We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
Religion is one of the phases of thought through which the world is passing
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
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
Bad science and bad religion simply swap roles, the former proclaiming Truth, the latter worshiping Doubt
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.
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea
The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted
Religions sprang up among men to deal with the sometimes terrifying aspects of existence, to make sense out of the senseless, to explain things we find inexplicable
Religion's in the heart, not in the knees.
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
I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren't
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
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
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
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.
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