God and Religion

"Because we cannot know what God is, but only what He is not, we cannot consider how He is but only how He is not."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of a meaning of our life."

Paul Tillich
Paul Tillich "Christianity and the Encounter of the World Reli"

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers."

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing "Minna von Barnhelm"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity."

Alfred Jarry
Alfred Jarry "Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, ..."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice."

John Donne
John Donne "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion is a great force: the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Getting Married"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Men despise religion; they hate it and fear it is true."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is."

Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh "The Lark"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."

Voltaire "Questions sur l'Encyclopédie"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"See in what peace a Christian can die."

Joseph Addison (last words)
Joseph Addison (last words)

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God, that checkroom of our dreams."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Both Socrates and Jesus were outstanding teachers; both of them urged and practiced great simplicity of life; both were regarded as traitors to the religion of their community; neither of them wrote anything; both of them were executed; and both have become the subject of traditions that are difficult or impossible to harmonize."

Jaroslav Pelikan
Jaroslav Pelikan "Jesus Through the Centuries"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There is in superstition a senseless fear of God."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk."

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life + Desire = Man; Life - Desire = God"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To me faith is not just a noun but also a verb."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion assures us that our afflictions shall have an end; she comforts us, she dries our tears, she promises us another life. On the contrary, in the abominable worship of atheism, human woes are the incense, death is the priest, a coffin the altar, and annihilation the Deity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God is more ready to forgive me than I am ready to offend."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness."

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the Light."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All the best songs are co-written by God."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nature is none other than God in things."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Feed you faith and your doubts will starve to death!"

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"For God is not against us because of our sin. He is with us; against our sin."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A conscience without God is like a court without a judge."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Nothing that is God's is obtainable by money."

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why do people in churches seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Jesus did not come to make God's love possible, but to make God's love visible."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)