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Bangambiki Habyarimana
People would rather live in a community with unreasonable claims, than face loneliness with their truth
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The world is like a brute beast, you teach it how it should behave towards you
Bangambiki Habyarimana
A humble heart, a friendly look, a smile on the face is really what you need to break the ice, not a very big axe.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's not how much material things you have hoarded that will make you happy but how satisfied you are with what you have so far. A rich person can be the poorest wreck if he is not satisfied with what he already has and a materially poor can be happy if he is satisfied with the little he has.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Those who complain that fate is against them will have a hard time finding happiness in their lives
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Never declare Fate your enemy; she does not take lightly declarations of war. Declare your friendship to her instead, and smile in hope of better days.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Some beliefs are so strongly held that some believers are ready to lose their heads rather than the belief they carry therein
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The internet is killing the art of writing. The big publish button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!-
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When something looks impossible, don't give up without testing its impossibility
Bangambiki Habyarimana
As you fight any war, sometimes the result may be defeat. Learn to be heroic even in your defeats.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Life is a dream. We wake up when we die
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Life has a meaning but do not set out to find out. Just live it out.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
This life is not perfect, live it to the full, it's all we have
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You will always find all the time you need in the world to do what you love. If you can't find the time, it's not important for you
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Good gods are scarce because the majority of gods are created by evil men
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Why do religious believers hate unbelievers? The feel threatened by them, they feel besieged by them. Religions consider themselves as separate tribes in their own rights and feel like unbelievers will one day overrun their strongholds
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Every word that comes after And the Lord told me. . . is a pious lie
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Some people are so stiff and inhumane as the dogma's they believe in
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Spiritual leaders, priests and prophets are lamps burning in the dark, seeking meaning for humanity.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Give me something to worship; whatever. Cries the human soul
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Science cannot disprove god. Science studies the things that are. The eternal question is who or what made them to be
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Once you believe that god is not a private property of anybody, you are on your way to becoming a new messiah. Maybe your own if not the world's
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Religion should teach about hope to come for all, not terror for some
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Apologetics=faith is weak, lets defend it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
One man's faith is considered idolatry by another
Bangambiki Habyarimana
There is nothing behind the curtains of religions, people put there whatever their imaginations can fathom
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Why doesn't the pope convert to Calvinism? Why doesn't the Dalai Lama, convert to Christianity, why doesn't Billy Graham convert to Islam, Why doesn't the Ayatollahs convert to Buddhism, Why isn't Buddhism swept away? Religious leaders know that all religions are equal; they know that no one of them has the monopoly to the knowledge of God. They know that each religion is trying to find the hidden God and that no one religion can claim to have found him beyond doubt. That's why they remain where they are and respect each other.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
What is needed is not that a religion be true, meaning that what it claims exist beyond the ink it is written with in a holy book. That is hard to prove. What is important is that a religion be a good system to help us mere mortal deal with our short and troubled life in the universe. Whether what we hope for in the afterlife materializes or not is not important, what is important is that we believe it will materialize and that gives us hope.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If you believe that God is good and that He loves you without regard to whom you are or what you do, you will worship Him wholeheartedly. You will praise him with thanksgiving. If you believe He is angry against you, you will come to him with fear and trying to appease his anger. And you don't know when His anger will be over. Such a god keeps you in a perpetual psychological anguish. That is the typical kind of god we usually worship. That is the typical god approved by authority.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
God has not yet revealed himself to no one in no unclear terms. Religions are attempts to find him; on that level they are all equal
Bangambiki Habyarimana
A spiritual realm is more obedient than a temporal one. In a spiritual realm, people obey the Supreme Being through his priests; in a temporal realm people don't obey wholeheartedly as they distrust their corrupt officials.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
No holy book is more inspired than the other. They are all inspired according to their gods.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Anyone can write a holy book, if he feels god is calling him to do so
Bangambiki Habyarimana
No one knows what god thinks of anything. He only knows and no one can claim to penetrate into his mysteries. Those who do that are liars and must be avoided at all costs
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The eyes of god are upon you, I mean the eyes of society. We are prisoners of societies in which we live
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You take away my golden dreams and my visions of paradise, in its place you wake me up and hand me your reasons and facts and crude reality. You have ruined my life. If I commit murder or hang myself, let the god I used to pray to repay you in full.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Theology is like assuming that there is a black cat in a dark room where in fact there is no black cat, and endeavoring to study the cat's properties and how it may have evolved from its ancestors.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If we believe that god is the creator of evil, maybe there is evil also in heaven, if that is the case, we are not out of the woods yet
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Don't create unbelief or doubt in people's minds. When you do so you ruin their lives and you have nothing to give them in its place. It's ok if people delude themselves; those delusions keep their day running.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
All religions are man-made; God has not yet revealed himself beyond doubt to anybody.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Can really anybody put his hand on his heart and profess to know beyond doubt what happens on the other side of this life?
