Religion Quotes

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

Jorge Luis Borges

Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief

Oscar Wilde

No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state

Felix Adler

Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings

Harry Emerson

Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis

Sigmund Freud

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science

Henri Bergson

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.

Frederick Buechner

Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere

James Martineau

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.

Anna Sewell

Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone

Karl Barth

Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government

James Madison

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it

Charles Caleb Colton

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

Edmund Burke

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.

Edmund Burke

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

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.

Wendell Phillips

By religion I mean a set of beliefs held as dogmas, dominating the conduct of life, going beyond or contrary to evidence, and inculcated by methods which are emotional or authoritarian, not intellectual

Bertrand Russell

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery

Alfred North Whitehead

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea

Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

Ambrose Bierce

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he ''lives'' his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

Gurdjieff

Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt

Jeffrey Satinover
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