religion

A Quote by C. Northcote Parkinson on emotion, life, and religion

Where life is colorful and varied, religion can be austere or unimportant. Where life is appallingly monotonous, religion must be emotional, dramatic and intense. Without the curry, boiled rice can be very dull.

C. Northcote Parkinson

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A Quote by C. E. M. Joad on acting, faith, familiarity, ignorance, knowledge, paradox, reason, religion, rest, trust, truth, understanding, universe, and words

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part, I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know, the more we are conscious of our ignorance - the further the intellect has traveled, the smaller it seems relatively to the distance still to be traveled... The intellect does, indeed, take us part of the way; we have no other mode of conveyance; and, in taking us as far as it does, it justifies us in taking the rest on trust... In following the religious account of the universe beyond the point at which it leaves reason behind, and trusting to it as an explanation of the many things that pass our understanding, we are accepting on faith conclusions which are not demonstrated by reason. In other words, we are acting as if a hypothesis were true, which, at the moment, at which we act upon it, is still a hypothesis and not a truth. Nevertheless, it is, I suggest, knowledge, the knowledge which we possess already and which reason has won for us, that makes it reasonable to do so.

C. E. M. Joad

Source: The Recovery of Belief

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on life, love, purity, religion, and time

One act of pure love in saving life is greater than spending the whole of one's time in religious offerings to the gods . . .

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada,

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on religion and trouble

Religion is so great a thing that it is right that those who will not take the trouble to seek it if it be obscure, should be deprived of it.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on fear, men, and religion

Men despise religion; they hate it, and they fear it is true.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on conviction, evil, men, and religion

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Bishop Lancelot Andrewes on citizenship, confession, education, faith, friendship, gifts, god, good, grace, honesty, hope, life, nature, parenthood, promises, religion, secrets, sermons, sincerity, teachers, and present

THANKSGIVING O my Lord, my Lord, I thank Thee for that I am, that I am alive, that I am rational: for nurture, preservation, governance: for education, citizenship, religion: for Thy gifts of grace, nature, estate: for redemption, regeneration, instruction: for calling, recalling, further calling manifold: for forbearance, longsuffering, long longsuffering towards me, many times, many years, until now: for all good offices I have received, good speed I have gotten: for any good thing done: for the use of things present, thy promise and my hope touching the fruition of the good things to come: for my parents honest and good, teachers gentle, benefactors always to be had in remembrance, colleagues likeminded, hearers attentive, friends sincere, retainers faithful: for all who have stood me in good stead by their writings, their sermons, conversations, prayers, examples, rebukes, wrongs: for these things and all other, which I wot of, which I wot not of, open and secret, things I remember, things I have forgotten withal, things done to me after my will or yet against my will, I confess to Thee and bless Thee and give thanks unto Thee, and I will confess and bless and give thanks to Thee all the days of my life. What thanks can I render to God again for all the benefits that He hath done unto me?

Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626)

Source: Manuscript notebook of Private Prayers for personal use, which was published after his death.

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A Quote by William Ashley (Billy) Sunday on christ, religion, and world

Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ.

Billy Sunday (1862 - 1935)

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A Quote by Billy Graham on corruption, miracles, nations, prophets, and religion

The greatest miracle of the Bible is that the prophets of Israel could keep a religion as clean as a hounds tooth amid all the corruption and idolatry of the nations surrounding them.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by Bill Lee on experience, fantasy, good, justice, mankind, people, reality, religion, self-esteem, skill, society, value, and wonder

I stopped watching the game and sat back to watch the fans. It was like watching a Fassbinder film, depicting mankind at its most berserk. The experience made me wonder if we're not breeding a society that lacks self-esteem. I don't think we pat people on the back enough, letting them know that being able to fix a sink is just as much skill as being able to get Rod Carew out with the bases loaded. And more worthwhile, if you were to ask me. People must be made to feel their value. Otherwise, when they discover they can't find any thrills in religion or in cults, they head out to the ballpark, seeking a vicarious sense of fulfilment. They're tired of long-term reality; they don't recognize what it has to offer them. All they want is one good fantasy. Realizing that really shook me up.

Bill Lee

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