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When you have doubts about God, the right position to take is agnosticism, atheism is outright arrogance
Bangambiki Habyarimana
My gut instinct is that these heavens and hells exist nowhere else except in our hearts and minds
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I believe only in one God, creator of everything that exists, visible and invisible, good and evil. I believe that he will ultimately save every soul and give it eternal life.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
There is no difference between ancient and modern paganism. Christianity has five gods: three that band together against one who apparently has managed to stand his ground for millennia, and a mother of god who is worshiped at the same level as the other members of the quadrinity
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's impossible to do science without faith. Sometimes scientists build theories on the premises of faulty assumptions until they discover they were in error and begin again from square one until they discover the true theory. It's quite different with theologians, they build false theory upon false theory until they give you detailed descriptions of heaven and hell and construct dogmas to protect their errors and if you dare say they are in error they condemn you to eternal damnation they arrived at through false theories
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Belief in God puts our life on autopilot. We know that someone up there is watching us and is in control. Losing our faith puts off the autopilot, we have to run it manually, and check if everything is alright for ourselves. No wonder religion has a wide appeal; most of us are lazy and would like a supreme being to be in charge
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Religion is a theory about everything that needs to be proved only after death; those who prove or disprove it never come back to us to tell the story
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The more time you invest into studying religion, the more likely you are to disbelieve in the gods
Bangambiki Habyarimana
All religions are guesswork
Bangambiki Habyarimana
On close analysis, it would seem that there is a possibility that we are god's robots
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Don't curse the gods; you will feel shame when you have to call on them for help
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Yes an atheist priest can perfectly minister to a believing congregation and miracles can happen in that congregation. Miracles depend on the faith of the believer, not that of the officiant. A bartender who never takes alcohol can serve alcohol to his clients. What is necessary is that the priest believes he is doing the good work. The congregation needs faith and it helps them. It would be evil to deny them such a service in the name of his lack of faith. - Bangambiki Habyarimana
Bangambiki Habyarimana
God is powerful. Even those who claim not to believe in him fear him. Though their mouths may confess to disbelieve in him, their hearts yearn for him.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
All atheists will go to heaven. If god exists, not believing in him does not take him away and he cannot justly condemn those who seek him earnestly and cannot find him. He would even reward their earnest search for him.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
He is an atheist anyone who does not believe in my god and the wrath of god is upon him; I am in my right to meet that wrath on him, thunders the fanatic
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You can't have it both ways. Either you believe in my god or you go to hell
Bangambiki Habyarimana
All religions are revealed and inspired. After all nothing happens without the will of god.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's utter arrogance to think that we can know what god ought to be or do. If we don't understand we must continue our search or recognize our ignorance
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Much terror in religion is not the will of god, it is created by power hungry clerics who thirst for absolute power and claim it for god. God does not seek power, he is already powerful.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Religion is pure hypnosis
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Each mind conceives god in its own way. There may be as many variation of the god figure as there are people in the world
Bangambiki Habyarimana
What if a man could write everything that came into his mind. You could find there gems of wisdom, depth of utter despair, heights of the most cherished hopes, killing fields where we slaughter our enemies, moments of faith and moments of doubts, dark chambers where we commit infidelity against our partners, counting the goods we have stolen, hell nightmares, heaven blessedness, cursing of our enemies and blessing of our friends, and many other things. If one could write his mind, it would be a mirror to other minds where they could find themselves and not feel as the only wretched souls in existence. Go on then, write your mind in a book and publish it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Atheists are the most honest of the human race. These people are unable to live a double life; they are unable to lie to themselves. Of course it's an evolutionary handicap, and if that handicap was widespread, our species would run the risk of extinction
