“Unholy,” said Lucifer, “I take it, is the opposite of ‘Good.’” “Lots of things are the opposite of ‘Good,’” answered God. “Shut up.”
Incense suffocated him like poison-gas. He fell out of the church. The void surrounding him would not tolerate a God, and no God could tolerate the void. He ran blindly, fleeing the taste which moved with him.
Ramsey Campbell, Demons by Daylight
CUTHBERT: You worship a god who doesn’t even know you exist.
ASHTON: And you worship one who sees your mind as food, and nothing more. You’re like a blade of grass worshiping a cow.
CUTHBERT: Let’s just agree to disagree.
Alan Ryker, When Cthulhu Met Atlach-Nacha
“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
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