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Religion quotes by Joe Rogan
#1. Every single religion that has ever been on the face of the Earth, ever, is a cult. That's all they are. #Quote by Joe Rogan
Religion quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten
#2. The inner emptiness is the door
to God. #Quote by Swami Dhyan Giten
Religion quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#3. Religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Religion quotes by Bill Johnson
#4. The fear of making mistakes and not doing a particular ministry well has paralyzed many believers, and that is a tragedy. They fail to see that perfectionism is religion (form without power). Excellence is Kingdom. Saying yes to the King is the first step in discipleship. And being driven by love makes it impossible to remain stationary. #Quote by Bill Johnson
Religion quotes by Joan D. Chittister
#5. Benedict sets up a community, a family. And families, the honest among us will admit, are risky places to be if perfection is what y ou are expecting in life. #Quote by Joan D. Chittister
Religion quotes by Neale Donald Walsch
#6. I have not said your values are wrong. But neither are they right. They are simply judgments. Assessments. Decisions. For the most part, they are decisions made not by you, but by someone else. Your parents, perhaps. Your religion. Your teachers, historians, politicians. #Quote by Neale Donald Walsch
Religion quotes by John Campbell Shairp
#7. Criticism is not religion, and by no process can it be substituted for it. It is not the critic's eye, but the child's heart, that most truly discerns the countenance that looks out from the pages of the gospel. #Quote by John Campbell Shairp
Religion quotes by Katha Pollitt
#8. For me, religion is serious business - a farrago of authoritarian nonsense, misogyny and humble pie, the eternal enemy of human happiness and freedom. #Quote by Katha Pollitt
Religion quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#9. This is the line of life, this is the line of growth, and this is the line of well-being in India - to follow the track of religion. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Religion quotes by Fred Van Lente
#10. Fandom has a nasty tendency to absorb the surface appearances of a thing without ever bothering to internalize its underlying message.

Huh. I guess it is just like a religion #Quote by Fred Van Lente
Religion quotes by Link Wray
#11. But I don't believe in organised politics, organised religion, organised music, organised anything. #Quote by Link Wray
Religion quotes by Samuel Adams
#12. In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind. #Quote by Samuel Adams
Religion quotes by Albert J. LaChance
#13. Even greater shifts will be needed if we are to finally understand that we cannot continue to live on this planet as if it is nothing more than a collection of resources for us to exploit. A greater shift will be needed if we are to realize that no one religious tradition can lay claim to absolute "truth" and we must instead learn from each other in a mutually enhancing quest for conscious contact with the Sacred. #Quote by Albert J. LaChance
Religion quotes by Chuck Norris
#14. Where's Barack Obama when Christmas references are being erased from civic calendars? Is he crying out in defense of religious liberty and our First Amendment? Nope. He's as silent as a church mouse. And animosity toward religion continues to grow. #Quote by Chuck Norris
Religion quotes by Giannina Braschi
#15. Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. #Quote by Giannina Braschi
Religion quotes by Neel Burton
#16. Just as Prometheus delivered stolen fire to man, so Eve, and the serpent, delivered man into self-consciousness, setting him up, were it not for his short lifespan, as rival to God. At the same time, man's self-consciousness removed him from nature into a life of toil, doubt, fear, guilt, shame, blame, enmity, loneliness, and frailty - and the product of this separation, the fruit and flower of this exile, is, of course, culture. 'God,' said the writer Victor Hugo, 'made only water, but man made wine. #Quote by Neel Burton
Religion quotes by Rousas John Rushdoony
#17. Man as an Idea in neoplatonist religion is again an abstraction, less a monster and more a bad joke. The religious idea of man is of a bodiless being who works to undo his flesh, deny his appetites, and to rise above the ordinary requirements of the body. This abstraction has a horror of the material world as a kind of fatal allure seeking to corrupt his soul. But no man finds himself more beset by lust than the man who tries to deny he is a man. #Quote by Rousas John Rushdoony
Religion quotes by J. Vernon McGee
#18. There are only two kinds of religion in the world ... They all say, "Do, do, do." Only Christianity says, "Done." Christ has done it all. #Quote by J. Vernon McGee
Religion quotes by Deepak Chopra
#19. Religion has failed us. Christ was not a Christian. Buddha was not a Buddhist. Mohammed was not a Mohammedan. And yet ever since the dawn of history, we have engaged in conflict and war and terrorism and murder and racism and ethnocentrism and bigotry and prejudice in the name of God. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Religion quotes by Emanuel Swedenborg
#20. To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means. #Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg
Religion quotes by Robert Wright
#21. [I]f it be any part of religion to believe that man was made by a good Being, it is more consistent with that faith to believe, that this Being gave all human faculties that they might be cultivated and unfolded, not rooted out and consumed, and that he takes delight in every nearer approach made by his creatures to the ideal conception embodied in them, every increase in any of their capabilities of comprehension, of action, or of enjoyment. #Quote by Robert Wright
Religion quotes by Gary Malone
#22. The belief that the world was created yesterday seems to hold great appeal to those born at that time. #Quote by Gary Malone
Religion quotes by Lord Acton
#23. Fanaticism in religion is the alliance of the passions she condemns with the dogmas she professes. #Quote by Lord Acton
Religion quotes by Pierre-Jean De Beranger
#24. When in our days Religion is made a political engine, she exposes herself to having her sacred character forgotten. The most tolerant become intolerant towards her. Believers, who believe something else besides what she teaches, retaliate by attacking her in the very sanctuary itself. #Quote by Pierre-Jean De Beranger
Religion quotes by Suzy Kassem
#25. The parent is protector and trainer, but never the ultimate teacher. Every parent is responsible for teaching their kid basic moral conduct, manners, the difference between love and hate, and right from wrong. However, after maturity, the child must set off to seek knowledge on their own. Religion is never to be forced. And you cannot threaten your child with hell and tell them your religion is the only right way. There is no one right way. The many ways to the Creator are as varied as the colors of a rainbow. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Religion quotes by William Winwood Reade
#26. A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. #Quote by William Winwood Reade
Religion quotes by Mark Twain
#27. Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion #Quote by Mark Twain
Religion quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#28. Trouble is here. It is for a purpose. Use it for the purpose for which it was intended - to help you grow. Thank God for your troubles. #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Religion quotes by Virginia Euwer Wolff
#29. We're so mixed up about religion in this culture. We say the Pledge of Allegiance, 'under God indivisible,' but there's no prayer in the schools. I would be so untethered without my personal faith. I wouldn't be able to go through a day - but that's my own experience. #Quote by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Religion quotes by Pierre Abelard
#30. I had wished to find in philosophy and religion a remedy for my disgrace; I searched out an asylum to secure me from love ... duty, reason and decency, which upon other occasions have some power over me, are here useless. The Gospel is a language I do not understand when it opposes my passion ... but when love has once been sincere how difficult it is to determine to love no more! 'Tis a thousand times more easy to renounce the world than love. I hate this deceitful, faithless world; I think no more of it ... #Quote by Pierre Abelard
Religion quotes by Galileo Galilei
#31. After an injunction had been judicially intimated to me by this Holy Office, to the effect that I must altogether abandon the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center of the world, and moves, and that I must not hold, defend, or teach in any way whatsoever, verbally or in writing, the said false doctrine, and after it had been notified to me that the said doctrine was contrary to Holy Scripture - I wrote and printed a book in which I discuss this new doctrine already condemned, and adduce arguments of great cogency in its favor, without presenting any solution of these, and for this reason I have been pronounced by the Holy Office to be vehemently suspected of heresy, that is to say, of having held and believed that the Sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center and moves:

