Religion Philosophy Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Which is it? Is man only a blunder of God? Or is God only a blunder of man?”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

C.G. Jung
“Whether you call the principle of existence "God," "matter," "energy," or anything else you like, you have created nothing; you have merely changed a symbol.

Eastern and Western Thinking, 1938”
Carl Gustave Jung

“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

J.D. Salinger
“Everybody in this family gets his goddamn religion in a different package.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Alvin Plantinga
“In religious belief as elsewhere, we must take our chances, recognizing that we could be wrong, dreadfully wrong. There are no guarantees; the religious life is a venture; foolish and debilitating error is a permanent possibility. (If we can be wrong, however, we can also be right.)”
Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief

Frank Herbert
“These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness”
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We are surrounded by adversity but we shall triumph because we have a greater spirit”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“They don't think up questions like that on the basis of what might be true; they concoct the questions on the basis of what might be sensational if it just happened to be true.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Wes Adamson
“Rituals are like electrically powered transmitters sending stimulating sparks of electric current or inspirational feelings that connect us to our inner being or soul.”
Wes Adamson

“Do you really think anyone needs some kind of notarized statement saying
'Dear Saint Peter, here's another stiff, pass him through the gates, signed, Father McGonnigill.'...'PS: He once had a hot dog on a Friday, but don't hold that against him.' ”
P. N. Elrod

Jonathan Swift
“Let that be as it will, thus much is certain, that, however spiritual intrigues begin, they generally conclude like all others; they may branch upward toward heaven, but the root is in the earth.”
Jonathan Swift

“God cannot judge me, he has no religion!”
Tarique Siddique Mohammed

Matthew A. Petti
“Mysteries are the evidence to errors in our religious and historical precepts.”
Matthew A. Petti, Alpha to Omega: Journey to the End of Time

George Lakoff
“pg.90 of Philosophy in the Flesh: We are basing our argument on the existence of at least three stable scientific findings--the embodied mind, the cognitive unconscious, and metaphorical thought. Just as the ideas of cells and DNA in biology are stable and not likely to be found to be mistakes, so we believe that there is more than enough converging evidence to establish at least these three results.
Ironically, these scientific results challenge the classical philosophical view of scientific realism, a disembodied objective scientific realism that can be characterized by the following three claims:
1. There is a world independent of our understanding of it.
2. We can have stable knowledge of it.
3. Our very concepts and forms of reason are characterized not by our bodies and brains, but by the external world in itself. It follows that scientific truths are not merely truths as we understand them, but absolute truths.
Obiviously, we accept (1) and (2) and we believe that (2) applies to the three findings of cognitive science we are discussing on the basis of converging evidence. But those findings themselves contradict (3).”
George Lakoff, Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought

Abhijit Naskar
“If to a person religion means reading books and obeying every single word from it without the slightest bit of reasoning, then such perception would only bring destruction upon the person and the world. Also there are people who use the words from those books to justify their own filthy actions. Let’s take a conservative Muslim, for example. Say, the conservative Muslim male Homo sapiens (I won’t call such creature a human, regardless of the religion, since his action here shows no sign of humanity) is found to be beating his wife. Now, if someone says to him “this is wrong”, he would naturally reply, “this is a divine thing to do, my book says so”. Now, if a Christian says “my book is older, so you should stop obeying your book and start obeying mine”, there will come the Buddhist, and say, “my book is much older still, obey mine”. Then will come the Jew, and say, “my book is even older, so just follow mine”. And in the end will come the Hindu and say “my books are the oldest of all, obey them”. Therefore referring to books will only make a mess of the human race and tear the species into pieces.”
Abhijit Naskar, In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

“What is passing for religion in most of the Earth now is its opposite: xenophobia and road rage.”
Richard Grossinger, The Bardo of Waking Life

Oscar Wilde
“Any religion is an illusion to others”
Oscar Wilde

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do you ever wonder about the fairy tales of life?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“If the sweat and blood of all faiths seeped into the same soil, then a synthesis must take root”
Shahrukh Husain, A Restless Wind

Matthew A. Petti
“The world will not change by our position in the Universe. Actions change when beliefs change; collective actions and beliefs change the world.”
Matthew A. Petti, Alpha to Omega: Journey to the End of Time

DeiAmor Verus
“Talk To God Ch 13 p. 90: No it doesn't have to be a prayer. It could be someone just concentrating extremely hard, wishing or hoping that will create "the vibe" if they are so moved. And that vibe, as you will learn, becomes extremely powerful beyond earth. That vibe drives the universe. But don't confuse this. Forget about prayers. You don't need to pray to communicate with others. That's a religious definition, not a human or a God thing. When you are concentrating on your wishes, focusing on something you desire or wish to share, your soul and spirit are reaching out to all other humans near you, using your brain as the communicator and returning the support to you. If people near you are aware and are moved to respond, they will. And that response is a powerful, electric, spirited response that carries with it the ability to give that person the supporting power, the strength and the ability to assist them in doing whatever it is they desire. And what all humans desire, and the energy that is exchanged with one another, in human terms, is love.”
DeiAmor Verus

“His (the Christian God) type of gods aren't gods who echo how mortals behave. They're gods who are held up as example of perfection to be emulated. There's not gods of the people. They're remote and inaccessible, and they demand blind, unthinking obedience from their followers. They're dictators. We Aesir and Vanir, by contrast, are mirrors. Other gods rule. We reflect and magnify. We are you, only more so. We share your flaws and foibles. We are as humanlike as we are divine, and I think we're all the better for that.”
James Lovegrove

“It is easier to be angry. It is easier to hate. It is easier to knock someone down. Those are surface level emotions. It is much harder to be tolerant, to seek wisdom and understand, to stop and evaluate your response even can be pretty challenging. Hate is born of ignorance. We are so distracted that living with any depth is such an oversight as a society. We must learn to love and to stop and think. All of which spending time in meditation with the word of God gives us. But who has time for that?”
Frances Muenzner Titus

“The charcoals of burned out religious philosophies are perceived by devout fanatics as pearls, which the heathen swine cannot appreciate.”
Dimitris Mita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If have the gift of prophesy, all wisdom and knowledge and have no love, I have failed to manifest my true soul.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Abhijit Naskar
“If you don’t act now, the day is not far, that this beautiful planet of yours, which you call home, shall be turned into a dry barren wasteland by the blood-sucking fundamentalists.”
Abhijit Naskar

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If Christians read the Holy Bible, they know the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mircea Eliade
“For primitives as for the man of all
pre modern societies, the sacred is equivalent to a power, and, in the last analysis, to reality. The polarity sacred – profane is often expressed as a opposition between real The Sacred and the Profane and unreal or pseudoreal. Thus it is easy to understand that religious man deeply desires to be, to participate in reality, to be saturated with power.”
Mircea Eliade

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