Religious Quotes

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"Christianity is not being destroyed by the confusions and concussions of the time; it is being discovered." -- Hugh E. Brown
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“The whole point of Christianity is that everyone in the world, from Charles Manson to Mother Teresa, deserves to go to hell.” — Sean Ningen

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” — G. K. Chesterton

“The church is the great lost and found department.” — Robert Short

“The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.” “I considered atheism, but there weren’t enough holidays.”

"All men have need of the gods." -- Homer
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“There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.” — George Bernard Shaw

 “Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.” — John Updike

“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.” — Mark Twain

"A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all." -- Edwin Lewis
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“It is doubtless true that religion has been the world’s psychiatrist throughout the centuries.” — Karl Menninger

“All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.” — Cathy Ladman

“Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“This is a little prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight’s last gleaming. Amen and Awomen.” — George Carlin

"God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to serve him?" -- Martin Buber
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“People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

“Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them care for.” — George Savile

“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” — Mark Twain

"No religion is a true religion that does not make men tingle to their finger tips with a sense of infinite hazard." -- William Ernest Hocking
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“If I were personally to define religion, I would say that it is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstances.” — Theodore Dreiser

“I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soul-less conditions. It is the opium of the people.” — Karl Marx

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." -- Seneca the Younger
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“Businesses may come and go, but religion will last forever, for in no other endeavor does the consumer blame himself for product failure.” — Harvard Lampoon

“My religious position: I think that God could do a lot better, and I’m willing to give Him the chance.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine.” — Austin O’Malley

"Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat." -- John Morley
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“I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it.” — Joe Mullally

“Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.” — William James

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” — Anne Lamott

"I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence." -- Doug McLeod
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“The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.” — Richard Burton

“Religion is a fashionable substitute for Belief.” — Oscar Wilde

“I’m not religious, but I like God and he likes me.” — Tony Kushner

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” — Edgar Allen Poe

"Not all religion is to be found in the church, any more than all knowledge is found in the classroom."
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“Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.” — David Hume

“In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.” — Thomas Jefferson

“It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Mankind have banned the Divinity from their presence; they have relegated him to a sanctuary; the walls of the temple restrict his view; he does not exist outside of it.” — Diderot

“When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.” — Frank Sinatra

“If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is ‘God is crying.’ And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, ‘Probably because of something you did.'” — Jack Handey

"Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned."
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“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” — Douglas Adams

“I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless.” — Peter Walker

“There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.” — G. C. Lichtenberg

“What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.” — George Santayana

"My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God." -- Albert Einstein
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“Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.” — Ambrose Bierce

“A man without religion is like a horse without a bridle.” — Latin Proverb

“The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?” — John Adams

“Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.” — Michel de Montaigne

“It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.” — Denis Diderot

“Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it.” — C. C. Colton

"All religions must be tolerated... for... every man must get to heaven his own way." -- Frederick the Great
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“To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.” — Jorge Luis Borges

“Religion is a pill best swallowed without chewing.” — Anonymous

“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.” — Pearl S. Buck

“A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.” — James Feibleman

“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” — John Lennon

“The faith that stands on authority is not faith.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart." -- H. L. Mencken
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“Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent and the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on.”

“Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

“There’s something in every atheist, itching to believe, and something in every believer, itching to doubt.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“If God has created us in His image, we have more than returned the compliment.” — Voltaire

"Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny." -- George Santayana
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“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” — George Carlin

“A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God.” — Havelock Ellis

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