Therefore, desiring to remove from the minds of your Eminences, and of all faithful Christians, this vehement suspicion, justly conceived against me, with sincere heart and unfeigned faith I abjure, curse, and detest the aforesaid errors and heresies, and generally every other error, heresy, and sect whatsoever contrary to the said Holy Church, and I swear that in the future I will never again say or assert, verbally or in writing, anything that might furnish occasion for a similar suspicion regarding me; but that should I know any heretic, or person suspected of heresy, I will denounce him #Quote by Galileo Galilei
Religion quotes by Spencer W. Kimball
#32. Modern scientific findings harmonize with revelation through the ages. No conflict exists between the gospel and any truth ... All true principles are a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no principle that we need to fear. #Quote by Spencer W. Kimball
Religion quotes by Pope John Paul II
#33. On one hand the eternal attraction of man towards femininity (cf. Gn. 2:23) frees in him-or perhaps it should free-a gamut of spiritual-corporal desires of an especially personal and "sharing" nature (cf. analysis of the "beginning"), to which a proportionate pyramid of values corresponds. On the other hand, "lust" limits this gamut, obscuring the pyramid of values that marks the perennial attraction of male and female. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Religion quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#34. Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Religion quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#35. Brave people believe in a higher power than themselves. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Religion quotes by Patrick Wilson
#36. I am fascinated with religion or things that people believe in and question that. I think it's interesting. #Quote by Patrick Wilson
Religion quotes by Ilchi Lee
#37. Earth Citizens recognize themselves as members of a planetary community, instead of as members of a single nation, religion, or organization. And, most importantly, they live that awareness. #Quote by Ilchi Lee
Religion quotes by Robert M. Price
#38. If, when we compare two versions of a story, the second known to be a retelling of the first, and find that the second has more of a miraculous element, we may reasonably conclude we have legendary (or midrashic or whatever) embellishment. The tale has grown in the telling. This sort of comparison is common in extrabiblical research and no one holds that it cannot properly indicate legend formation there. #Quote by Robert M. Price
Religion quotes by Sigmund Freud
#39. The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass-delusions of this kind. No one, needless to say, who shares a delusion ever recognizes it as such ... #Quote by Sigmund Freud
Religion quotes by Jenna Miscavige Hill
#40. Of course, the tricky thing about these little questions was that, once I started asking them, it was hard to stop. #Quote by Jenna Miscavige Hill
Religion quotes by Donald Trump
#41. We are not talking about isolation. We're talking about security. We're not talking about religion. We're talking about security. Our country is out of control. People are pouring across the southern border. I will build a wall. It will be a great wall. People will not come in unless they come in legally. Drugs will not pour through that wall. #Quote by Donald Trump
Religion quotes by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
#42. People know me by the way I live my life, not by the labels I wear, and that means we can hold all sorts of conversations and learn from each other in a way that would not happen if there were the walls of ignorant prejudice between us.
Oisce #Quote by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Religion quotes by Oscar Wilde
#43. Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Religion quotes by Idries Shah
#44. I will not serve God like a labourer, in expectation of my wages. #Quote by Idries Shah
Religion quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#45. I know of no crime that has not been defended by the church, in one form or other. The church is not a pioneer; it accepts a new truth, last of all, and only when denial has become useless. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Religion quotes by Aron Ra
#46. So secular humanism is not a religion in any sense, legal or otherwise, and neither is atheism. Religion must include a professed conviction, and mythical characters hardly counts as that. So atheism alone is no more a religion than health is a disease. One may as well argue over which brand of car pedestrians drive. #Quote by Aron Ra
Religion quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#47. The United States Constitutional Convention, except for three or four persons, thought prayers unnecessary. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Religion quotes by Donald Miller
#48. I used love like money, but love doesn't work like money. It is not a commodity. When we barter with it, we all lose. When the church does not love it's enemies, it fuels their rage. It makes them hate us more. #Quote by Donald Miller
Religion quotes by Adrian Rogers
#49. If your religion has not changed your life, youd better change your religion. #Quote by Adrian Rogers
Religion quotes by Mark Twain
#50. The Jabalites ... They worship no god; and if we in goodness of heart do send a missionary to show them the way of life, they listen with respect to all he hath to say, and then they eat him. This doth tend to hinder the spread of light. #Quote by Mark Twain
Religion quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#51. I may grow rich by an art I am compelled to follow; I may recover health by medicines I am compelled to take against my own judgment; but I cannot be saved by a worship I disbelieve and abhor. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Religion quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#52. The more he needs God, the more deeply he comprehends he is in need of God, and then the more he in his need presses forward to God, the more perfect he is ... To need God is nothing to be ashamed of but is perfection itself. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Religion quotes by Luke Ford
#53. I decided to take God and organized religion seriously, and to reject the secular life which in my teens had looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted. #Quote by Luke Ford
Religion quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#54. Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Religion quotes by Javier Bardem
#55. I don't belive in God. I believe in...Al Pacino. #Quote by Javier Bardem
Religion quotes by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
#56. Even those, who some time ago believed all the stories about God, that is who believed that divine power exists, have now come to be so ashamed of their own belief, hiding their ignorance, they are now struggling hard to prove those stories as scientifically true. #Quote by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Religion quotes by Isobel Miller Kuhn
#57. We need to look resolutely away from the impossibilities and to the Lord. His help will come ... #Quote by Isobel Miller Kuhn
Religion quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#58. The highest fulfillment of religion requires a giving up of all possessions. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Religion quotes by Heinrich Himmler
#59. Mohammed knew that most people are terribly cowardly and stupid. That is why he promised two beautiful women to every courageous warrior who dies in battle. This is the kind of language a soldier understands. When he believes that he will be welcomed in this manner in the afterlife, he will be willing to give his life, he will be enthusiastic about going to battle and not fear death. You may call this primitive and you may laugh about it, but it is based on deeper wisdom. A religion must speak a man's language. #Quote by Heinrich Himmler
Religion quotes by John Steinbeck
#60. Don't you love Jesus?' Well, I thought an' I thought an' finally I says, 'No, I don't know nobody name' Jesus. I know a bunch of stories, but I only love people. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Religion quotes by Anwar Sadat
#61. This [fundamentalism] is not religion. It is obscenity. These are lies, the criminal use of religious power to misguide people. #Quote by Anwar Sadat
Religion quotes by Joni Mitchell
#62. Some turn to Jesus and some turn to heroin. #Quote by Joni Mitchell
Religion quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#63. Christ preaches only servitude and dependence ... True Christians are made to be slaves. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Religion quotes by Neal A. Maxwell
