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Anatole France
“We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.”
Anatole France

Ambrose Bierce
Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Shannon L. Alder
“Spiritual pain is when you can’t stand another moment not knowing the real truth, and when you finally do know you can’t let go.”
Shannon l. Alder

Alan Sokal
“Each religion makes scores of purportedly factual assertions about everything from the creation of the universe to the afterlife. But on what grounds can believers presume to know that these assertions are true? The reasons they give are various, but the ultimate justification for most religious people’s beliefs is a simple one: we believe what we believe because our holy scriptures say so. But how, then, do we know that our holy scriptures are factually accurate? Because the scriptures themselves say so. Theologians specialize in weaving elaborate webs of verbiage to avoid saying anything quite so bluntly, but this gem of circular reasoning really is the epistemological bottom line on which all 'faith' is grounded. In the words of Pope John Paul II: 'By the authority of his absolute transcendence, God who makes himself known is also the source of the credibility of what he reveals.' It goes without saying that this begs the question of whether the texts at issue really were authored or inspired by God, and on what grounds one knows this. 'Faith' is not in fact a rejection of reason, but simply a lazy acceptance of bad reasons. 'Faith' is the pseudo-justification that some people trot out when they want to make claims without the necessary evidence.

But of course we never apply these lax standards of evidence to the claims made in the other fellow’s holy scriptures: when it comes to religions other than one’s own, religious people are as rational as everyone else. Only our own religion, whatever it may be, seems to merit some special dispensation from the general standards of evidence.

And here, it seems to me, is the crux of the conflict between religion and science. Not the religious rejection of specific scientific theories (be it heliocentrism in the 17th century or evolutionary biology today); over time most religions do find some way to make peace with well-established science. Rather, the scientific worldview and the religious worldview come into conflict over a far more fundamental question: namely, what constitutes evidence.

Science relies on publicly reproducible sense experience (that is, experiments and observations) combined with rational reflection on those empirical observations. Religious people acknowledge the validity of that method, but then claim to be in the possession of additional methods for obtaining reliable knowledge of factual matters — methods that go beyond the mere assessment of empirical evidence — such as intuition, revelation, or the reliance on sacred texts. But the trouble is this: What good reason do we have to believe that such methods work, in the sense of steering us systematically (even if not invariably) towards true beliefs rather than towards false ones? At least in the domains where we have been able to test these methods — astronomy, geology and history, for instance — they have not proven terribly reliable. Why should we expect them to work any better when we apply them to problems that are even more difficult, such as the fundamental nature of the universe?

Last but not least, these non-empirical methods suffer from an insuperable logical problem: What should we do when different people’s intuitions or revelations conflict? How can we know which of the many purportedly sacred texts — whose assertions frequently contradict one another — are in fact sacred?”
Alan Sokal

Howard W. Hunter
“When we . . . read and study the scriptures, benefits and blessings of many kinds come to us. This is the most profitable of all study in which we could engage.”
Howard W. Hunter

Bruce R. McConkie
“People who study the scriptures get a dimension to their life that nobody else gets and that can't be gained in any way except by studying the scriptures. There's an increase in faith and a desire to do what's right and a feeling of inspiration and understanding that comes to people who study the gospel - and who ponder the principles, that can't come in any other way.”
Bruce R. McConkie

“God speaks to us through the Holy Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The spiritual food is meditation on the holy scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“God’s plan is so perfect. That he made every person to be dependent on nature. To be dependent on other people . To be dependent on him to live and to survive. Next time think twice when you want to take nature, people or God our of your life. Think twice when you want to destroy nature and other people , because you might be destroying yourself. No matter how perfect, rich or good you are. You always need others to survive.

