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Carol P. Christ Quotes and Sayings

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Because religion has such a compelling hold on the
deep psyches of so many people,
feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
- Carol P. Christ

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation
affirming my connection to the earth body.
- Carol P. Christ

The simple act of telling a woman's story from a woman's
point of view is a revolutionary act:
it never has been done before.
- Carol P. Christ

Subversive language, however, must be constantly reinvented,
because it is continually being co-opted by the powerful.
- Carol P. Christ

 

Women must be the spokesmen for a new humanity arising
out of the reconciliation of spirit and body.
- Carol P. Christ

Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and
pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device
that has never meant that God is male?
- Carol P. Christ

I first became interested in women and religion when
I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious
Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.
- Carol P. Christ

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In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected
for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and
for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
- Carol P. Christ

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented
the unity of life in nature,
delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth,
death and regeneration.
- Carol P. Christ

Beliefs and values that have held sway for thousands
of years will be questioned as never before.
- Carol P. Christ

In my book I specifically discussed the structural
nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of
Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.
- Carol P. Christ

At first the ancient images of the Goddess did not interest me.
- Carol P. Christ

The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of
the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy
of female power as a beneficent and independent power.
- Carol P. Christ

In Goddess religion death is not feared,
but is understood to be a part of life,
followed by birth and renewal.
- Carol P. Christ

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery,
then why should there be any objections to using female
imagery and pronouns as well?
- Carol P. Christ

After much diligent research, aided by other women,
I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar
Goddesses of the patriarchy,
there is a much more ancient Goddess.
- Carol P. Christ

The women's movement will present a growing threat
to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by
simply leaving it behind.
- Carol P. Christ

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told
me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work,
perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or
a Nile River Goddess pendants.
- Carol P. Christ

The mother must socialize her daughter to become subordinate to men,
and if her daughter challenges patriarchal norms,
the mother is likely to defend the patriarchal structures
against her own daughters.
- Carol P. Christ

The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers
and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking
evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior.
- Carol P. Christ

Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon,
whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's
lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide
with women's menstrual cycles.
- Carol P. Christ

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34) PHOTO

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer PHOTO

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- Proverbs 23:7

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono


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