Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth
represents some face, some side of God.
~Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
December 11, 1918 – August 4, 2008
“The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is…the source of all religious fanaticism.”
~Reinhold Niebuhr, American clergyman and author (1892-1971)
“Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.”
“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson
“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, He must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”
To wish to act like angels while we are still in this world is nothing but folly.
~St. Teresa of Avila
‘‘Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.’’
~Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (1906-1996)
You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that He hates all the same people you do.
There are two ways to slide easily through life:
to believe everything or to doubt everything.
Both ways save us from thinking.
~Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950) American semanticist
“I would rather believe that God did not exist than that He was indifferent.’’
~George Sand, French author (1804-1876
“Tell me all your thoughts on God, cuz I’m on my way to see Her.”
~from the song “Counting Blue Cars”
And how I currently feel about God, because spirituality is nothing if not fluid and full of questions and doubts, at least mine is anyway:
“The Almighty and I have a challenging past. We’re not actually speaking these days.” ~Vanessa Ives, from the show Penny Dreadful