Quotations on Religion

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The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Improvement)

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Peace, Religion, Islam)

Through history, people look for something spiritual. The greatest scientists in the world were men of religion and faith, too.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Faith, History, People, Scientists, Spiritual, World)

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Equality, Life, Religion, Constitution, Liberty, Today)

I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Equality, Religion, Liberty)

The first act of religion, therefore, concerns those things which are communicated to us from God. The other concerns those things which we yield to God.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Religion, Act, First, Yield)

I don't have a religion. I believe in a God. I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: God, Religion, Supernatural)

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

There are some forms of religion that are bad, just as there's bad cooking or bad art or bad sex, you have bad religion too.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Sex, Cooking)

Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.
- Sri Aurobindo
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Thought, Infinite, Liberty, Variety, Worship)

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Men, Religion, Wit, World)

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Religion, Knowledge, Development, Self)

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.
- Lucille Ball
(Keywords: Love, Religion, First)

Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: Beauty, Religion, Absence, Man)

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Art, History, Religion, Romance, Humanity, Passion)

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Art, History, Religion, Humanity, Passion)

And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Keywords: Technology, Religion, Living)

Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Science, Commerce, Sleep)

We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
- Clive Bell
(Keywords: Art, Family, Men, Religion, Alliance, Circumstance, Ecstasy, Mind, Religious, states)

When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.
- Daniel Bell
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, People, Religious, Theology)

Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Being, Day, Open, Opinions, Will, World)

No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion.
- Jeremy Bentham
(Keywords: Government, Power, Religion, Belief)

It's also reflective of a young person's religion or faith in that it's highly charged with sacramental imagery and with country imagery, because I was in the seminary for so many years in the country.
- Daniel Berrigan
(Keywords: Faith, Religion, Country, Years)

And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Nature, Religion, Daughter, Fear, Hope, Ignorance)

What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
- William Blake
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Wife, Church, Brotherhood, Cruelty, Reason, Theatre)

The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Love, Religion, Christian)

America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Keywords: Happiness, Religion, Giving)

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Family, Politics, Religion, Planning, Public)

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Life, Religion, God, Sun)

Both of my parents would say they were atheists, so where I inherited my connection to God I don't know. But it's natural. No Bible, no Torah, just the love religion.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Love, Religion, God, Bible, Connection, Parents)

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Keywords: Love, Religion, God)

I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Education, Religion, Belief, Christian, Christmas, Kids, Schools, Years)

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
- Frederick Buechner
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, Man, Mystery, Pilgrimage)

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Creation, Man, Theory)

The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Family, Religion, Health, Money, Christian, Chastity, Temper, Want)

Patriotism is the religion of hell.
- James Branch Cabell
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion, Hell)

Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, Growing up, Pretty)

I wish your increase in holiness, number, love, religion, and righteousness; and wait you, and cease to contend with these men that are gone from us, for there is nothing that shall convince them but judgment.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: Men, Love, Religion, Holiness, Judgment, Nothing, Righteousness)

Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Peace, Religion, Strength, Light, Man, Spiritual)

Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Soul, Body)

Religion is never the problem; it's the people who use it to gain power.
- Julian Casablancas
(Keywords: Power, Religion, People, Gain)

I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: God, Religion, Belief, Church)

The truth is our country, our people, our liberties, and our way of life are under attack by radical Islamic terrorists who kill and destroy in the name of religion.
- Saxby Chambliss
(Keywords: Life, Religion, Truth, People, Country, Name, Radical)

Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
- Samuel Chase
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Religion, Government, People, Concern, Measure, Order, Public, Safety, Support)

Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)



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