Messiah Quotes

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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

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

Peter Wessel Zapffe
“A man will come forth, who before all other men has dared to strip his soul naked and give himself wholly over to our most profound questioning, even to the idea of annihilation. A man who has grasped life in its cosmic context, and whose agony is the agony of the world. But such a rising wail will assail him from all the people of the earth, crying for his thousandfold execution, when his voice blankets the world like a shroud, and his peculiar message is heard for the first and last time:
The life on many worlds is like a rushing river, but the life on this world is like a stagnant puddle and a backwater.The mark of annihilation is written on thy brow. How long will ye mill about on the edge? But there is one victory and one crown, and one salvation and one answer: Know thyselves; be unfruitful and let there be peace on Earth after thy passing.
Peter Wessel Zapffe, The Last Messiah

David Wilber
“Imagine a husband treating his wife the way many Christians in America treat God. He says he loves her but ignores her for most of their marriage. He isn’t devoted to her and doesn’t actively pursue her daily—is that really love? Can you really call such a relationship a “marriage”? Technically, yes, but not in any meaningful way. It would be a marriage in name only. The same is true of Christians whose lives are not devoted to their Messiah.”
David Wilber, When Faith Works: Living Out the Law of Liberty According to James

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

Frank Herbert
“The hearts of all men dwell in the same wilderness.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Abhijit Naskar
“I live not to breed humans, I live to breed Gods.”
Abhijit Naskar, Citizens of Peace: Beyond the Savagery of Sovereignty

Abhijit Naskar
“So long as there is life in my veins, I won't let no extremism, arrogance and bigotry tear apart my people - my humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, See No Gender

Abhijit Naskar
“Do not sit and wait for a savior to come, be the savior for the people in despair.”
Abhijit Naskar, Aşkanjali: The Sufi Sermon

“Psalms 91:1”
Ebai Emmanuel Ewangi

Abhijit Naskar
“Rise I Will (The Sonnet)

Every time there is darkness most foul,
I will burn to bring light, sight and might.
Every time there is misery unbound,
I will churn my soul to outpour delight.
Every time the horizon turns gloomy,
I will rush to the aid as a sentient soldier.
Every time the world is infected,
I will walk the alleys as a living sanitizer.
Every time there is savagery on the rise,
I will be the beacon of human alliance.
Every time bigotry overpowers the minds,
I'll be the call to resuscitate fallen conscience.
I am not a person but a sentience beyond time.
Rise I will always in crisis to fortify my humankind.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

Abhijit Naskar
“Weakness is yours to command, strength is yours to command - evil is yours to command, goodness is yours to command - you are the king of your own kingdom, so conquer your fears and weakness, for you are the messiah that is on demand.”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Your wait for the second coming is over, for the savior is already here, it's us, each one of us.”
Abhijit Naskar, Hurricane Humans: Give me accountability, I'll give you peace

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Messiah is the Son of Man.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Aiyaz Uddin
“The world needs the leadership of the #messiah and the leader (Jesus) in our lives that is love (leadership) and leading with love (Jesus) without which none will have justice for oneself and for the humanity collectively.”
Syed Aiyaz Uddin

Laurence Galian
“It is quite possible that Barabbas was the crucified person. The name Barabbas means Son of the Father. 'Barabbas' (or 'Bar Abbas') is the Hellenized form of the Aramaic name Bar Abba, which means 'son of the father'. And the name 'Jesus' (from the Greek 'Yesous') is the Hellenized form of the Hebrew name Yeshua. Pilate was essentially asking the Jerusalem crowd: Who do you want me to release: Yeshua son of the Father or Yeshua son of the Father whom your followers call Messiah?"
The fact that both men had the same name has been covered up by Catholic and Christian churches, but it is obvious that there was a great opportunity for confusion during this highly emotional, chaotic and devised moment.”
Laurence Galian, Alien Parasites: 40 Gnostic Truths to Defeat the Archon Invasion!

Abhijit Naskar
“No messiah is coming to save us or our world, it is us who have to save ourselves as well as our world. We are our own responsibility - our world is our responsibility - our people are our responsibility. And anybody who takes the responsibility of their society on their shoulder, is a patriot - such a person is the real Christ, real Buddha, real Naskar of their time.”
Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

Simon Brass
“We are always awaiting the Messiah that never arrives. I long for bygone days where every dawn brought a new eschatology and an interminable queue of prophets preached humanity’s impending salvation as if it were syndicated. It must have been joyous to receive a fresh messiah weekly, and to be regaled with inspiring tales of the glory that lay ahead.”
Simon Brass, Lamentations on the Nothingness of Being

Adam Weishaupt
“Humanity can save itself. It needs no Messiahs.”
Adam Weishaupt, Jesus, Prince of Hell

Abhijit Naskar
“Human Helpline (The Sonnet)

Neither Christ, nor Krishna, nor Superman,
No imagination can rescue humanity.
Each of us is the only helpline,
Human salvation is human responsibility.
Enough with these prayer and rituals,
Now awake from the sleep of subjugation.
As heroes fraught with reason and conscience,
We must rise to break all submission.
Progress demands a life of revolution,
Self-induced slavery won't do.
The more you seek a savior outside,
The more you turn into boneless goo.
Of all life on earth the human being is peerless.
Only those called sapiens roar for the helpless.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A messenger is never a messiah.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Son of Man is the Messiah.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith is a decision not to focus on your scars but the finished works of the Messiah.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Messiah is our Master.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Abhijit Naskar
“Be the messenger who is up and doing the work, not the vegetable that sleeps clinging to the messages of the past.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Let us hang all our sectarian gods and idols. Let us start a new worship of love and liberty. Let us be prophets and messengers of harmony. Let us be disintegrated in realization of inclusivity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

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