Religion Quotes

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

In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion is one of the phases of thought through which the world is passing

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Tom Robbins

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.

Lemuel K. Washburn

We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift

Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man

Swami Vivekananda

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

Sigmund Freud

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

Carl Sandburg

Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.

Martin Luther King Jr

I do not believe in revealed religion - I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without speculating on another

Lord Byron

What has religion to do with facts? Nothing

Robert Green Ingersoll

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

Joseph Campbell

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

Anatole France

When you see a man with a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend upon it, he keeps a very small stock of it within

Charles H. Spurgeon

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error

Robert Owen

Most people have some sort of religion, at least they know which church they're staying away from

John Erskine

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Where knowledge ends, religion begins.

Benjamin Disraeli

What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs

Richard Taylor

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

We must respect the other fellow's religion,but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

Henry Louis Mencken
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