religion

A Quote by Kedar on doubt, proof, knowledge, belief, faith, science, religion, and epistemology

I have no proof for any proof.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, culture, religion, spirituality, happiness, iconoclasm, rationality, and masochism

Bear in mind that everything that traditionally passed as "religion" would modernly be interpreted as a form of sadism or masochism, i.e. humans deliberately spoiling their own and others' this-worldly happiness by taking a more cosmic or eternalist perspective on things; and the same holds true with the illusion- and delusion-bursting iconoclastics of philosophy, education, culture, etc. Insofar as no kind of higher culture takes root and grows except by rupturing the lower "certainties" (dogmatics, faith, visceral tribalisms, etc.) that necessarily militate against such insights, all spirituality and rationality seem like forms of self-immiseration to idiotes.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on religion, faith, and belief

Scientists don’t know what they are talking about when they talk about religion. Religion has nothing to do with belief, and I don’t believe it has any negative impact on people’s lives outside of intolerance. Why do I go to church? It’s like asking, why did you marry that woman? You make up reasons, but it’s probably just smell. I love the smell of candles. It’s an aesthetic thing.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by L. Ron Hubbard on religion, belief, tolerance, understanding, and hubbard

Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships. When one
views the slaughter and suffering caused by religious intolerance throughout all
the history of man and into modern times, one can see that intolerance is a very
nonsurvival activity. Religious tolerance does not mean one cannot express his
own beliefs. It does mean that seeking to undermine or attack the religious
faith and beliefs of another has always been a short road to trouble .

Ron Hubbard

Source: The Way to Happiness

Contributed by: Casperize

A Quote by Epicurus on god, faith, religion, evil, atheism, truth, reality, intelligence, presence, enlightenment, and motivation

 

If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to

 

 Then he is not omnipotent.

 

If he is able, but not willing

 Then he is malevolent.

 

If he is both able and willing

 Then whence cometh evil?

 

If he is neither able nor willing

 Then why call him God?

Epicurus (c. 341 - c. 270 BC)

Source: The Riddle of Epicurus or Epicurean Paradox

Contributed by: dalaigoat

A Quote by J. Oswald Chambers on faith, beliefs, and religion

When we see Him, we will wonder that we ever could have disobeyed Him.

J. Oswald Chambers

Contributed by: Margaret

A Quote by unknown on nature, god, birds, philosophy, cages, freedom, and religion

God loved the birds and invented the trees, men loved the birds and invented cages

unknown

Source: http://www.grinningplanet.com/environmental-quotes/funny-environmental-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Dori ^_^

A Quote by Dalai Lama on compassion, purpose, responsibility, love, peace, religion, human, survival, and stability

        what is my purpose in life, what is my responsibility?
        whether I like it or not, I am on this planet
        and it is far better to do something for humanity.

        so you see that compassion is the seed or basis.

       If we take care to foster compassion,
       we will see that it brings the other good human qualities.

       the topic of compassion is not at all religious business;
       it is very important to know that it is human business
       that it is a question of human survival
       that is not a question of human luxury....

       It is clear that even without religion we can manage.

       However, without these basic human qualities we cannot survive.
       It is a question of our own peace and mental stability.

Dalai Lama

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Mr. on the lord, god, religion, atheists, and eventuality

What religion you are doesn't matter. You don't even have to have a religion to come to The Lord. Everyone comes to The Lord eventually, even atheists.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Book: "The Path"

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Sting on religion, sex, and music

There is no religion but sex and music.

Sting

Source: "Send Your Love" from his Sacred Love CD

Contributed by: Julie

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