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

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
August Bebel

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

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
Hannah More

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

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

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

His religion at best is an anxious wish, - like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps
Thomas Carlyle

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Adversity reminds men of religion
Livy

The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuhr

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore
William Melmoth

Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
Madonna Ciccone

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree
Albert Einstein

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

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics
Wendell Phillips

I don't think I can get into my deep inner thoughts about hitting. It's like talking about religion.
Mike Schmidt

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

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Honore De Balzac

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.
Eugene Ionesco

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

Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II

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

My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
D H Lawrence

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
Thomas Hardy

Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Thomas Hobbes

A great Pope - our most outstanding fellow countryman, the Holy Father, a good father to all of us, believers and non-believers, followers of different religions - is no more. [On Pope John Paul II]
Aleksander Kwasniewski

The equation of religion with belief is rather recent.
Arnold Toynbee

Religion has done love a great servive by making it a sin.
Anatole France

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

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

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

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

I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Christopher Marlowe

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.
Ambrose Bierce

Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim.
Giuseppe Mazzini

There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
Michael Moore

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Singer

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

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

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

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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



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