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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on desire, sin, desires, satisfaction, certainty, virtue, and dilemma

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Kedar on god, man, humanity, sin, pain, misery, religion, christ, krishna, questioner, philosophy, semi-solipsism, vanity, vile, existence, and uqv theory

If God were to exist for the entire humanity, he would be profoundly vile, as he allows the existence of unfathomable sin, stupidity, madness, and misery for no reason than his own despicable enjoyment. God exists though, not for all humanity, but for a one chosen man - a philosopher - who is bound to answer the greatest philosophical question, the question about the nature of the questioner's existence, which progressively quenches the divine vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by May Sarton on sin, sloth, contemplation, productivity, and value

"I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room."

May Sarton

Source: Journal of a Solitude

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A Quote by The Bible on love and sin

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Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

The Bible

Contributed by: Brandalyn

A Quote by Kedar on god, sin, thirst, vanity, uqv theory, and ultimate questioner

God's greatest thirst and his greatest sin is his ultimate vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Jesus Christ on repent, sin, and forgiveness

If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, "I repent," forgive him.

Jesus Christ

Source: Luke 17:3-4, New International Version

Contributed by: Charles

A Quote by unknown on accustom, believe, priests, clergy, sin, and abundance

"When you accustom people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins... you will have sins in abundance."

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Contributed by: Gene III

A Quote by Terry Pratchett on sin, evil, people as things, and terry pratchett

An old woman (who happens to be a witch) and a priest are sitting by the road having a conversation.

(The conversation starts on the classic subject of "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?")

"Sixteen!"
"You've counted sixteen?" said Oats eventually.
"No, but it is as good an answer as any you'll get. And that's what you holy men discuss is it?"
"Not usually. There is a very interesting debate raging at the moment on the nature of sin, for example."
"And what do they think? Against it, are they?"
"It is not as simple as that. It's not a black and white issue. There are so many shades of gray."
"Nope."
"Pardon?"
There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is."
"It's a lot more complicated than that--"
"No it ain't. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts."
"Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes-"
"But they Starts with thinking about people as things…"

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Source: "Carpe Jugulum" by Terry Pratchett

Contributed by: The Traceless Warrior

A Quote by Ellen G. White on god, man, earth, world, transgression, sin, love, woe, death, suffering, difficulties, trials, life, toil, sorrow, misery, nature, hope, comfort, and happiness

God made man perfectly holy and happy; and the fair earth, as it came from the Creator's hand, bore no blight of decay or shadow of the curse. It is transgression of God's law--the law of love--that has brought woe and death. Yet even amid the suffering that results from sin, God's love is revealed. It is written that God cursed the ground for man's sake. Genesis 3:17. The thorn and the thistle--the difficulties and trials that make his life one of toil and care--were appointed for his good as a part of the training needful in God's plan for his uplifting from the ruin and degradation that sin has wrought. The world, though fallen, is not all sorrow and misery. In nature itself are messages of hope and comfort. There are flowers upon the thistles, and the thorns are covered with roses.

"God is love" is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green -- all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.

Ellen White

Source: Steps to Christ, ch. 1, God's Love for Man

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Michael Anthony on sin, original sin, perfect, god, universe, acceptance, highest self, and shine

The original sin is not that we are inherently flawed, born sinners, or imperfect; the original sin is that we do not recognize, realize that each of us is born perfect, exactly as the universe, God intended us to be.  We are all perfect.  The universe is perfect.  Stop struggling against yourself.  Accept that you are perfect.  When you do, your highest self will shine through.

Michael Anthony

Source: Michael

Contributed by: Michael

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