„It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.“
The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontextus: We do not struggle for ourselves, nor for our race, not even for humanity.
We do not struggle for Earth, nor for ideas. All these are the precious yet provisional stairs of our ascending God, and they crumble away as soon as he steps upon them in his ascent.
In the smallest lightning flash of our lives, we feel all of God treading upon us, and suddenly we understand: if we all desire it intensely, if we organize all the visible and invisible powers of earth and fling them upward, if we all battle together like fellow combatants eternally vigilant — then the Universe might possibly be saved.
It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.
„God is the only being who need not even exist in order to reign.Whatever is created by the spirit is more alive than matter.“
— Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
<p>Dieu est le seul être qui, pour régner, n'ait même pas besoin d'exister.</p><p>Ce qui est créé par l’esprit est plus vivant que la matière.</p>
Journaux intimes (1864–1867; published 1887), Fusées (1867)
„God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.“
— Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981
Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison.
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Kontextus: You've done the morally right thing. God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.
— Pope Alexander VI pope of the Catholic Church 1492-1503 1431 - 1503
Quoted in, Material for a History of Pope Alexander VI, Peter de Roo, 2:378 http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=%22God%2C+who+grants+pardon+and+loves+to+save+man%22&id=mdp.39015013144061&view=1up&seq=9 http://www.attomelani.net/index.php/english/the-new-series-of-monaldi-sorti/the-doubts-of-salai/ Compare: For God loves saving, not condemning, and therefore He is patient with bad people, in order to make good people out of bad people." - St. Augustine, On the Verse of the Psalm: God Will Come Openly, (420-425), Sermon 18:2. Works of Saint Augustine, A translation for the 21st Century, (1990), Pt. III - Sermons, vol. I, (1-19), Edmund Hill, O.P.,translation and notes, John E. Rotelle, O.S.A., New City Press, New York, p. 374. Latin: Non enim amat Deus damnare sed salvare, et ideo patiens est in malos, ut de malis faciat bonos. http://www.augustinus.it/latino/discorsi/discorso_022_testo.htm http://books.google.com/books?id=Z2w7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PT10&dq=Non+enim+amat+Deus+damnare+sed+salvare,+et+ideo+patiens&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_c41U5u-BbTTsASR8oDwDQ&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Non%20enim%20amat%20Deus%20damnare%20sed%20salvare%2C%20et%20ideo%20patiens&f=false
Kontextus: But may God, who grants pardon and loves to save man, in his goodness, give strength to us and make prosperous the Holy See.
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Kontextus: Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.
„We therefore need to know the gifts given us by God, so that we may use them, for by these we shall be saved.“
— Walter Hilton English Augustinian mystic. 1340 - 1396
Book I, ch. 41 (p. 47)
The Ladder of Perfection (1494)
„For those who still said "Red Front" or "God save the Crown!"
And for those who were not courageous
But were beaten nevertheless.“
— Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943
Litany for Dictatorships (1935)
Kontextus: For those who still said "Red Front" or "God save the Crown!"
And for those who were not courageous
But were beaten nevertheless.
For those who spit out the bloody stumps of their teeth
Quietly in the hall,
Sleep well on stone or iron, watch for the time
And kill the guard in the privy before they die,
Those with the deep-socketed eyes and the lamp burning.
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
St. Augustine, Sermo 169, 11, 13: PL 38, 923 as quoted in Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S. J.. Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics (p. 15). Our Sunday Visitor. Kindle Edition.
„Within the province of our ephemeral flesh all of God is imperiled. He cannot be saved unless we save him with our own struggles; nor can we be saved unless he is saved.
We are one.“
— Nikos Kazantzakis, könyv The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontextus: God is imperiled. He is not almighty, that we may cross our hands, waiting for certain victory. He is not all-holy, that we may wait trustingly for him to pity and to save us.
Within the province of our ephemeral flesh all of God is imperiled. He cannot be saved unless we save him with our own struggles; nor can we be saved unless he is saved.
We are one. From the blind worm in the depths of the ocean to the endless arena of the Galaxy, only one person struggles and is imperiled: You. And within your small and earthen breast only one thing struggles and is imperiled: the Universe.
— Henry Carey English composer and playwright 1687 - 1743
"God Save the King" (1730).
„The Church of God becomes concrete and visible only in a community of people who have experienced the presence of God and responded to his saving activity.“
— Kurien Kunnumpuram Indian theologian 1931 - 2018
Kunnumpuram, Kurien, 2011 “Theological Exploration,” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 14/2 (July-Dec 2011)
On the Church
— Graham Greene, könyv The Quiet American
Pt. I, ch. 1, pg 15
Forrás: The Quiet American (1955)
„The Spirit poured out at Pentecost, by whom we live in Christ and are returned to God (Father), is also not a "lesser God" but one and the same God who creates and redeems us. The doctrine of the Trinity is the product of reflection on the events of redemptive history, especially the Incarnation and the sending of the Spirit.“
— Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986
"Trinity" article in The Encyclopedia of Religion (1987) Vol 15, p. 53
Kontextus: TRINITY. Trinitarian doctrine touches on virtually every aspect of Christian faith, theology, and piety, including Christology and pneumatology, theological epistemology (faith, revelation, theological methodology), spirituality and mystical theology, and ecelesial life (sacraments, community, ethics). This article summarizes the main lines of trinitarian doctrine without presenting detailed explanations of important ideas, persons, or terms. The doctrine of the Trinity is the summary of Christian faith in God, who out of love creates humanity for union with God, who through Jesus Christ redeems the world, and in the power of the Holy Spirit transforms and divinizes (2 Cor. 3:18). The heart of trinitarian theology is the conviction that the God revealed in Jesus Christ is involved faithfully and unalterably in covenanted relationship with the world. Christianity is not unique in believing God is "someone" rather than something," but it is unique in its belief that Christ is the personal Word of God, and that through Christ's death and resurrection into new life, "God was in Christ reconciling all things to God" (2 Cor. 5:19). Christ is not looked upon as an intermediary between God and world but as an essential agent of salvation. The Spirit poured out at Pentecost, by whom we live in Christ and are returned to God (Father), is also not a "lesser God" but one and the same God who creates and redeems us. The doctrine of the Trinity is the product of reflection on the events of redemptive history, especially the Incarnation and the sending of the Spirit.
„Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can — and save it we must — and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and, as peacemakers, the eternal blessing of God.“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
1961, UN speech
Kontextus: Ladies and gentlemen of this Assembly, the decision is ours. Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose, or so much to gain. Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can — and save it we must — and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and, as peacemakers, the eternal blessing of God.
„When we claim that "God does not exist," we mean to deny by this declaration the personal God of theology, the God worshiped in various ways and divers modes by believers the world over, that God who from nothing created the universe, from chaos matter, that God of absurd attributes who is an affront to human reason.“
— Benito Mussolini Duce and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy. Leader of the National Fascist Party and subsequent Republican… 1883 - 1945
1900s, God Does Not Exist (1904)
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Forrás: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass