Hoorah! A fellow 40k player! And as a matter of fact, it was the Inquisition that largely brought me there! BURN WITCH, BURN!
:o ahem Well then, from my time with the system, I’ve found that the whole 'deities are a result of the belief of psychicaly powerful/connected communities" to be more offensive than the brutality and psudo-dogmatic (yet totally awsome) rhetoric spouted by the Ecclisiarchy.
Some of the best of which I think are,
“To question is to doubt”
“To doubt is lack of faith” (St. Thomas has since shown me this is not so)
“The more I learn about these aliens, the more I come to understand what drives them, the more I hate them. I hate them for what they are and for what they may one day become. I hate them not because they hate us but because they are incapable of good, honest, human hatred.”
- Inquisitor Agmar On Tyranids
“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.”
“There are very few problems that can’t be solved by kicking in the door, and killing everyone.”
– Roboute Guilliman, Index Astartes Apocrypha
“Let’s see how those degenerate sophisticates handle a healthy dose of pure unreasoning voilence.”
- Commander Fleyitch on using Ogryns against Eldar.
‘With the blood of an enemy shall the marks be made upon the missile. Then bless the missile and present unto the mounting. Say the prayer of firing and curse the target. Do this rapidly lest the wrath of the weapon be wasted. Point the eye of the weapon so that it may see the object of its wrath. When the weapon has uttered its curse and eaten the soul of its victim, then shall you take up the next missile…’ - ‘Firing Rite’ (old recension)
“Victory needs no explanation, Defeat allows none!”
-Master Hunter Zarak, Victory over the Kroot despite odds.
I also always found the idea of nuns-with-guns to be really cool. See, here on earth, they just have rulers, and are twice as feared as the ]I.
(And while we’re here, ‘Die servant of the false emperor!’)