A Quote by Jesus on religion, spirituality, non-duality, reality, christianity, jesus, and gospel of st thomas

They said to Him: "Shall we then, being children, enter the Kingdom?" Jesus said to them: "When you make the two one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, then you shall enter the kingdom."


Source: Gospel of St. Thomas

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by C.S. Lewis on creativity and christianity

The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.

C.S. Lewis

Source: The Weight of Glory

Contributed by: Tai

A Quote by Paul Simon on judaism, islam, christianity, disagreements, and understanding

The Wisdom is old, the Koran is old, the Bible is old. Disagreements? Work 'em out.

Paul Simon

Source: "Old," from the Album "You're the One," 2000

Contributed by: Iskandar

A Quote by M. Scott Peck on christianity, sacrament, moment, life, sacred, holiness, and sainthood

Some Catholics have a concept I very much admire: the Sacrament of the Present Moment. It suggests that every moment of our lives is sacred, and that we should make of each moment a sacrament. Were we to do this we would think of the entire world as diffused with holiness. Wherever we might be would be a holy place for us, and we would see the holy, even sainthood, in everyone we encounter.

M. Scott Peck

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by Gregory of Nyssa on god and christianity

God's name is not known; it is wondered at.

Gregory of Nyssa

Source: Commentary on the Song of Songs

Contributed by: Joseph

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on nietzsche and christianity

"Christianity makes suffering contagious."

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Nietzsche

Contributed by: J.U.

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on bible, christianity, religiosity, religious scholarship, new testament, and responsibility

The matter is quite simple.  The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers.  We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand we are obliged to act accordingly.  Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly.  My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined.  Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship.  Christian scholarship is the Church’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close.  Dreadful it is to fall into the hands of the living God.  Yes, it is even dreadful to be alone with the New Testament.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Contributed by: Wesley

A Quote by wolfspirit on homophilia, gay, and christianity

"Christianity is the gayest religion, you know. Its core commandment to men is to form a deep lifelong partnership with ANOTHER MAN. It demands real man-on-man, man-on-Jesus love action, no holds barred. It's the most homophilic religion in the universe."


Source: Joe Perez ("Until")

Contributed by: wolfspirit

A Quote by Dalai Lama on choices, religious practice, dalai lama, christianity, and buddhism

I got the impression you were asking whether someone can practice different religions simultaneously.  Let me share my thoughts on this.  As you may know, I consider the existence of a variety of religions useful for humanity.  In the preliminary stages of one's spiritual research, one can practice both Christianity and the Bhuddadharma.  One can, for example, respect and have faith in the Buddha's teachings on non-violence, compassion, and tolerance, while remaining skeptical about karma and reincarnation, and basically believe in the Creator and feel close to God.  At that level, I think it is possible to practice two or even more traditions.  It is like being in school: as long as you remain at the general level, you may study a range of subjects.  But as you progress to higher studies, you should choose one specialization. 

For someone who goes deeper into Buddhist practice, which is based on voidness, interdependence, and no absolute, there is no place for belief in a creator.  The opposite is also true.  For a Christian, the essential points are the Creator, love of God, and love of fellow human beings.  I asked a Christian priest and friend of mine why the theory of rebirth was unacceptable to a Christian of deep conviction.  He replied, "The belief that this very life, without any other one preceeding it, is created by God is what develops the feeling of intimacy with the Creator."  I saw a positive meaning in that.  For a genuine Christian, it is not possible to accept rebirth and, even more important for us Buddhists, the belief that everything is interdependent.  When you reach a certain level of practice, you have to make a choice.

Dalai Lama

Source: Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be, Pages: 67

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Winthrop Williams Aldrich on action, character, christianity, democracy, economics, freedom, knowledge, laws, people, and time

If we can implant in our people the Christian virtues which we sum up in the word character, and, at the same time, give them a knowledge of the line which should be drawn between voluntary action and governmental compulsion in a democracy, and of what can be accomplished within the stern laws of economics, we will enable them to retain their freedom, and at the same time, make them worthy to be free.

Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885 - 1974)

Contributed by: Zaady

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