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One of my professors said to me once, "Any god that can be killed off will be killed, but if I can shake up your faith in your god, it means you already don't have much of a god."


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I do assert that one prepares for eternity not by being religious and keeping the rules, but by living fully, loving wastefully, and daring to be all that each of us has the capacity to be.

I do assert that one prepares for eternity not by being religious and keeping the rules, but by living fully, loving wastefully, and daring to be all that each of us has the capacity to be.



The church is like a swimming pool. Most of the noise comes from the shallow end.

The church is like a swimming pool. Most of the noise comes from the shallow end.



I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates.

I think one of the things we've got to look out for is human beings claiming that they know how God operates.



The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.

The view of the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of the world is a barbarian idea based on primitive concepts of God and must be dismissed.



I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God.

I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God.



Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I do not think so. There is no mention of him in any source before the 8th decade.

Was Judas Iscariot a figure of history? I do not think so. There is no mention of him in any source before the 8th decade.



All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.

All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.



I don't want a God that would go around killing people's little girls. Neither do I want a God who would kill his own son.

I don't want a God that would go around killing people's little girls. Neither do I want a God who would kill his own son.



I prepare for death by living.

I prepare for death by living.



You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.

You can't have a world where 50 percent of the people are dieting and 50 percent of the people are starving if you want stability.





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Only the most passionate love could ever induce me to marry.

Only the most passionate love could ever induce me to marry.



We can be at peace through the realization that the adversity is beneficial to act as the genuine demand for wisdom and spiritual power.

We can be at peace through the realization that the adversity is beneficial to act as the genuine demand for wisdom and spiritual power.



I did a lot of good work for the rest of the forty years... science is an incremental thing. Everything builds on everything else, it's a pattern, it's a mosaic.

I did a lot of good work for the rest of the forty years... science is an incremental thing. Everything builds on everything else, it's a pattern, it's a mosaic.



The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes to the actions of others as by its own deeds.

The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes to the actions of others as by its own deeds.



. . . well publicized facts are always the bane to the mind controllers.

. . . well publicized facts are always the bane to the mind controllers.



Take away, O Lord, the veil of my heart while I read the Scriptures.

Take away, O Lord, the veil of my heart while I read the Scriptures.



It is wonderful, if we chose the right diet, what an extraordinarily small quantity would suffice.

It is wonderful, if we chose the right diet, what an extraordinarily small quantity would suffice.



People are not the way they are primarily in order to annoy me.

People are not the way they are primarily in order to annoy me.



You can bear your troubles or shrug them off. They're your shoulders.

You can bear your troubles or shrug them off. They're your shoulders.



Remember thee! Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat In this distracted globe.

Remember thee! Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat In this distracted globe.




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