Theists Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Theists give several 'proofs' of the existence of God. These are really just arguments, because if there were convincing proof just one would suffice.Marcel Conche Theists Sayings By Marcel Conche: Theists give several 'proofs' of the existence of God. These are really just arguments, because
Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.Phillip E. Johnson Theists Sayings By Phillip E. Johnson: Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these tacit rules and retain a personal faith
That intense faith in another world, that intense hatred for this world, that intense power of renunciation, that intense faith in God, that intense faith in the immortal soul, is in you. I challenge anyone to give it up. You cannot. You may try to impose upon me by becoming materialists, by talking materialism for a few months, but I know what you are; if I take you by the hand, back you come as good theists as ever were born. How can you change your nature?Swami Vivekananda Theists Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: That intense faith in another world, that intense hatred for this world, that intense power
Unlike those theists who at least pay lip service to science and scientific method, Johnson is out to convict science of fraud in the court of public opinion.Victor J. Stenger Theists Sayings By Victor J. Stenger: Unlike those theists who at least pay lip service to science and scientific method, Johnson
The Bible does not speak to all issues (for example, where did AIDS come from?), and science says little about doctrine (for example, is the doctrine of the Trinity true?), but it does not follow from this that there can be no overlap. Instead, Christian theists resolve the alleged conflict between science and faith by conceding that while the Bible is infallible, science and theology are not. Both disciplines are subject to correction by the other.Scott Klusendorf Theists Sayings By Scott Klusendorf: The Bible does not speak to all issues (for example, where did AIDS come from?),
Even the devils are theists. I am of all people one of the least qualified to judge, but I do believe that some atheists are closer to God than are some theists. With Him, it is better to be distant in the mind but near in the heart than it is to be distant in the heart but near in the mind.Criss Jami Theists Sayings By Criss Jami: Even the devils are theists. I am of all people one of the least qualified
When I hear theists and atheists pontificating on how they know God does or does not exist, I can only smile at the irrationality and, yes, vanity of the notion.Vincent Bugliosi Theists Sayings By Vincent Bugliosi: When I hear theists and atheists pontificating on how they know God does or does
Is it a fact that those who believe in a Heavenly Father do so because or partly because their earthly fathers were inadequate? I doubt it. If it is a fact, however, it is of psychological rather than theological interest. It may help us understand theists, but it tells us nothing at all about the truth of their belief; to that it is simply irrelevant.Alvin Plantinga Theists Sayings By Alvin Plantinga: Is it a fact that those who believe in a Heavenly Father do so because
Some theists, observing that all 'effects' need a cause, assert that God is a cause but not an effect. But no one has ever observed an uncaused cause and simply inventing one merely assumes what the argument wishes to prove.Dan Barker Theists Sayings By Dan Barker: Some theists, observing that all 'effects' need a cause, assert that God is a cause
Do not all theists insist that there can be no morality, no justice, honesty or fidelity without the belief in a Divine Power? Based upon fear and hope, such morality has always been a vile product, imbued partly with self-righteousness, partly with hypocrisy. As to truth, justice, and fidelity, who have been their brave exponents and daring proclaimers? Nearly always the godless ones: the Atheists; they lived, fought, and died for them. They knew that justice, truth, and fidelity are not conditioned in heaven, but that they are related to and interwoven with the tremendous changes going on in the social and material life of the human race; not fixed and eternal, but fluctuating, even as life itself.Emma Goldman Theists Sayings By Emma Goldman: Do not all theists insist that there can be no morality, no justice, honesty or
Most theists are deists most of the time, in practice if not in theory. They practice the absence of God instead of the presence of God.Peter Kreeft Theists Sayings By Peter Kreeft: Most theists are deists most of the time, in practice if not in theory. They
Consciously or unconsciously, most theists see in gods and devils, heaven and hell, reward and punishment, a whip to lash the people into obedience, meekness and contentment. ...Emma Goldman Theists Sayings By Emma Goldman: Consciously or unconsciously, most theists see in gods and devils, heaven and hell, reward and
Creation out of absolute nothing is a metaphysical quagmire for theists anyway, since nothing must at least have the potentiality for becoming something. Since theists are stuck with potentiality, it might as well be something like a quantum vacuum.Taner Edis Theists Sayings By Taner Edis: Creation out of absolute nothing is a metaphysical quagmire for theists anyway, since nothing must
Scientific evidence for God's existence is being claimed today by theists, many of whom carry respectable scientific or philosophical credentials. He who is neither a she nor an it supposedly answers prayers and otherwise dramatically affects the outcome of events. If these consequences are as significant as believers say, then the effects should be detectable in properly controlled experiments.Victor J. Stenger Theists Sayings By Victor J. Stenger: Scientific evidence for God's existence is being claimed today by theists, many of whom carry
When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.Walter Lippmann Theists Sayings By Walter Lippmann: When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.
