„It is not for the gods to decide whether or not Man exists - it is for Man to decide whether or not the gods exist.“

Fonte: Thor, by J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 1

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

Citações relacionadas

Fernando Pessoa photo

„Whether or not they exist, we're slaves to the gods.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego

A Factless Autobiography, number 21, tr. by Richard Zenith (Penguin Classics edition)
Fonte: The Book of Disquiet

Aron Ra photo
Bob Dylan photo

„But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964), With God On Our Side

Judas Iscariot photo

„But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side“

—  Judas Iscariot one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus Christ, known for betrayal of Jesus

Bob Dylan, "With God on Our Side" (1963)
About

Denis Diderot photo
Henry Adams photo
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. photo

„The great act of faith is when a man decides that he is not God.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935

Letter http://archive.org/stream/thoughtandcharac032117mbp#page/n495/mode/2up/search/great+faith+man+God to William James (24 March 1907).
1900s

Doron Zeilberger photo

„Regardless of whether or not God exists, God has no place in mathematics, at least in my book.“

—  Doron Zeilberger Israeli mathematician 1950

An Enquiry Concerning Human (and Computer!) [Mathematical] Understanding C.S. Calude, ed., "Randomness & Complexity, from Leibniz to Chaitin", World Scientific, Singapore, (October 2007)

Blaise Pascal photo
Lawrence M. Krauss photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Frederick Buechner photo
George Bancroft photo

„The glory of God is not contingent on man's good will, but all existence subserves his purposes.“

—  George Bancroft American historian and statesman 1800 - 1891

Literary and Historical Miscellanies (1855), The Necessity, the Reality, and the Promise of the Progress of the Human Race (1854)
Contexto: The glory of God is not contingent on man's good will, but all existence subserves his purposes. The system of the universe is as a celestial poem, whose beauty is from all eternity, and must not be marred by human interpolations. Things proceed as they were ordered, in their nice, and well-adjusted, and perfect harmony; so that as the hand of the skilful artist gathers music from the harp-strings, history calls it forth from the well-tuned chords of time. Not that this harmony can be heard during the tumult of action. Philosophy comes after events, and gives the reason of them, and describes the nature of their results. The great mind of collective man may, one day, so improve in self-consciousness as to interpret the present and foretell the future; but as yet, the end of what is now happening, though we ourselves partake in it, seems to fall out by chance. All is nevertheless one whole; individuals, families, peoples, the race, march in accord with the Divine will; and when any part of the destiny of humanity is fulfilled, we see the ways of Providence vindicated. The antagonisms of imperfect matter and the perfect idea, of liberty and necessary law, become reconciled. What seemed irrational confusion, appears as the web woven by light, liberty and love. But this is not perceived till a great act in the drama of life is finished. The prayer of the patriarch, when he desired to behold the Divinity face to face, was denied; but he was able to catch a glimpse of Jehovah, after He had passed by; and so it fares with our search for Him in the wrestlings of the world. It is when the hour of conflict is over, that history comes to a right understanding of the strife, and is ready to exclaim: "Lo! God is here, and we knew it not."

Solomon photo
Leo Tolstoy photo

„God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part.
God alone exists truly. Man manifests Him in time, space and matter.“

—  Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910

Entry in Tolstoy's Diary http://www.linguadex.com/tolstoy/chapter1.htm (1 November 1910)
Contexto: God is the infinite ALL. Man is only a finite manifestation of Him.
Or better yet:
God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part.
God alone exists truly. Man manifests Him in time, space and matter. The more God's manifestation in man (life) unites with the manifestations (lives) of other beings, the more man exists. This union with the lives of other beings is accomplished through love.
God is not love, but the more there is of love, the more man manifests God, and the more he truly exists...
We acknowledge God only when we are conscious of His manifestation in us. All conclusions and guidelines based on this consciousness should fully satisfy both our desire to know God as such as well as our desire to live a life based on this recognition.

Protagoras photo

„As touching the gods, I do not know whether they exist or not, nor how they are featured; for there is much to prevent our knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life.“

—  Protagoras pre-Socratic Greek philosopher -486 - -411 a.C.

Opening lines of Concerning the Gods (DK 80 B4).
Variant translation: "As to the Gods, I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist, or if they do, what they are like."

„It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.“

—  Aiden Wilson Tozer American missionary 1897 - 1963

Glorify his name!, The Root of the Righteous, Ch. 39.

Sallustius photo

„If evil exists it must exist either in Gods or minds or souls or bodies. It does not exist in any God, for all god is good.“

—  Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer

XII. The origin of evil things; and that there is no positive evil.
On the Gods and the Cosmos
Contexto: If evil exists it must exist either in Gods or minds or souls or bodies. It does not exist in any God, for all god is good. If anyone speaks of a "bad mind" he means a mind without mind. If of a bad soul, he will make the soul inferior to body, for no body in itself is evil. If he says that evil is made up of soul and body together, it is absurd that separately they should not be evil, but joined should create evil.

Julian Huxley photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“