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Homo Satanicus

Religion.  It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.

                                                                                                           Jon Stewart

Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions...

are facts.  And the other half contends that they are not facts at all.  As a result we

have people who consider themselves believers because they accept the metaphors

as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think

religious metaphors are lies.

                                                                                                    Joseph Campbell

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god.  It neither

picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

                                                                                                   Thomas Jefferson

"Don't tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god RA, I kneel at the foot of an

ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh...

And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard Chapel on Sunday, kneel

beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion."

                                                    Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol"

We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale

of our own list of sacred things.  And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shock-

ed when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.

                                                                                                           Mark Twain

Many religions claim that theirs is the only path to the truth...But God never made

an agreement with any of these religions.  All religions are of fairly recent origin,

but God has existed since the beginning of time.  He could not have signed a con-

tract with any religious founder saying, "You are my exclusive salesman."


God {is} hidden within me.  I find him by hiding in the silence in which He is con-


                                                                                                      Thomas Merton

I fear one day I'll meet God, he'll sneeze , and I won't know what to say.

                                                                                                        Ronnie Shakes

If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger,

freer, and more loving.  If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of him,

                                                                                                       James Baldwin

Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.

                                                                                             Saint Francis of Assisi

Nearly all that we call human history - money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution,

classes, empires, slavery - [is] the long, terrible story of man trying go find some-

thing other than God which will make him happy.

                                                                                                             C. S. Lewis

May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us

and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that "faith" is

even more difficult for Him than it is for us.

                                                                                                           W. H. Auden 



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