Gods

A Quote by Richard Dawkins on all atheist, gods, and atheism

We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Richard Dawkins (1941 -)

Source: "The Root of All Evil"

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A Quote by Kathleen Raine on myth, fact, gods, and belief

"As a child I became a confirmed believer in the ancient gods simply because as between the reality of fact and the reality f myth, I chose myth...Myth is the truth of fact, not fact the truth of myth."

Kathleen Raine

Contributed by: Morrigan

A Quote by Chad Cristopher Cobb on chad cristopher cobb, the sea of milk, milky way, whiteness, planet, universe, creation, imaginative, nothingness, island, within, gods, immortals, expanse, cosmos, space, beginning, suns, moons, past, place, bright, an

Past the Milky Way. Past the stars and moons, the suns and shadows. Past the universe. Past it all. Past the light and into the darkness. Past the created and into the creation, into the deep space of creators, of gods and immortals. Into the creative cosmos. Into the within. Into it. There lies a place with a white planet, a bright dot in the static blackness, a solitary island in the expanse of imaginative nothingness.

This lone planet lies still in its isolation, staring at the darkness with two penetrating eyes that protrude from its spherical whiteness…

Chad Cristopher Cobb

Source: The Sea of Milk

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on gods, laughter, and nietzche

294. THE OLYMPIAN VICE.--Despite the philosopher who, as a genuine Englishman, tried to bring laughter into bad repute in all thinking minds--"Laughing is a bad infirmity of human nature, which every thinking mind will strive to overcome" (Hobbes),--I would even allow myself to rank philosophers according to the quality of their laughing--up to those who are capable of GOLDEN laughter. And supposing that Gods also philosophize, which I am strongly inclined to believe, owing to many reasons--I have no doubt that they also know how to laugh thereby in an overman-like and new fashion--and at the expense of all serious things! Gods are fond of ridicule: it seems that they cannot refrain from laughter even in holy matters.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Beyond Good & Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (Vintage)

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A Quote by Terry Pratchett on humour, atheism, gods, polytheism, life, and worship

Rincewind shivered.  He was not, of course, an atheist; on the Disc the gods dealt severely with atheists.  On the few occasions when he had some spare change he had always made a point of dropping a few coppers into a temple coffer, somewhere, on the principle that a man needed all the friends he could get.  But usually he didn't bother the Gods, and he hoped the Gods wouldn't bother him.  Life was quite complicated enough.

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Source: The Color of Magic, Pages: 259

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on self-actualization, tao, fulfillment, god, gods, and present moment

Something of the sort has already been described for the self-actualizing person. Everything now comes of its own accord, pouring out, without will, effortlessly, purposelessly. He acts now totally and without deficiency, not homeostatically or need-reductively, not to avoid pain or displeasure or death, not for the sake of a goal further on in the future, not for any end other than itself. His behavior and experience becomes per se, and self-validating, end-behavior and end-experience, rather than means-behavior or means-experience. At this level, I have called the person godlike because most gods have been considered to have no needs or wants, no deficiencies, nothing lacking, to be gratified in all things. The characteristics and especially actions of the “highest,” “best” gods have then been deduced as based upon not-wanting.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 121

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A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on god, conversations, creative process, life, journey of discovery, discovery, school of learning, discovering yourself, recreating yourself, want to be, reality, create reality, creation, manifestation, realization, minut

Life is a creative process, not a journey of discovery or a school of learning. You're not discovering yourself, but recreating yourself. So don't try and figure out who you are, but establish who you want to be. You create your reality every minute, probably without realizing it. You can be, do, and have whatever you can imagine. Didn't I say you were gods?

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: The Complete Conversations with God

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Aristotle on joke and gods

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The gods, too, are fond of a joke.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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