„The Mass is Idolatry. All worshipping, honouring, or service invented by the brain of man in the religion of God, without his own express commandment, is idolatry. The Mass is invented by the brain of man, without any commandment of God; therefore it is idolatry.“

—  John Knox

John Knox, A Vindication of the Doctrine that the Sacrifice of the Mass is Idolatry http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/vindicat.htm, 1550; as quoted in Selected Writings of John Knox: Public Epistles, Treatises, and Expositions to the Year 1559

Převzato z Wikiquote. Poslední aktualizace 3. června 2021. Historie
John Knox foto
John Knox10
skotský duchovní, spisovatel a historik 1514 - 1572

Podobné citáty

William Tyndale foto

„To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in any thing, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.“

—  William Tyndale Bible translator and agitator from England 1494 - 1536

The Obedience of A Christian Man (1528)
Kontext: Where no promise of God is, there can be no faith, nor justifying, nor forgiveness of sins: for it is more than madness to look for any thing of God, save that he hath promised. How far he hath promised, so far is he bound to them that believe; and further not. To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in any thing, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God. Let us see the pith of a ceremony or two, to judge the rest by. In conjuring of holy water, they pray that whosoever be sprinkled therewith may receive health as well of body as of soul: and likewise in making holy bread, and so forth in the conjurations of other ceremonies. Now we see by daily experience, that half their prayer is unheard. For no man receiveth health of body thereby.
No more, of likelihood, do they of soul. Yea, we see also by experience, that no man receiveth health of soul thereby. For no man by sprinkling himself with holy water, and with eating holy bread, is more merciful than before, or forgiveth wrong, or becometh at one with his enemy, or is more patient, and less covetous, and so forth; which are the sure tokens of the soul-health.

Northrop Frye foto

„Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

"Quotes", Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957), Anagogic Phase: Symbol as Monad

Martin Luther foto
Ben Jonson foto

„I loved the man and do honor his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any.“

—  Ben Jonson English writer 1572 - 1637

On William Shakespeare
The Works of Ben Jonson, Second Folio (1640), Timber: or Discoveries

John Dryden foto
Abraham Joshua Heschel foto

„To Hosea, marriage is the image of the relationship of God and Israel. ... Idolatry is adultery.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

Volume 1, p. 50
The Prophets (1962)

„The 'I', the 'self' of the child of God, is born in the midst of the ruins of repented idolatry.“

—  James Alison Christian theologian, priest 1959

Zdroj: Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay (2001), " Theology amidst the stones and dust http://girardianlectionary.net/res/alison_elijah.htm", p. 40.

Rousas John Rushdoony foto

„All who are content with a humanistic law system…are guilty of idolatry…they are asking us to serve other gods.“

—  Rousas John Rushdoony American theologian 1916 - 2001

Writings, The Institutes of Biblical Law (1973)

John Shelby Spong foto

„True religion is not about possessing the truth. No religion does that. It is rather an invitation into a journey that leads one toward the mystery of God. Idolatry is religion pretending that it has all the answers.“

—  John Shelby Spong American bishop 1931

"Q&A on The Parliament of the World's Religions," weekly mailing, 2007-SEP-05, as reported on Religious Tolerance.org http://www.religioustolerance.org/reltrue.htm

Matthew Simpson foto

„Wherever public worship has been established and regularly aintained, idolatry has vanished from the face of the earth. There is not now a temple to a heathen god where the word of God is read.“

—  Matthew Simpson American bishop and academic 1811 - 1884

Matthew Simpson reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 34.

Sharron Angle foto

„And these programs that you mentioned — that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward — are all entitlement programs built to make government our god. And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.“

—  Sharron Angle Former member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2007 1949

Angle: “What’s happening (in America)..is a violation of the 1st Commandment,” entitlements “make government our God.”
Las Vegas Sun
from interview with TruNews Christian Radio's Rick Wiles, 2010-03-21

Maimónides foto
Swami Vivekananda foto

„Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry. The soul has no sex, no country, no place, no time.“

—  Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902

Pearls of Wisdom

Maimónides foto
Huldrych Zwingli foto

„To glorify man in his natural and unmodified self is no less surely, even if less obviously, idolatry than actually to bow down before a graven image.“

—  Irving Babbitt American academic and literary criticism 1865 - 1933

Zdroj: "English and the Discipline of Ideas" (1920), p. 67

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke foto
Robert M. Pirsig foto

„Religion isn't invented by man. Men are invented by religion.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, kniha Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zdroj: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 28
Kontext: Religion isn't invented by man. Men are invented by religion. Men invent responses to Quality, and among these responses is an understanding of what they themselves are. You know something and then the Quality stimulus hits and then you try to define the Quality stimulus, but to define it all you've got to work with is what you know. So your definition is made up of what you know. It's an analogue to what you already know. It has to be. It can't be anything else. And the mythos grows this way. By analogies to what is known before. The mythos is a building of analogues upon analogues upon analogues. These fill the collective consciousness of all communicating mankind. Every last bit of it. The Quality is the track that directs the train. What is outside the train, to either side—that is the terra incognita of the insane. He knew that to understand Quality he would have to leave the mythos. That's why he felt that slippage. He knew something was about to happen.

„God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.“

—  Jacques Deval French film director and writer 1890 - 1972

Quoted in Barbara K. Rodes and Rice Odell, A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations (1992), p. 22

Související témata