„The Book of History is the Bible of Irony.“

George Saintsbury: The Memorial Volume (London: Methuen, 1946) p. 120.

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George Saintsbury
critico letterario e scrittore 1845 - 1933

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„My posts are the bible. My brain is the bible. The books I'm releasing are bibles. It's all bible, baby“

—  Dril Twitter user

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„To me, the Bible is a book. Important, no doubt, but a book.“

—  José Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature 1922 - 2010

Interview to the newspaper "O Globo", 2009.

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„The history of the Bible text is a romance of literature,“

—  Frederic G. Kenyon British palaeographer and biblical and classical scholar 1863 - 1952

Origine: The Story Of The Bible, Chapter I, The Bible And Recent Discoveries, p. 4
Contesto: The history of the Bible text is a romance of literature, though it is a romance of which the consequences are of vital import; and thanks to the succession of discoveries which have been made of late years, we know more about it than of the history of any other ancient book in the world.

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„The Bible is God's great lesson book.“

—  Ellen G. White, libro Christ's Object Lessons

Origine: Christ's Object Lessons (1900), Ch. 8, p. 107

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„The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of especial revelation from God.“

—  Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852

Origine: On the Completion of the Bunker Hill Monument (1843), p. 102

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„… the Bible is probably the most genocidal book in the literary canon.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Quotes 2000s, 2004, Interview by Wallace Shawn, 2004
Contesto: You can find things in the traditional religions which are very benign and decent and wonderful and so on, but I mean, the Bible is probably the most genocidal book in the literary canon. The God of the Bible - not only did He order His chosen people http://www.bible.org/netbible/1sa15.htm to carry out literal genocide - I mean, wipe out every Amalekite to the last man, woman, child, and, you know, donkey and so on, because hundreds of years ago they got in your way when you were trying to cross the desert - not only did He do things like that, but, after all, the God of the Bible was ready to destroy every living creature on earth because some humans irritated Him. That's the story of Noah. I mean, that's beyond genocide - you don't know how to describe this creature. Somebody offended Him, and He was going to destroy every living being on earth? And then He was talked into allowing two of each species to stay alive - that's supposed to be gentle and wonderful.

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„There are many good precepts, many wise sayings and many good regulations and laws in the Bible, and these are mingled with bad precepts, with foolish sayings, with absurd rules and cruel laws.
But we must remember that the Bible is a collection of many books written centuries apart, and that it in part represents the growth and tells in part the history of a people.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899

What Would You Substitute for the Bible as a Moral Guide? (1900)
Contesto: You ask me what I would “substitute for the Bible as a moral guide.” I know that many people regard the Bible as the only moral guide and believe that in that book only can be found the true and perfect standard of morality. There are many good precepts, many wise sayings and many good regulations and laws in the Bible, and these are mingled with bad precepts, with foolish sayings, with absurd rules and cruel laws.
But we must remember that the Bible is a collection of many books written centuries apart, and that it in part represents the growth and tells in part the history of a people. We must also remember that the writers treat of many subjects. Many of these writers have nothing to say about right or wrong, about vice or virtue.

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„Saying the Bible is not a book about science is like saying a cookbook is not a book about chemistry.“

—  Robert J. Marks II American electrical engineering researcher and intelligent design advocate 1950

Pursuance of truth requires consideration of a creator. If you define science to exclude the possibility of a creator, it isn’t a pursuance of truth.
The universe as accepted by science in terms of size and age is not big enough or old enough to explain evolution.
Q&A: ‘Expelled’s’ Robert Marks, From an interview with Jerry Pierce, 2008-01-28, 2008-02-18 http://www.sbtexan.com/default.asp?action=article&aid=5534&issue=2/4/2008,

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„The book of the Bible which most obviously resembles the Taoist classics is Ecclesiastes.“

—  Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968

But at the same time there is much in the teaching of the Gospels on simplicity, childlikeness, and humility, which responds to the deepest aspirations of the Chuang Tzu book and the Tao Teh Ching.
"A Note To The Reader".
The Way of Chuang-Tzŭ (1965)

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„The real Bible is a sealed book, an apocryphon, a book not to be opened (mentally) until its time has come.“

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

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„… the Catholic Church didn't get their information from the Bible (it was a banned Book).“

—  Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949

You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think (2009)

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„The number one book of the ages was written by a committee, and it was called The Bible.“

—  Louis B. Mayer American film producer 1884 - 1957

To a writer who complained that his work was being changed.
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„The Bible is the most thought-suggesting book in the world.
No other deals with such grand themes.“

—  Herrick Johnson American clergyman 1832 - 1913

Origine: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 31.

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