|#2776||Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their|
hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt,
without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only
in the God idea, not God Himself.
- Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher and writer
|#2777||Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.|
- Kahlil Gibran
|#2778||Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith.|
- Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian
|#2779||Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.|
|#2780||If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit|
in my name at a Swiss Bank.
- Woody Allen
|#2781||I cannot affirm God if I fail to affirm man. Therefore, I affirm both.|
Without a belief in human unity I am hungry and incomplete. Human unity
is the fulfillment of diversity. It is the harmony of opposites. It is
a many-stranded texture, with color and depth.
- Norman Cousins
|#2782||To downgrade the human mind is bad theology.|
- C. K. Chesterton
|#2783||...difference of opinion is advantageious in religion. The several sects|
perform the office of a common censor morum over each other. Is uniformity
attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the
introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned;
yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.
- Thomas Jefferson, "Notes on Virginia"
|#2784||Life is a process, not a principle, a mystery to be lived, not a problem to|
- Gerard Straub, television producer and author (stolen from Frank Herbert??)
|#2785||So we follow our wandering paths, and the very darkness acts as our guide and|
our doubts serve to reassure us.
- Jean-Pierre de Caussade, eighteenth-century Jesuit priest
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