#64. Our goals should stretch us bit by bit. So often when we think we have encountered a ceiling, it is really a psychological or experimental barrier that we have built ourselves. We built it and we can remove it. Just as correct principles, when applied, carry their own witness that they are true, so do correct personal improvement programs. But we must not expect personal improvement without pain or some 'remodeling.' We can't expect to have the thrills of revealed religion without the theology. We cannot expect to have the soul stretching without Christian service. #Quote by Neal A. Maxwell
Religion quotes by Firas Alkhateeb
#65. Although he took Constantinople by force, Mehmet did not impose Islam on the city's inhabitants. They were free to continue to practice religion as they did before the conquest. #Quote by Firas Alkhateeb
Religion quotes by Chris Hedges
#66. The rebel, dismissed as impractical and zealous, is chronically misunderstood. Those cursed with timidity, fear, or blindness and those who are slaves to opportunism call for moderation and patience. They distort the language of religion, spirituality, compromise, generosity, and compassion to justify cooperation with systems of power that are bent on our destruction. The rebel is deaf to these critiques. The rebel hears only his or her inner voice, which demands steadfast defiance. Self-promotion, positions of influence, the adulation of the public, and the awards and prominent positions that come with bowing before authority mean nothing to the rebel, who understands that virtue is not rewarded. The rebel expects nothing and gets nothing. But for the rebel, to refuse to struggle, to refuse to rebel, is to commit spiritual and moral suicide. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Religion quotes by Leah Remini
#67. You were either all in or all out. It is an extremist religion. There is no middle ground. And there within its structure lies the danger. #Quote by Leah Remini
Religion quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#68. Do you think Christianity could have lasted for nearly two thousand years on its promises unless the Lord could deliver on them? #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Religion quotes by Samuel Beckett
#69. And but for the company of these little objects which I picked up here and there, when out walking, and which sometimes gave me the impression that they too needed me, I might have been reduced to the society of nice people or to the consolations of some religion or other, but I think not. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Religion quotes by Cat Stevens
#70. At Jerusalem, I went to the mosque and sat down. A man asked me what I wanted. I told him I was a Muslim. Now I realize I can get direct contact with God, unlike Christianity or any other religion. #Quote by Cat Stevens
Religion quotes by Donny Osmond
#71. I am not going to condemn anybody. That's where religion gets a bad name, when people get holier than thou. We are all human. If my children make a mistake, I want them to know it is all right and they should try harder next time. #Quote by Donny Osmond
Religion quotes by Georgi Parvanov
#72. I will be a president of all Bulgarians, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or political affiliations. #Quote by Georgi Parvanov
Religion quotes by Yevgeny Zamyatin
#73. Ever since he repented of religion and shaved off his clerical beard and mustache, he has had the constant feeling that he has taken off his trousers, and that his nose protrudes altogether indecently and must at all cost be covered. It's sheer torment!
With one hand over his nose, the deacon knocks again and again. No one responds. And yet Martha is home; the gate is locked from within. And that means - what? It means that she is with someone else ... The deacon punctuates the scene inwardly with the three dots we have graphically depicted just above, and, tripping over them at every second step, he proceeds to Rosa Luxemburg Street. ("X") #Quote by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Religion quotes by Annie Dillard
#74. If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"
"No", said the priest, "not if you did not know."
"Then why," asked the Eskimo earnestly, "did you tell me? #Quote by Annie Dillard
Religion quotes by Robert Pogue Harrison
#75. Our basic human institutions - religion, matrimony, and burial, also law, language, literature, and whatever else relies on the transmission of legacy - are authored, always and from the very start, by those who cam before. The awareness of death that defines human nature is inseparable from - indeed, it arises from, our awareness that we are not self-authored, that we follow in the footsteps of the dead. . . .
Nonhuman species obey the law of vitality, but humanity in its distinctive features is through and through necrocratic. Whether we are conscious of it or not we do the will of the ancestors; their precedents are our law; we submit to their dictates, even when we rebel against them. Our diligence, hardihood, rectitude, and heroism, but also our folly, spite, rancor, and pathologies, are so many signatures of the dead on the contracts that seal our identities. We inherit their obsessions; assume their burdens; carry on their causes; promote their mentalities, ideologies, and very often their superstitions; and often we die trying to vindicate their humiliations.
Why this servitude? We have no choice. Only the dead can grant us legitimacy. Left to ourselves we all bastards. #Quote by Robert Pogue Harrison
Religion quotes by Toba Beta
#76. Some people do polarizing the religion against science.
I use both to solve a problem with two different kind of approach. #Quote by Toba Beta
Religion quotes by L. P. Jacks
#77. In its essence the Gospel is a call to make the experiment of comradeship, the experiment of fellowship, the experiment of trusting the heart of things, throwing self-care to the winds, in the sure and certain faith that you will not be deserted, forsaken nor betrayed, and that your ultimate interests are perfectly secure in the hands of the Great Companion. This insight is the center, the kernel, the growing point of the Christian religion, which, when we have it, all else is secure, and when we have it not, all else is precarious. #Quote by L. P. Jacks
Religion quotes by H.L. Mencken
#78. Religion is "so absurd that it comes close to imbecility." #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Religion quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#79. The basis of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. In other words, religion is the self-consciousness and self-feeling of man who has either not yet found himself or has already lost himself again. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Religion quotes by John Andreas Widtsoe
#80. The line of communication between God and man is always open unless broken by man himself. We are, as it were, always in the presence of our Father in Heaven. Through His Holy Spirit, God is with us always and everywhere. #Quote by John Andreas Widtsoe
Religion quotes by Soroosh Shahrivar
#81. They were nothing more than modern day pagan worshippers. Congregants of a religion built on greed and hedonism. The trading floor served as their shrine; the phones as their Holy Grail; and the clients as the prophets who would entitle them to choose between putting the next down payment on a Lamborghini or a Mercedes #Quote by Soroosh Shahrivar
Religion quotes by Tinie Tempah
#82. I think it's imperative to have faith or religion, because it's good to have morals, to be kind to others. #Quote by Tinie Tempah
Religion quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#83. In heaven, all the interesting people are missing. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Religion quotes by Richard Dawkins
#84. If saying that religion should be a private matter and should not have special influence in public life is illiberal, then 74% of U.K. Christians are illiberal, too. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Religion quotes by Ramachandra Guha
#85. in India, Bhakti or what may be called the path of devotion or hero-worship, plays a part in its politics unequalled in magnitude by the part it plays in the politics of any other country in the world. Bhakti in religion may be the road to the salvation of a soul. But in politics, Bhakti or hero-worship is a sure road to degradation and to eventual dictatorship. #Quote by Ramachandra Guha
Religion quotes by Russell M. Nelson
