Posted by Sandra on February 07, 2002 at 13:33:40:
In Reply to: Religious quotes posted by Ezekiel 25:17 on February 07, 2002 at 02:30:51:
This is a long and demanding thread to get through and it seems that the voices come and go but there is a voice in the way back when of this thread that no one may remember who asks certain verbose members of the conversation how they feel inside.
It seems the athiests want the conduct this conversation from their heads, seeking to ridicule the oposition while the believers seem to ask frequently, how does it feel to be an athiest?
The athiests don't seem to be answering. Let's move this conversation down from our heads and into our hearts. I've never heard any believer say, "Hey, I've got God right here," as he points to his temple.
The question is: How do we feel inside.
To Ezekiel especially I would like to ask -- Why do you care so much about this topic. You seem to have become progressiveley more atheistic as the conversation has progressed. Very often as even handed as possible. But certainly more convinced that there is no God. Am I right? But why do you care to discuss it much.
One of your quotes mentions that man was born to believe. I agree with that. And I think that your preoccupation with this discussion is your own way of coming to believe in God. I think that anyones interest in it is the same -- except for those frothing at the mouth Christians who are intent on converting everyone.
What is the gentle belief? How does your heart feel?
: Okay, so I've been slack and not posted anything here for a while. Such is the life of a busy prophet.
: However, I feel its about time that we spark this board up again before its too late.
: So without further ado, I present 'Ezek's Religious quotes'. Here I will post quotes which particularly amuse or inspire me, and I encourage others to do likewise. Or even write in to discuss one of these quotes :) I will start with about 5 and add more soon until either I get bored, or someone yells at me to stop.
: 1. Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination." -- Benjamin Disraeli
: 2. "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." -- Clive Staples Lewis
: 3. "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
: 4. "Going to church no more makes you a christian than sleeping in your garage makes you a car." -- Garrison Keiler
: 5. "You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend." -- Rich Jeni, On going to war over religion
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