English author (1948 - 2015)
I can never acknowledge the right of slavery. I will bow down to no deity however worshipped by professing Christians — however dignified by the name of the Goddess of Liberty, whose footstool is the crushed necks of the groaning millions, and who rejoices in the resoundings of the tyrant’s lash, and the cries of his tortured victims.thaddeus stevens
Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name; So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame Angels affect us oft, and worshipped be; Still when, to where thou wert, I came, Some lovely glorious nothing did I see.john donne
O ye men, whoever amongst you worshipped Muhammad, let him know that Muhammad is dead, and whoever amongst you worshipped Allah, let him know that Allah is Living, there is no death for Him.abu bakr
Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as a god.Hugo Sánchez
O ye men, whoever amongst you worshipped Muhammad , let him know that Muhammad is dead, and whoever amongst you worshipped Allah , let him know that Allah is Living , there is no death for Him.
Prosperity is onlyaninstrumentto be used, not a deity to be worshipped. 236
I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.iris murdoch
Bob: People came here for religious freedom, and we worshipped those boys.robert patrick
The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness.pierre trudeau
I don't like being too looked up at or too looked down on. I prefer meeting in the middle to being worshipped or spat out.joni mitchell
Allah's Apostle used to say, "None has the right to be worshipped except Allah Alone (Who) honored His Warriors and made His Slave victorious, and He (Alone) defeated the (infidel) clans; so there is nothing after Him.
The learned Brahmin attempts to prove the impossibility of an adoration of the Deity, saying that which cannot be considered, cannot be worshipped. Should the learned Brahmin consider a full conception of the nature, essence, or qualities of the Supreme Being, or a physical picture truly representing the Almighty power, with offerings of flowers, leaves, viands, as essential to adoration, I agree with the learned Brahmin with respect to the impossibility of the worship of God.Glyn richards
The Dodgson family worshipped the God of Love, who showed his stern face only in the presence of evil.
And all the angels stood round about the throne , and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God , Saying,Amen: Blessing , and glory , and wisdom , and thanksgiving , and honour , and power , and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Because it restrains all suffering arising from the defects (in the form) of desire, anger and so forth they call it yantra. The god who is worshipped in it graces (the practitioner)
It subdues all evil , it protects the practitioner from great danger when worshipped (and) visualized ( dhyana ); therefore it is called yantra.
Sometimes pantheists will use the term "pandeism" to underscore that they share with the deists the idea that God is not a personal God who desires to be worshipped.john armstrong
Narrated Abu Qilaba: Allah's Apostle said, "The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims."
O ye men, whoever amongst you worshipped Muhammad, let him know that Muhammad is dead, and whoever amongst you worshipped Allah , let him know that Allah is Living, there is no death for Him.
That power of the Gods which orders for the good things which are not uniform, and which happen contrary to expectation, is commonly called Fortune, and it is for this reason that the Goddess is especially worshipped in public by cities; for every city consists of elements which are not uniform.
It is not unlikely, too, that the rejection of God is a kind of punishment: we may well believe that those who knew the Gods and neglected them in one life may in another life be deprived of the knowledge of them altogether. Also those who have worshipped their own kings as gods have deserved as their punishment to lose all knowledge of God.
Jainism has a distinct concept of underlying Thirthankara worship. The physical form is not worshipped, but their Gunas ; virtues , qualities are praised. Thirthankaras remain role-models, and sects such as the Sthanakavasi stringently reject statue worship.