#86. ...[S]o many people look only to their bank balance for peace or to fellow human beings for models to follow. Clinicians, academicians, and politicians are often put to a test of faith. In pursuit of their goals, will their religion show or will it be hidden? Are they tied back to God or to man? I had such a test decades ago when one of my medical faculty colleagues chastised me for failing to separate my professional knowledge from my religious convictions. He demanded that I not combine the two. How could I do that? Truth is truth! It is not divisible, and any part of it cannot be set aside. Whether truth emerges from a scientific laboratory or through revelation, all truth emanates from God. #Quote by Russell M. Nelson
Religion quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#87. Religion gets its morality from us. We don't get our morality from religion. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Religion quotes by Paulo Coelho
#88. It's important though to distinguish between religion and spirituality. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Religion quotes by Charles-Francois Dupuis
#89. If there is one fable, which would seem entitled to escape the analysis, which we have undertaken of religious poems and sacred legends, by the laws of physical and astronomical science, it is doubtless that of Christ, or the legend, which under that name is really dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The hatred, which the sectarians of that religion, - jealous to make their form of worship dominant over all others, - have shown against those, who worshipped Nature, the Sun, the Moon and the Stars, against the Roman Deities, whose temples and altars they have upset, - would suscitate the idea, that their worship did not form a part of that otherwise universal religion. #Quote by Charles-Francois Dupuis
Religion quotes by Hermann Bondi
#90. Our humanist attitude should therefore throughout be to stress what we all have in common with each other and relegate quarrelsome religion to the private domain where it can do [less] harm. #Quote by Hermann Bondi
Religion quotes by Dalai Lama
#91. The essence of any religion is good heart. Sometimes I call love and compassion a universal religion. This is my religion. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Religion quotes by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
#92. Change, development and progress, according to the Islamic viewpoint, refer to the return to the genuine Islam enunciated and practised by the Holy Prophet (may God bless and give him Peace!) and his noble Companions and their Followers (blessing and peace be upon them all!) and the faith and practice of genuine Muslims after them; and they also refer to the self and mean its return to its original nature and religion (Islam). #Quote by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
Religion quotes by David Hume
#93. Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. #Quote by David Hume
Religion quotes by Patricia Arquette
#94. I grew up with a lot of spirituality. It wasn't necessarily organized religion, because my mom was Jewish and my dad was Muslim. I went to Catholic school. There was a lot of conversation about comparative religions. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Religion quotes by Ernest Hemingway
#95. You felt, in spite of all bureaucracy and inefficiency and party strife something that was like the feeling you expected to have and did not have when you made your first communion. It was a feeling of consecration to a duty toward all of the oppressed of the world which would be as difficult and embarrasing to speak about as religious experience and yet it was as authentic as the feeling you had when you heard Bach, or stood in Chartres Cathedral or the Cathedral at León and saw the light coming through the great windows; or when you saw Mantegna and Greco and Brueghel in the Prado. It gave you a part in something that you could believe in wholly and completely and in which you felt an absolute brotherhood with the others who were engaged in it. It was something that you had never known before but that you had experienced now and you gave such importance to it and the reasons for it that you own death seemed of complete unimportance; only a thing to be avoided because it would interfere with the performance of your duty. But the best thing was that there was something you could do about this feeling and this necessity too. You could fight. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway
Religion quotes by Claire Fontaine
#96. It is its own religion, this love. Uncontainable, savage, and without end, it is what I feel for my child. #Quote by Claire Fontaine
Religion quotes by James Larkin
#97. There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed. #Quote by James Larkin
Religion quotes by Oswald Chambers
#98. Many people begin coming to God once they stop being religious.There's only one master of the heart-Jesus, not religion. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Religion quotes by Will Durant
#99. Racial antipathies have some roots in ethnic origin, but they are also generated, perhaps predominantly, by differences of acquired culture - of language, dress, habits, morals, or religion. There is no cure for such antipathies except a broadened education. #Quote by Will Durant
Religion quotes by K.P. Yohannan
#100. Missions is not applied anthropology, comparative religion or sociology. It is storming the gates of hell. It is a power confrontation-h and-to-hand combat with Satan and his demons. #Quote by K.P. Yohannan
Religion quotes by Joseph Addison
#101. True religion and virtue give a cheerful and happy turn to the mind, admit of all true pleasures, and even procure for us the highest. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Religion quotes by John Ashcroft
#102. We must embrace the power of faith, but we must never confuse politics and piety. For me, may I say that it is against my religion to impose my religion. #Quote by John Ashcroft
Religion quotes by Elton John
#103. Instead of more violence why isn't there a meeting of religious leaders. It's all got to be dialogue - that's the only way. Get everybody from each religion together and say 'Listen, this can't go on. Why do we have all this hatred?' #Quote by Elton John
Religion quotes by Chaka Khan
#104. I was born and raised in the University of Chicago area and had an uneventful middle-class Catholic childhood. I had a heavy Catholic upbringing and Catholicism is terrible - it's the reason there were slaves. Mass every morning at seven o'clock during Lent. It's a totally negative, man-made religion. #Quote by Chaka Khan
Religion quotes by Charles Le Gai Eaton
#105. So many ruins bear witness to good intentions which went astray, good intentions unenlightened by any glimmer of wisdom. To bring religion to the people is a fine and necessary undertaking, but this is not a situation in which the proposed end can be said to justify the means. The further people have drifted from the truth, the greater is the temptation to water down the truth, glossing over its less palatable aspects and, in short, allowing a policy of compromise to become one of adulteration. In this way it is hoped that the common man – if he can be found – will be encouraged to find a small corner in his busy life for religion without having to change his ways or to grapple with disturbing thoughts. It is a forlorn hope. Standing, as it were, at the pavement's edge with his tray of goods, the priest reduces the price until he is offering his wares for nothing: divine judgement is a myth, hell a wicked superstition, prayer less important than decent behaviour, and God himself dispensable in the last resort; and still the passers-by go their way, sorry over having to ignore such a nice man but with more important matters demanding their attention. And yet these matters with which they are most urgently concerned are, for so many of them, quicksands in which they feel themselves trapped. Had they been offered a real alternative, a rock firm-planted from the beginning of time, they might have been prepared to pay a high price. #Quote by Charles Le Gai Eaton
Religion quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#106. One of our Church educators published what he purports to be a history of the Church's stand on the question of organic evolution. His thesis challenges the integrity of a prophet of God. He suggests that Joseph Fielding Smith published his work, Man: His Origin and Destiny, against the counsel of the First Presidency and his own Brethren. This writer's interpretation is not only inaccurate, but it also runs counter to the testimony of Elder Mark E. Petersen, who wrote this foreword to Elder Smith's book, a book I would encourage all to read. Elder Petersen said:

