Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person
Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
Throughout the long period of religious doubt, I had been rendered very unhappy by the gradual loss of belief, but when the process was completed, I found to my surprise that I was quite glad to be done with the whole subject
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
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect
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
All religions die of one disease - that of being found out
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.
Union of religious sentiments begets a surprising confidence
The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction
Religions change, but beer and wine remain
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 difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
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