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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex.

Why in the world shouldn’t they have regarded with awe and reverence that act by which the human race is perpetuated. Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.

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Terry Pratchett

Bishops move diagonally. That’s why they often turn up where the kings don’t expect them to be.

Bishops move diagonally. That’s why they often turn up where the kings don’t expect them to be.

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Hans Küng

The celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command.

Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command.

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Hans Küng

We must fight the patriarchal misunderstanding of God.

If you cannot see that divinity includes male and female characteristics and at the same time transcends them, you have bad consequences. Rome and Cardinal O’Connor base the exclusion of women priests on the idea that God is the Father and Jesus is His Son, there were only male disciples, etc. They are defending a patriarchal Church with a patriarchal God. We must fight the patriarchal misunderstanding of God.

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Hans Küng

There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions.

There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.

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Johannes Kepler

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God.

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That share in it accorded to humans is one of the reasons that humanity is the image of God.

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Red Dwarf

Don’t you believe that God exists in all things? Aren’t you a Pantheist?

Kryten: Don’t you believe that God exists in all things? Aren’t you a Pantheist?
Lister: Yeah, I just don’t think it applies to kitchen utensils. I’m not a Fryingpantheist.

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Life, the Universe and Everything

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife.

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.

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Mason Cooley

Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.

Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.

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George Bernard Shaw

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

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Abraham Lincoln

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.

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Rowland Hill

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

I believe in God, only I spell it “Nature”.

I believe in God, only I spell it “Nature”.

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Firefly

Bible’s broken. Contradictions, false logistics… doesn’t make sense.

River: Bible’s broken. Contradictions, false logistics… doesn’t make sense.
Book: No, no. You can’t…
River: So we’ll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God’s creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah’s ark is a problem.
Book: Really?
River: We’ll have to call it “early quantum state phenomenon”. Only way to fit 5,000 species of mammals on the same boat.