Some of us [members of the Council of the Twelve] urged [Elder Joseph Fielding Smith] to write a book on the creation of the world and the origin of man.... The present volume is the result. It is a most remarkable presentation of material from both sources [science and religion] under discussion. It will fill a great need in the Church and will be particularly invaluable to students who have become confused by the misapplication of information derived from scientific experimentation.


When one understands that the author to whom I alluded is an exponent of the theory of organic evolution, his motive in disparaging President Joseph Fielding Smith becomes apparent. To hold to a private opinion on such matters is one thing, but when one undertakes to publish his views to discredit the work of a prophet, it is a very serious matter.

It is also apparent to all who have the Spirit o #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Religion quotes by Dan Wakefield
#107. Religion is rarely mentioned in current prime-time dramas or sitcoms that supposedly reflect the way we live now. #Quote by Dan Wakefield
Religion quotes by Krista Tippett
#108. The mystery and art of living are as grand as the sweep of a lifetime and the lifetime of a species. And they are as close as beginning, quietly, to mine whatever grace and beauty, whatever healing and attentiveness, are possible in this moment and the next and the next one after that. #Quote by Krista Tippett
Religion quotes by Charles Bukowski
#109. they simply couldn't tell me that they didn't have a cigarette. they had to give me their pitch, their religion: cigarettes were for cubes. they were going to Malibu, to some seeming loose and easy shack in Malibu and burn a bit of grass. they remind me, in a sense, of old ladies standing on a corner selling "The Watchtower." the whole LSD, STP, marijuana, heroin, hashish, prescription cough medicine crowd suffers from the "Watchtower" itch: you gotta be with us, man, or you're out, you're dead. this pitch is a continual and seeming MUST with those who use the stuff. it's no wonder they keep getting busted – they can't use the stuff quietly for their pleasure; they have to make it KNOWN that they are members. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Religion quotes by A.A. Allen
#110. If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go. #Quote by A.A. Allen
Religion quotes by Geraldine Jewsbury
#111. What would become of the world without the Devil? Under all the different systems of religion that have guided or misguided the world for the last six thousand years, the Devil has been the grand scapegoat. He has had to bear the blame of every thing that has gone wrong. All the evil that gets committed is laid to his door, and he has, besides, the credit of hindering all the good that has never got done at all. If mankind were not thus one and all victims to the Devil, what an irredeemable set of scoundrels they would be obliged to confess themselves! #Quote by Geraldine Jewsbury
Religion quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#112. Islam is the best religion and Muslims are the worst followers #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Religion quotes by Dan Skinner
#113. Men have sacrificed so much for their beliefs. Country. Kings. Queens. Political systems. God. Love . It doesn't seem very noble to simply let something you believe in, someone you love, just walk away. To give up without a fight. #Quote by Dan Skinner
Religion quotes by Donna Summer
#114. Heaven knows, it's not the way it could be. #Quote by Donna Summer
Religion quotes by Richard Dawkins
#115. Disagreements between incompatible beliefs cannot be settled by reasoned argument because reasoned argument is drummed out of those trained in religion from the cradle. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Religion quotes by Osho
#116. Religions differ only in the form; religions differ only in their methodology. #Quote by Osho
Religion quotes by D. Elton Trueblood
#117. Our religion is one which challenges the ordinary human standards by holding that the ideal of life is the spirit of a little child. We tend to glorify adulthood and wisdom and worldly prudence, but the Gospel reverses all this. The Gospel says that the inescapable condition of entrance into the divine fellowship is that we turn and become as a little child. #Quote by D. Elton Trueblood
Religion quotes by Robin Sacredfire
#118. Nobody fights over the opinion of which book is better. So why do we fight over which religion is better, if they're all based on books? Let us read and learn from them all and unite in our differences and disagreements too. #Quote by Robin Sacredfire
Religion quotes by Patrick Henry
#119. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of the conscience; and it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other. #Quote by Patrick Henry
Religion quotes by Colin Wilson
#120. The sheer volume of evidence for survival after death is so immense that to ignore it is like standing at the foot of Mount Everest and insisting that you cannot see the mountain. #Quote by Colin Wilson
Religion quotes by Danny Glover
#121. Whole ideology of consumption almost to the point of religion. Whether it's the consumption of entertainment or the consumption around buying things, we're so caught up in the idea around our appetites that we don't have a clear distinction about what we need and what we just want. Plus, the decline of trade unions is a factor. When you have powerful unions, you have a working class that is politicized. #Quote by Danny Glover
Religion quotes by Charles Grandison Finney
#122. A revival of religion presupposes a declension. #Quote by Charles Grandison Finney
Religion quotes by Flemming Rose
#123. If a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission. #Quote by Flemming Rose
Religion quotes by Graham Kendall
#124. Fabricating answers to unanswerable questions is the domain of religion. A deity model is not the default alternative to a scientific mystery. #Quote by Graham Kendall
Religion quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#125. The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. #Quote by Abraham Lincoln
Religion quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#126. Forget race, forget gender, forget religion, and become a human my friend. Become a human above everything else, and all great things shall follow. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Religion quotes by Frank Herbert
#127. The Fremen have a simple, practical religion," he said.
"Nothing about religion is simple. #Quote by Frank Herbert
Religion quotes by Richard Adams
#128. Literal religion is full of pitfalls. #Quote by Richard Adams
Religion quotes by Guy Gavriel Kay
#129. Eanna love us, Adaon preserve us, Morian guard our souls. #Quote by Guy Gavriel Kay
Religion quotes by Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
#130. The establishment clause was transformed from a shield for religion into a cover for the official sanctioning of religious tolerance. #Quote by Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
Religion quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#131. If you do goodness, do it in the name of goodness, not in the name of a religion! All goodnesses should be nameless! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Religion quotes by Dan   Barker
