GREETiER - WorlD of WordS
"The best thing about science is that hard empirical answers are always there if you look hard enough. The best thing about religion is that the very absence of that certainty is what requires - and gives rise to - deep feelings of faith."
"There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing but only by God the Creator made known through Jesus."
"Well I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God not you and the Church."
"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?"
"God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process and you have to go from one level to another."
"Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities."
"Like the old soldier of the ballad I now close my military career and just fade away an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye."
"Discernment is God's call to intercession never to faultfinding."
"The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone play a slide trombone plant a small tree good God now you're free."
"I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It's a mystery. Yet still I believe in God."
"I don't worry about being in a hurry any more because my faith in God will always deliver me on time."
"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion not freedom from religion."
"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time."
"Millions of Americans find community comfort and support in their faith."
"You cannot do anything without God.It's a profound and elemental truth. Not you cannot do most things without God. You will not be able to do anything that you want truly in fulfillment without God."
"I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession which I was trying to throw off and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result."
"You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements."
"Religion is not a department of life it is something that enters into the whole of it."
"I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because like Spinoza's God it won't love us in return."
"I think there's a difference between God and religion."
"I'm a believer in belief. Faith is something that works - it causes people to do things it has results. It's an intangible indefinable very real thing. And it moves people sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival."
"The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible."
"It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart not by the reason."
"My religion lies in my composition."
"No man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in save only our own unbelief."
"'Let God be true but every man a liar' is the language of true faith."
"Communism was meant to be an alternative religion."
"We consider Christmas as the encounter the great encounter the historical encounter the decisive encounter between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly let him rejoice."
"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."
"Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does."
"You were made by God and for God and until you understand that life will never make sense."
"The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian."
"To love someone means to see him as God intended him."
"I'm a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what's happening to me."
"That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell."
"If I don't talk about my religion if I say I'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things I'm working on they're like 'He's avoiding it.' If I do talk about it it becomes 'Oh he's proselytizing.'"
"All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake."
"It's really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I'm not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it's important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that."
"A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless."
"I think people often come to the synagogue mosque the church looking for God and what we give them is religion."
"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
"There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion."
"God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself and for our world."
"To disbelieve is easy to scoff is simple to have faith is harder."
"The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion when they should be using it to protect religion."
"If God dropped acid would he see people?"
"All religions are branches of one big tree."
"I am in love - and my God it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already you are wasting your life."
"To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely."
"O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham and believe whatever is revealed from God though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son and therefore believed notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections."
"The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism."
"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism but larger amounts bring us back to God."
"Then if your movie clicks with real audiences you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office."
"It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven."
"God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property not seize it."
"I think the American people understandably have sort of lost faith in the United Nations."
"Because wherever I am today I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course two very special women my mother and my wife."
"Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity. It can be a source of good deeds whether it's people from different spiritual backgrounds coming together to help other people in need after a crisis. But it's also a cause for war and bloodshed."
"Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion."
"Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God."
"Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt I should not believe."
"I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist."
"A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory."
"There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion."
"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."
"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."
"So much about religion has to do with rigid sacrosanct preciousness. I don't live my life that way and I don't feel that's what Baha'u'llah teaches."