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When I think about America, I think about freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion. It’s a peaceful country.
I think regardless of what your religion is or what you believe, you try to treat people in a positive way, and that’s all you can do in life.
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
Religion is all-too-often a refuge for scoundrels.
Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
The essence of religion consists in the feeling of an absolute dependence.
I believe in the separation of church and state, but I do not believe in the separation of politics from religion.
The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.
If I don’t talk about my religion, if I say I’m not discussing it or different humanitarian things I’m working on, they’re like, ‘He’s avoiding it.’ If I do talk about it, it becomes, ‘Oh, he’s proselytizing.’
After it is all over, the religion of man is his most important possession.
Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.
Disagreements between incompatible beliefs cannot be settled by reasoned argument because reasoned argument is drummed out of those trained in religion from the cradle.
Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.
Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
I have this deep and abiding faith in God. But this does not mean that you have to have a religion or follow somebody.
We peruse one ideal, that of bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind.
In human history, we are going from knowledge to omniscience, from potence to omnipotence, from ethics and religion to righteousness. So, in my view, God comes at the end of this long process. This may not happen in our lifetimes or even in the lifetime of our species.
Secularism is categorically not saying that the religious may not speak out publicly or have a say in public life. It is about saying that religion alone should not confer a privileged say in public life, or greater influence on it. It really is as simple as that.
I do not believe that any particular religion has any monopoly on salvation.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
I think of religion as man’s attempt to reach God, and you can’t do that.
It is wrong to divide the nation white against black, native born against immigrant or one religion against another. It is also wrong to divide people by income. East Germany was not an improvement over South Africa. Obama divides Americans against each other. This is wrong.
I have studied religion, and I have concluded that there is some power. We don’t understand it.
Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency.
Religion and modernity are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don’t need.
India has 2,000,000 gods and worships them all. In religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.
The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
I’m still very much an atheist, except that I don’t necessarily see religion as being a bad thing. So, that’s a weird thing that I’m struggling with that seems to be offending both atheists and people that are religious.
God save us from religion.
I’m not really into religion.
The constitution of the universe is total natural law. ‘Natural law,’ we say from the field of science. ‘Will of God,’ we say from the field of religion. It’s the same thing.
Religion and gods and beliefs – for me, it all comes down to your brother. And your brother might be the brother in your family, or it might be the guy next to you in the foxhole – it’s about human connections.
In this world filled with challenges, we do need help from time to time. Religion, eternal truth, and our missionaries are vital parts of that help.
Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed.
Islam, or any religion, will become totalitarian if it is made into an ideology, because that is the nature of ideologies.
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
I increasingly see organized religion as actually my enemy. They treat me as their enemy. Not all Christians, of course. Not all Jews, not all Muslims.
Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
One man’s cult is another man‘s religion.
Such is the feebleness of humanity, such is its perversity, that doubtless it is better for it to be subject to all possible superstitions, as long as they are not murderous, than to live without religion.
Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion.
I come from a Catholic religion, but I’m not Catholic.
I’m just sick of the way things are. We’re in an age in which we can’t live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy… What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us.
The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it.
From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion.
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father‘s religion, if they can find out what it is.
Where you have no religion, you are sure to have no government, for as religion disappears, anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.
My religion is inclusivity.
God does not discriminate against people, regardless of color, religion, social class, or gender and sexual preferences.
I think my politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.
I don’t know whether I want to improve religion or not. I prefer to get rid of it.
I don’t have a religion. I believe in a God. I don’t know what it looks like but it’s MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural.
India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
Almost everything has been stolen from us by the patriarchy. Our creativity has been stolen, our creative energies, our religion. I want it back.
It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
I’m a practicing Christian – and I’m going to keep practicing till I get it right – but I don’t feel everyone has to practice the same religion that I do. You have a right to worship who you choose and how you choose to.
My life was changed in one breath from God.
Actually, I live in T-shirts and True Religion jeans.
Conversion is not my intention. Changing religion is not easy. You may develop some kind of confusion or difficulties.
I’m actually an evangelical atheist, but there is something I recognise about religion: that it gives people a chance to surrender.
Religion fails if it cannot speak to men as they are.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Violence and religion have often gone together, but it’s not a perfect correlation, and it doesn’t have to be a permanent connection, because religions themselves change.
Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
Civility is the recognition that all people have dignity that’s inherent to their person, no matter their religion, race, gender, sexuality, or ability.
Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
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.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
The interesting part of my spiritual life is studying as much as you can. Islam and Buddhism and Hinduism and Shamanism and Judaism, Christianity – you try to learn what the precepts are, what the religion is, and ultimately, it’s based in the same thought, it’s based in the same outcome, you know.
The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important.
Basic religion is the reason we have morals.
A political party cannot have a religion. Only individuals can. Otherwise, you’d be exploiting religion, and religion is so supreme that it cannot be exploited or taken advantage of.
I think I’m a humanist. I believe all humans should have equal rights to live, express, flourish, love and dissent, irrespective of their gender, caste, class, socio-economic strata, disabilities, political stance, religion or faith.
Trading and religion have always been aligned together in the history of the world, and especially on the African continent.
My father hates organized religion, probably because he hates the God who killed his little girl back in 1968. I find religions variously bemusing.
Beauty has no boundaries, no rules, no colors. Beauty is like a religion. You can include everything inside it.
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.’
We are against politics of religion and caste.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
To the man who reads ‘Scouting for Boys’ superficially, there is a disappointing lack of religion in the book. But to him who tries it in practice, the basic religion underlying it soon becomes apparent.
I feel like ‘Leftovers‘ is dealing with subject matter that’s kind of taboo when you’re talking about religion and faith. They found a way to make it mysterious and intriguing without making people upset.
The occult stuff, I grew up having a fascination about world religion and that fascination grew into other religions and other things and I kind of dabbled my way into the occult and started reading about the occult.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion.
I’m sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don’t think there’s any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.
Love is my religion – I could die for it.
Religion and morality are critical to how students think about politics and form opinions on political issues.
Music is my religion.
Every theistic religion, including Catholicism, Mainline Protestantism, Judaism, Mormonism, and Islam, has traditionally held homosexual congress in moral opprobrium.
Religion is like a map. The route isn’t important. It’s the destination that matters.
Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one’s own religion.
The scientists who attack mainstream religion, rather than striving for peaceful coexistence with it, damage science, and also weaken the fight against fundamentalism.
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.
Only a god can save us.
At the age when other children, I imagine, experience their first ‘feeling’ for a person, or for art, or for religion, I was affectionate, good, and even pious: by that I mean that under the influence of my mother, I was devoted to the Child Jesus.
The Indians may have in their religion and culture a reverence for the land. But then they get into the pressures created by modern society. Unless they are reasonably well-educated, they can’t deal with them.
Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made – not to understand – but to feel – as crime.
My first dissatisfaction has always been with religion.
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
We must fix our broken immigration system. That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries.
The very idea that we get a moral compass from religion is horrible. Not only should we not get our moral compass from religion, as a matter of fact we don’t.
The earth is the Lord’s fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood.
I think people’s perception of a rich girl is literal, but metaphorically I embrace it as being rich in love, spirit, joy and religion. So it’s not about money.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.
Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism; and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.
There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion, and I’ll show you a hundred retrogressions.
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.
We first fought the heathens in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
I consider myself a religious person. God is something very personal with me and I don’t flaunt religion in conversation with others.
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
I questioned the blind faith demanded by my religion, which was Islam.
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.
Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors – the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.
My view on Islam is that it is not so much a religion as a totalitarian political ideology with religious elements.
I don’t care what the religion is called; as far as I’m concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.
For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
In the Orthodox religion, you don’t draw the human figure. It’s against the rules.
There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
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 truth is nobody was a Muslim until Public Enemy came out. Then, everybody was Muslim this and Muslim that. It’s a bandwagon thing. Islam is a way of life… it’s a religion. It’s not just something you put on a record.
I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I don’t believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; it’s from another century, it’s not for today.
In 1986, Pakistan got the blasphemy law. So, while we had just two cases of blasphemy before that year, now we have thousands. It shows that one should be careful while bringing religion into legislation, because the law itself can become an instrument of persecution.
Religion, as it is understood in the West, does not lead toward progress, and science does not lead toward humanism.
I discovered that wearing the veil is not suitable for a woman who wants to work in activism and the public domain. People need to see you, to associate and relate to you. It is not stated in my religion to wear the veil; it is a traditional practice, so I took it off.
Religion is such a path with people.
I hold that religion and faith are two different things.
See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil… I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.
I didn’t want to be like everybody else. Art was my religion.
Religion is something we don’t talk about, and it is used by uneducated people as a weapon to divide us as opposed to connect with each other.
