Philosophy of Religion


Audi Israhel Dominus Deus noster Dominus unus est.
Hear, O Israel, the
LORD our God, the LORD is One.
Deuteronomy 6:4


Xenophanes... looking to the whole heaven, says that the One is God.

Aristotle, Metaphysics, I, v.12, 986b21 (see "the god")


Just as the boatman sits in his small boat, trusting his frail craft in a stormy sea that is boundless in every direction, rising and falling with the howling, mountainous waves, so in the midst of a world full of suffering and misery the individual man calmly sits, supported by and trusting the principium individuationis, or the way in which the individual knows things as phenomena.

Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Volume I, §63, p. 353 [Dover Publications, 1966, E.F.J. Payne translation]


Prospero  The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
     The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
     Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
     And like this insubstantial pageant faded
     Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
     As dreams are made on, and our little life
     Is rounded with a sleep.

The Tempest, William Shakespeare, Act 4, Scene 1:152-158



qui respondens dixit scriptum est non in pane solo vivet homo sed in omni verbo quod procedit de ore Dei.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4


per fidem enim ambulamus et non per speciem.
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7


ecce facta sunt nova [omnia].
Behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

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SAMUEL L. JACKSON: "This was divine intervention. You know what divine intervention is?"

JOHN TRAVOLTA: "I think so. That means that God came down from Heaven and stopped the bullets."

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: "That's right. That's exactly what it means. God came down from Heaven and stopped these motherfuckin' bullets."

Pulp Fiction, 1994, Miramax Films




locutus est Moses ad populum peccastis peccatum maximum.
Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin.
Exodus 32:30


That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment"


Where death is, religion must be.

Uchimura Kanzô (1861-1930), "St. Nichiren, a Buddhist Priest" [1933]


To you I'm an atheist.
To God I'm the Loyal Opposition.

Woody Allen, Stardust Memories [1980]


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"Moe, a wise man once said, 'Religion's a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people.'"

Jonathan Kellerman, True Detectives [Ballantine Books, 2009, p.237]


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