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The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow
C F Forbes

Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.
Douglas William Jerrold

The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.
George Washington

In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce
Francesco Caracciolo

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

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.
Frank Herbert

Well! Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a snug little property
Maria Edgeworth

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
Paul Bert

After I left the convent, for fifteen years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it.
Karen Armstrong

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

Religion is like chemotherapy, it may solve one problem, but it can cause a million more.
John Bledsoe

Religions do make claims about the universe - the same kinds of claims that scientists make, except they're usually false.
Richard Dawkins

Religion has been an essential part of my life ever since I was baptised. My personal journey with God has been very important throughout my life.
Andy Griffith

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea (Propos sur la religion)
Alain

The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
David Hume

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
Heinrich Heine

It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions:

1 . That Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that in proportion as mankind adopts its principles and obeys its precepts they will be wise and happy.

2. That a better knowledge of this religion is to be acquired by reading the Bible than in any other way.

3. That the Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.

4. That knowledge is most durable, and religious instruction most useful, when imparted in early life.

5. That the Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life.
- Benjamin Rush, Essays, pp. 93-113, 'A Defence of the Use of the Bible as a School Book'.
Benjamin Rush

Conservatives do not believe that the political struggle is the most important thing in life... The simplest of them prefer fox-hunting, the wisest religion.
Quintin Hogg

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. (Idea of Progress)
William Ralph Inge

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. (Religion without Revelation, 1957)
Sir Julian Huxley

The Olympic Movement is a 20th century religion. Where there is no injustice of caste, of race, of family, of wealth.
Avery Brundage

A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.
Hugo Black

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

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Ambrose Bierce

His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions.
Kofi Annan

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

As a singer, I've had many opportunities to travel, and one thing I've learned is that through my music, I can be accepted by people all over the world. I often wonder why so many of us can't accept people who are different here, in our country? It's just not fair to be prejudiced against those whose race, religion or colour aren't the same as ours.
Celine Dion

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.
Karl Popper

Adversity reminds men of religion
Livy

A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.
John Selden

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.
Howard Stern

'If you're writing songs, there are two things that you just don't write about: politics and religion. We write about both.'
Bono

Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
Frank Herbert

E.P. Whipple calls fanaticism 'religion caricatured,' which is a full definition in a word.
James Parton

Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century
Malcolm Muggeridge

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

By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
Samuel Chase

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

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Edmund Burke

We cannot assume the injustice of any actions which only create offense, and especially as regards religion and morals. He who utters or does anything to wound the conscience and moral sense of others, may indeed act immorally; but, so long as he is not guilty of being importunate, he violates no right.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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

I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
T S Eliot

You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion. Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going. [Then again you could say its due to medical and scientific improvement, and speak the truth]
Cyril Clarke

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
Raymond Queneau

There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister, 250 times as much as it pays its members of Parliament and 500 times as much as it pays some of its ministers of religion.
Harold Wilson

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

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman

Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Tom Robbins

The Bible is to religion what the Iliad is to poetry
Joseph Joubert



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