„God doesn't want us to pile up impressive phrases. He doesn't want us to use words without thinking about their meaning. He wants us to talk to him as to a friend or father - authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly.“

Too Busy Not to Pray (2008, InterVarsity Press)

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—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790

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„God wants us to live consistently, He wants us to enjoy every single day of our lives.“

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„Because God loves us, because He wants us to grow into truth, He must necessarily make demands on us and must also correct us“

—  Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927

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—  Morris West Australian writer 1916 - 1999

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„If God wanted us to bend over he would put diamonds on the floor.“

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Variante: I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.

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„It seems to me that if there is some infinite being who wants us to think alike he would have made us alike.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

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Contexto: I want you to understand what has been done in the world to force men to think alike. It seems to me that if there is some infinite being who wants us to think alike he would have made us alike. Why did he not do so? Why did he make your brain so that you could not by any possibility be a Methodist? Why did he make yours so that you could not be a Catholic? And why did he make the brain of another so that he is an unbeliever — why the brain of another so that he became a Mohammedan — if he wanted us all to believe alike?
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The most important thing in this world is liberty. More important than food or clothes — more important than gold or houses or lands — more important than art or science — more important than all religions, is the liberty of man.

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