„The real reason why so few men believe in God is that they have ceased to believe that even a God can love them.“

—  Thomas Merton, buch No Man Is an Island
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„One of the reasons why I believe in God is there is no other explanation for Apple's continuous survival than the existence of God.“

—  Guy Kawasaki American businessman and author 1954
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„There are various, nay, incredible faiths; why should we be alarmed at any of them? What man believes, God believes.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt (1849), Sunday

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„In so far as men believed that the traditional ceremonial was what God wanted of them, they would be indifferent to the reformation of social ethics.“

—  Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918
Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Ch.1 The Historical Roots of Christianity the Hebrew Prophets, Context: In so far as men believed that the traditional ceremonial was what God wanted of them, they would be indifferent to the reformation of social ethics. If the hydraulic force of religion could be turned toward conduct, there is nothing which it could not accomplish. p. 6

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„Men tend to have the beliefs that suit their passions. Cruel men believe in a cruel God, and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly God, and they would be kindly in any case.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1940s, In London Calling http://books.google.pt/books?id=l80fAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Men+tend+to+have+the+beliefs+that+suit+their+passions.%22&dq=%22Men+tend+to+have+the+beliefs+that+suit+their+passions.%22&hl=pt-PT&sa=X&ei=q9mEUcj-AoqM7AbW3IGoBQ&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBw (1947), p. 18

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„Why do people argue? Even the wisest of men have not found God through argument! Is God a subject for argument?“

—  Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
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