„God sees us with the eyes of a Father. He sees our defects, errors and blemishes. But He also sees our value.“
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
Unity is Peace (1995)
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
— Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Napoleon : In His Own Words (1916)
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
The Divinisation of Our Activities, p. 56
The Divine Milieu (1960)
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
"Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer."
Mais toute la nature nous crie qu'il existe; qu'il y a une intelligence suprême, un pouvoir immense, un ordre admirable, et tout nous instruit de notre dépendance.
Voltaire quoting himself in his Letter to Prince Frederick William of Prussia (28 November 1770), translated by S.G. Tallentyre, Voltaire in His Letters (1919)
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 65.
— Benny Hinn American-Canadian evangelist 1952
Orlando Christian Centre, October 13 1990
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
"Eckhart, Brethren of the Free Spirit," from Communalism: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century (1974), ch. 4
Kontext: The influence of Meister Eckhart is stronger today than it has been in hundreds of years. Eckhart met the problems of contingency and omnipotence, creator-and-creature-from-nothing by making God the only reality and the presence or imprint of God upon nothing, the source of reality in the creature. Reality in other words was a hierarchically structured participation of the creature in the creator. From the point of view of the creature this process could be reversed. If creatureliness is real, God becomes the Divine Nothing. God is not, as in scholasticism, the final subject of all predicates. He is being as unpredicable. The existence of the creature, in so far as it exists, is the existence of God, and the creature’s experience of God is therefore in the final analysis equally unpredicable. Neither can even be described; both can only be indicated. We can only point at reality, our own or God’s. The soul comes to the realization of God by knowledge, not as in the older Christian mysticism by love. Love is the garment of knowledge. The soul first trains itself by systematic unknowing until at last it confronts the only reality, the only knowledge, God manifest in itself. The soul can say nothing about this experience in the sense of defining it. It can only reveal it to others.
— Macarius of Egypt Egyptian Christian monk and hermit 300 - 391
Homily 2. Fifty Spiritual Homilies of Saint Macarius the Egyptian, trans. Arthur J. Mason.
— Bruno Schulz Polish novelist and painter 1892 - 1942
“A Visitation” http://www.schulzian.net/translation/shops/visitation1.htm
— Karen Armstrong author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain 1944
Ode interview (2009)
Kontext: People like Thomas Aquinas would say we can't talk about God as a creator because we can only have in our heads the idea of a human creator and that can't apply to God. We can't even say that God exists because our notion of existence is too limited to apply to God. People were instructed to think about this in those terms.
— Siddharth Katragadda Indian writer 1972
The Other Wife (2003)
— Pope John Paul I 263rd Pope of the Catholic Church 1912 - 1978
Angelus (10 September 1978) http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_i/angelus/documents/hf_jp-i_ang_10091978_en.html; in an audience with Philippine bishops on 28 September 1978, he further elaborated: According to tales told by ancient men to attain their political objectives "God is the Father." According to what we really know "God is the Mother."
Kontext: We are the objects of undying love on the part of God. We know: he has always his eyes open on us, even when it seems to be dark. He is our father; even more he is our mother. He does not want to hurt us, He wants only to do good to us, to all of us. If children are ill, they have additional claim to be loved by their mother. And we too, if by chance we are sick with badness, on the wrong track, have yet another claim to be loved by the Lord.
— Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949
Cults, Sects and Questions (c. 1979)
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
— Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Sri Lankan Sufi leader 1900 - 1986
— Nick Cave Australian musician 1957
Observer (May, 1998)
God and religion
— Charlie Brooker journalist, broadcaster and writer from England 1971
The Guardian, 4 December 2006, When it comes to psychics, my stance is hardcore: they must die alone in windowless cells http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1963337,00.html