Bangambiki Habyarimana
An atheist is a disappointed true believer; he is an angry and hungry soul who has failed to find a real god to whom he can anchor his hope
Bangambiki Habyarimana
From the club of what atheist call false hope and false god (which offer solace to weak minds), atheist are calling you to their club of no god and no hope (which offers nothing in return. Join the club only if you are a strong minded individual capable of handling your life alone without the help of gods. )
Bangambiki Habyarimana
An atheist is someone who is disappointed in his search of god. He is a man who strongly needed god but couldn't find him. Atheism is a cry of despair
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I know what is going on in the heart of an atheist. Deep anguish that there is nothing beyond, nothing to live for, nothing to give him hope. I know because I endured the same predicament.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
After losing faith, even an atheist feels a yawning void in his soul that needs filling; there is nothing imaginable that he can fill with it. It was all along meant to be filled with the sacred, with the unknown and unknowable power. That's the curse or blessing of humanity
Bangambiki Habyarimana
We all want to become more than we are, we want to live forever, that is why we hate death and create the afterlife.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Did you know you could destroy dragons? Dragons are not actually real, they just roar to scare you away from your goals. In fact they are afraid of determined heroes, they take flight at their approach
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Even if everybody says it's impossible, with determination, there is always something you can do. The last thing is to give up without trying.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You don't need to work hard to earn an empire; there is an army of slaves to do it for you.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Magic always happens when you direct your inner powers to the object you want to change.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Break your shackles and reach out to your freedom. Break to pieces whatever indoctrination and programming that holds you hostage. The world is yours. Get possession of it.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When you look down on yourself, you set an example on how others should treat you.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
An entrepreneur is a man who knows he can fail, but he does not accept to fail before he actually fails, and when he fails he learns from his errors and moves on.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The end of love looks like the beginning of war
Bangambiki Habyarimana
An evil woman sends her husband away and wails her evil fate
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Don't constantly make angry your wife. Once she throws you out of her heart, there is no appeal
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Men are handicapped in love, either in giving or in receiving. They consider love as a sign of weakness
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Forgiveness is all about love. Where love abounds, there forgiveness will not tarry
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If someone can't forgive, it's because he does not love
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Respect is love in action
Bangambiki Habyarimana
There is no amount of sin a loving heart cannot forgive.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When something or someone you dearly love is snatched away from you, something of you go with it. You become emotionally amputated
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Sometimes I reach the highest heights of hope, at other times I reach the deepest of despair. Sometimes I am happy, at other times I am sad. At some point I am a believer, and at some other time an unbeliever. Sometimes I love, some other times I hate. That's what it means to be human.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
By your behavior you send signals on how people should treat you
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If you aren't destroying your enemies, it's because you have been conquered and assimilated, you do not even have an idea of who your enemies are. You have been brainwashed into believing you are your own enemy, and you are set against yourself. The enemy is laughing at you as you tear yourself to pieces. That is the most effective warfare an enemy can launch on his foes: confounding them.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
What is life but an ongoing war?