Philippians 2:3-4 | Philippians 2:3 | 1 Peter 4:10”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Greg Gordon
“The Holy Scriptures are to be read constantly, memorized, treated as more important than gold and silver. We should esteem the Scriptures more than our daily food. God's Words should be our delight and hope.”
Greg Gordon, Principles for the Gathering of Believers Under the Headship of Jesus Christ

“The simplicity of scriptures displays the supremacy of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Meditate on holy scriptures if you desire to grow strong in spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“God I am a sinner. 
I have done so many wrongs, in my life. 
I have wronged many people, unaware.
I have hurt so many people, it wasn’t my intention. 
I have made so many mistakes , without thinking.
I am no saint, and I am not perfect.
I have fallen into temptation many times.
Father forgive me.
Take away the pain, I have caused to others.
Give me the pure heart to love and forgive everyone and may your love be found in me.
Please help me with the sins, that I am battling to overcome.
Give me strength to fight my demons and dark pleasures.
Guide me to path of righteousness.
Let me not be judgmental towards others.
Let me not curse or speak foul of anyone.
There is no person who should shed a tear, because of me.
There is no person who should be heart broken , because of me.
In Jesus name

Matthew 26:41 | 1 John 5:16 | 2 Chronicles 7:14-15”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Esau sold his birth right, because he wanted a plate of meal. Today, When I look in the news, social media and on the street. I see people doing the same. They are selling their loyalty, trust, love, human rights, freedom, bodies, lives for a plate of meal. They will do or say anything for money , food or alcohol. Free people are selling themselves as slaves, for a plate of meal. They are getting paid to do dirty, bad , evil things. People are paid, to destroy their own future. Never sell yourself shot, if you want peace or a future.

Genesis 25:30-34”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“The reason why some people can’t go far in life. It is because of the weight on their shoulder. They have a heavy burden on them. This burden consist of screenshots, messages , conversation and secrets. That can destroy families or someone's life. It consists of grudges, hate, anger, revenge, jealousy, gossip, lies and envy. Their hearts is overloaded. They are holding on to others past and mistakes.
Well Jesus says is you want to be far in life. Cast your burden unto him. Come to him, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and he will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28-30”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“The supremacy of the scriptures is the Spirit of God himself speaking to humankind.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is no assurance like the word of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is no substitute for the power of the Holy Scriptures to awaken spiritual desires.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The duty of the prophet is to proclaim the words of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is no substitute for the power of the Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“If it weren't for sin, not a page of holy scripture would be needed”
Brother Pedro

“Bible says the truth will set you free, but the truth gets you killed in my country , because our leaders, politicians and representatives. Do shady and wrong things to have positions they are having and to live the life they are living.

John 8:32”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“Deification of an individual is the surest way to fossilisation of his ideas. That is how rigid ideologies emerge that leave no scope for interpretation and evolution. The text of today has the lethal possibility of becoming scripture of tomorrow once the people swallow the claim of its author to be a mere scribe of God.”
R. N. Prasher

“The Scriptures are not a story being told but reality of spiritual encounter with a Supreme God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Don Clifford wrote in his book Nineveh Rising ...
Dex added, “God blinded a generation specifically so we can develop it. God didn’t want people to have these flying machines until it fits into his plan. So, it’s God’s timing. The world isn’t falling apart; it’s falling together toward God’s plan. He wins in the end! He is planning something fantastic, isn’t he?”
Jim Campbell, Nineveh Rising

“If the Bible wasn’t corrupted in a massive and conspiratorial fashion, Islam can’t be trusted. Correcting the Torah and Gospels, setting the record straight, returning to the true religion,
were central to Muhammad’s mission. If the scripture wasn’t garbled, Islam loses its justification. If the Bible wasn’t massively degraded—to the point that it would be unrecognizable—the cornerstone of Islam is a lie.
To believe that Team Islam was right, and the Hebrew prophets were wrong, one has to dismiss the fact that most of the Qur’an’s stories and characters were lifted from Jewish oral traditions in the Talmud.”

“If you study the Holy Bible, you shall behold its blessings.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Henry Ward Beecher
“Coming to the Bible through commentaries is much like looking at a landscape through garret windows, over which generations of unmolested spiders have spun their webs.”
Henry Ward Beecher, Life Thoughts, Gathered from the Extemporaeous Discourses

“Important as the scriptures are, their true importance lies in something beyond their pages: it is not the many authors of the Bible, but the one God to whom their writings point, that make the scriptures holy.”
Malcolm Guite, The Word within the Words

“They no longer pray .They play, and you must pay. Pastors, bishops, evangelists or most Christians these days are not praying for people , but instead they are playing with people. Playing Christianity. Playing tricks instead of praying for miracles. Playing with people emotions. Playing with people believes and faith. Even people also now are not looking for a prayer but are looking for a player. They are looking for someone who can throw a show, rather than someone who can free and heal their soul.
1 John 4:1”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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