Quotations on Religious

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I'm not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Money, God, People, Company, Hearing, Religious, Spiritual)

If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Religion, Act, Principles, Religious, Responsibility, Rules)

I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Faith, Family, People, Children, Religious, Support)

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Authority, Day, Defiance, May, Religious, World)

Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)

After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I'd think, how awful.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Religion, Nothing, Reading, Religious, Years)

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Keywords: Body, Religious, Remarkable, Wonder)

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: Education, English, Forget, Religious, School)

In listing these tendencies making for a new world, we must not forget developments in the religious or spiritual thinking and feeling of mankind, where also we feel a strong unifying trend.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Feeling, Forget, Mankind, Religious, Spiritual, Thinking, World)

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
- Robert Barclay
(Keywords: Men, Power, Negative, Conscience, First, Force, Question, Religious, Will)

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: People, Religious, Want)

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Religion, People, Religious, Risk, Writing)

I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.
- Edmund Barton
(Keywords: Connection, Irish, Religious, School, Years)

Members of weakly religious families get, of course, no religious training from any source outside the family.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Family, Religious, Training)

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.
- Bruno Bauer
(Keywords: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

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)

There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: Values, Churches, Community, Religious, Vocabulary)

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Religion, Soul, People, Expression, Opium, Protest, Religious, Sentiment, Suffering, World)

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Progress, Religious, Sincerity)

I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Gay, Limitations, Now, Religious, World)

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social, political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy, and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum
(Keywords: People, Action, Hypocrisy, Injustice, Religious, states, Terrorism, United)

The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
- Robert Bork
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Atheism, Religious, Superstition)

We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important - just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: People, Piety, Religious, Will)

The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: American, Beliefs, Neutrality, Religious, Tradition)

The funny thing is all these school shootings that we have, always happen in very religious communities. Maybe it's because the centre of their lives is a big fat nothing and it's just a fantasy and there's nothing there. I think maybe that might have something to do with it.
- Matthew Bright
(Keywords: Funny, Fantasy, Nothing, Religious, School)

There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Keywords: Knowledge, Authority, Ignorance, Religious, World)

Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Religion, Love, Ambition, Influence, Loyalty, Order, Religious, United)

I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Religion, Discipline, Purpose, Actions, Patience, Religious, Sense, Stability)

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Religious, Woman)

The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Democrats, Media, Religious, Right)

I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Legal, Marriage, Rights, Gay, Religious, Want, Word)

The artist himself may not think he is religious, but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
- Emily Carr
(Keywords: Religion, Artist, May, Religious, Sincerity)

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
- Ed Case
(Keywords: Marriage, Beliefs, Religious, Spiritual)

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Life, Dignity, Religious, Respect, Traditions, United)

More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.
- Alexander Chase
(Keywords: Religion, People, Care, Religious, Tolerance)

It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
- Ilka Chase
(Keywords: Men, Cruelty, Religious, Sense)

In fact, the U.S. military has bent over backwards to respect the religious beliefs of some very dangerous fanatics who want to kill us.
- Linda Chavez
(Keywords: Beliefs, Fact, Fanatics, Military, Religious, Respect, Want)

I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Religion, Women, Work, First, Religious, University)

The word spiritual, not the word religious, is the key.
- Clarence Clemons
(Keywords: Key, Religious, Spiritual, Word)

I want to host a religious show. I'm sure nobody will be wanting the 11 o'clock spot on Sunday morning. I think we should really get some of our own preachers and preach that gay is good. And we'd have a great choir.
- Kate Clinton
(Keywords: Gay, Religious, Want, Will)

I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.
- Richard Cobden
(Keywords: Education, Success, Idea, Country, Religious, Years)

To make the moral achievement implicit in science a source of strength to civilization, the scientist will have to have the cooperation also of the philosopher and the religious teacher.
- Arthur Holly Compton
(Keywords: Science, Civilization, Achievement, Strength, Cooperation, Religious, Will)

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.
- James Hal Cone
(Keywords: Faith, Hope, Community, Order, Religious, Tradition)

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
- Ezra Cornell
(Keywords: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)



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