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Inspirational Quotes about Theology

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Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

I do not believe in the God of theology
who rewards good and punishes evil.
- Albert Einstein

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The best theology would need no advocates;
it would prove itself.
- Karl Barth

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The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible
by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Theology made no provision for evolution.
The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all!
Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
- E. O. Wilson

The humanities need to be defended to-day against the
encroachments of physical science,
as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
- Irving Babbitt


 

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Let us put theology out of religion.
Theology has always sent the worst to heaven,
the best to hell.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

If the president is going to use so much language of theology and the Bible,
then let's use that language for a serious discussion about the war in Iraq.
And that was never done.
- Jim Wallis

The Epistle to the Romans is an extremely important
synthesis of the whole theology of St.
Paul.
- Hans Kung

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley

There is too much theology in the Church now,
and too little of the Gospel.
- Lewis Tappan

I very rarely read any fiction.
I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people.
I love theology and some philosophy.
- Al Sharpton

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human
ingenuity for divine wisdom.
- Julia Ward Howe

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells,
is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in
this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
- William James

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
- Jeremy Taylor

There is only one theology, but there are many theologians.
- Athenagoras I

Our theology is still in a time of crisis,
and I think this will last for some years more.
- Godfried Danneels

Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires
us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse
there are some true statements.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

Faith is more basic than language or theology.
- Sydney Carter

John Paul II made it clear that...
liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary,
but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
- Claudio Hummes

Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper
at the intersection between their inherited religious
traditions and their current life situations.
- Larry Graham

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in
terms of the not worth knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

What makes you a Christian is whether or not you really
are in accord with biblical theology and whether you
know Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
- Walter Martin

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology,
of the phantom of God.
As long as we have a master in heaven,
we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If we take science as our sole guide,
if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable,
the old theology must go.
- John Burroughs

Theology is anthropology.
- Anselm Feuerbach

Life isn't like a book.
Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly.
Life is a mess most of the time.
And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I know the established Christian theology...
I know the enemy, but the enemy doesn't know me.
Thus the enemy has already lost the war.
- Sun Myung Moon

For the first time in our history, ideology and theology
hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
- Bill Moyers

Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will,
and you can't give somebody free will and then send
in a play from the sidelines.
- Roger Ebert

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind
in which God is identified with the unknowable,
and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless
words about unintelligible chimeras,
then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.
- Leslie Stephen

What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest
use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything
that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What
makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
- Richard Dawkins

Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas,
the discipline was fixed.
After the council there has been a revolution -
a chaotic revolution -
with free discussion on everything.
There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.
- Godfried Danneels

What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction
is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness,
in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative,
but which comes to me through negative theology.
- Harold Bloom

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish
one have much to give each other.
If this open society continues and there is no return
to political anti-Semitism,
then this encounter, deeper than any theology,
may happen.
- Lionel Blue

My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and
will not forsake Israel -
which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders -
also loves the Palestinians.
- Tony Campolo

Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking.
He wanted me to go to theology school -
I didn't want to go.
I wanted to do music.
I told him I was a minister through music.
- Wyclef Jean

I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil,
until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art,
poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists,
or that has been produced anywhere in the past,
under opposite influences.
- Walt Whitman

Well, it's because I gladly acknowledge some ideas
that are part of process theology,
but which I think are not tied to all the details of process thought,
and are very illuminating and helpful.
- John Polkinghorne

When theology erodes and organization crumbles,
when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up,
the search for a direct experience which people can
feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
- Daniel Bell

For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe -
the Western intellectual world has not been convinced
that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with
intellectual honesty and integrity.
- Arthur Peacocke

I also think we need to maintain distinctions -
the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology,
and we should resist the temptation,
which sometimes scientists give in to,
to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
- John Polkinghorne

Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation,
but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without
taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary
character of cosmic history.
- John Polkinghorne

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never
been anything but a kind of ideal projection,
a reflection upward of the human personality,
and that theology never has been and never can be anything
but a more and more purified mythology.
- Alfred Loisy

The result has been that although few conservative
Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way,
the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them.
This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
- John Frame

I don't believe in dogmas and theologies.
I just believe in being a good person.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them,
are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
- Tennessee Williams

One either has to believe in a God who's terribly prejudiced,
or disbelieve the teachings of such exclusionary theologies.
Religions have taught us that 'we are better than they.'
- Neale Donald Walsch

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton


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