#132. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. #Quote by Dan Barker
Religion quotes by Thomas Aquinas
#133. Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen. #Quote by Thomas Aquinas
Religion quotes by Harry A. Blackmun
#134. The Free Exercise Clause at the very least was designed to guarantee freedom of conscience by prohibiting any degree of compulsion in matters of belief. It was offended by a burden on one's religion. The Establishment Clause can be understood as designed in part to ensure that the advancement of religion comes only from the voluntary efforts of its proponents and not from support by the state. Religious groups are to prosper or perish on the intrinsic merit and attraction of their beliefs and practices. #Quote by Harry A. Blackmun
Religion quotes by William James
#135. At bottom, the whole concern of religion is with the manner of our acceptance of the universe. #Quote by William James
Religion quotes by DON SANTO
#136. Don't tell me about your religion, show me how it has improved your living. #Quote by DON SANTO
Religion quotes by Wei Wu Wei
#137. Disciples and devotees ... what are most of them doing? Worshipping the teapot instead of drinking the tea! #Quote by Wei Wu Wei
Religion quotes by Ibn Warraq
#138. Human rights transcend local or ethnocentric values, conferring equal dignity and value on all humanity regardless of sex, ethnicity, sexual preference, or religion. It is in the West that human rights are most respected. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Religion quotes by Muhammad
#139. Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights. #Quote by Muhammad
Religion quotes by Jerry A. Coyne
#140. or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil - that takes religion." He did not mean, of course, that religion turns all good people bad, but merely some of them, #Quote by Jerry A. Coyne
Religion quotes by Paul Rust
#141. My mom was my English teacher in high school. So to be able to bend the rules and be the class clown and get to take on my religion, my mom, and my town all at the same time was glorious. I think the desire to be funny was a mixture of wanting to be liked but also wanting to throw your elbows a bit. If you're cracking a joke in school, it's sort of anti-authority, but it's in the nicest, "Please like me!" way. #Quote by Paul Rust
Religion quotes by Alan Turing
#142. I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past. In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, 'And the sun stood still ... and hasted not to go down about a whole day' (Joshua x. 13) and 'He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time' (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory. #Quote by Alan Turing
Religion quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#143. Scientists have power by virtue of the respect commanded by the discipline ... We live with poets and politicians, preachers and philosophers. All have their ways of knowing, and all are valid in their proper domain. The world is too complex and interesting for one way to hold all the answers. #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Religion quotes by Elian Gonzalez
#144. I don't profess to have any religion, but if I did, my God would be Fidel Castro. He is like a ship that knew to take his crew on the right path. #Quote by Elian Gonzalez
Religion quotes by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
#145. To restore religion, gentlemen, it is necessary to condemn the Church. #Quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Religion quotes by Robert Ruark
#146. When we take away from a man his traditional way of life, his customs, hi religion, we had better make certain to replace it with
SOMETHING OF VALUE #Quote by Robert Ruark
Religion quotes by Rajneesh
#147. Religion can be condensed in a single phrase: total freedom to be oneself. #Quote by Rajneesh
Religion quotes by George Carlin
#148. The base of evil in the world is religion of any kind #Quote by George Carlin
Religion quotes by Marvin Perry
#149. The New Testament was not written by historians with the critical spirit of a Thucydides or a Polybius, but by men moved by the fervor of faith. Under these circumstances, it is understandable that it contains discrepancies, some non historical legends, and polemics. #Quote by Marvin Perry
Religion quotes by J.C. Cooper
#150. Next to the dragon, and connected with it, water is the most frequently used symbol in Taosim. It is the strength in apparent weakness, the fluidity of life, an also symbolic of the state of coolness of judgment, acceptance and passionlessness, as opposed to the heat of argument, the friction of opposition, and the emotion of desire. Water fertilizes, refreshes and purifies and it is symbolic of gentle persuasion in government of the state and the individual. It occupies the lowest position, yet is the most powerful of forces. The highest goodness in like water. #Quote by J.C. Cooper
Religion quotes by Al Jaffee
#151. I don't have anything against organized religions, except when they engender hatred for other religions. A lot of that we see today, where the Muslims are against the Christians and the Christians are against Jews and the Jews are against Arabs - I mean, it just it goes on and on and on. #Quote by Al Jaffee
Religion quotes by Katha Pollitt
#152. though he's wrong about how these methods work. It's religion - facts don't matter, especially when the facts involve women's liberty. #Quote by Katha Pollitt
Religion quotes by David Friedrich Strauss
#153. If God and man are in themselves one, and if religion is the human side of this unity then must this unity be made evident to man in religion, and become in him consciousness and reality. #Quote by David Friedrich Strauss
Religion quotes by Corey Taylor
#154. Music is not a fucking soda. It is not a fucking insurance rate. It is not a fucking T-shirt. It is the only real religion that is worth devoting your soul to. It is the last remnant of the primal scream, the funeral dirge, and the wedding march. It is the light that keeps me out of the shadows, and it is the reason my immortal soul is not in dire straits. #Quote by Corey Taylor
Religion quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#155. we came naked into the world and we will exit naked. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Religion quotes by Fakeer Ishavardas
#156. Yeah, I love your hateful messiahs and gods, as I cherish all idiots, and mad dogs. #Quote by Fakeer Ishavardas
Religion quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#157. It is man who forsake is Maker. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Religion quotes by William Penn
#158. Religion itself is nothing else but Love to God and Man. He that lives in Love lives in God, says the Beloved Disciple: And to be sure a Man can live no where better. #Quote by William Penn
Religion quotes by John Stuart Mill
#159. Every established fact which is too bad to admit of any other defence is always presented to us as an injunction of religion. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Religion quotes by Aldous Huxley
#160. The Savage interrupted him. "But isn't it natural to feel there's a God?"