Open theists affirm the same openness of the future that religious believers assume when they pray and almost all humans assume when they act. The open future is intuitive; but can it be rigorously defended? God in an Open Universe shows that it can. Open theism has always been an attractive view of God; now it becomes a philosophically rigorous one as well.Philip Clayton Theists Sayings By Philip Clayton: Open theists affirm the same openness of the future that religious believers assume when they
So how do theists respond to arguments like this? [The Argument from Evil] They say there is a reason for evil, but it is a mystery. Well, let me tell you this: I'm actually one hundred feet tall even though I only appear to be six feet tall. You ask me for proof of this. I have a simple answer: it's a mystery. Just accept my word for it on faith. And that's just the logic theists use in their discussions of evil.Quentin Smith Theists Sayings By Quentin Smith: So how do theists respond to arguments like this? [The Argument from Evil] They say
If atheists are deaf to the word of God, then theists are blind to the ways of man.Michael Palin Theists Sayings By Michael Palin: If atheists are deaf to the word of God, then theists are blind to the
Most people I know I think agree and even many theists agree with this. We don't want government involved.Michael Newdow Theists Sayings By Michael Newdow: Most people I know I think agree and even many theists agree with this. We
I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the ability to choose evil or good. We wake up each day facing the age-old struggle of good and evil. In some situations, mental illness clouds our judgment.Adam Hamilton Theists Sayings By Adam Hamilton: I suspect that here theists and atheists would agree: Human beings have within them the
We are all born agnostics. Atheism and theism is sold to us.Mokokoma Mokhonoana Theists Sayings By Mokokoma Mokhonoana: We are all born agnostics. Atheism and theism is sold to us.
Have not all theists painted their Deity as the god of love and goodness? Yet after thousands of years of such preachments the gods remain deaf to the agony of the human race.Emma Goldman Theists Sayings By Emma Goldman: Have not all theists painted their Deity as the god of love and goodness? Yet
Atheists as well as theists unconsciously observe society's convention that we must be especially polite and respectful to faith. And I never tire of drawing attention to society's tacit acceptance of the labelling of small children with the religious opinions of their parents. Atheists need to raise their own consciousness of the anomaly: religious opinion is the one kind of parental opinion that - by almost universal consent - can be fastened upon children who are, in truth, too young to know what their opinion really is. There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents. Seize every opportunity to ram it home.Richard Dawkins Theists Sayings By Richard Dawkins: Atheists as well as theists unconsciously observe society's convention that we must be especially polite
Theists and atheists are equally religious.Kedar Joshi Theists Sayings By Kedar Joshi: Theists and atheists are equally religious.
The idea that the Big Bang theory allows us to infer that the universe began to exist about 15 billion years ago has attracted the attention of many theists. This theory seemed to confirm or at least lend support to the theological doctrine of creation ex nihilo. Indeed, the suggestion of a divine creation seemed so compelling that the notion that "God created the Big Bang" has taken a hold on popular consciousness and become a staple in the theistic component of 'educated common sense'. By contrast, the response of atheists and agnostics to this development has been comparatively lame.Quentin Smith Theists Sayings By Quentin Smith: The idea that the Big Bang theory allows us to infer that the universe began
All pantheists feel the same profound reverence for the Universe/Nature, but different pantheists use different forms of language to express this reverence. Traditionally, Pantheism has made use of theistic-sounding words like "God," but in basically non-theistic ways - pantheists do not believe in a supernatural creator personal God who will judge us all after death. Modern pantheists fall into two distinct groups in relation to language: some avoid words such as God or divine, because this makes listeners think in terms of traditional concepts of God that can be very misleading. Others are quite comfortable using these words, but when they use them they don't mean the same thing that conventional theists mean. If they say "the Universe is God," they don't mean that the Universe is identical with the deity in the Bible or the Koran.Paul Harrison Theists Sayings By Paul Harrison: All pantheists feel the same profound reverence for the Universe/Nature, but different pantheists use different
I do not believe in God. It seems to me that theists of all kinds have very largely failed to make their concept of a deity intelligible; and to the extent that they have made it intelligible, they have given us no reason to think that anything answers to it.A.J. Ayer Theists Sayings By A.J. Ayer: I do not believe in God. It seems to me that theists of all kinds
