The Wisdom of Woody Allen

A few of my favorite Allen quotes, for your enjoyment...
Peter
  • How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
  • How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?
  • I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
  • If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
  • It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
  • Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
  • To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
  • What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.

6 comments:

3CirclesCommunity said...

The "Wisdom" of Woody Allen?? I thought it was a joke, but instead I find you're serious.

Here's a bit of real wisdom, direct from God. When I was meditating it came to me in a flash of insight, all the words of this paragraph visually formed in my mind:

"Whatever you put your time, money and resources into, that is what you empower and whatever you empower, you give power over yourself. It is time to stop empowering the system that seeks to enslave/destroy you and to empower one another instead".

Woody Allen is by all accounts a person who not only doesn't believe in God, he is perverted in his thinking, his lifestyle, and his "wisdom". By quoting him you have empowered him. Who knows how many young readers, especially those who know nothing of his lack of moral character, will now pass on your quotes, thinking he must be a pretty good guy to be quoted by a fellow who professes a belief in Jesus Christ.

OK, now I get it. I just noticed you're attending a seminary. I feel sorry for you now.

I applaud your desire to "re-dream.. Christianity" but at Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and all of rest of the denominational institutes of "higher" learning, you will only learn what they teach you, not what God would teach you. You will be trained to be one of them and fight as you might against the status quo, if you get your degree, you WILL be one of them.

I had the same choice but I chose a different path, to totally believe Jesus when he said he was giving his followers the Holy Spirit to lead them into all truth. Maybe it's not too late to drop out and sit at the feet of the master (Jesus) and have the HS deliver the REAL New Testament into your heart, mind and soul!

Peter said...

It's fun to make assumptions about people, isn't it?!

Existential Punk said...

Peter, i LOVE Woody Allen, even though he is a fallen and depraved human like all of us! ;) He simply cracks me up and is a brilliant filmmaker!

BTW, who is this 3circlescommunity, where did he/she come from, and where the hell do they get off judging you like this?

EP

3CirclesCommunity said...

"Who is this EP, where did he/she come from and where the hell do they get off judging 3CirclesCommunity like this?"

Do you see the absurdity of your own words there EP? And BTW, I didn't judge Peter, I made a judgement on his actions... there's a difference (but that's not taught in seminary I suppose).

Where Peter stands before God is between him and god and I do not judge with regards his final salvation, which is what Jesus was talking about when he said "Judge not"... for later in Lk 12:57 he says "Yes, and why, even of yourselves do you not judge what is right?" Remember, Jesus judged the actions of those selling in the Temple as wrong and he took action; he also called the Pharisees "serpents" because they make a great show of their religion but failed to help the poor and the widows.

Your argument against me has made my point. You are already infected with the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. And because of what you are being taught at the feet of erudite men/women, you have no discernment as to what is good and what is evil.

"Strong [spiritual] meat belongs to them who are of full age... who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil". If you want to really grow spiritually, spend time with God, abandon man's religious institutions, they will only serve to further infect you with the leaven of their hypocrisy.

Peter said...

Adele (EP),
I love you. You're a good friend, and I'm thankful for that, because relationship matters.

Angry people, screaming at strangers, remind me just how important community is.

Blessings, friend,
Peter

Existential Punk said...

Thanks Peter. You are a good friend too and i really love and appreciate you. You have been a great and loving part of my spiritual walk. i know Jesus loves us fringe folk too!

i love how people don't know us but think they know the correct interpretation of the Bible and if anyone disagrees they are wrong. i do not have all the answers and find i can be more wrong than i am right. BUT, it's the relationships i have with people/friends like you Peter that that make life so beautiful and challenging because we do not agree all the time either!

So, thank you Peter, for keeping me honest!

3CirclesCommunity, G-D bless you in your journey. Pax!

EP

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