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Quote of the day April 25th, 2014

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.

Anatole France

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Jesus' ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made -- life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control? Sojourners, August-September, 1991

JOAN B. CAMPBELL

A deist is someone who has not lived long enough to become an atheist. (paraphrased)

DENIS DIDEROT

A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

TENZIN GYATSO, 14TH DALAI LAMA

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.

JAMES FEIBLEMAN

A person has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it, and one's religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification.

D. H. LAWRENCE

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. The Quaker Reader, 1962

JESSAMYN WEST

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. [New York Journal-American, April 5, 1963]

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

A successful woman preacher was once asked "what special obstacles have you met as a woman in the ministry?" "Not one," she answered, "except the lack of a minister's wife."

ANNA GARLIN SPENCER

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

C. S. LEWIS

All ... religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest. Test each sect by its best or its worst as you will, by its high-water mark of virtue or its low-water mark of vice. But falsehood begins when you measure the ebb of any other religion against the flood-tide of your own. There is a noble and a base side to every history.

THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by ... religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need. The Seduction of the Spirit, 1973

HARVEY COX

All of the places of our lives are sanctuaries; some of them just happen to have steeples. And all of the people in our lives are saints; it is just that some of them have day jobs and most will never have feast days named for them.

ROBERT BENSON

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten. 1908, notebook

MARK TWAIN

Although he's regularly asked to do so, God does not take sides in American politics.

GEORGE J. MITCHELL

Among all my patients in the second half of life ... there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.

CARL JUNG

Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE

An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No," said the priest, "not if you did not know." "Then why," asked the Inuit earnestly, "did you tell me?"

ANNIE DILLARD

Any religion...is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion. Selected Essays, 1927

T. S. ELIOT

As to the gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or do not exist.

PROTAGORAS

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

Bart Giamatti did not grow up (as he had dreamed) to play second base for the Red Sox. He became a professor at Yale, and then, in time . . . president of the National Baseball League. He never lost his love for the Boston Red Sox. It was as a Red Sox fan, he later realized that human beings are fallen, and that life is filled with disappointment. The path to comprehending Calvinism in modern America, he decided, begins at Fenway Park.

DAVID HALVERSTAM

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt. Saturday Evening Post, June 14, 1958

PAUL TILLICH

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; Unbelief, in denying them.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. in Little Women, chapter 36

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.

DENNIS MILLER

But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

HERBERT BUTTERFIELD

But theological change happens though selective quoting. Every religious person does it: You quote those verses that resonate with your own religious insights and ignore or reinterpret those that undermine your certainties. Selective quoting isn't just legitimate, but essential: Religions evolve through shifts in selective quoting.

YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

But we must not forget... this ritual expressed... certain ideas which lie at the very root of true religion, the fellowship of the worshippers with one another in their fellowship with the deity, and the consecration of the bonds of kinship as the type of all right ethical relations between man and man.

WILLIAM ROBERTSON SMITH

Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.

DON HIRSCHBERG

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.

RALPH W. SOCKMAN

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

ISAAC ASIMOV

Democracy is itself, a religious faith. For some it comes close to being the only formal religion they have.

E. B. WHITE

Did St. Francis really preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.

REBECCA WEST

Difference of opinion is helpful in religion.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. New York Times, December 3, 1978

ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"

ANNIE DILLARD

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

FELIX ADLER

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who thinks differently from him.

WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.

FELIX ADLER

Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion. Leviathan

THOMAS HOBBES

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL

For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.

BILL COSBY

Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon. 1854

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

PAUL VALERY

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

DOUGLAS ADAMS

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

BLAISE PASCAL

I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.

G. K. CHESTERTON

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

C. S. LEWIS

I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of humans; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.

THOMAS PAINE

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his [sic] creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious ourselves.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee, July 13, 1925

CLARENCE DARROW

I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reasons, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

GALILEO GALILEI

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

GALILEO GALILEI

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.

LUCILLE BALL


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