Religion And Philosophy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "religion-and-philosophy" (showing 1-30 of 207)
Amit Ray
“Be brave. Be free from philosophies, prophets and holy lies. Go deep into your feelings and explore the mystery of your body, mind and soul. You will find the truth.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Amit Ray
“Spirituality is not making walls in the names of religions and prophets but to make more roads and bridges to reconnect with humanity.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

John Duns Scotus
“If all men by nature desire to know, then they desire most of all the greatest knowledge of science. And he immediately indicates what the greatest science is, namely the science which is about those things that are most knowable. But there are two senses in which things are said to be maximally knowable: either because they are the first of all things known and without them nothing else can be known; or because they are what are known most certainly. In either way, however, this science is about the most knowable. Therefore, this most of all is a science and, consequently, most desirable.”
John Duns Scotus

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Lord is God.
God is Holy.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Barbara Kingsolver
“Have you heard the songs they sing here in Kilanga?” he asked. “They’re very worshipful. It’s a grand way to begin a church service, singing a Congolese hymn to the rainfall on the seed yams. It’s quite easy to move from there to the parable of the mustard seed. Many parts of the Bible make good sense here, if only you change a few words.” He laughed. “And a lot of whole chapters, sure, you just have to throw away.”

“Well, it’s every bit God’s word, isn’t it?” Leah said.

“God’s word, brought to you by a crew of romantic idealists in a harsh desert culture eons ago, followed by a chain of translators two thousand years long."

Leah stared at him.

“Darling, did you think God wrote it all down in the English of King James himself?”

“No, I guess not.”

“Think of all the duties that were perfectly obvious to Paul or Matthew in that old Arabian desert that are pure nonsense to us now. All that foot washing, for example. Was it really for God’s glory, or just to keep the sand out of the house?”

Leah sat narrow-eyed in her chair, for once stumped for the correct answer.

“Oh, and the camel. Was it a camel that could pass through the eye of a needle more easily than a rich man? Or a coarse piece of yarn? The Hebrew words are the same, but which one did they mean? If it’s a camel, the rich man might as well not even try. But if it’s the yarn, he might well succeed with a lot of effort, you see?” He leaned forward toward Leah with his hands on his knees. “Och, I shouldn’t be messing about with your thinking this way, with your father out in the garden. But I’ll tell you a secret. “When I want to take God at his word exactly, I take a peep out the window at His Creation. Because that, darling, He makes fresh for us every day, without a lot of dubious middle managers.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Yuval Noah Harari
“Cinayet, Tanrı bir zamanlar "Öldürmeyeceksin," diye buyurduğu için değil; kurbana, ailesine, arkadaşlarına ve tanıdıklarına korkunç acılar çektirdiği için yanlıştır. Hırsızlık kadim bir metin "Çalmayacaksın," yazdığı için değil, sahip olduklarını kaybetmek insana kötü hissettirdiği için kötüdür.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Kelly Corrigan
“On the matter of God, I've stood in every square on the board: obedient believer, secretly hopeful, open-but-dubious. I've walked away from the board entirely, only to circle back. Today, all I can say is: I don't know what I think about God...I do know that I love many believers and pulse with gratitude that wants a locus and I wonder about the wonders I see around me and feel inside me. But I'm not sure of anything.”
Kelly Corrigan, Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If we desire God, we shall seek His Kingdom.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Abhijit Naskar
“Liberty is my religion and Humans are my God.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

“Sinning when alone is easy but Worshipping alone is difficult.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

“Christians appeal to those who wrong them and make them friendly to themselves; they are eager to do good to their enemies; they are mild and conciliatory.”
Aristides of Athens

Frank Sheed
“It is of the very nature of partial seeing that we cannot see all the reconciliation of the parts we see, because it is only in the whole that they are one, and we do not see the whole. The word we form cannot wholly express God: only the Word He generates can do that. To be irked at this necessary darkness is as though we were irked at not being God.”
Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity

“Long term sustainability requires relentless endurance and gratitude in all your efforts.”
Wayne Chirisa

Abhijit Naskar
“Scriptures are to religion, what sci-fi comic-books are to innovation.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lord is My Sheep: Gospel of Human

“Religion is clichéd”
Aryaman Goel

“Religion is treasured when it brings goodness out of a person.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“When you speak and accept the truth, you edify to the wholeness of your self worth, because truth in itself, is a precious jewel that is sought after by many.”
Wayne Chirisa

Godspower Oparaugo
“Nothing worthwhile can ever be achieved until a decision is made. You're in control of your decisions and your decisions are in control of your destiny.”
Godspower Oparaugo, The Power of Decision: Your Destiny Lies in Your Decisions

Godspower Oparaugo
“You need to tolerate all manner of characters for your own good because, you cannot force people to change and even if you have to, you cannot change everyone.”
Godspower Oparaugo, Wake Up

Qanta A. Ahmed
“Did an unconscious sickly Muslim have the same responsibilities as a conscious, able-bodied one?”
Qanta A. Ahmed, In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

“If you seriously believe that your imaginary guy up in the sky told you to kill people of a differing faith and religion, your illusory pal is a dickhead. And of course and therefore, analogically speaking, so are you, shithead.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

Bhavik Sarkhedi
“Nihilism is not the answer. Not believing in anything is also believing in something.”
Bhavik Sarkhedi

“I love religious nuts. They make me remember I have them too. So, being a health nut, I scratch them religiously. Just as I do my butt.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Did God not make the Devil?"
"But not in his own image." Dickey quickly countered.
"Then in what image did He make him? Is God not all things? So how could something exist beyond God that God could pattern something from? By the very definition of God's omnipresence, are not all things in God's image?"
There were frowns and grimaces all around.
"Perhaps discussing this is unwise," Harry said.
"In what way, good sir? Do you feel God will hear us from on high and judge us heretics? Did God not give us the ability to question and reason, presumably in his image?"
"Respectfully," Dickey said.
"If God feels we are being disrespectful, may he command the sharks to leap forth from the sea and bite our hairy arses," I said.
Dickey blanched. "Sir, with all due respect, yours is the hairy arse that should be bit, as you began this."
Without doffing my breeches, I hung my arse over the gunwale so that it could easily be seen by the one shark doggedly keeping pace with us on that side of the ship. It did not leap forth from the water.
"God will deal with you later, I am sure," Dickey said with a great deal of dignity.”
W.A. Hoffman, Brethren

“I don't believe in Religion. I believe in Connection, Relationship and Spirituality.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

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