“None of this can actually be happening. If it makes you more comfortable, you could simply think of it as metaphor. Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer somewhere in the desert, someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition.
Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world.”
--Neil Gaiman, American Gods
"Death to organization!" --Stephane, The Science of Sleep
"It occurred to him that there were two parts to being a better person. One part was thinking about other people. The other part was not giving a toss about what other people thought."