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Theologians Quotes

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I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Related topics: Spiritual Religion

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome;
if you believe the theologians,
nothing is innocent; if you believe the military,
nothing is safe.
- Lord Salisbury

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

 

As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an
argument that assumes its own conclusions,
and proves nothing.
- Johann Most

It's the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens,
that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine
of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.
- John Polkinghorne

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The world's philosophers and theologians searched for
answers to the same mysteries.
- Robert Vaughn

Theories of love are found in the works of scientists,
philosophers, and theologians.
- Mortimer Adler

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living
with the bones of the dead.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.
- Karl Barth

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted
responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The theologians have recognized that the ideal is the imitation of God.
If we be a part of such an organic thing,
this thing is God to us, as I am God to the cells that compose me.
- Charles Fort

It connects with the theologians' point that you can say what God is not,
but not (easily) what He is.
- Nicholas Mosley

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians,
both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively
the proposal of evolution.
- Arthur Peacocke

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians,
one must conclude that God created most men simply
with a view to crowding hell.
- Marquis de Sade

There is only one theology, but there are many theologians.
- Athenagoras I

Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods,
having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians,
adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn,
and that his tomb is shown in that island.
- Lactantius

Accusations are made directly to Rome about theologians
from persons who are not theologians.
Some of these accusations are anonymous.
The local bishop should be the one to relate to theologians to determine orthodoxy.
- Godfried Danneels

Job's forthright indictment of the injustice of this world is surely right.
The ways of the world are weird and much more unpredictable
than either scientists or theologians generally make things look.
- Walter Kaufmann

Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that
is not in conformity with the Catholic faith.
Theologians should understand that.
Some theologians go too far, for example,
reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.
- Godfried Danneels

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention
should be done with a sense of the possibility of going
too far in limiting the freedom of theologians.
This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.
- Godfried Danneels

People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize
themselves with scientific ideas.
Of course, science is technical in many respects,
but there are some very good books that try to set
out some of the conceptual structure of science.
- John Polkinghorne

Of course, nobody would deny the importance of human
beings for theological thinking,
but the time span of history that theologians think
about is a few thousand years of human culture rather
than the fifteen billion years of the history of the universe.
- John Polkinghorne

Theologians have a great problem because they're seeking to speak about God.
Since God is the ground of everything that is,
there's a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill.
Obviously, no theologian can know everything.
- John Polkinghorne

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

There isn't a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this.
God has no gender.
If that's the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now,
right now.
- Susan Powter

I'm a scientist, not a theologian.
I don't know if there is a God or not.
Religion requires certainty.
- James Lovelock

Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty
that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed.
They are entirely different things.
- Denis Diderot

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal
beauty than any logician or theologian,
unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
- George Santayana

The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God;
the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
- Thomas Aquinas

There is a very well-defined procedure that allows
the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian
about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith.
It is not always easy to make this determination.
- Godfried Danneels

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

It's kind of ironic that if I get my Ph.D.,
I'll be a real doctor.
- Marcia Cross

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine;
I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
- Christopher Atkins


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