Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens
It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists and were religion not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
Since I have heard often enough that everyone in the end has his own religion, nothing seemed more natural to me than to fashion my own
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.
Religion is just mind control
Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.
I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinkin
That's the problem with religion: you beat your way past the clerics, fight your way through the demons, stand before the holy of holies, and when you rip away the veil, there's nothing there but a mirror
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.
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.
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
What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Most people have some sort of religion, at least they know which church they're staying away from
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
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
Religion has done love a great servive by making it a sin.