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I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That's my religion.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

Mahatma Gandhi

My religion encompasses all religions. I believe in God, I believe in the universe. I believe you are god, I believe I am god, I believe the earth is god, and the universe is god. We're all god.

Ray Bradbury

God has no religion.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple, the philosophy is kindness.

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived not taught.

Herman Hesse

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

Forget sex, or politics, or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.

Swami Vivekananda

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

The Bible is literature, not dogma.

George Santayana

My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein

Religion is not a department of life, it is something that enters into the whole of it.

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social political and religious. All act and react upon one another.

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

Orson Welles

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.

I have as much authority as the Pope I just don't have as many people who believe it.

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.

David Herbert Lawrence

I read the book of Job last night I don't think God comes out well in it.

Virginia Woolf

Religion is lovable because it is loved. Philosophy is loved because it is lovable.

Aristotle

I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it, that's my religion.

Alice Walker

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same but the medical practice changes.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

One's own religion is, after all, a matter between oneself and one's Maker, and no one else's.

Mahatma Gandhi

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics, a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory.

Richard Dawkins

Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick, which has not broken its way through its shell, might form of the outside world.

Buddha

World belongs to humanity, not this leader, that leader, or that king, or prince, or religious leader. World belongs to humanity.

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Albert Einstein

Religious belief itself is an adaptation that has evolved because we're hard-wired to form tribalistic religions.

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

I tend to believe that religious dogma is a consequence of evolution.

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.

Mahatma Gandhi

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.

Unity is vital for all wherever they are and whatever their country, religion or sex. Love should be the unifying force.

Sai Baba

Men create gods after their own image not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.

It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down the spirit within - that you can begin to take control.

I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up - they have no holidays.

Joy in the universe and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.

John Burroughs

Education must remove hatred between the pilgrims on the various roads to God. There is only one God, one Goal, one Law, one Truth, one Religion, and one Reason.

True religion is real living, living with all one's soul with all one's goodness and righteousness.

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

Richard M. Nixon

Theology is never any help, it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

Helen Keller

God's love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.

Desmond Tutu

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range some people are loathsome and some are delightful.

Margaret Mead

You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing

I'm a Muslim but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

Providence has its appointed hour for everything. We cannot command results, we can only strive.

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

Richard Dawkins

Ten commandments, yet seven deadly sins: conflict?

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be true.

Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.

Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths

Muhammad Ali

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance, and art would be useless.

Honore de Balzac

We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift

Wealth, religion, military, victory, have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.

All humanity is passion, without passion religion, history, novels, art, would be ineffectual.

Honore de Balzac

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

America's a melting pot, all races, cultures, religious choices.

The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe forms my idea of God.

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older, then it dawned on me . . they're cramming for their final exam.

All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No no man was made for immortality.

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

I'm a Christian by choice.

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education, or of government, by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.

But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

Watch?? I'm gonna pray Man! Know any good religions?

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god, it has of course powerful muscles but no personality.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand they do less easily move against him believing that he has the gods on his side.

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

When God Himself comes down to serve man He will indeed be pleased if you too serve man.

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.

For where God built a church there the Devil would also build a chapel.

No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

Mark Twain

Well I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they've had forever. And they've been overrun by organized religion which has had a lot of money and power.

Alice Walker

Communism has decided against God against Christ against the Bible and against all religion.

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

Counting is the religion of this generation, it is its hope and its salvation.

Gertrude Stein

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.

Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence, but we thought if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that.

Richard Dawkins

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology, but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight, and focused attention.

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

Religion is preserved by wealth, knowledge by diligent practice, a king by conciliatory words, and a home by a dutiful housewife.

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.

Religion, in its humility, restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

George Santayana

A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.

No matter the nationality no matter the religion no matter the ethnic background America brings out the best in people.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

If we must not act save on a certainty we ought not to act on religion for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty sea voyages battles!

The seven deadly sins: Want of money bad health bad temper chastity family ties knowing that you know things and believing in the Christian religion.

Samuel Butler

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

The four pillars of government . . . (which are religion justice counsel and treasure).

Francis Bacon

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

True character arises from a deeper well than religion.

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors interpreting them as facts then you are in trouble.

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. (This is also true of religion although you will not find me saying so in print.)

There must be something solemn serious and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad it must not grin or snicker, if sad it must not scream or curse.

William James

My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.

Like religion politics and family planning cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary profound and alive.

