Religion And Philosophy Quotes

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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

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
“Hang on! God will be thy strength in any act of your pursuit.”
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

Karl Wiggins
“So what actually goes on with all this religion business? Does it really matter whether you’re a Gnostic, a Christian, a Muslim, a Shi’ite, a Hindu, a Taoist, a Rosicrucian, a Jew, a Witch or a Jehovah’s Witness? Not in the slightest. (Well, it might matter if you’re a Jehovah’s Witness). Does it matter if you follow the teachings of Confucius, Buddha, Ramakrishna or Mary Baker Eddy? Of course not. Does it matter if your ritual object or talisman is a cup, an amulet, a tabernacle, a horseshoe, holy water, a wishbone, a Sanctus bell, a St. Christopher, a baptismal font, a rabbit’s foot, rosary beads, a broomstick or a seven-branched candlestick? No, it’s just something to focus your mind on. The real power is within you.

Just as long as it doesn’t become a cop-out. Which it so often does. Why? I’ll tell you. Because Rag, Tag & Bobtail are not willing to take responsibility for their own lives. They need someone to tell them what to do and what to believe. But in reality you don’t need anyone. It’s all there inside you. You grant your own absolution. Hey, it’s your life! You certainly have more control over your ultimate destiny than a priest.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Benjamin Franklin
“Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe. That he governs the World by his Providence. That he ought to be worshiped. That the most acceptable Service we can render him, is doing good to his other Children. That the Soul of Man is immortal, and will be treated with Justice in another life, respect[ing] its Conduct in this. These I take to be fundamental Principles of all sound Religion, and I regard them as you do, in whatever Sect I meet them.”
Benjamin Franklin, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Complete Set: Volumes 1-37

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

Ali Nuri
“and in the soil
of his being,
a soul is planted
bearing the fruits
of his masterpiece”
Ali Nuri, Rain and Embers

“Your management of the information that you have will determine whether God will trust you or not with His mysteries.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

Israel Morrow
“I firmly believe that American society would not endure ten years if subjected to half the trials and tortures we’ve put Natives through. And yet Native peoples have not been utterly destroyed, not by the world’s strongest military. They have not been totally assimilated, not by the world’s largest religion. Native religions are indeed concerned with being a good person, respecting one’s family, ancestors, community, and the Earth—and when these principles are lived, there is great strength.”
Israel Morrow, Gods of the Flesh: A Skeptic's Journey Through Sex, Politics and Religion

Deborah Bravandt
“Forgiveness has been distorted by religious conditioning. Religion is designed to control your personal authenticity, sovereignty, self empowerment, and check book. So drop all ideas of bending your knee to an entity that needs your worship as worship is parasitical.”
Deborah Bravandt

Ali Nuri
“God is a woman
intimate at night
and a hung devil
in the morning”
Ali Nuri, Rain and Embers

Raheel Farooq
“Religion is scepticism with God occupying the seat of reason.”
Raheel Farooq, Kalam

“सर्वशक्तिमान, सर्वोपरी, सर्वोच्च परमात्मा तो अपनी सम्पूर्ण शक्तियों के साथ हम सब के भीतर पहले से ही विद्यमान हैं, परन्तु हम जीवन भर उनको पूर्ण रूप से जान ही नहीं पाते हैं क्योंकि ज्यादातर लोग उनको बाहर ही खोजते रहते हैं और जो लोग उस परम शक्ति को अपने ही भीतर खोज लेते हैं बस वो ही समर्थ, आत्म सशक्त और सम्राट हो जाते हैं। वो अपूर्व, अतुल्य, उत्कृष्ट, श्रेष्ठ, तत्वज्ञ तथा स्वयं में ईश्वर हो जाते हैं। आंनद, कृतज्ञता और सरल भाव से आपके द्वारा की गई प्रार्थना आपके और आपके अपनो का जीवन सुख, शांति व समृद्धि से भर दें। मंगल शुभकामनाएं।।”
Rajesh Goyal

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

Carlie Terradez
“Your physical position does not determine your spiritual condition. Through faith, our spiritual position determines our physical condition!”
Carlie Terradez

Hillary Jordan
“It doesn’t matter to God what we call ourselves, or even what we call Him. We’re the only ones who care about that.”
Hillary Jordan, When She Woke

“Religion was a lie that he had recognized early in life, and he found all religions offensive, considered their superstitious, folderol, meaningless, childish, couldn't stand the complete unadultness, the baby talk and the righteousness and the sheep, the avid believers. No hocus-pocus about death and God or obsolete fantasies of heaven for him. There was only our bodies, born to live and die on terms decided by the bodies that had lived and died before us.”
Phillip Roth

“If aliens resemble us at all, in any form (Bi-pedal humanoids), then the chance is they are us, either from God, the future or a parallel present. - Ska Martin, Aliens versus God”
Ska Martin

“If we are to discuss God and religion, it is obvious that we must clearly define the meaning of these words, questions and infinite number of possible answers. - Ska Martin, Aliens versus God”
Ska Martin

“Humanity, the goodness of the soul, does not lie in the religion of which you are adept of. There is a big difference between being a good man and being a religious man. The strong, the happy, the good, the humble will always be hated. It is "a mistake" to be different, to enjoy life and to understand its ephemerality.”
Dragotel Viorica

“Please respect my ism, though I have none. I too will stay away from your crap. Surely it's fair play. Both of us should be okay with this. Or are you not?”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Man is so busy creating cosmetics for the skin, that he has not Discovered, what lies Within!”
AiR Atman in Ravi, The 4th Factor

“We were created for a purpose and we must achieve something! Mankind is however void without being religious with all his getting! Religion is neither the mere necessary outward formality nor the daily common words, thoughts, actions and deeds which win popular applause or attract uncommon opposition or a noble silence, but a true and a sincere heart and mind that speaks and acts faith and religion outwardly with words, thoughts, actions and deeds in a true solemn manner; a total and an absolute self denial holy, pleasant, orderly and submissive to God Almighty; knowing The Way and walking in and on The Way with an unshakable faith, and in true fellowship with true like minded ones in peace, with a great understanding for others, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“We don't proclaim material gain through prayer, but we proclaim divine wisdom that enables us to acquire our needs.”
Wayne Chirisa

R.F. Kuang
“The national quest to modernize and mobilize entails a faith in one's ability to control world order, and when that happens, you lose your connection with the gods. When man begins to think that he is responsible for writing the script of the world, he forgets the forces that dream up our reality.”
R.F. Kuang

“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

Talees Rizvi
“Not against any Religion I know it’s tough to deny generations old fairy tale beliefs but at least measure with basic logic (For All Religions)”
Talees Rizvi, 21 Day Target and Achievement Planner [Use Only Printed Work Book: LIFE IS SIMPLE HENCE SIMPLE WORKBOOK

P.S.  Jagadeesh Kumar
“A religion that adopts one to one relationship has its religious God that adopts one to many relationships; it is both mystical and hypothetical”
Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

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