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.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
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
Religion flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government
Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone
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.
Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science
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.
Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis
Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings
No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Religion is a pill best swallowed without chewing.
Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it.
Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.
A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God.
Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine.
All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
No religion is a true religion that does not make men tingle to their finger tips with a sense of infinite hazard.
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.