In nearly every religion I am aware of there is a variation of the golden rule. And even for the non-religious it is a tenet of people who believe in humanistic principles.

Hillary Clinton

It's not surprising then they get bitter they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Barack Obama

It (modern philosophy) certainly exacts a surrender of all supernaturalism and fixed dogma and rigid institutionalism, with which Christianity has been historically associated.

Of all religions the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.

The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music

Religious freedom opens a door for Americans that is closed to too many others around the world. But whether we walk through that door and what we do with our lives after we do is up to us.

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true if once understood.

Max Muller

Selfishness is the only real atheism, aspiration unselfishness the only real religion.

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.

Whether one believes in a religion or not and whether one believes in rebirth or not there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

All religions develop become exclusive become divisive and quarrelsome.

Oceans are many but Water is one,Religions are many but God is one,

Science without religion is lame religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.

Carl Sandburg

I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it that's OK too. It's whatever suits you.

Clint Eastwood

Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience it just became one.

There's naught no doubt so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

Sigmund Freud

Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise every expanded prospect.

I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.

Christina Aguilera

All religions have been made by men.

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.

In spiritual terms all of mankind belongs to one and the same class race and religion.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality.

Religion flourishes in greater purity without than with the aid of Government.

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.

Eric Hoffer

I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend and the Talmud and the Alcoran than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince atheism because his ordinary works convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Francis Bacon

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

Woodrow Wilson

The Christian religion though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Edmund Burke

Hey I'm a Catholic deer hunter I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.

Paul Ryan

Religions take donations and don't pay taxes.

Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence.

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque or synagogue, seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.

Patrick Henry

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.

If you have a particular faith or religion that is good. But you can survive without it.

I believe in the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice loving mercy and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.

Thomas Paine

I don't necessarily believe in organized religion.

It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with, instead of blessed with.

Mitt Romney

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable and have every word received with a religious respect.

We know too much and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion and so is our religion.

All ideologies are idiotic whether religious or political for it is conceptual thinking the conceptual word which has so unfortunately divided man.

Religion is all bunk.

Never have hatred toward any religion.

Irreligion - the principal one of the great faiths of the world.

We can live without religion and meditation but we cannot survive without human affection.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions but follows religiously the new.

The very problem of mind and body suggests division, I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion morals and science, the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education in religion in the materialism of business and the aloofness of "intellectuals" from life in the whole separation of knowledge and practice -- all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.

As with the Christian religion the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.

Happiness is a mystery like religion and should never be rationalised.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Religions which condemn the pleasures of sense drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell

Prisons are built with stones of Law Brothels with bricks of Religion.

Here's the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else.

Bob Dylan

Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.

Each religion by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.

George Santayana

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.

If I had to choose a religion the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

Just in terms of allocation of time resources religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

I'm religiously opposed to religion.

I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!

And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together.

James Madison

Skeptical scrutiny is the means in both science and religion by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

Carl Sagan

Religion is three-fourths character. Only those who preserve character can be pronounced truly religious.

Religion strives to destroy just this vicious tendency, so it has to be supported and not condemned. What has to be condemned is the narrow perverted attitude of hating those who do not agree with Sai Baba

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion, but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.

What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France

I'm not religious but I'm very spiritual.

Follow your cultural and religious customs in your own home, but do not attempt to impose them on society. Rather than this, love each person as your own brother or sister, not seeing him or her as belonging to another creed, religion or country.

I consider him who does not act religiously as dead though living but he who dies acting religiously unquestionably lives long though he is dead.

He who possesses art and science has religion, he who does not possess them needs religion.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you later not a lesser but a greater thing.

David Herbert Lawrence

All religions exhort man to cleanse the heart of malice, greed, hate and anger. All religions hold out the gift of Grace as the prize for success in this cleaning process.

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion as organized in its Churches has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.

We ought to recognize that religious strife is not the consequence of differences among people. It's about conflicts between creation stories.

We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the Nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government it's surest support.

George Washington

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

Pope John Paul II

I do not believe in immortality of the individual and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

I ask you to pray for me for once age has overtaken us we find consolation only in religion.

Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams

The one thing that unites all human beings regardless of age gender religion or ethnic background is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men - from mothers most of all who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

Every religion is good that teaches man to be good, and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean there's a certain patience a certain discipline I think that religion helps you achieve.

George W. Bush

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life by indifference by philosophy and by religion.

Charles Caleb Colton

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion self-discipline that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.

Music is my religion.

