Your life as a Christian should make non believers question their disbelief in God.— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Pleasurable Questioning Beliefs quotations
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.
When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. 'Have you found joy in your life?' 'Has your life brought joy to others?'
Belief, confidence in yourself.. the world’s your playground. Limitless. My question is... will you be remembered?
It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
At every turn when there has been an imbalance of power, the truth questioned, or our beliefs and values distorted, the change required to restore our nation has always come from the bottom up from our people.
If your beliefs are stressful and you question them, you come to see that they aren't true - whereas prior to questioning, you absolutely believe them. How can you live in joy when you're believing thoughts that bring on sadness, frustration, anger, alienation, and loneliness?
The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs - or we don't.
Either we accept our fixed versions of reality- or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha's opinion, to train in staying open and curious - to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs - is the best use of our human lives.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in anyone's actual life? How will the truth be realized? What experiences will be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God
A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
Never place a time limit on the healing.
That is dictating to the spiritual intelligence that does its perfect work when it is not impeded by your questions and false beliefs.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
The most important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplemented in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.
Biologists can be just as sensitive to heresy as theologians.
If we watch ourselves honestly we shall often find that we have begun to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated.
Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.
If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.
People are not in good shape to where they have to question their own belief system because of a book or a story somebody wrote, or a SLAYER song.
Whether I am or am not a Communist is irrelevant.
The question is whether American citizens, regardless of their political beliefs or sympathies, may enjoy their constitutional rights.
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
It is always a question of knowing and seeing, and not that of believing.
The teaching of the Buddha is qualified as ehi-passika, inviting you to 'come and see', but not to come and believe.
Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Do not get angry because others question what you believe, be calm and loving, for anger is the root of a faulty belief.
The soft-minded man always fears change.
He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
I want to believe in a personal god who looks after me and my loved ones and knows every sparrow that falls. But the suffering of one single child, or more likely, millions is evidence against that belief. The one question I want to ask god: how do you explain or justify the suffering of a child?
Listen to your beliefs, think about how you learned them, and realize that they are not genetic, nor are they the "only way." You are free to acquire new perspectives, to absorb new ideas, and to question everything you were taught to believe. As your mind opens to exploration and change, you'll feel a new lightness and more joy.
It was through the private world of family that the public world of politics came alive for me: living in intimate proximity with people for whom larger questions of ideology and belief, as well as issues relating to politics and governance, were vivid daily realities.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?
The greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
When the human race has once acquired a superstition, nothing short of death is ever likely to remove it.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
[W]hen the empirical investigator glories in his refusal to go beyond the specialized observation dictated by the traditions of his discipline, be they ever so inclusive, he is making a virtue out of a defense mechanism which insures him against questioning his presuppositions.
The heart is always right - if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart - because mind is a creation of society. It has been educated. You have been given it by society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted.