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Questioning Faith Quotes


"Men accept without questioning that this world is real and important and worthwhile. This is faith. Philosophy is the ongoing questioning of this faith." - Josiah Royce

"Faith never stays put. It's always challenging always questioning. That's what makes it real." - Patrick Carman

"My faith is a wounded faith, but my life is not without faith. I didn't divorce God, but I'm quarrelling and arguing and questioning, it's a wounded faith." - Elie Wiesel

"If thinking minds, questioning minds, doubting minds, are talking about faith, their whole life will become fake." - Jaggi Vasudev

"In its more authoritarian forms, religion punishes questioning and rewards gullibility. Faith is not a function of stupidity, but a frequent cause of it." - Wendy Kaminer

"Civility also requires relearning how to disagree without being disagreeable. Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith or, for that matter, my citizenship." - Barack Obama

"Pope is questioning my faith. I was very surprised to see it. But I am a Christian, and I'm proud of it." - Donald Trump

"Religious belief, like history itself, is a story that is always unfolding, always subject to inquiry and ripe for questioning. For without doubt there is no faith." - Jon Meacham

"Faith itself is a horrible mechanism that stunts the growth of ideas. It also stunts the act of questioning, and it does this by pushing the idea that you have to have faith - and that nothing has to be proven." - Joe Rogan

"I do have faith. I don't have faith that a God exists, nor do I have faith that one does not; I have absolute faith that I do not know, cannot know, am only human, am an infinitesimal creature packed onto a cramped planet crowded with seven billion bodies, and as many yearning hearts, and as many questioning minds." - Marya Hornbacher

"Love askes faith, and faith firmenesse." - George Herbert

"Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Credulity as a character trait is encouraged in every child who grows up with religious training, which invariably insists on the virtue of blind faith and the sinfulness of doubting and questioning." - Barbara G. Walker

"When we start using religion as a bludgeon in politics, when we start questioning other people's faith, we start using religion to divide, instead of bring the country together, then I think we've got a problem." - Barack Obama

"Stop waiting for others to tell you what you can do. Start putting faith into your own strengths and talents. Instead of questioning whether you can reach your goals, move forward with conviction and confidence." - Jane Powell

"Blessed is that Christian who can accept at the start by simple faith that which others reach only through years of questioning and reach it only then because they give up trying to analyze it and decide to accept it." - Vance Havner

"Politicians are usually the first to forget that if you assume someone else is acting in bad faith, they will do the same to you. Questioning motives poisons the well." - John Sununu

"Respect authority while questioning it." - Randy Pausch

"strenght-faith-hope-love" - Bruce Springsteen

"Deep faith eliminates fear." - Lech Walesa

"Faith is intellectual laziness." - Robert A Heinlein

"I don't need faith." - Maurice Sendak

"Faith is spiritualized imagination." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Fear clogs; faith liberates." - Elbert Hubbard

"Pray in faith." - Gordon B Hinckley

"And the faith that grows out of questioning is stronger than the faith born of blind acceptance. It can withstand the shocks of circumstance. Only he who questions the universe and questions it in utter honesty can grow in his comprehension of the truth." - James Dillet Freeman

"Cleave to no faith when faith brings blood." - Arthur Miller

"Love is faith and one faith leads to another." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Faith is not faith which is not tried." - Katharina Zell

"Faith does not contradict reason. Faith exceeds reason." - Mark Hart

"Where faith begins, anxiety ends; where anxiety begins, faith end." - George Muller

"If you desire faith, then you have faith enough." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Hope and faith. You have to have hope and faith," - Gabrielle Giffords

"Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience." - Anonymous

"Faith parries all blows. Faith transforms poison into crystalline water." - Paulo Coelho

"Martyrs create faith, faith does not create martyrs." - Miguel De Unamuno

"The faith that acts not, is it truly faith?" - Jean Racine

"A faith of convenience is a hollow faith." - Father Mulcahy

"... cling to Faith beyond the forms of Faith." - Alfred Tennyson

"Who breaks his faith, no faith is held with him." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"Every faith has its story; every faith has its roots." - Max Lucado

"You develop faith by doing things that require faith." - John H. Groberg

"Is a faith without action a sincere faith?" - Jean Racine

"My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason." - Norman Cousins

"Success is related to faith. Faith comes first." - Andrea Bocelli

"The faith that stands on authority is not faith." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you desire faith, then you have faith enough." - Elizabeth Barrett Brownin

"The thing is, not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

"Questioning is the piety of thought." - Martin Heidegger

"Art is the questioning of culture" - Gerard Mortier

"Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!" - Joel Osteen

"Warhol was questioning the capitalist society." - James Rosenquist

"Baptism is faith in action." - Watchman Nee

"Meet your fears with faith." - Max Lucado

"Faith is taking God seriously." - Derek Prince

"Faith is hidden household capital." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Faith minus vulnerability is fundamentalism" - Brene Brown

"Faith changes hope into reality." - Kenneth E. Hagin

"Faith is obedience, not compliance." - George Macdonald

"It's a blindness thing, faith." - Niall Williams

"Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don't have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move." - Betty Eadie

"God will honor our faith." - Dwight L Moody

"If faith fails, prayer perishes." - Saint Augustine

"Faith must be worked at." - James Cook

"Faith without works is dead." - Bible

"My faith is a wounded faith, but it's not without faith. My life is not without faith." - Elie Wiesel

"Faith lives in honest doubt." - Alfred Tennyson

"All action is vicarious faith." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Faith is reason grown courageous." - Sherwood Eddy

"Faith never makes a confession." - Henry David Thoreau

"Duty cannot exist without faith." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Faith is important to me." - Vera Farmiga

"Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith" - Billy Graham

"Fearr imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith also makes serviceable az quotes." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"...for Paul faith is always faith in a person. Faith is not the intellectual acceptance of a body of doctrine; faith is faith in a person." - William Barclay

"I say, choose faith. Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism." - Dallin H. Oaks

"I'm so grateful for Living the Questions. These progressive voices offer less rigid and more expansive approaches to Christian faith, and make room for people who practice critical thinking and question the gatekeepers. They help us see that questioning the gatekeepers is exactly what Jesus was all about." - Brian D. McLaren

"Go back to classical times, say classical Greece. Who drank the hemlock? Was it someone who was conforming, obeying the gods? Or was it someone who was disrupting the youth and questioning the faith and belief? Socrates, in other words. It was Socrates." - Noam Chomsky

"God's Word brought me peace and a desire for a relationship with Him. I found that questioning Him and searching for answers through Scripture helped me grow and gave me direction. Now my faith in Christ is what gives me confidence for the future. I know that through both good times and bad, He is faithful and will watch over me." - Clint Dempsey

"People tend to overlook the fact that North Korea's economy collapsed at about the same time as South Koreans lost faith in their own state. The late 1980s and early 1990s were a time when South Koreans were questioning the very legitimacy of their republic." - Brian Reynolds Myers

"My to shatter the faith of men here, there, and everywhere, faith in affirmation, faith in negation, and faith in abstention from faith, and this for the sake of faith in faith itself." - Miguel De Unamuno

"By doubting we come to questioning, and by questioning we perceive the truth," - Peter Abelard

"With the Jews, the questions are always open; we're always questioning. I love that questioning tradition." - Hanna Rosin

"We too often forget that faith is a matter of questioning and struggle before it becomes one of certitude and peace. You have to doubt and reject everything else in order to believe firmly in Christ, and after you have begun to believe, your faith itself must be tested and purified. Christianity is not merely a set of forgone conclusions. Faith tends to be defeated by the burning presence of God in mystery, and seeks refuge from him, flying to comfortable social forms and safe convictions in which purification is no longer an inner battle but a matter of outward gesture." - Thomas Merton

