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A Quote by James on spirituality and religion

A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8  KJV)

James

Source: King James Bible @ James 1:8

Contributed by: Bruce

A Quote by Chinua Achebe on women, oppression, religion, myth, and human rights

The original oppression of Woman was based on crude denigration.  She caused Man to fall, so she became a scapegoat.  No, not a scapegoat which might be blameless but a culprit richly deserving of whatever suffering Man chose thereafter to heap on her.  That is Woman in the Book of Genesis.  Out here, our ancestors, without the benefit of hearing about the Old Testament, made the very same story differing only in local color.  At first the Sky was very close to the Earth.  But every evening Woman cut off a piece of the Sky to put in her soup pot, or in another version, she repeatedly banged the top end of her pestle carelessly against the Sky whenever she pounded millet or, as in yet another rendering - so prodigious is Man’s inventiveness, she wiped her kitchen hands in the Sky’s face.  Whatever the detail of Woman’s provocation, the Sky moved away in anger, and God with it.

Well, that kind of candid chauvinism might be ok for the rugged taste of the Old Testament.  The New Testament required a more enlightened, more refined, more loving even, strategy - ostensibly that is.  So the idea cam to Man to turn his spouse into the very Mother of God, to pick her up from right under his foot where she’d been since Creation and carry her reverently to a nice, corner pedestal.  Up there, her feet completely off the ground, she will be just as irrelevant to the practical decisions of running the world as she was in her bad old days.  The only difference is that now Man will suffer no guilt feelings; he can sit back and congratulate himself on his generosity and gentle manliness.

Meanwhile, our ancestors out here, unaware of the New Testament, were working out independently a parallel subterfuge of their own.  Nneka, they said.  Mother is supreme.  Let us keep her in reserve until the ultimate crisis arrives and the waist is broken and hung over the fire, and the palm bears its fruit at the tail of its leaf.  Then, as the world crashes around Man’s ears, Woman in her supremacy will descend and sweep the shards together.

The women are, of course, the biggest single group of oppressed people in the world and, if we are to believe the Book of Genesis, the very oldest.

Chinua Achebe (1930 -)

Source: Anthills of the Savannah, Pages: 97-99

Contributed by: hellaD

A Quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on science, philosophy, and religion

Science, philosophy and religion are bound to converge as they draw nearer to the whole. 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 - 1955)

Contributed by: anima

A Quote by Albert Einstein on philosophy, religion, religiosity, science, and reverence

If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Contributed by: yogibill

A Quote by Kelsi Jo Clark on religion

The only religion that should exist is Peoplism. The religion where it doesn't matter who you worship, we'll respect your God just the same.

Kelsi Clark

Contributed by: dark-awsome

A Quote by The Conscious Filmmaker™ on god, religion, ideology, and darkness

Any ideological or religious construct that has the audacity and hubris to define God and make itself the sole pathway to truth, operates in the delusional cesspool of its own darkness.  

Copyright 2008 - David C. Bojorquez

David C. Bojorquez

Contributed by: The Conscious Filmmaker™

A Quote by unknown on faith, religion, and anti-religion

Faith brings people together, religion divides them

unknown

Source: don't know

Contributed by: Lilyputian79

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on religion, gandhi, mahatma, true, hinduism, and error

After long study and experience, I have come to the conclusion that
(1) all religions are true; (2) all religions have some error in
them; (3) all religions are almost as dear to me as my own Hinduism,
in as much as all human beings should be as dear to one as one's own
close relatives.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: All Men Are Brothers

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Earon on religion, life, hope, faith, inspiration, prejudice, fear, and ego

So you call yourself religious?  Please don't do that if you're stuck in only one of the many traditions that manifest divine love.  When you've found connection and inspiration from many religions, then you probably know more about divine love, and less about prejudice, ego and fear.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan on music and religion

One day, music will take its rightful place as the true religion of Mankind.

Inayat Khan

Source: The Music of Life Hazrat Inayat Khan

Contributed by: Marcus Surrealist

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