Whether we call it religion or faith, we all battle for a balanced integrated soul.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
I had a somewhat religious upbringing. Not strict, but it was there, and I’m kind of thankful for that. If you grow up just watching MTV, that’s its own form of religion, and it’s not even based on happiness or communal responsibility. I mean, try to construct a worldview out of that.
Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
My philosophy is to do the best you can for somebody. Help. It’s not just what do you for yourself. It’s how you treat people decently. The golden rule. There isn’t big anything better than the golden rule. It’s in every major religion in one language or another.
The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God… Islam is a religion of peace. You don’t attack. You explain.
There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
I think religion played a huge part in Bush’s re-election.
With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don’t have all the answers to think that they do.
I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.
I tell my children what I think myself: That religion is not necessarily convincing, but it is still interesting and not to be laughed at or denigrated.
Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
The Church controlled so much in Ireland for so long. I’m not going to get into whether or not religion per se is a bad thing, but my point is the political aspect in Ireland was way out of kilter, and it wasn’t right.
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
At the heart of ‘The Famished Road’ is a philosophical conundrum – for me, an essential one: what is reality? Everybody’s reality is subjective; it’s conditioned by upbringing, ideas, temperament, religion, what’s happened to you.
Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it’s a risk. If you defend non-Muslims it’s a risk. If you discuss religion, it’s a risk. But you can’t really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I’m committed to that society… and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.
Some people think that religion is not essential to society. I do not hold this view. I consider the foundation of religion to be essential to the life and practices of a society.
Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
Women have been the most persecuted people throughout all of recorded history, more than any race or religion.
Those nations that say it’s a crime to preach your religion are making a terrible mistake. All they’re doing is driving underground other forms of spiritual intuitions and practices.
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.
No human heart is denied empathy. No religion can demolish that by indoctrination. No culture, no nation and nationalism – nothing can touch it because it is empathy.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Mike Huckabee and indeed many of the Christian conservatives in the U.S. have far more in common with the Muslim Brotherhood than they’d like to admit, in that all of them very much want to see a role of religion in society.
Religion is everywhere. There are no human societies without it, whether they acknowledge it as a religion or not.
It is well known that the Soviet Union closely regulates all organizations and movements, including religion.
I’m not a New Age person, but I do believe in meditation, and for that reason I’ve always liked the Buddhist religion. When I’ve been to Japan, I’ve been to Buddhist temples and meditated, and I found that rewarding.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world… to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
Themes of redemption, temptation, and faith don’t necessarily apply directly to religion. A lot of people find faith in their lives outside of God and still deal with notions of temptation and redemption that aren’t religious.
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
Before anything else, I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim, I try to comply with the requirements of my religion. I have a responsibility to God, who created me, and I try to fulfill that responsibility. But I try now very much to keep this away from my political life, to keep it private.
I don’t believe in God but I’m very interested in her.
Religion is a mixed blessing.
Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
I’m not into organized religion. I’m into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we’re all just part of nature.
Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us – the Supreme Court, President Obama – against traditional religion.
Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. But because the conflict was allowed to fester without a resolution, religion got sucked into the escalating cycle of violence and became part of the problem.
Since all power from the seventh century on was only legitimated by religion, political forces and economic interests pushed for the fabrication of false traditions.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
I’d be perfectly happy with a mathematically precise description of how time began. I see science and religion as being two completely different things. I don’t see science as relevant to the question of whether or not there’s a God.
Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities.
No migrant of any religion has a constitutional right to come to the United States.
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
Religion is just mind control.
Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.
The problem is that religion tends to give people bad reasons to be good.
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.
The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
We want, as the Saudi people, to enjoy the coming days and concentrate on developing our society and developing ourselves as individuals and families while retaining our religion and customs.
It’s not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It’s that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life.
I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what’s important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it’s through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.
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!
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
I have a reputation worldwide of being tolerant of all people and their views. I’m too well-educated to criticize a certain religion or group of people for what they believe in. It’s called freedom.
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.
If there ever was a militant religion, it was that of early New England.
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
The Bible is the fountain of truth.
I have the profoundest respect for people who behave in a generous way because of religion. But I come from a country where the misuse of religion has had catastrophic consequences. One must judge people not by what faith they proclaim but by what they do.
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.
The difference between a cult and a religion, of course, lies in extremity.
