God and Religion

"If you were the only person on earth, Christ would have still suffered and died for you."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life is God's novel. Let him write it."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy."


Rating: 1.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The blood of Christians is seed of Christianity."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God's love for us is not the reason for which we should love him. God's love for us is the reason for us to love ourselves."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God is the infinite ALL. Man is only a finite manifestation of Him."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good is only beauty put into practice."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God [...] created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Trust God, check all others."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The world is not divine sport, it is divine destiny. There is a divine meaning of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and me."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Christian, n. One who follows the teachings of Christ so long as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won't last forever. We must take it or leave it."

Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis "Mere Christianity"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Me not on the black man's side, me not on the white man's side. Me on God's side."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The preaching in the churches does not make the lightning rods on them unnecessary."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True religion is the poetry of the heart; it has enchantments useful to our manners; it gives us both happiness and virtue."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The motive, principle, and end of the religious life is to make an absolute gift of self to God in a self-forgetting love, to end one's own life in order to make room for God's life."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If we love God while thinking that he does not exist, he will manifest his existence."

Simone Weil
Simone Weil "Detachment"

Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"How would man exist if God did not need him, and how would you exist? You need God in order to be, and God needs you - for that is the meaning of your life."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."


Rating: 2.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No one is without Christianity [...] Whatever its symbol - cross or crescent or whatever - that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Theologians always try to turn the Bible into a book without common sense."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Religion, like poetry, is not a mere idea, it is expression. The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation [...]."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved they are Jesus in disguise."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Morality is everywhere the same for all men, therefore it comes from God; sects differ, therefore they are the work of men."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who sings prays twice."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God manifests himself to us in the first degree through the life of the universe, and in the second degree through the thought of man. The second manifestation is not less holy than the first. The first is named Nature, the second is named Art."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being and with the quality peculiar to human beings."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Martyrs create faith, faith does not create martyrs. "


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If God does not exist, one will lose nothing by believing in him, while if he does exist, one will lose everything by not believing."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?"


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God creates out of nothing. [...] but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners."

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard "The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard: A Selection"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Do you think that God will punish them for not practicing a religion which he did not reveal to them?"


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details. "


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)