Religion Quotes and Sayings - Page 6
You don’t have to be religious to feel like you want to help and make others feel good… I feel like most Christians, who say they are Christians, really are not Christians. They either smoke pot, or have judgmental issues. I feel religion is a personal believe and is supposed to be kept to yourself, and not pressured onto others… Inspire people by being the christian not telling people about it… I also feel that religion and God are two entirely separate things… People seem to think that because I am not a christian I don’t believe in god. I do, I believe in my own god, the one that I knew before I was to be taught about religion or Jesus or any god… I do see the good religion can do for people, however I feel those people that chose to be religious need to be guided anyhow. I feel religion is a way for the government to control their people, to make us feel content and safe. Thinking in a different realm could be threatening to the powerful people… I also feel like most Christians are just Christians because they want to look good rather than actually being good… Did you know that the same part of the brain that is being stimulated during a religious moment is the same part of the brain that is being stimulated during a schizophrenic moment? Hmmmm.. I’m human on plant earth. I am made up of billions of tiny cells that will eventually die off one by one.
Religion has never started war, it has only given man his excuse.
It turned out I was pretty good in science. But again, because of the small budget, in science class we couldn’t afford to do experiments in order to prove theories. We just believed everything. Actually, I think that class was called Religion. Religion class was always an easy class. All you had to do was suspend the logic and reasoning you were being taught in all the other classes.
– George Carlin
Religion is a bad joke made up by people with no sense of humor and told to people who are too scared to laugh.
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.
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
– Christopher Hitchens
Enlightenment for me is not understanding the world. I believe that when you achieve enlightenment you do not become better than others or surpass them in any way. The first step to enlightenment is to become aware that the world is far more complex than you can ever imagine that is the easy part. After that it is only a matter or acceptance you must accept the fact that you will never be able to understand the world around you. Which is slot easier said than done because it is in our nature to want to find answers. But in order to become enlightened you must accept the fact that you will never know the answer to life’s oldest question.
This planet will be a better place without the hypocrisy of religion and it’s followers!
Religion keeps me focused and Religion is about sharing the beauty not dissing each other!
The Sun, the moon, air, water and color of blood is same for all, then why the God who has created us is different for every religion?
What makes you think that your religion is superior than mine, if we both can’t scientifically prove the existence of our creator.
The most truthful statement about religion l have ever heard is “l believe in God because of rainbows”.
Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
– Henri Bergson
Time, tradition, and customs have altered everything including religions. No religion can claim to be wholly unified. We now understand the power of time.
All religions are man made.
Christianity is hated by men, because it’s from the Jesus Christ, the only son of god from God not from men.
Religion is the hope that there is something besides our life, because all of us know that we could have lived ours better.
Religion is trick to hold down the poor and maintain the ruling class.
What is it that drives the majority of our world to one form of religion or another ? Is it faith? … When staring death in the face and you are all alone…even an atheist prays…for it is fear..not faith.. That drives EVERYONE to religion!!!
Religion is used by people as an excuse to screw other people over. I will never trust a person who has religion because they will be the fist ones to screw you.
Religion has always been used to explain the unexplainable. As science advances, so the need for religion will diminish until it is obsolete.
Religion is man trying to define God…Spirituality is God defining himself with us.
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.
So as an atheist, you believe in disappointment, and pain, and science. I can say this because I was an atheist. Looking back now I had faith in more things than I do now since becoming a christian. I trust in God. That’s all.
People fail. Nature fails. Who do we think we are to put the blame on anyone else but ourselves for the mistakes of this world? we blame things that we can’t see…that should speak for itself why we should take responsibility. Christians feel disappointment…more than non- Christians. Trust me, I know. I look heavenward and wonder why all these horrible things happen and feel the deepest sorrow. I also know that God is bigger than this. He is in control. Know why? Because bad things happen, but they never last. There’s always an end. And he promises that in the Bible. It’s very hard to trust in someone you can’t see, but we blame Him for our problems, so deep down we believe that he’s there. Just maybe not someone we would like to worship.
But let’s be serious. He claims to be all good…he claims to love unconditionally, he claims forgiveness forever, so what proof do we actually have that the bad things are his fault? Our own view of him. When bad things happen, I feel the weight of that. It’s MY sin, not God’s. I can sit here and talk to you until I am blue in the face, but you have to experience how God is different for yourself. He asks nothing from you but expects everything. The saddest part of being an atheist is looking around for someone to thank when you are happy, and no ones there, cause you don’t believe. It’s waking up at night and thinking…halfway believing that God exists, just to barely keep existing, but then reminding yourself not to feel, because feelings are bad and fleeting.
Knowing that when you do question the possible existence of God that the next bad thing that happens will make you not believe. Let me tell you, I had more faith then than I do now. I know that it’s the bad things in the past that make you not trust God, or anyone for that matter, but I can tell you that you believe. You believe in yourself. You only trust yourself, and believe that the decisions you make each day, as small as they may be, are the right ones for you. You have your best interest at heart. God is not a feeling. Christianity is not a feeling. It’s a knowledge. It’s a faith practice. I have learned that when I became a Christian I have no rights. I gave up myself to the Lord and what he wants for me.
Even as I am writing this, it sounds crazy. But it works. I learn every day that the Lord’s ways are not our ways. His love is not our love. I do not understand God. He is not to be defined. That is what gives him the most glory is to sit back and say “God I do not know what you are always about, I do not understand you, but you do. I know your bigger than me and my issues. Work your will”.
C.S. Lewis once said ” A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell”. That is so true. When bad things happen, we either run to God, or blame him. And it’s always the God of the Bible, not Allah, or the Dali Llama, or what have you. Deep down we all know he exists. We just deny because for some crazy reason we think we are better.