God and Religion

"We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"A faith is something you die for, a doctrine is something you kill for. There is all the difference in the world."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God has such a deep reverence for our freedom that he'd rather let us freely go to Hell than be compelled to go to Heaven."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'Thank You', that would suffice."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Religion will not regain its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science. Its principles may be eternal, but the expression of those principles requires continual development."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Without Art, we should have no notion of the sacred; without Science, we should always worship false gods."

Rating: 7.56 (Number of Voters: 9)

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

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I would stand with God against man, rather than with man against God."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Faith is a wonderful thing, but doubt gets you an education."

Wilson Mizner
Wilson Mizner "Epigrams"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"God helps those who help themselves."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means."

Rating: 6.43 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."

Rating: 9.13 (Number of Voters: 8)

"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."

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Trust in Allah, but tie your camel."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A child is not likely to find a father in God unless he finds something of God in his father."

Rating: 8.30 (Number of Voters: 10)

"God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed ;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe, that thou mayest understand."

St. Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine of Hippo "Ioannis Evangelium"

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol."

Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 10)

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If your dream doesn't come true, it's only because God has something even better planned for you."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't place question mark in the place where God already place a full stop."

Rating: 9.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is the result of God's experiments with artificial intelligence."

Rating: 8.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If there is no God, man is most unfortunate freak of nature. "

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God."

Rating: 5.42 (Number of Voters: 12)

"Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Life of Reason: Reason in Religion"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God's pay is not great, but his retirement plan is out of this world."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness ... It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Anti-Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Christians are made, not born."

Tertullian "Apologeticus"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going to the kitchen makes you a cook."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 6)