"A man's faith governs the totality of his life, or else his professed faith is not his real faith." - R.J. Rushdoony

"Faith is in the soul. Belief is thought. Faith is so rich. Faith gives me my spiritual self." - Ram Dass

"We must substitute fear for faith, for fear is only inverted faith; it is faith in evil instead of good." - Florence Scovel Shinn

"Is faith so cheap, my child? Faith is the last word. If one has faith, the goal is practically reached." - Sarada Devi

"Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case." - William James

"Pray according to faith, not circumstances." - Woodrow M. Kroll

"Christian life consists of faith and charity" - Martin Luther

"Faith is believing what we cannot prove." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward." - Thomas A Edison

"Gratitude is the the energy of faith." - William Arthur Ward

"Faith engenders courage; and also requires it." - Ted Malloch

"Mushy reviews are a breach of faith" - Wilfrid Sheed

"My faith protects me. My Kevlar helps." - Jim Butcher

"When faith lays hold, impossibilities must yield." - Smith Wigglesworth

"The soul is one with its faith." - C. A. Bartol

"Understanding is the wages of faith." - Saint Augustine

"Great faith must have great trials." - Charles Spurgeon

"The fruit of faith is love." - Mother Teresa

"My Christian faith is my backbone" - Bear Grylls

"Faith is my motivation to win." - Manny Pacquiao

"Faith is a function of the heart...." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Training is principally an act of faith." - Franz Stampfl

"Riches without faith are the greatest poverty." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Faith strikes me as intellectual laziness." - Robert A Heinlein

"Trust resides squarely between faith and doubt." - Warren G. Bennis

"Making art is an act of faith." - Julia Cameron

"That's the thing about faith. It works." - Lauren Oliver

"Faith Alone is what really matters." - Nichiren

"The foundation of justice is good faith." - Cicero

"Skepticism is the beginning of Faith." - Oscar Wilde

"Truth resides where there is faith." - Paulo Coelho

"Thou shalt not take anything on faith" - Penn Jillette

"Faith is the force of life." - Leo Tolstoy

"Faith is the soul riding at anchor." - Josh Billings

"Faith is under the left nipple." - Martin Luther

"Faith is the function of the heart." - Mahatma Gandhi

"He though does not always have faith." - Paulo Coelho

"Our life must answer for our faith." - Thomas F Wilson

"Faith is the summit of the Torah." - Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"Doubt is the vestibule of faith." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Our faith triumphant o'er our fears." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Faith is a gift of God." - Blaise Pascal

"performance is an act of faith." - Marya Mannes

"Fear is the absence of faith." - Paul Tillich

"Faith takes root in the insignificant." - Nancy Willard

"Worry and faith just don't mix." - Charles R Swindoll

"Fear can be overcome only by Faith." - Grantly Dick-Read

"It's called faith because it's not knowledge." - Christopher Hitchens

"I don't need faith. I have experience." - Joseph Campbell

"Faith is the evidence of the unseen." - Maya Angelou

"A little faith can do wonders..." - Dan Brown

"Faith doesn't make sense. It makes miricles." - Tony Evans

"The antidote to fear is faith." - Wayne Dyer

"You must have faith in God." - A. B. Simpson

"To have faith is to believe unconditionally." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Faith doesn't begin until reason stops." - Jean-Claude Carriere

"Never break faith with the truth." - George Tenet

"Have faith in your imaginel act." - Neville Goddard

"Faith that saves has one distinguishing quality: saving faith is a faith that produces obedience; it is a faith that brings about a way of life." - Billy Graham

"Live by faith, not by sight." - Mastin Kipp

"Have faith in all that you make." - Dahvie Vanity

"Faith is always about the Future." - Michael Pfleger

"For me, my faith informs my life." - Mike Pence

"Faith alone is the sun of life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Faith is not reason's labour, but repose." - Neil Young

"Always have Faith. Always have Hope." - DJ Khaled



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