“Look, J., despite all my efforts, I still can’t honestly say that I feel closer to God and to myself,” I tell him, with barely concealed exasperation. “That’s because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesn’t teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.”
Paulo Coelho, Aleph
Al: Fuckin’ pagan. Tell your God to ready for blood.
David Milch, Ted Mann, Deadwood, s03e01
Many religions have a belief in the supernatural. This may be a belief in God or in supernatural forces. Some ask for a belief in many gods. In H+ there is only a belief in the potential of yourself and in the potential of your fellow human beings.
Edward De Bono, H+ A New Religion?
“I’m praying …”
“To the god of antlers and hooves?
… pray away, moron, for all the harm you will do.”
Sara Hess, Deadwood, s02e10
These are still Ways back to God—the three mārgas—the way of knowledge, the way of love, and the way of action
Rene Guenon, The Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysical Principles, Traditional Doctrines, and the Crisis of Modernity
Thine ass shall be taken away violently, and will not be returned to you.
God, quoted in Giordano Bruno, The Cabala of Pegasus
Al: Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.
Ted Mann, Deadwood s01e12
If we can send lightning thieves up in airships by god we can create a thick, creamy beverage that can’t be confused for spoiled paneer.
Chris-Rachael Oseland, SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
Oh God, it came to him instantly as he slipped out of sleep like a soft turd squeezed free of a loose asshole
Joe R Lansdale, Bubba Ho-Tep
(Io Pan! Io Pan!)
Devil or god, to me, to me,
My man! my man!
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill!
Aleister Crowley, Hymn to Pan (in Book 4; see also Hino a Pã)