I think of sense, and of thoughts built on sense, as windows, not as prison bars. I think that we can, however imperfectly, mirror the world, like Leibnitz's monads; and I think it is the duty of the philosopher to make himself as undistorting a mirror as he can. But it is also his duty to recognize such distortions as are inevitable from our very nature. Of these, the most fundamental is that we view the world from the point of view of the here and now, not with that large impartiality which theists attribute to the Deity. To achieve such impartiality is impossible for us, but we can travel a certain distance towards it. To show the road to this end is the supreme duty of the philosopher.Bertrand Russell Theists Sayings By Bertrand Russell: I think of sense, and of thoughts built on sense, as windows, not as prison
Some theists will use this line of defense when questioned about their beliefs: "Person X is very intelligent, and he believes in God. Who am I to say he's wrong?Armin Navabi Theists Sayings By Armin Navabi: Some theists will use this line of defense when questioned about their beliefs: "Person X
God did not create evolution
evolution created God. The evolution of religion is as follows: animism
polytheism
monotheism
agnosticism
atheism. As history progresses, people worship fewer and fewer gods, and the one God becomes the incredible shrinking god. He shrinks and shrinks until he becomes insignificant. More and more theists go about their business as if God isn't there. Some even become agnostics or atheists.
G.M. Jackson Theists Sayings By G.M. Jackson: God did not create evolutionevolution created God. The evolution of religion is as follows: animismpolytheismmonotheismagnosticismatheism.
India is the only country where there never has been a religious persecution, where never was any man disturbed for his religious faith. Theists or atheists, monists, dualists, monotheists are there and always live unmolested. Materialists were allowed to preach from the steps of Brahminical temples, against the gods, and against God Himself; they went preaching all over the land that the idea of God was a mere superstition, and that gods, and Vedas, and religion were simply superstitions invented by the priests for their own benefit, and they were allowed to do this unmolested.Swami Vivekananda Theists Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: India is the only country where there never has been a religious persecution, where never
I believe God himself will someday debate with and answer every objection arrogant men can come up with against him; I believe he will humble us and humor himself. Know-it-alls, pseudo-intellectuals, militant anti-theists, for Christ's sake, or rather their own sake, best beware of getting roasted by their own medicine. Ah! Our delusions of trying to argue against an omniscient Creator.Criss Jami Theists Sayings By Criss Jami: I believe God himself will someday debate with and answer every objection arrogant men can
If it were true that Christianity and science were incompatible, there would be no Christians who were respected scientists. If fact, about forty percent of professional natural scientists are practicing Christians, and many others are theists of other kinds. Fewer than thirty percent are atheists.Jeffrey Burton Russell Theists Sayings By Jeffrey Burton Russell: If it were true that Christianity and science were incompatible, there would be no Christians
The claim of fine tuning is subjective. As I stated before, no measurement in physics is perfect. The amount of precision we demand can be increased or decreased at our whim. We could have an approximate measurement that has a huge margin of error and call it finely-tuned if we so desire. Theists, in particular, have a lot of such desire. They so badly want God to be an indispensable part of our universe's creation, so they see finely-tuned constants.
They also tend to sweep under the rug the following fact: the vast majority of our universe is hostile to life, and they fail to consider that another hand in the proverbial deck might yield a better universe than ours, one teaming with life on every planet throughout the cosmos.
G.M. Jackson Theists Sayings By G.M. Jackson: The claim of fine tuning is subjective. As I stated before, no measurement in physics
God loves atheists. The former ones make the most compelling theists because they're so empirically familiar with how atheists think.Criss Jami Theists Sayings By Criss Jami: God loves atheists. The former ones make the most compelling theists because they're so empirically
Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, 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 metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.Joseph Campbell Theists Sayings By Joseph Campbell: Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for
(1) each entity possesses a freedom and causality of its own, which can resist the divine purpose, and (2) God's loving character precludes his violating the freedom of particular things by determining what they will or will not do. God, in the view of process theists, acts only by persuasion.42 BothDennis Jowers Theists Sayings By Dennis Jowers: (1) each entity possesses a freedom and causality of its own, which can resist the