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The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn --the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sergeant Howie: Your lordship seems strangely... unconcerned.
Lord Summerisle: I am confident your suspicions are wrong, Sergeant. We do not commit murder here. We are a deeply religious people.
Sergeant Howie: Religious? With ruined churches, no ministers, no priests... and children dancing naked!
Lord Summerisle: They do love their divinity lessons.
Sergeant Howie: But they are... a-are naked!
Lord Summerisle: Well, naturally. It's much too dangerous to jump through fire with their clothes on.More [02/10/2006 12:02:00]
The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being… can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.More [10/21/2007 12:10:00]
Hendrik:
[after saying there is no such thing as a faithful woman] If this be folly, and upon me proved, then let the Divinity which I reject, make what sport He will of my immortal soul!

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Sergeant Howie:
Your lordship seems strangely... unconcerned.



Lord Summerisle:
Well I'm confident your suspicions are wrong, Sergeant. We don't commit murder here. We're a deeply religious people.



Sergeant Howie:
Religious? With ruined churches, no ministers, no priests... and children dancing naked!



Lord Summerisle:
They do love their divinity lessons.



Sergeant Howie:
[outraged] But they are... a-are NAKED!



Lord Summerisle:
Naturally! It's much too dangerous to jump through fire with their clothes on!

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Damien Thorn:
Oh my Father, Lord of Silence, Supreme God of Desolation, though mankind reviles yet aches to embrace, strengthen my purpose to save the world from a second ordeal of Jesus Christ and his grubby mundane creed. Show man instead the raptures of Thy kingdom. Infuse in him the grandeur of melancholy, the divinity of loneliness, the purity of evil, the paradise of pain.

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Priest:
Dex, I find it hard to believe that someone of your, uh...



Dex:
Moral turpitude?



Priest:
Yeah, would ever consider being a priest.



Dex:
Ya know, actually, I was accepted to Divinity school.



Priest:
Really? So what happened?



Dex:
It's like St. Augustine said, ya know: "Lord, give me chastity and virtue, but not just yet."

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Martin Luther:
[giving a lecture] When I became a monk I believed the monks cow would make me holy. Was I an arrogant fool? Now they have made me a doctor of divinity and I am tempted to believe that this scholars robe will make me wise.


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
Well, God once spoke through the mouth of an ass, and...


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
Perhaps he is about to do so again. But...


[leaves his rostrum and starts walking around in the classroom. The students follow him very interested with their eyes]



Martin Luther:
I will tell you straight what I think. Who here has been to Rome?


[a student raises his hand]



Martin Luther:
Did you buy an indulgence?



Student:
No.



Martin Luther:
For twice that I could have sprung grandmother and uncle mothers too, but...


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
I didn't have the funds, so they had to stay in the hot place. As for myself, the priests assured me that by gazing at sacred relics, I could cut down my time in purgatory. Luckily for me, Rome has enough nails from the holy cross to shoe every horse in Saxony.


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
But there are relics elsewhere in Christendom. Eighteen out of twelve apostles are buried in Spain.


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
And yet here in Wittenberg we have the pick on the crown. Bread from the last supper, milk from the virgins breast, a thorn that pierced Christ's brow on cowberry and nineteen thousand other bits of sacred bone.


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
All authentic, ancient, sacred relics. Even Johann Tetzel himself, inquisitor of Poland and Saxony, seller of indulgences extraordinary, connoisseur of relics, envies our collection.


[laughter]



Martin Luther:
To posses them for a single night he would willingly surrender five years of his earthly life...


[laughter, returns to his rostrum]



Martin Luther:
Or five hundred years in Purgatory.


[laughter]

