What is another word for holy text?

Pronunciation: [hˈə͡ʊli tˈɛkst] (IPA)

"Holy text" is a term widely used to refer to the sacred texts of various religions. However, there are a plethora of other synonyms that can be used to describe these revered texts. For instance, in the context of Christianity, the Holy Bible is often referred to as the scripture, the word of God or the gospel. In Hinduism, the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita are referred to as the sacred scriptures. In Islam, the Quran is referred to as the holy book or the sacred text. Synonyms for "holy text" thus vary depending on the religion or belief system. Nonetheless, all such texts are integral to the beliefs and practices of the respective religions.

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Famous quotes with Holy text

  • Since September 11, 2001, I have often thought that perhaps it was fortunate for the world that the attackers targeted the World Trade Center instead of the Statue of Liberty, for if they had destroyed our sacred symbol of democracy I fear we as Americans would have been unable to keep ourselves from indulging in paroxysms of revenge of a sort the world has never seen before. If that had happened, it would have befouled the meaning of the Statue of Liberty beyond any hope of subsequent redemption — if there were any people left to care. I have learned from my students that this upsetting thought of mine is subject to several unfortunate misconstruals, so let me expand on it to ward them off. The killing of thousands of innocents in the World Trade Center was a heinous crime, much more evil than the destruction of the Statue of Liberty would have been. And, yes, the World Trade Center was a much more appropriate symbol of al Qaeda's wrath than the Statue of Liberty would have been, but for that very reason it didn't mean as much, as a symbol, . It was Mammon and Plutocrats and Globalization, not Lady Liberty. I do suspect that the fury with which Americans would have responded to the unspeakable defilement of our cherished national symbol, the purest image of our aspirations as a democracy, would have made a sane and measured response extraordinarily difficult. This is the great danger of symbols — they can become too "sacred". An important task for religious people of all faiths in the twenty-first century will be spreading the conviction that there are no acts more dishonorable than harming "infidels" of one stripe or another for "disrespecting" a flag, a cross, a holy text.
    Daniel Dennett
  • For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true Church Militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks; Call fire and sword and desolation, A godly thorough reformation, Which always must be carried on, And still be doing, never done; As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended.Compound for sins they are inclin'd to, By damning those they have no mind toAll piety consists therein In them, in other men all sin...
    Samuel Butler (poet)
  • And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
    Thomas Gray

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