quote by Richard Dawkins

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

— Richard Dawkins

Colossal Old Testament quotations

Old testament quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith.

The New Testament, and to a very large extent the Old, is the soul of man.

You cannot criticize it. It criticizes you.

Old testament quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

Man shall not live by bread alone.

I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.

Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side... whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.

Old testament quote Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

John the Baptist never performed any miracles.

Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.

Jesus existed only as an image in the heart of God, until such time as the prophets of the Old Testament could positively confess Jesus into existence through their constant prophecies

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.

Old testament quote If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

We go from Malachi to Matthew in one page of our scriptures, but that one piece of paper that separates the Old Testament from the New Testament represents 400 years of history - 400 years where there wasn't a prophet, 400 years where God's voice wasn't heard. And that silence was broken with the cry of a baby on Christmas night.

The violence in the Old Testament and New Testament is descriptive.

The violence in the Koran is for all time and it is prescriptive. And Mohammed said "I have been made victorious through terror.".

The Old Testament contains over 300 references to the Messiah that were fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Computations using the science of probability on just 8 of these prophecies show the chance that someone could have fulfilled all 8 prophecies is 10 (to the 17th power), or 1 in 100 quadrillion.

Old testament quote Old days won't open new doors.

Old days won't open new doors.

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This is the Lord's doing. And it is marvelous in our eyes.

The Old (Testament) is in the New (Testament) revealed, the New is in the Old concealed.

Most Christians are still living with an Old Testament view of their heart.

Jeremiah 17:9 says, 'My heart is deceitfully wicked.' No, it's not. Not after the work of Christ, because the promise of the new covenant is a new heart.

Old testament quote Old ways won't open new doors.

Old ways won't open new doors.

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An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

Just look at the Old Testament. They didn't go out with the army first. They sent the musicians out.

Old testament quote Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.

Fight me if you wish, but remember I am old for a reason.

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I detest legalism. I certainly don't want to try to pour new wine into old wineskins, imposing superseded First Covenant restrictions on Christians. But at the same time, every New Testament example of giving goes far beyond the tithe. However, none falls short of it.

He led quite a great life, ... He was an Old Testament figure railing against the establishment - a Jewish guy from New York who became a Buddhist, a poet, a musician.

There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition.

Old testament quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Maybe this Watergate is like the Old Testament.

It was visited upon us and maybe were going to benefit from it.

The God of the Old Testament is the depiction of evil.

As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.

Old testament quote When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to l

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life

The resurrection power of Jesus broke Satan's captive power.

When He led the Old Testament saints from paradise to heaven, He led captivity captive!

When we think of God, we are apt to think of Him in human form.

In the Epiphanies of the Old Testament God revealed Himself to Joshua and others in human form. He puts Himself within the compass of our highest conception, in order that He may make Himself real to us in His love and sympathy and power.

The Old Testament teems with prophecies of the Messiah, but nowhere is it intimated that that Messiah is to stand as a God to be worshipped. He is to bring peace on earth, to build up the waste places--to comfort the broken-hearted, but nowhere is he spoken of as a deity.

Old testament quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

If the Old and New Testament teach us anything, they teach us that nothing is too difficult for God. What he originates, he orchestrates.

Both God's love and God's wrath are ratcheted up in the move from the old covenant to the new, from the Old Testament to the New. These themes barrel along through redemptive history, unresolved, until they come to a resounding climax - in the cross.

The difference between the Old and the New Testament is the difference between a man who said "There is nothing new under the sun" and a God who says "Behold, I make all things new.

Old testament quote You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.

You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.

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The God of the Old testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.

If you have the Old Testament at home, if you flip the corner pages, you can see Jesus riding a horse.

It is reported in the supplement of the council of Nicæan that the fathers, being very perplexed to know which were the cryphal or apocryphal books of the Old and New Testaments, put them all pell-mell on an altar, and the books to be rejected fell to the ground. It is a pity that this eloquent procedure has not survived.

God appeared to His people in the Old Testament and dwelt with His people in the New - and now abides in us by His Spirit.

The word ezer is used only twenty other places in the entire Old Testament.

And in every other instance the person being described is God himself, when you need him to come through for you desperately.

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