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Religion Quotes

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

MOHANDAS GANDHI

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

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

HENRY WARD BEECHER

I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness. For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged. 1816, in a letter to Mrs. H. Harrison Smith

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

ALBERT CAMUS

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL

If God did not exist it would be necessary for us to invent Him.

VOLTAIRE

If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."

MARGARET SMITH

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

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

If I were personally to define religion I would say that it is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance. (attributed)

THEODORE DREISER

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

LENNY BRUCE

If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.

JAMES BALDWIN

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.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.

WILLIAM ROBERTSON SMITH

In laying hands upon the sacred ark of absolute permanency, in treating the forms that had been regarded as types of fixity and perfection as originating and passing away, the Origin of Species introduced a mode of thinking that in the end was bound to transform the logic of knowledge, and hence the treatment of morals, politics, and religion. The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy

JOHN DEWEY

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. Autobiography, 1959

MARK TWAIN

In the faces of men and women I see God.

WALT WHITMAN

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.

THOMAS ERSKINE

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

DOUGLAS ADAMS

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.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

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

THOMAS JEFFERSON

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

H. L. MENCKEN

It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.

MOHANDAS K. GANDHI

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

HELEN KELLER

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.

PEARL S. BUCK

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

HELEN KELLER

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.

BILL MAHER

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.

BILL GATES

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.

BILL GATES

Let us revere, let us worship, but erect and open-eyed, the highest, not the lowest; the future, not the past!

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

GILBERT K. CHESTERTON

Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.

SOPHIA LYON FAHS

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in your reading have been like the blast of triumph out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.

MARK TWAIN

Mankind has always been but one humanity. We still are. It may even be prophesied that we probably always will be. Our great problem is and has been for ages, how to live with each other, with our fellow human beings. Religion in its core is what Jesus and Buddha and Lao Tzu and all the other sages have declared it to be: loving one another.

KENNETH PATTON

Many people think they have religion when they are troubled with dyspepsia.

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

BLAISE PASCAL

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

THOMAS PAINE

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.

ROBERT HEINLEIN

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN

One of my less pleasant chores when I was young was to read the Bible from one end to the other. Reading the Bible straight through is at least 70 percent discipline, like learning Latin. But the good parts are, of course, simply amazing. God is an extremely uneven writer, but when He's good, nobody can touch Him. NYT Book Review, Jan 1983

JOHN GARDNER

Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.

ISAIAH BERLIN

Only greatly insolent people establish a religious law which is to be taken for granted by others, which should be accepted by everyone on faith, without any discussion or doubts. Why must people do this?

LEO TOLSTOY

Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it.

FRANCIS WRIGHT

Our religious institutions have far too often become handmaidens of the status quo, while the genuine religious experience is anything but that. True religion is by nature disruptive of what has been, giving birth to the eternally new.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Puritanism: the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H. L. MENCKEN

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.

PAUL TOURNIER

Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.

HOWARD NEMEROV

Religion can be defined as a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggles with the ultimate problems of human life.

MILTON YINGER

Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society, and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part, or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged.

WILLIAM ROBERTSON SMITH

Religion either makes men wise and virtuous, or it makes them set up false pretences to both.

WILLIAM HAZLITT

Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis.

SIGMUND FREUD

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

EDMUND BURKE

Religion is not something separate and apart from ordinary life. It is life -- life of every kind viewed from the standpoint of meaning and purpose: life lived in the fuller awareness of its human quality and spiritual significance.

A. POWELL DAVIES

Religion is the belief in an ever-living God, that is, in a Divine Mind and Will ruling the Universe and holding moral relations with mankind.

JAMES MARTINEAU

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.

FORREST CHURCH

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.

FREDERICK II

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.

IMMANUEL KANT

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern, a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary and which itself contains the answer to the question of the meaning of our life.

PAUL TILLICH

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON


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