Jimi Hendrix

What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope... It is not a reflection of all religious people.

A man came up to me on the street and said I used to be messed up out of my mind on drugs but now I'm messed up out of my mind on Jeeesus Chriiist

The religious is any activity pursued in behalf of an ideal end against obstacles and in spite of threats of personal loss because of its general and enduring value.

It is a truism that almost any sect cult or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.

There's no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.

Dwight L. Moody

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity it destroys religion it destroys states it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.

Martin Luther

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics in religion in philosophy as cause for withdrawing from a friend.

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.

Religious austerities should be practiced alone study by two and singing by three. A journey should be undertaken by four agriculture by five and war by many together.

Chanakya

Religion is the opium of the masses.

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

Dwight L. Moody

To say that authority whether secular or religious supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.

The woman who fasts and observes religious vows without the permission of her husband shortens his life and goes to hell.

Chanakya

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

In this context religion means the religion of love. This is the only religion in the world. There is only one caste the caste of humanity.

Sai Baba

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

No religion has a separate God showering grace only on those who profess to abide by that faith.

Sai Baba

The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith Self-less service and the process of Dedication.

Sai Baba

Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven the best to hell.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Atheism leaves a man to sense to philosophy to natural piety to laws to reputation, all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue even if religion vanished, but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy i

Francis Bacon

We have in England a particular bashfulness in everything that regards religion.

Joseph Addison

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.

Bertrand Russell

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind tyranny in religion is the worst.

Thomas Paine

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Voltaire

The main business of religions is to purify control and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

Alexis de Tocqueville

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.

Richard Dawkins

Science and religion are the two most powerful forces in the world. Having them at odds... is not productive.

E. O. Wilson

Religious persecutors are not believers they are rascals.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.

Voltaire

After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The basic lesson that each Religion teaches is to surrender to the sovereign-will of God and leave the consequences of deeds well done to the Lord Himself. It is His will and your only duty is to shape yourself into a fit instrument.

The basic Truth in all religions irrespective of country or race is one and the same.

Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.

Learning is a friend on the journey, a wife in the house, medicine in sickness, and religious merit is the only friend after death.

Chanakya

I'm a student of world religion so to me it's hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.

Will Smith

We must respect the other fellow's religion but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

H. L. Mencken

I do not believe in revealed religion - I will have nothing to do with your immortality, we are miserable enough in this life without speculating on another

The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion whether it's Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity.

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing religion will always be sacrificed.

Epictetus

I think it's been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.

P. J. O'Rourke

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

Lucille Ball

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?

P. J. O'Rourke

My country is the world and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine

To have ability for eating when dishes are ready at hand to be robust and virile in the company of one's religiously wedded wife and to have a mind for making charity when one is prosperous are the fruits of no ordinary austerities.

Chanakya

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age, but if so it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door and this dragon is religion.

Bertrand Russell

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

Alan Watts

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion not freedom from religion.

Billy Graham

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion - I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more - I could be martyred for my religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that.

John Keats

I never saw heard nor read that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular but some degree of persecution.

Jonathan Swift

Ultimately America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

Robert Kennedy

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them and that is the Christian religion.

Patrick Henry

Creeds ritual religion and different theologies are all derived from man Sai Baba

Brotherhood is Religion!

William Blake

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead they overlap and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Barack Obama

Since Castro took power the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion no freedom of the press no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

Mitt Romney

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Edmund Burke

In other words a person who is fanatic in matters of religion and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.

Alan Watts

The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.

Desmond Tutu

It would be intolerant if I advocated the banning of religion but of course I never have.

Richard Dawkins

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness, the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Dalai Lama

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion if they can find out what it is.

Charles Lamb

Religious persecution may shield itself under the guise of a mistaken and over-zealous piety.

Edmund Burke

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Stendhal

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

John Keats

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.

Niccolo Machiavelli

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Religious fanatics want people to switch off their own minds ignore the evidence and blindly follow a holy book based upon private 'revelation'.

Richard Dawkins

Once again we come to the Holiday Season a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way by going to the mall of his choice.

Dave Barry

Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime perversion and insanity.

H. P. Lovecraft

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

Thomas Paine

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.

Alexis de Tocqueville

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Thomas Jefferson

In politics as in religion it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Alexander Hamilton

If religion were true its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity, but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.

H. P. Lovecraft

A one sentence definition of mythology? "Mythology" is what we call someone else's religion

Joseph Campbell
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