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I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating; but the radical and universal consciousness of the death of God is still ahead of us; perhaps we shall have to colonize the stars before it is finally borne in upon us that God is not out there.

Author: R. J. Hollingdale


Providence certainly does not favor just certain individuals, but the deep wisdom of its counsel, instruction and ennoblement extends to all.

Author: Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835)

Profession: German Statesman, Philologist

Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

Author: Alfred Jarry (1873-1907)

Profession: French Playwright, Author

Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.

Author: St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)

Profession: Spanish Christian Mystic and Poet

We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

There is no God but God.

Author: The Koran

Profession: Islamic Religious Bible

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Let none turn over books, or roam the stars in quest of God, who sees him not in man.

Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Profession: Swiss Theologian, Mystic

Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God.

Author: William Law

Profession: American Merchant

God is only a great imaginative experience.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

I cannot be a materialist -- but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery -- such suffering, such dreadful suffering -- and shall the short years of Christ's mission atone for it all?

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.

Author: Irving Layton (1912)

Profession: Canadian Poet

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

Author: John Lennon (1940-1980)

Profession: British Rock Musician

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist