Philosophy Of Religion Quotes

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Brandon Sanderson
“I love tradition," Dalinar said to Kadash. "I've fought for tradition. I make my men follow the codes. I uphold Vorin virtues. But merely being tradition does not make something worthy, Kadash. We can't just assume that because something is old it is right.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Vladimir Nabokov
“All religions are based on obsolete terminology.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire


I was born into
A religion of Light,
But with so many other
Religions and
How do I know which
Is right?

Is it not
My birthright
To seek out the light?
To find Truth
After surveying all the proof,
Am I supposed
To love
Or fight?
And why do all those who
Try to guide me,
Always start by dividing
And multiplying me –
From what they consider
Wrong or right?
I thought,
There were no walls
For whoever beams truth and light.
And how can one speak on Light's behalf,
lf all they do
Is act black,
But talk WHITE?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

David Eagleman
“All creation necessarily ends in this: Creators, powerless, fleeing from the things they have wrought.”
David M. Eagleman, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Umberto Eco
“Not bad, not bad at all," Diotallevi said. "To arrive at the truth through the painstaking reconstruction of a false text.”
Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

“…evils are not caused by God; rather, that they are a part of the nature of matter and of mankind; that the period of mortal life is the same from beginning to end, and that because things happen in cycles, what is happening now — evils that is — happened before and will happen again.”
Celsus, On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There may be some truth (atheists) do not need to believe in a god to be good, but then if they do not believe in a god, who do they believe gives the Universal Law of following good and shunning evil? Obviously, mankind. But then that is a dangerous thing, for if a man does not believe in a god capable of giving perfect laws, he is in the position of declaring all laws come from man, and as man is imperfect, he can declare that as fallible men make imperfect laws, he can pick and choose what he wishes to follow, that which, in his own mind seems good. He does not believe in divine retribution, therefore he can also declare his own morality contrary to what the divine may decree simply because he believes there is no divine decree. He may follow his every whim and passion, declaring it to be good when it may be very evil, for he like all men is imperfect, so how can he tell what is verily good? The atheist is in danger of mistaking vice for good and consequently follow another slave master and tyrant, his own physical and mental weakness. Evil would be wittingly or unwittingly perpetrated, therefore, to recognise the existence of a perfect divine being that gives perfect Universal Laws is much better than not to believe in a god, for if there is a perfect god, they will not allow their laws to be broken with impunity as in the case with many corrupt judges on earth, but will punish accordingly in due time. Therefore, to be pious and reverent is the surest path to true freedom as a perfect god will give perfect laws to prevent all manner of slavery, tyranny and moral wantonness, even if we do not understand why they are good laws at times.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Reid A. Ashbaucher
“Morality is totally God’s standard, and his standards and conditions are revealed to us through his written word, the Scriptures (The Bible).”
Reid A. Ashbaucher, Made in the Image of God: Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World

علي مبروك
“فرغم الوعي، من جهة، بضرورة وجدوى ما قام به الخليفة الثالث "عثمان بن عفان" من تقنين المصحف، فإنه يبقى لزوم الإشارة إلى ما صاحب هذا العمل مما يُقال أنه الإنتقال من القرآن "الناطق" إلى القرآن "الصامت"، وبما ينطوى عليه هذا الإنتقال من إهدار ثرائه وحيويته. ومن جهة أخري، فإن ما قام به الأمويون، إبان صراعهم السياسى مع الإمام على بن أبى طالب، من رفع المصاحف على أسنّه الرماح والسيوف كان الواقعة الكاشفة عن إرادتهم فى تثبيت القرآن كسلطة حارسة لسلطانهم، وذلك بعد أن تبدى لهم جلياً أن فاعليته فى إنقاذ هذا السلطان تفوق فاعلية السيف بكثير. وغنيٌّ عن البيان أن هذا التمييز بين قرآن النبى الحى وبين القرآن المنحبس وراء التقييدات التى تفرضها السلطة، إنما يعكس ما يكاد يكون تقابلاً يعرفه دارسو الأديان على العموم بين "دين التقليد" الذى تحرسه مؤسسات السلطة لتسوس به الناس، وبين "الدين الحي" الذى يقصد إلى إذكاء الوعى وتحرير الإرادة. وإذ تحرس المؤسسة دين التقليد، لأنه يكون حارساً لها بدوره، فإن سعياً إلى تحرير الدين من سطوة التقليد، واستعادته فى انفتاحه وحيويته الأولي، سوف يعرى تلك المؤسسة مما تستر به عورتها. ومن هنا أن انتقام المؤسسة من هؤلاء الساعين إلى استعادة الدين الحى يكون قاسياً حقاً، لأن ذلك يكون بمثابة تعرية لها من غطائها الإيديولوجي”
علي مبروك

علي مبروك
“فقد أدرك الرجل (يقصد نصر حامد أبو زيد رحمة الله عليه) أن القرآن قد حُوصر بشبكة من المفاهيم والتصورات التى وجَّهت عمليات فهمه وقولبتها، ووضعت لها حدوداً وآفاقاً لا تخرج عنها، واكتسبت على مدى القرون - ورغم مصدرها البشري - قداسة توازى تلك التى للقرآن ذى المصدر الإلهي. ولسوء الحظ، فإن هذا الحصار قد أضرَّ بالقرآن وبالمسلمين فى آنٍ معاً. فقد أعجز القرآن عن أن يكون مصدراً للإلهام فى عالم متغير، وأجبر المسلمين، إبتداءً من اضطرارهم للانحباس ضمن تحديدات هذه المفاهيم الراسخة، على التعيُّش عالة على غيرهم من صُنَّاع العصر والفاعلين فيه. ومن هنا ما بدا من ضرورة الانعتاق من أسر تلك التحديدات، واستعادة القرآن الحى السابق عليها، والذى كان - وللمفارقة - قرآن النبى وصحابته الأكرمين.”
علي مبروك