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Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.More [08/01/2011 06:08:12]
After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.More [08/10/2011 05:08:55]
It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?More [08/14/2011 04:08:52]
The sentiment of fear will necessarily prevail over love; they will only adore the good God that they may prevent him from exercising his caprice, his phantasms, his malice; it is always inquietude and terrour that throws man at his feet; it is his rigour and his severity which they seek to disarm. In short, although they everywhere assure us that the Divinity is full of compassion, of clemency, and of goodness, it is always a malicious genius, a capricious master, a formidable demon, to whom everywhere they render servile homage, and a worship dictated by fear.More [09/30/2011 05:09:01]
A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.More [10/27/2011 05:10:00]
Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.More [10/28/2011 01:10:26]
We believe in the dignity of every life, the possibility of every mind, the divinity of every soul, ... This is our true North.More [04/19/2012 01:04:34]
The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.More [04/25/2012 05:04:23]
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Mine is just a simple old human story - of one person trying, with great rigor and discipline, to comprehend her personal relationship with divinity.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Even if I accepted that Jesus - like almost every other prophet on record - was born of a virgin, I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's such divinity doth hedge a king
That treason can but peep to what it would,
Acts little of his will.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He could raise scruples dark and nice,
And after solve 'em in a trice;
As if Divinity had catch'd
The itch, on purpose to be scratched.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.
Away; go. They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in
nativity, chance, or death.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It must be so--Plato, thou reasonest well!--
Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,
This longing after immortality?
Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror,
O falling into nought? Why shrinks the soul
Back on herself, and startles at destruction?
'Tis the divinity that stirs within us;
'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter,
And intimates eternity to man.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The three black graces, Law, Physic, and Divinity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who are used to a clergy take very lightly those who do not have a formal divinity degree: like Paul and Peter and James and John.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of the future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life [is] a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[The heart] is the household divinity which, discharging its function, nourishes, cherishes, quickens the whole body, and is indeed the foundation of life, the source of all action.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Palm Sunday I had no God but these, The sacerdotal trees, And they uplifted me, "I hung upon a Tree." The sun and moon I saw, And reverential awe Subdued me day and night, "I am the perfect light." Within a lifeless stone -- All other gods unknown -- I sought Divinity, "The Corner-stone am I." For sacrificial feast I slaughtered man and beast, Red recompense to gain. "So I a Lamb was slain." "Yea, such My hungering Grace That whereso'er My face Is hidden, none may grope Beyond eternal Hope.".More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I read in Shakespeare of the majesty of the moral law, in Victor Hugo of the sacredness of childhood, in Tennyson the ugliness of hypocrisy, in George Eliot the supremacy of duty, in Dickens the divinity of kindness, and in Ruskin the dignity of service. Irving teaches me the lesson of cheerfulness, Hawthorne shows me the hatefulness of sin, Longfellow gives me the soft, tranquil music of hope. Lowell makes us feel that we must give ourselves to our fellow men. Whittier sings to me of divine Fatherhood and human brotheMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist Continuing a series on God and the human condition: If we are directed only by our particular natures, and regulate our inclinations by no higher rule than that of our reasons, we are but moralists; divinity will still call us heathens. Therefore this great work of charity must have other motives, ends, and impulsions. I give no alms to satisfy the hunger of my brother, but to fulfil and accomplish the will and command of my God; I draw not my purse for his sake that demands iMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Brooke Foss Westcott, Bishop of Durham, Teacher, 1901 Nor is the fact that a particular form was good in a particular age any proof that it is also good for another age. The history of the organization of Christianity has been in reality the history of successive readjustments of form to altered circumstances. Its power of readjustment has been at once a mark of its divinity and a secret of its strength.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Timothy and Titus, Companions of Paul Commemoration of Dorothy Kerin, Founder of the Burrswood Healing Community, 1963 The fundamental doctrines of our evangelical belief are... the full inspiration and ruling authority of Holy Scripture, with its consequences, the Divinity of Christ, the finality of His Atonement, and salvation through faith alone. These basic truths should be studied as set forth in the New Testament, that they may be asserted or defended whenever occasion requires. If this be done in a hMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Beginning a series on the person of Jesus: I read the words and ponder them, but most of all I look at Jesus and try to understand His life, when I want to know the fullest truth regarding God. And when thus I look at Him, what do I learn? First of all, the true divinity of Christ Himself. I cannot doubt what is His own conception of His own personality. Through everything He does, through everything He says, there shines the quiet, intense radiance of conscious Godhead. Again, I say, it is not a word or two which HeMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Clement, Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100 One can believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and feel no personal loyalty to Him at all -- indeed, pay no attention whatever to His commandments and His will for one's life. One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Peter & Paul, Apostles You cannot escape Christ, do what You will. You reject His divinity, but, so doing, you have not evaded Him. If He is a man just like us, then obviously you must be a man like Him.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If New Testament Christianity is to reappear today with its power and joy and courage, men must recapture the basic conviction that this is a Visited planet. It is not enough to express formal belief in the "Incarnation" or in the "Divinity of. Christ"; the staggering truth must be accepted afresh -- that in this vast, mysterious universe, of which we are an almost infinitesimal part, the great Mystery, Whom we call God, has visited our planet in Person. It is from this conviction that there springs unconquerable certaMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is hard to say whether the doctors of law or divinity have made the greater advances in the lucrative business of mystery.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the proofs of the divinity of our gospel is the preaching it has survived.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers…. There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. -The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act v. Sc. 1.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By faith we adhere personally to God, ... Christianity, Catholicism, and divinity are three ways of looking at one faith.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think the Gore campaign has made an enormous issue of the fact that George is not smart, ... Did Al Gore graduate from law school, did Al Gore graduate from divinity school? No.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once the Republicans get rolling, they assume they're going to win everything. They are zealots, and zealots assume the last five percent of whatever their plan is will be taken care of by their own greatness or momentum or divinity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Jews are not a part of a vast Whole which they re-integrate in dying, but they are a Whole in themselves, defying space, time, life, and death. Can God be outside the Whole? If he exists, necessarily he confounds himself with this Whole...Thus Divinity in Judaism is contained in the exaltation of the entity represented by the Race - passionnel entity, eternal flame, it is the Divine essence. It must be preserved and perpetuated, therefore the idea of pure and impure was created.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Why have I been chosen to deliver the message of female intelligence and its divinity to a deaf world of males? I have asked my god that question and She answered, 'Hey, why not you Roseanne?' Indeed, why not each of us?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You express your own divinity by being alive and by loving yourself and others.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The human mind generates an auric field that covers up naturalness, innate divinity of life. That auric field is a field of doubt.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not the part of divinity to go to humanity and to modify itself in any shape, manner or form; rather it is up to humanity to make itself available to divinity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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