I’m ready for a Christianity that ‘ruins‘ my life, that captures my heart and makes me uncomfortable. I want to be filled with an astonishment which is so captivating that I am considered wild and unpredictable and… well… dangerous. Yes, I want to be ‘dangerous’ to a dull and boring religion.
While in some countries there’s a feeling that literature must stay away from religion, this is not so in India – in the Indian way, literature is just another means to find a more spiritual life, to find our way to God.
I think religion has caused so much catastrophe in the world.
I like to go to church. Religion is an important part in my life. It has helped me in bad moments.
To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
What an extraordinary thing it can be, love, how it will not defined by gender, by sexuality, by race, by religion, by anything. It’s something else. It’s something other.
Surfing is my religion, if I have one.
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
Too often, customary practices and discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, social status, or class are the root sources of pervasive inequality in many countries.
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.
I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.
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.
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.
The God who existed before any religion counts on you to make the oneness of the human family known and celebrated.
So far as the government is concerned, there is only one holy book, which is the constitution of India. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.
When I got religion, I found some work to do to benefit somebody.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.
It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism itself that its advancement should be correlated with a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Needless to say, oftentimes a ‘religion’ is not needed to breed extremism. People breed it all by themselves, oftentimes with the subjective morality of modern secularism breeding the worst kind.
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
To be Catholic puts a lot of fear in you. It’s a great religion, but also one that can limit your experience. You fear experience because everything is a sin.
Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.
Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else’s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.
There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.
Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or to the ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin – but it is not of Edward of England that I shall ask pardon.
I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
Religion is never the problem; it’s the people who use it to gain power.
I mean, I talk about being Jewish a lot. It’s funny because I do think of myself as Jewish ethnically, but I’m not religious at all. I have no religion.
That means that every human being – without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin – possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
Balenciaga was my religion. Since I’m a believer, for me, there’s Balenciaga, and the good Lord.
I believe if religion brings you to a sense of peace, that’s beautiful. But I also believe if religion’s not your thing, that’s fine, too, just so long as you’re a good person and you find that one thing that leads you to peace and teaches you to have harmony with yourself and other people around you.
I did study religion for a little while. I studied the Torah and the Holy Koran, Helios Biblos, which is considered by most people to be the Holy Bible. I just wanted to know, even with Buddhism and the Dalai Llama.
Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself, so that one tries to make oneself a better person and draw oneself closer to God.
Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it’s so little known about it which surprised me.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Religion asks you to believe things without questioning, and technology and science always encourage you to ask hard questions and why it is important in science and technology. So I was always interested in science and technology.
Man is the religious animal. He is the only one that’s got true religion, several of them.
One person’s religion is another person’s cult.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
I was brought up a Muslim and I respect the religion I was born into, but I don’t practise it. However, I do believe in thanking God for my happy life.
Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.
I have no belief in The Bible or religion, but I think Armageddon was a lucky guess. I honestly think it’s going to happen.
I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they’ll say, ‘Oh that’s dumb, you believe in whatever,’ but I think everybody believes in something.
To me, religion is an agreement between a group of people about what God is. Spirituality is a one-on-one relationship.
Religion, born of the earth’s need for the disclosing of a god, is related to and co-extensive with not the individual man, but the whole of mankind.
Religion was instituted to make us happy in this life and in the other. What must we do to be happy in the life to come? Be just.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.
Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion.
To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom.
The state exists to serve and protect every citizen, regardless of colour, creed, race or religion – and the welfare state should exist to and protect the populace in the same non-discriminatory and universal manner.
I have never been religious. I talk to God every day, but He’s never said a word to me about religion! I think the most powerful prayer is surrender.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.
Religion is a big problem in Israel and the Arab world, but again, the problem isn’t religion but political leaders who want to use the religion.
Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west.
We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
You’ll never get me to speak religion. You’ll never get me to speak politics.
I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.
Religion and science are the two conjugated faces or phases of one and the same complete act of knowledge – the only one which can embrace the past and future of evolution and so contemplate, measure and fulfil them.
I love religion.
It is up to God to reveal a religion, but up to us to understand and realise it.
I mean, I went to a Catholic boys’ school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me.
Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
I was raised in the church, and there’s still a fire burning inside me. I definitely don’t ever want to be preachy. But less and less young people are religious. The thing is, I see so many positive things about religion, so I’m happy to talk about it.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
If your religion is better than mine and your opinion, you have a real problem.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
You don’t have to be a religious person to be affected by religion or a religious movement.
