Religion Quotes and Sayings
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
I do not believe in religion, it is the death and destruction of mankind. Religion is a man made creation designed to confuse you and separate you from your earthly brothers or sisters. It is designed to hide your true nature, to deceive others including yourself, to judge and punish and even to hate and kill. There are too many religions in this world but in heaven there is only one God. I believe in the creator of the world and the universe. God is love and love is God. There is only one true God and he is the creator of all living things. God lives within me because I believe.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
— Jonathan Swift
I believe that religion is the belief in future life and in God. I don’t believe in either. I don’t believe in God as I don’t believe in Mother Goose.
— Clarence Darrow
Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.
– Christopher Hitchens
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom,which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Any religion or philosophy which is not based on a respect for life is not a true religion or philosophy.
– Albert Schweitzer
Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.
– Dave Barry
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
– Dalai Lama
I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.
– William Penn
One doesn’t have to be religious to lead a moral life or attain wisdom.
– Allan Lokos
All religions are like the tributaries of a river, they ultimately flow into the ocean, similarly truth comes under different names but the end result is always the same.
There is enough light for those who desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.
– Blaise Pascal
If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people.
Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.
The world as we know does not provide a pain free existence. Emotionally and physically we are tormented. It’s in the upheaval and unrest that we co-exist in a realm of spiritual principles and laws. Until we come to that realization, the experiences and judgments of this world will constantly be at odds with us. Human existence is partnered with spiritual laws; it’s the foundation of the human experience.
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man … Living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.
– George Carlin
Religious believers are not morally superior. Nonbelievers are by no means amoral.
– Dr T.P.Chia
Religion is the spiritual intervention in our affairs to keep our society alive, just as medicine is the biological intervention in cellular affairs to keep our bodies alive.
What makes you think that your religion is superior than mine, if we both can’t scientifically prove the existence of our creator.
Imagine the world as one country with one policy and one president. It would be like having one religion. How peaceful would that be.
All good, noble things are religious and moral in nature, but have nothing to do with religion.
– Dr T.P.Chia
Difference between religions and humanity. Religions tell you to spend thousands of dollars on pilgrimage and distribution of holy books, while humanity tells you to spend that money on your neighbor who is starving to death, and on people living in poverty.