Religion Quotes and Sayings - Page 4
What ever your religion, be a better believer. Let there be no killing, cruelty, stealing, or harm to others of life and property in the name of any deity. This works even if you have no religious belief, to be a better human – (being human).
The ten commandments are not multiple choices.
For some people religion is useful but for others it is only a policeman.
It’s funny how religious people judge ones who don’t believe especially considering judging is a sin.
Don’t judge me for my beliefs because I don’t judge you for yours.
Don’t debate religion with me, you are not going to change my beliefs anymore than I am going to change yours.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Prayer is a refuge to your soul; your pathway to blessings.
- Debbie Rapada
Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion.
- Dewey Henize
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Some ancient religions required human sacrifices, others animal sacrifices, still others the annihilation of “unbelievers”. To that extent, religion sometimes does cause wars. The problem comes when all religions are lumped together and summarily rebuked, ridiculed, rebuffed or relegated to the scrap heap of human experience. This is a form of religious “profiling” that those who oppose religion would very often abhor being used to fight crime or prevent terrorism.
I struggled as a young man with the phrase “Christian guerillas” as it was applied to one of the factions fighting in Beirut, Lebanon. As a Christian myself, the two terms seemed antithetical to each other, but they were strung together never- the- less by reporters and news editors covering that struggle.
Religion and religious people have often been used and abused, twisted, misguided and manipulated by callous (and often non- religious) politicians (or power- intoxicated religious leaders) to initiate and/or seek justification for war.
But saying that religion causes war is like saying that vehicles cause accidents. Yes, from time to time wars have been fought in the name of religion. And at times religion was the pivotal cause or justification of such wars. But religious people have also done much good for their neighbors, and strangers alike. Did anyone notice the number of religious organizations what were already on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake struck?
Those who oppose religion for any reason are quick to blame religion for every war they can, but they refuse to notice the good that religious people have done and the billions of dollars that are quietly given every year by religious people to religious organizations and used to improve communities, minister to the hurting, the sick and the needy of all sorts.
Every coin has two sides.
Religion is used to control the masses and has been used that way for its whole existence.
Religion and Faith is a way of controlling what people think and making them conform.
If you believed in Christianity or Islam it was called ‘faith’, but if you believed in astrology or Friday the thirteenth it was Superstition!
- Jostein Gaarder
Atheists do not believe in nothing, they simply do not believe. We are people who need proof in order to believe. Maybe this is because we never saw faith as something we needed in the past, or maybe we have had faith and were disappointed, but we find it more difficult to trust than other people. We are often branded as totally distrusting, but I believe the truth of all atheists is that we are cautious and rational. We have felt disappointment, we have seen it’s effects and decided by ourselves that this is not something worth going through unless there is proof that religion is real. I admire those with faith, it is an honorable quality, but just one that in my heart of hearts I cannot embrace.
Biggest wars have been about religion.
Religion is man’s excuse to obtaining power and money… Under the cover of love and faith.
It is in our hearts that God speaks. If we learn to silence the chatter of our minds, we will hear the quiet promptings of hearts.
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
- Aldous Huxley
No matter the religion, just be a good person, that’s what matters.
Religion starts from the heart, and not bound to the customs and traditions of the World…if you love and praise God Almighty for what He has created for you…then it’s up to you how you express it.
This is a webpage for quotes ABOUT religion. While I find it symptomatic of the subject that people on both sides of the religious fence debate ad nauseum about it given the opportunity, I would like to remind you that there are discussion forums dedicated to precisely this activity. I believe the purpose of allowing you to submit comments is if you have constructive comments directly related to the quotes. I would ask that you please refrain from posting your personal views here.