religiosity

A Quote by Albert Einstein on mystery, spirituality, experience, religiosity, and divinity

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of all true art and science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.  It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.  A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds - it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity;  in this sense, and, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 11 (essay: The World As I See

Contributed by: Tsuya

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 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

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