What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Faith is throwing yourself into the arms of the unknown and trusting that you will be safe in the hands of that monster
Don’t curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help
Are you throwing darts at the challenges in your life? Hoping something sticks? Try using a laser instead! Choose the biggest challenge you have and take action as focused and precise as a laser. Darts can go anywhere, lasers only go where you aim them…
In the process of helping others, I helped myself. In acting out of my own brokeness I became whole again. It’s the kind of strength and determination you find when you have hit rock bottom and you realize you could die right now – and want to, but realize that even death won’t make the difference you were hoping for.
Hope is oxygen to the soul, and God is the oxygen of hope.
Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world
Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.
Sometimes I reach the highest heights of hope, at other times I reach the deepest of despair. Sometimes I am happy, at other times I am sad. At some point I am a believer, and at some other time an unbeliever. Sometimes I love, some other times I hate. That’s what it means to be human.
After losing faith, even an atheist feels a yawning void in his soul that needs filling; there is nothing imaginable that he can fill with it. It was all along meant to be filled with the sacred, with the unknown and unknowable power. That’s the curse or blessing of humanity