"You might as well ask if it's natural to do up one's trousers with zippers," said the Controller sarcastically. "You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Religion quotes by Bassam Tibi
#161. Muslims stand by their religion entirely. It is a sort of religious absolutism. While Europeans have stopped defending the values of their civilization. They confuse tolerance with relativism. #Quote by Bassam Tibi
Religion quotes by James Madison
#162. Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind, and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
[Letter to William Bradford Jr. April 1 1774] #Quote by James Madison
Religion quotes by Anne Frank
#163. Who has inflicted this upon us? Who has made us Jews different from all other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly up till now? It is God that has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, who will raise us up again. If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example. Who knows, it might even be our religion from which the world and all peoples learn good, and for that reason and that reason alone do we have to suffer now. We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or representatives of any country for that matter; we will always remain Jews, but we want to, too. #Quote by Anne Frank
Religion quotes by Mike Cosper
#164. All human creativity is an echo of God's creativity. When God makes man, he forms him in the dirt, breathes life into him, and sends him out in the world. We've been playing in the dirt ever since. Just as God took something he'd made, shaped it, breathed life and meaning into it, and transformed it into something new, so we set about our own business, taking creation, shaping it, and giving it new meaning and purpose. Clay becomes sculpture. Trees become houses. Sounds are arranged in time to become music. Oils, pigments, and canvas are arranged to become paintings. Various metals, glass, and petroleum products become iPhones. The same is true of stories. There is nothing new under the sun, and our stories - no matter how fresh and new they might feel - are all a way of "playing in the dirt," wrestling with creation, reimagining it, working with it, and making it new. Our stories have a way of fitting into the bigger story of redemption that overshadows all of life and all of history. Because that bigger story is the dirt box in which all the other stories play. #Quote by Mike Cosper
Religion quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#165. One Lord, one faith and one baptism. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Religion quotes by Harold Bloom
#167. More even than Southern Presbyterians and Southern Methodists, the Baptists provided the great mass of Confederate enlisted men. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Religion quotes by Robert Putnam
#168. Nearly half of all associational memberships are church-religious context. Religious worshipers and people who say religion is very important to them are much more likely than other persons to visit friends, to entertain at home, to attend club meetings, and to belong to sports groups; professional and academic societies; school service groups; youth groups; service clubs; hobby or garden clubs; literary, art, discussion, and study groups; school fraternities and sororities; farm organization; political clubs; nationality groups; and other miscellaneous groups. #Quote by Robert Putnam
Religion quotes by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
#169. I am not religious, but I am a pious man ... A religious man has a definite religion. He says "God is there" or "God is there," "God is there." "Your god is not my god, and that's all." But the pious man, he just looks out with awe, and says, "where is God?" And "well, I don't understand it and I would like to know what this creation really means." That is a pious man, who is really touched by the greatness of nature and of the creation. #Quote by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Religion quotes by Washington Irving
#170. It was his belief, furthermore, that this religion, so elevated and simple, had repeatedly been corrupted and debased by man, and especially outraged by idolatry; wherefore a succession of prophets, each inspired by a revelation from the Most High, had been sent from time to time, and at distant periods, to restore it to its original purity. Such was Noah, such was Abraham, such was Moses, and such was Jesus Christ. By each of these, the true religion had been reinstated upon earth, but had again been vitiated by their followers. The faith, as taught and practiced by Abraham when he came out of the land of Chaldea, seems especially to have formed a religious standard in his mind, from his veneration for the patriarch as the father of Ishmael, the progenitor of his race. #Quote by Washington Irving
Religion quotes by Anonymous
#171. The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him, the perfection of acknowledging Him is to testify Him, the perfection of testifying Him is to believe in His Oneness, the perfection of believing in His Oneness is to regard Him Pure, and the perfection of His purity is to deny Him attributes, because every attribute is a proof that it is different from that to which it is attributed and everything to which something is attributed is different from the attribute. Thus whoever attaches attributes to Allah recognises His like, and who recognises His like regards Him two; and who regards Him two recognises parts for Him; and who recognises parts for Him mistook Him; and who mistook Him pointed at Him; and who pointed at Him admitted limitations for Him; and who admitted limitations for Him numbered Him. #Quote by Anonymous
Religion quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#172. But I contend that the disgusting behavior of many of their alleged 'holy men' relieves us of any intellectual obligation to take the stuff seriously. No amount of sanctimonious rationalization can make such behavior anything but pathological. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Religion quotes by Jason Isbell
#173. For a lot of folks who get sober, the process of getting and staying sober becomes their higher power, and it becomes a religion that sort of consumes a whole lot of them. I just don't think that that's necessary. I think that that can be a side note rather than the story of your life. #Quote by Jason Isbell
Religion quotes by Mark M. Bello
#174. What did she think of me? Could she smell alcohol on my breath? Did she notice how far I have fallen? Was she sufficiently impressed with my legal knowledge? Must have been, she signed the retainer agreement, didn't she? Did she notice how excited I got when I heard what the case was about? That wouldn't be good. A big, fat settlement check will take care of everything. #Quote by Mark M. Bello
Religion quotes by Gary Vaynerchuk
#175. Company culture is a religion, not a sermon. #Quote by Gary Vaynerchuk
Religion quotes by Frans De Waal
#176. If you wish to expel religion from our European civilization you can only do it through another system of doctrines, and from the outset this would take over all the psychological characteristics of religion, the same sanctity, rigidity, and intolerance, the same prohibition of thought in self-defense. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Religion quotes by Gardiner Spring
#177. The man who is satisfied, because he thinks he is safe, who feels that he has religion enough, because he thinks he has enough to save him from hell, is as ignorant of the power as he is a stranger to the consolation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Gardiner Spring
Religion quotes by Darrel Ray
#178. With the concept of an afterlife, religion creates a portal to infect people by means of terror and fear of death. If one has no concept of an afterlife, then fear of eternal punishment becomes an effective way to convince people of the need to perform specific rituals and live a certain way. #Quote by Darrel Ray
Religion quotes by Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
#179. Sometimes God must confine us in order to free us. #Quote by Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Religion quotes by Natalie Portman
#180. You know, I get much more Jewish in Israel because I like the way that religion is done there. #Quote by Natalie Portman
Religion quotes by Baron D'Holbach
#181. In Nature nothing; is mean or contemptible, and it is only pride, originating in a false idea of our superiority, which causes our contempt for some of her productions. In the eyes of Nature, however, the oyster that vegetates at the bottom of the sea is as dear and perfect as the proud biped who devours it. #Quote by Baron D'Holbach
Religion quotes by George MacDonald
#182. If those who had set themselves to explain the various theories of Christianity had set themselves instead to do the will of the Master, how different the world would be now! #Quote by George MacDonald
Religion quotes by Mark Steyn
#183. One reason why the developed world has a difficult job grappling with the Islamist threat is that it doesn't take religion seriously. It condescends to it. In Europe's wholly secularized environment, the enduring religiosity of America is not just odd, but primitive. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Religion quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#184. Young Tchitcherine was the one who brought up political narcotics. Opiates of the people.

