Wednesday, July 16, 2008

on religion...

Here is a collection of some quotes on religion and God. I obviously don't agree with them all, you probably won't either. Yet, at the very least, I think that they will make you think.

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. - Mark Twain

A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all. - Edwin Lewis

Most sermons sound to me like commercials - but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product. - Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

All men have need of the gods. - Homer

The whole point of Christianity is that everyone in the world, from Charles Manson to Mother Teresa, deserves to go to hell. - Sean Ningen

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. - G.K. Chesterton

A faith of convenience is a hollow faith. - M*A*S*H, Father Mulcahy, "A Holy Mess," 1982

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

If triangles had a God, He'd have three sides. - Old Yiddish Proverb

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, "Probably because of something you did." - Saturday Night Live, Jack Handey, "Deep Thoughts "

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon

Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it. - George Bernard Shaw

I think I'll believe in Gosh instead of God. If you don't believe in Gosh too, you'll be darned to heck. - Author Unknown

A Christian is a man who feels
Repentance on a Sunday
For what he did on Saturday
And is going to do on Monday.
- Thomas Russell Ybarra, The Christian

The last Christian died on the cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche

There are three religious truths: 1) Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 2) Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith. 3) Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store. - Author Unknown

1 comment:

Torrie said...

good stuff.