There is but one truly serious
philosophical problem, and that is suicide.
If I believed in an outside force that we wanted to call God,
asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason
Agnostic (n). A God-fearing atheist
I don't care if it rains or freezes,
who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries,
If we do not need to worship God six days in the week,
I have issues with anyone who treats faith as a burden instead of a blessing.
Atheist Christmas movie: "Coincidence On 34th Street"
Where facts are few, experts
Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to
the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?
Do you think people know what they want?
That only which we have within,
can we see without.
man is a God, if he chooses to recognize this fact.
amazes me to find an intelligent person
You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?
I had an experience. I can't prove and can't explain. But everything that I know as a human being tells me that it was real. I was given something wonderful, that changed me forever. A vision of the universe, that tells us undeniably, that we belong to something that is greater
than ourselves, and that none of us is alone.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
In answer to the question of
why it happened, I offer the modest proposal
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of
Before God we are all equally
Conscience is the inner voice
that warns us that someone might be looking.
To be a saint is the exception;
to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit
the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
A hypocrite is a person
who—but who isn't?
It would be very nice if there were a God who created the world
and was a benevolent providence, and if there were a moral order in the universe and an after-life; but it is a very striking
fact that all this is exactly as we are bound to wish it to be.
ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me,
Feminist theologians tell us that God is female.
I'm looking for
Did your parents just make me up so you'd be a good boy?
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled on the world
The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad,
creature revolting against a creator is revolting against the source of
his own powers--including even his power to revolt... It is like the
scent of a flower trying to destroy the flower.
The greatest ignorance is rejecting that which
Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere, will not hate it.
People break down into two groups when they experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching over them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just happy chance. And surely, the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in very suspicious way. For them, the situation is fifty-fifty. Could be bad, Could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in Group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone
there to help them. And that fills them with hope. So what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you:
Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
I am convinced that the world
is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves and die.
Something magnificent is taking place here amidst the cruelties and
tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making
the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By
rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great
stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and
danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because
how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it
was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing
thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And
when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the
stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too
small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know
now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they
didn't. Because they were holding on to something.
You must not lose faith in
humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
I shall tell you a great secret