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Religious Quotes

To St. Paul, stripes, stones, shipwrecks, and thorns in the flesh were religious experiences to Judas Iscariot, the daily companionship of Jesus of Nazareth was not. Leonard Hodgson
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves to the current view of the world and consecrate it. John Dewey
The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief. Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)
The truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion. Kahlil Gibran
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language. George Santayana
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. Isaac Bashevis Singer, New York Times Magazine, Mar. 12, 1978
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Quincy Adams
For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves - to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer - and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the dim religious light of some solemn cathedral? Lewis Carroll
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. The Buddha
The idea of legally establishing inalienable, inherent and sacred rights of the individual is not of political but religious origin. George Jellinek
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window. Stephen King
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. Jessamyn West
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious idea of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. Thomas A. Edison
I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. Mark Twain
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window. Stephen King
The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs. Samuel Butler
Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance. John Schumaker
Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it. John Dewey
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life. Jimmy Carter
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people. Louis Adamic
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