Religion Quotes and Sayings - Page 7
The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?
– Judith Hayes
Religion supports nobody. It has to be supported. It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land. It is a perpetual mendicant. It lives on the labours of others, and then has the arrogance to pretend that it supports the giver.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land. They said “Let us pray,” and we dutifully shut our eyes. When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.
– Desmond M. Tutu, “Religious Human Rights and the Bible”
So as an atheist, you believe in disappointment, and pain, and science. I can say this because I was an atheist. Looking back now I had faith in more things than I do now since becoming a christian. I trust in God. That’s all.
People fail. Nature fails. Who do we think we are to put the blame on anyone else but ourselves for the mistakes of this world? we blame things that we can’t see…that should speak for itself why we should take responsibility. Christians feel disappointment…more than non- Christians. Trust me, I know. I look heavenward and wonder why all these horrible things happen and feel the deepest sorrow. I also know that God is bigger than this. He is in control. Know why? Because bad things happen, but they never last. There’s always an end. And he promises that in the Bible. It’s very hard to trust in someone you can’t see, but we blame Him for our problems, so deep down we believe that he’s there. Just maybe not someone we would like to worship.
But let’s be serious. He claims to be all good…he claims to love unconditionally, he claims forgiveness forever, so what proof do we actually have that the bad things are his fault? Our own view of him. When bad things happen, I feel the weight of that. It’s MY sin, not God’s. I can sit here and talk to you until I am blue in the face, but you have to experience how God is different for yourself. He asks nothing from you but expects everything. The saddest part of being an atheist is looking around for someone to thank when you are happy, and no ones there, cause you don’t believe. It’s waking up at night and thinking…halfway believing that God exists, just to barely keep existing, but then reminding yourself not to feel, because feelings are bad and fleeting.
Knowing that when you do question the possible existence of God that the next bad thing that happens will make you not believe. Let me tell you, I had more faith then than I do now. I know that it’s the bad things in the past that make you not trust God, or anyone for that matter, but I can tell you that you believe. You believe in yourself. You only trust yourself, and believe that the decisions you make each day, as small as they may be, are the right ones for you. You have your best interest at heart. God is not a feeling. Christianity is not a feeling. It’s a knowledge. It’s a faith practice. I have learned that when I became a Christian I have no rights. I gave up myself to the Lord and what he wants for me.
Even as I am writing this, it sounds crazy. But it works. I learn every day that the Lord’s ways are not our ways. His love is not our love. I do not understand God. He is not to be defined. That is what gives him the most glory is to sit back and say “God I do not know what you are always about, I do not understand you, but you do. I know your bigger than me and my issues. Work your will”.
C.S. Lewis once said ” A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell”. That is so true. When bad things happen, we either run to God, or blame him. And it’s always the God of the Bible, not Allah, or the Dali Llama, or what have you. Deep down we all know he exists. We just deny because for some crazy reason we think we are better.
Religious faith is merely the surrender of reason, nothing more.
I am confused about religion…but then again, who isn’t? There is no doubt about it that God is real, and he is the Alpha and the Omega. The confusing part is not in who He is…the confusing part is in how to believe it.
Imagine the world as one country with one policy and one president. It would be like having one religion. How peaceful would that be.
Religion is the heart of the body. Without religion then there is no modesty, peace, love, unity nor respect.
Wow! I am amazed at the way people think. I am a christian and I (cannot understand) the way non believers deny God… Maybe I don’t understand because I have the truth THE HOLY BIBLE and in God’s word we are told the truth will make you free.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Christianity is not about having a religion. It’s a personal relationship with our Saviour. The ONLY one that gave his life for our sins; his name is Jesus Christ the creator of the universe. Just because people choose to Deny Christ does not make him less real. The bible is very clear that Satan is the author of confusion and if he confuses you until you die then he has won.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 Jesus saith, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus Christ is as real as you and me and if you will seek him out; you Will find him.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
The bible tells us there is only (one) way to become a child of God.
The world is full of people that think if they have a religion or if they do good works they will go to heaven, how sad to buy into the devil’s lies.
Jesus tells us in the Holy Bible.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The bible tells us in Psalms 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul…
We live in such a perverse society; People have forgotten the wonderful daily blessings of the Lord. I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy on me; for I am so undeserving. I am completely in AWE of the love I have been shown through my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I am not worthy to be his child.
Psalms 18:46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
No one is guaranteed tomorrow, please put your trust in Jesus, Today!
2 Corinthians 6:2 Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I am not here to condemn anyone. My prayer is for anyone who reads this and does not know Jesus personally that you will accept him into your life; so that you too can abide with him forever…
Revelation 3:20 Jesus said, Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jesus tells us through his word the Holy Bible how you can have eternal life with him.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
God’s ways are not our ways they are not to be figured out; only trusted.
God made the earth in 7 days there isn’t anything to hard for God.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
There is a place of complete peace and joy and that is in Jesus Christ the one and only True God. Let the love of Jesus fill the void in your heart.
God Bless you and God Bless America!
Bible is the user manual of this world.
I am a roman catholic. I have one thing to say to atheists; how can a religion survive 2000 years if it is nonsense?
I tried to stop believing in God for a day and I tell you this; the world seems do empty without him.
I am not going to force my faith on anyone. But I am NEVER going to give it up.
Any idealism taken to extremes be it faith, politics or race will always end in bloodshed. Religion has both good and bad points, many of the most inspiring structures in the world owe there existence to religion, the sound of choirs raising there voice to sing give great joy to those who listen. Religion offers solace and support to many in need in need, most of the philosophy on how we should live our lives held within the texts hold true today. The sight of people praying is very calming even if as I do you not believe in any organized faith.
However to believe that religion is the only way one can live a good life is misguided. And the only difference between someone who follows any of the Abrahamic based faiths and a true atheist is one god for those who believe reject all others from Belobog to Zeus and therefore teach us to be intolerant of anyone who does not believe or disbelieve the same as us.
Until we can learn to accept that although we are different in many ways, we are all fundamentally the same. And that shoving your views be they athiest or religous down others throats in the false belief that you are right, as who truly knows? Only causes greater misunderstanding and resentment then we have no hope of tolerance or peace within the world.
Every religion is founded on peace and love…:)
Right DB. Just be Good. Cos if you are, I don’t care whether your God is…well…Jim Morrison!!!!!
A man of one religion is a boy, a man who believes many religions is a peace seeking man.
A wise man once said to me
“My dear child, its religion. Its doesn’t have to make sense.”
Religion means to believe in super power of this universe.
What spread Love That’s Religion – Pramukh Swami maharaj