Quotes: On Faith & Religion

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“Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.”

 “A coincidence is a small miracle where God prefers to remain anonymous.”

“If this day did not end up the way you planned it, always remember: If God had wanted this day to be perfect, then He wouldn’t have needed to create tomorrow.”

“Ask God for what you deserve, not what you desire. For your desires may be few, but you deserve a lot more.:)”

“God only makes happy endings. So If it’s not happy, then it’s not the end.”

“When God takes something out of your grasp, he’s not punishing you but merely emptying your hand for you to receive a much bigger blessing.”

“When God leads you at the edge of the cliff, trust him fully and let go, cause only one of two things will happen: Either he will catch you when you fall, or teach you how to fly.”

“If God is in Heaven and my mother is there to because she died, how come he is alive?”
–Author Unknown

“God chooses what we go through; we choose how to go through it.”
–John Maxwell

An excerpt from the book “ANGELS AND DEMONS” by Dan Brown:

Vittoria:Father, why do you even bother to pray? God cannot answer you.”

Leonardo Vetra: “My daughter the skeptic. So you don’t believe God speaks to man? Let me put it in your language. As you probably know, human beings use a very small percentage of their brain power. However, if you put them in emotionally charged situations like physical trauma, extreme joy or fear, deep meditation– all of a sudden their neurons start firing like crazy, resulting in massively enhanced mental clarity.”

Vittoria: “So what? Just because you think clearly doesn’t mean you talk to God.”

Leonardo Vetra: “Aha! And yet remarkable solutions to seemingly impossible problems often occur in these moments of clarity. It’s what gurus call higher consciousness. Biologists call it altered states. Psychologists call it super-sentience. And Christians call it answered prayer. Sometimes, divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows.”

 QUOTES ON RELIGION

“God has no religion.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

 “Sadly coming to the conclusion that organized religions are cults with a large following.”
–Deepak Chopra

 “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
–Jonathan Swif

 “Religion is the masterpiece of the art of minimal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.”
-Schopenhauer

“The religions of mankind must be classed among mass delusions. No one, needless to say, who shares such a delusion ever recognize it as such.”
-Sigmund Freud

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.”
-Blaise Pascal

“My Religion is simple; my religion is kindness.”
-Dalai Lama

“The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”
-Elbert Hubbard

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.”

“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man’s?” –Friedrich Nietzsche

“When God starts changing things, He usually begins with changing us.”

“Do you believe that God forgives a crime, a murder for example, just by telling it to a priest, who in the end is a man like us, who has the duty to keep secret and fears to burn in hell, which is an act of attrition? Despite being a coward, a shameless cad and assured of salvation? I have a different idea of God. For me, an evil is not corrected by another evil, neither forgiven with empty weepings nor alms given to the church. If I, for instance, have murdered a family man, if I have made of a woman a hapless widow and turned happy children into helpless orphans, will I really satisfy God’s eternal justice by being hanged, by confiding the secret to one who would keep it, by giving alms to the priest who needs them the least, or by weeping day and night? And the widow? And the orphans? My conscience tells me I should make restitution where and if possible to the person I have murdered; consecrate all of myself and for all my life to the good of the family to whom I caused so much harm, and even then, even then, who can replace the love of the husband and father?”
–Don Rafael, Noli Me Tangere

“It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Does God seem far away? If so, guess who moved?

Do you say “Our Father” every Sunday and act like an orphan the rest of the week?

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