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Keep calm and live
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Don't ignore your dreams, in them your soul is awake and you are your true self.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Dreams, just dreams, it's all illusion
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Never close your hands in the face of evil fate; get up and rebel against it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's the duty of every man to free himself. Never accept to live an underdog's life in god's world.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Every revolution starts with the aim to help the poor, but when the poor get it they forget who they were and become the new oppressors. The cycle goes on forever
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Let no one ever intimidate you, you are standing on no one's ground. But again, some have claimed the earth as their own and usurped power from the rest of us. But they are usurpers; power belongs to every one of us. Seek it as much as possible. There is no shame in that. In fact it's a necessity. Either you have power or you are trampled to death in the stampede to get to the top
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The greatest thieves are not caught. Not because it's not known that they are thieves but because you cannot accuse them of robbery and live. These thieves are praised as national heroes and liberators or as successful entrepreneurs.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The universe runs on the principle that one who can exert the most evil on other creatures runs the show.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Once you are in power, never forget those who put you there. Deal with those who think they can do better than you and those who think you are god's representative on earth. Deal with each other according to his actions
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Can anyone maintain power without lying? It looks to me like living without breathing. Morality apart, I think some evils are part and parcel of nature and we cannot do without them. Sometimes evil is even necessary to run this evil nature.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I think this business of good vs. evil is of no interest to the power hungry
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If you are my food, how am I supposed to feel pity towards you? That would mean starvation for me. A hungry leopard told a fallen, panting, imploring gazelle
Bangambiki Habyarimana
If anyone rises to power, it's not only because he could, but also because the stars were aligned in his favor. Many with apparent means to take it failed simply because they weren't destined for the honor
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Powerless=lifeless.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
My wife does not need the whole country to play politics with. We are only the two of us at home but she plays the highest form of politics with me. That's why I don't understand her ways. I think I need to do a bit of political science to understand her
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's unfortunate to be bitten by political ambition. The deadly disease causes a man to want to access power by all means either by sacrificing others to its altar or by sacrificing himself when he fails.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Life is politics, you do it or it does you
Bangambiki Habyarimana
In politics what you see is not what you get
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The Golden Mean is for the weakling, it was not meant for the likes of Alexander the Great, Cyrus, Pharaohs, or Hitlers of the world
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Power hungry=life loving
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Politicians know it's a game of power, every politician at every level, even in the common of mortals.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nothing is sweeter and addictive than power, the unlucky soul this demon possesses, if he is not sacrificed on its altar will sacrifice others himself to get it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
In leadership, the way up is down. Serve before you get served
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You need to have the means to impose yourself
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It's ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I am not a supporter of burning books; but like poison, some books should be kept away from simple minds who can't take in the strong content they provide
Bangambiki Habyarimana
One author said I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history. It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Never laugh at the fate of others, you are the next
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nature tells the truth as it is; it has no euphemism
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nature cannot be bribed, when the necessary conditions are not met, it does not happen
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's natural for people to feel superior to those under them. It requires a conscious effort to value those less fortunate than you are.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
As long as there will be something to conquer, world peace will be a pipe dream
Bangambiki Habyarimana
World peace can be achieved only if there is nothing left to conquer
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Peace is something you only have when your enemy is gone. Either after you have turned him into a friend or vanquished him
Bangambiki Habyarimana
It's useless to disarm the hands, if the heart remains armed
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Pain is the University of Life
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When we are healthy, wealthy and powerful, we forget about our mortality. It's only when irreparable cracks set in that we come back to reality.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Don't tell your friend you are fighting with your wife, it gives him pleasure
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Before marriage, man seeks woman, in marriage woman seeks man
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Before marriage man prays that god give him a wife, after marriage he prays that god save him from her.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nothing annoys in this world as a nagging wife
Bangambiki Habyarimana
After a long time in laboratories, psychologists have discovered the holy grail of a happy marriage: I applied it and it didn't work
Bangambiki Habyarimana
You don't need a great cathedral for a great marriage. All you need is fate to be on your side
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Husband: a former boyfriend
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Wife: a former girlfriend
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I came into marriage with love but when I got there she refused the dictatorship and fled away, I and my wife are looking for her. Anyone who finds her please contact us. We swear not to harm her again
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Before marriage a man prays that she accepts, after marriage a woman prays that he accepts
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I thought it was love. No, it wasn't. It was marriage
Bangambiki Habyarimana
A man should not compete with his wife in talk but in silence
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Married life is not for the faint hearted. Sometimes it can look like an ugly battlefield
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Sometimes divorce is the best thing that can happen to marriage
Bangambiki Habyarimana
I thought there was no use for me in reading Sun Tzu and Machiavelli because I am neither a warrior nor a politician, but it turned out to be useful when I married
Bangambiki Habyarimana
To the bachelor, the language of women is mystery. In those matters, a married man is already a scholar
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Never advise a man against his wife or a wife against his husband. When they come together again you will be the archenemy. When they separate, the fault will all be yours
Bangambiki Habyarimana
When a man marries, it's proof he can't govern his life. He needs a governess
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Marriage is but a consolidation of resources