The presence or calling of God can be no reasons but the guidance of God because of His glorification.
It was shepherds who were the first to recognize a king that the rest of the world refused to acknowledge. So it’s not surprising that kings would talk to shepherds.
There is nothing more irreligious than self-absorbed religion.
All the world’s religions speak the same language, they simply use different words.
There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.
If the universe does consist of a battle between the devil and God, the final analysis should conclude that religion would have been the devil’s most brilliant move and science, God’s.
It was a music of the spirit, seeking peace, not emotional release, expressing the hunger of the soul rather than the heart. A way of sequencing notes so ancient it might be music’s mother lode, its Fertile Crescent. It wouldn’t have grated, I felt, on the ears of ancient Greeks or Egyptians or Mesopotamians or Sumerians-or even on the august auditory equipment of the Buddha or Lao-tzu.
If the people of this religion are asked about the proof for the soundness of their religion, they flare up, get angry and spill the blood of whoever confronts them with this question. They forbid rational speculation, and strive to kill their adversaries. This is why truth became thoroughly silenced and concealed.
Do you believe in God, Martin?’
And he answered, ‘Yes, because of His trees. Don’t you?’
‘I’m not sure…’
‘Oh, my poor, blind Stephen! Look again, go on looking until you do believe.
London is one of the world’s centres of Arab journalism and political activism. The failure of left and right, the establishment and its opposition, to mount principled arguments against clerical reaction has had global ramifications. Ideas minted in Britain – the notion that it is bigoted to oppose bigotry; ‘Islamophobic’ to oppose clerics whose first desire is to oppress Muslims – swirl out through the press and the net to lands where they can do real harm.