علي مبروك
“وبالطبع فإنه يبقى وجوب الانتباه إلى ما يؤشر عليه هذا المسعى الانعتاقى من التمييز بين "القرآن" الذى صار موضوعاً لتقليدٍ جامد تقوم عليه مؤسسة حارسة ترعاه وتحفظه، وبين القرآن المنفتح الحى السابق على رسوخ هذا التقليد، والذى تزخر المصادر القديمة بما يرسم صورة متكاملة له مما يتواتر منسوباً إلى النبى الكريم والجيل الأول من الذين تلقَّوا وحيه الخاتم. وهنا يلزم التأكيد على أن الأمر لايتعلق بأى تحول ٍ فى طبيعة القرآن ذاته، بقدر ما يتعلق بتحولٍ فى نوع العلاقة معه، وأعنى من علاقة مع القرآن كان فيها ساحة يتواصل فوقها الناس بما تسمح به مقتضيات الواقع والأفهام، إلى علاقة بات يجرى معها فرضه كسلطةً إخضاع بالأساس.”
علي مبروك

John Stuart Mill
“It is a bitter thought, how different a thing the Christianity of the world might have been, if the Christian faith had been adopted as the religion of the empire under the auspices of Marcus Aurelius instead of those of Constantine.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Abhijit Naskar
“These preachers and priests are no more religious and wise than the parrot that keeps repeating the same words over and over again, because it is incapable of original thinking.”
Abhijit Naskar, A Push in Perception

“When we die, it's not the angels in heaven that need our help. It's the angels in hell.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Douglas Coupland
“One contradiction of the human heart is this: God refuses to see any one person as unique in his or her relationship to Him, and yet we humans see each other as bottomless wells of creativity and uniqueness.”
Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus!

“Though he is able to ride the winds of time, time is his enemy, eternity awaits us all.”
Rev. Joaquin R. Larriba

Abhijit Naskar
“In reality, religion is not a system of following doctrines at all. If anything, it is about not following any doctrine and finding out things for yourself.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Criticism of religion must extend not only to its basic claims but to all of its statements. Religion is liable to distortion from without and to corruption from within. Since it frequently absorbs ideas not indigenous to its spirit, it is necessary to distinguish between the authentic and the spurious. Furthermore, superstition, pride, self-righteousness, bias, and vulgarity, may defile the finest traditions. Faith in its zeal tends to become bigotry. The criticism of reason, the challenge, and the doubts of the unbeliever may, therefore, be more helpful to the integrity of faith than the simple reliance on one's own faith.”
Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism

“Forgiveness sets the offended free, to live, love and to be loved.”
Rev. Joaquin R. Larriba

Abhijit Naskar
“Any religion that has to do with dogmas and doctrines, and does not evolve with time is only the most immature form of religion – it’s only the most barbarian form of religion.”
Abhijit Naskar, Let The Poor Be Your God

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as a God Spot or God Module in the brain. Just like Consciousness is the product of collective activity of various regions of the brain, the God part of the Consciousness, which is the most blissful and inexplicable of all conscious states of the human mind, is also a product of complex electrical activity in various neural regions.”
Abhijit Naskar

Utpal Kant Mishra
“Pathos is the only emotion that is exclusive to human beings but to realise that one must become humane !”
Utpal Kant Mishra

“All personal gods as Allah, Jehovah, Shiva etc. are a human fancy, thus, naught! ‘All is One’, this Infinite Cosmic Conscious Eternal I-am-ness of the Whole, is God.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Especially in the midst of battle, when it would be easy to release the arrow that takes a life. That's when you have to be absolutely sure!”
Vijay Singh Sodhi, The Rise of Rama

Abhijit Naskar
“It is only when you stop calling yourself a Hindu, that you rise as a true Hindu, it is when you stop calling yourself a Christian, you rise as a true Christian, it is when you stop calling yourself a Buddhist, you rise as true Buddhist.”
Abhijit Naskar

أشرف الخمايسي
“إن الله لا يحب للإنسان أن يكون مجرَّد عبد، وإنما خليفة ربَّاني، لا يأخذ فقط مثل عبد، وإنما يعطي كإله، أن يعطي من أعظم ما يملكه، من حياته، يعطي أوقاتا للألم والعذاب، ويتجمَّل بالصَّبر، صبر يليق بخليفة ربَّاني”
أشرف الخمايسي, منافي الرب

Abhijit Naskar
“La Religion ne signifie pas obéir à certaines règles issues de livres écrits il y a des centaines ou des milliers d’années. La Religion signifie la réalisation du soi.”
Abhijit Naskar, In Search of Divinity: Journey to the Kingdom of Conscience

Abhijit Naskar
“If you want to understand God, then look no further than in the mirror at your home.”
Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar
“Changing the family given name to a Sanskrit based name, doesn't make a person either free or holy - by doing so, one only exchanges one prison for another.”
Abhijit Naskar

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