was an astronomic and astrological observatory. Some have thought it functioned as the equivalent of a theodolite for surveyors in ancient times... Some think it performed as a giant sundial... Some think it records the mathematics and science of a civilization which vanished... Some think it is a huge water pump. Others have thought it was filled with fabulous treasures... One early investigator came away convinced it was the remains of a huge volcano. Another thought the pyramids were Joseph's granaries. Some thought they were heathen idols which should be destroyed. Some believe the Pyramid captures powerful cosmic energies... Some think it is a tomb. Some think it is a Bible in stone with prophecies built into the scheme of its internal passages... Some think it was a mammoth public works project which consolidated the position of the pharaoh and the unity of the nation. Some think it was built by beings from outer space. Some say it was a temple of initiation. Some hold that it was an instrument of science. Some believe it is an altar of Guild built through direct Divine Revelation. And today, judging by the uses to which it has been put, some apparently think it is an outhouse.”
William Fix, Pyramid Odyssey

Steven Kotler
“No one can claim their particular vision of the divine as correct, if there are thousands of other 'visions' with which to compare it. And anyone who does try to claim the spotlight? Even a few decades ago, they could have started a cult. These days, they'll just get trolled online, then ignored.”
Steven Kotler, Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Petros Scientia
“All reasoning is based on either divine revelation or made-up stuff.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Faith isn’t making believe but comes by hearing and hearing by God’s rhema.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Real faith and reason don’t fit the mold of traditional thinking but come from the person of Christ rather than a human viewpoint. And yet we need prayer to understand them since they come from a place totally different from the usual ineffective, weak, soft, inductive ways of thinking. Those old ways of thinking process thought but never come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“No foundation can be laid other than that which is laid, which is Christ Jesus. That’s the foundation of the creation side, but what’s the foundation of the evolution side? The foundation of evolution is made-up stuff. Both sides use the same physical evidence but each side uses a different foundation to reach conclusions about what the physical evidence means.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“The Creation-evolution debate isn’t about the observations, and it’s not one set of assumptions versus another set of assumptions.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“It’s always divine revelation versus made-up stuff.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“God doesn’t base His statements on assumptions. He bases His statements on the truth.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“We’re not ashamed of Jesus Christ or the divine revelation that comes from Him.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“We don’t define faith as an intellectual exercise where we either make ourselves believe (which is make-believe), or else we interpret the physical evidence while “holding to the right presuppositions.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Sound reasoning must be built on truth.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Can we self-generate knowledge by simply assuming things to be true? Where do assumptions come from?”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Whenever we have any experience, we interpret the experience. We interpret every observation. We then insert our interpretations of our experiences into our worldviews. We accumulate interpretations of experiences in our worldviews. Our worldviews seem like reality, but they aren’t real. We could call our worldviews “worldly wisdom.” They aren’t the wisdom that God imparts, but God speaks to us about His wisdom as compared to worldly wisdom.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Without divine revelation, human beings have no capacity to have true premises with which to conclude anything about what they observe. Schools instead are teaching students that they merely need to agree on the premises. They don’t need to prove that the premises are true since they can’t possibly prove that the premises are true without divine revelation. They teach students to base all their thinking on made-up stuff.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate: The Absolute Proof of the Biblical Account

Laurence Galian
“Today, the Qutubs are the guardians of the message of Divine Revelations.”
Laurence Galian, Beyond Duality: The Art of Transcendence

“Listen guys, sensuality can be taught, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit. It is discerned only through the Spirit.”
Lebo Grand