Wimpe smiled back. An old, old smile to chill even the living fire in Earth's core. "Marxist dialectics? That's not an opiate, eh?"

"It's the antidote."

"No." It can go either way. The dope salesman may know everything that's ever going to happen to Tchitcherine, and decide it's no use - or, out of the moment's velleity, lay it right out for the young fool.

"The basic problem," he proposes, "has always been getting other people to die for you. What's worth enough for a man to give up his life? That's where religion had the edge, for centuries. Religion was always about death. It was used not as an opiate so much as a technique - it got people to die for one particular set of beliefs about death. Perverse, natürlich, but who are you to judge? It was a good pitch while it worked. But ever since it became impossible to die for death, we have had a secular version - yours. Die to help History grow to its predestined shape. Die knowing your act will bring will bring a good end a bit closer. Revolutionary suicide, fine. But look: if History's changes are inevitable, why not not die? Vaslav? If it's going to happen anyway, what does it matter?"

"But you haven't ever had the choice to make, have you."

"If I ever did, you can be sure - "

"You don't know. Not till you're there, Wimpe. You can't say."

"That does #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Religion quotes by Jose Rizal
#185. Pure intuitive faith differs as much from fanaticism as fire from smoke, or music from mere noise; those who confuse the two are like the deaf. #Quote by Jose Rizal
Religion quotes by Stephen Greenblatt
#186. Compared to the unleashed forces of warfare and of faith, Mount Vesuvius was kinder to the legacy of antiquity. #Quote by Stephen Greenblatt
Religion quotes by Brooke McEldowney
#187. People of religious distinction maintain that human beings exclusively possess souls, on the strength of which they may gain admittance to heaven.

Only human beings lie, devise pogroms, murder for recreation, steal, libel, slander and perform crossword puzzles. This says nothing new about the condition of being human, but it does help to illuminate the special contributions of the soul. #Quote by Brooke McEldowney
Religion quotes by Richard Rohr
#188. Remember, the opposite of rational is not always irrational, but it can also be transrational or bigger than the rational mind can process; things like love, death, suffering, God, and infinity are transrational experiences. Both myth and mature religion understand this. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Religion quotes by Benazir Bhutto
#189. Every dictator uses religion as a prop to keep himself in power. #Quote by Benazir Bhutto
Religion quotes by Edward Kennedy
#190. The real transgression occurs when religion wants government to tell citizens how to live uniquely personal parts of their lives. The failure of Prohibition proves the futility of such an attempt when a majority or even a substantial minority happens to disagree. Some questions may be inherently individual ones, or people may be sharply divided about whether they are. In such cases, like Prohibition and abortion, the proper role of religion is to appeal to the conscience of the individual, not the coercive power of the state. #Quote by Edward Kennedy
Religion quotes by Muhammad Ali
#191. When I was a kid I got mad enough to want to kill somebody but as you travel the world and I'm struggling with a freedom fight against nations, you can't get enough hate in you to be mad at one man just because it's a boxing match.Never. Even Floyd Paterson, who condemned my Islamic religion and didn't want to call me Muhammad Ali and said I should've gone to the army and I should be in jail. #Quote by Muhammad Ali
Religion quotes by Temple Grandin
#192. But my favorite of Einstein's words on religion is "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." I like this because both science and religion are needed to answer life's great questions. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Religion quotes by Lynne Withey
#193. The custom of confession seemed designed to encourage sin by granting ready forgiveness.
Neither Abigail nor any member of her family ever wavered in their preference for life in America over life in Europe. In France they lived far grander style than they ever lived in Braintree. ...her unshakable belief was that America was superior to Europe - superiority based on simplicity, its supposed lack of extreme wealth and class distinctions, its religion and its emphasis on family #Quote by Lynne Withey
Religion quotes by Deborah Feldman
#194. I am hungry for power, but not to lord over others; only to own myself. #Quote by Deborah Feldman
Religion quotes by Margaret Neylon
#195. Today is a day for celebration, no matter what your religion or your culture. Learn to celebrate today: celebrate the fact that you are alive, that you are breathing, that you have friends, family, angels and spirit guides in your life. #Quote by Margaret Neylon
Religion quotes by George Clooney
#196. At the core of every religion is the belief that we care for everyone ... It's not too late to help a neighbor in need and to do it with the swiftness, expertise, generosity and love that resides in the best of who we are. #Quote by George Clooney
Religion quotes by Booker T. Washington
#197. Educated men and women, especially those who are in college, very often get the idea that religion is fit only for the common people. No young man or woman can make a greater error than this ... #Quote by Booker T. Washington
Religion quotes by Abraham Kuyper
#198. Unchecked, the dominating influences of money and of barren intellectualism would reduce the life of emotions to freezing point. And, unable to grasp the holier benefits of religion, the mysticism of the heart reacts in the art-intoxication ... In this cold, irreligious and practical age the warmth of this devotion to art has kept alive many higher aspirations of our soul, which otherwise might readily have died, as they did in the middle of the last century. #Quote by Abraham Kuyper
Religion quotes by Emile Durkheim
#199. A society whose members are united by the fact that they think in the same way in regard to the sacred world and its relations with the profane world, and by the fact that they translate these common ideas into common practices, is what is called a Church. In all history, we do not find a single religion without a Church. #Quote by Emile Durkheim
Religion quotes by Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
#200. Freedom of religion has been replaced by freedom from religion. #Quote by Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

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