If there is a God, it’s going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed.
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.
Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.
As long as I don’t write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
Religion is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that faith seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness.
Religion works. I know there’s comfort there, a crash pad. It’s something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be alright in the end. It works because it’s comforting.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Folk tales, fairy tales, religion, the occult – these are the things I’m most passionate about, even more than cinema. And I’m very passionate about cinema.
I believe that a government has only one religion – India first. A government has only one holy book – our Constitution. A government has only one kind of devotion – towards nation.
I was taught in Bible college, religion and politics don’t mix.
Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion, but you can train through education.
The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
I’m going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
There’s no religion but sex and music.
Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians – you are not like him.
There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
Freedom of speech wasn’t won by being nice, it has been won by struggle with religion.
Whenever you’re specific with ethnicity or religion, people find reason to take offence.
That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
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.
I want to ask those who are aiding terror, what do you get by taking innocent lives? Islam is a religion of peace; you are maligning its name.
To me, film is a religion. I don’t expect to get paid to make it, but I do expect total dedication.
You must learn to exist with no religion, no country, no allies. You must learn to live alone in silence.
I don’t do politics, I don’t do religion, I don’t do ethnic jokes.
It was part of your religion to hate the British.
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.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
Set religion free, and a new humanity will begin.
Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.
That’s what I love about Australia: we can do things the way we want to do them, because that’s the way our country is – no matter what culture you come from, you can come to Australia and practise your religion, you can practise your beliefs, and you shouldn’t be judged for it.
I am a proud Hindu, but that doesn’t I mean I disrespect others’ religion.
I’m not sure about anything as far as religion and spirituality go.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least.
I’m not sure that Liberation Theology has ever satisfactorily resolved the tensions between Marxism‘s ‘social naturalism’ (the claim that all beliefs have their origins in social practice) and religion’s supernaturalism (the claims that its beliefs are underwritten by divine will).
For the record, I don’t worship the devil. I just hate religion.
My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down.
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
For the record, I believe in God, but I do not believe in religion, period.
I don’t think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn’t already know about religion. It has long been obvious – even to the deeply religious – that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
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?
Tourism is a very big economic benefit to the Sherpa people, and also, they have very strong ties to their own social attitudes and their own religion, so fortunately, they’re not too influenced by many of our Western attitudes.
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
Personally, I don’t choose any particular religion or symbol or group of words or teachings to define me. That’s between me and the most high. You know, my higher self. The Creator.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say ‘him’ rather than ‘her.’ Maybe it’s because of my generation, but I don’t like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male.
I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life.
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.
I think that religion is incredibly cruel, and I think that my biggest problem with being vegetarian, usually, is other vegetarians.
The biggest danger of this terrorism and extremism is the tarnishing of the reputation of our beloved religion… We will not allow this to happen.
To the first class belong the Gospels and Acts; to the second, the Epistles; to the third, the Revelation.
We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist.
What we need is a system of thought – you might even call it a religion – that can bind humans together. A system that would fit the Republic of Chad as well as the United States: a system that would supply our idealistic young people with something to believe in.
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.
Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
Judaism is not a dogmatic religion but one which loves debate, in which scholarship has played a big part. Scholars never agree about anything.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
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.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
We need to rebuild our nation with a new foundation. A foundation rooted in love, and care, and equality. Where justice is truly real for all of us, regardless of race, class, gender, orientation, or religion. I fully believe we can.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
Black Consciousness seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook to life.
More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
I believe in the Constitution. The Constitution says that government isn’t supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld.
It’s not so much religion per se, it’s false certainty that worries me, and religion just has more than its fair share of false certainty or dogmatism. I’m really concerned when I see people pretending to know things they clearly cannot know.
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.
When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
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.
My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else.
You’re always going to have extremists in every religion.
There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there, particularly in the difference between religion and culture. For example, I hear people criticise Islam for arranged marriages, but that’s nothing to do with Islam. It is the culture in some places, but it’s actually against Islam.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Religion doesn’t play any part in my life in terms of how I live my life. But I don’t think I’ve ever gone through a day in my life without hearing someone say the word ‘Jew’ or saying it myself.
Toleration is the best religion.
We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
I wasn’t raised a Catholic, but Yolanthe was, and I wanted to get more involved in her religion.
I have faith, but I’m not the biggest fan of organised religion. There’s a lot of hypocrites in church. A lot of hypocrites.
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.