Religion Quotes and Sayings

Real religion is about, developing real character; character of compassion, character of humility, the character of determination to grow in all circumstances.
Radhanath Swami

There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land. They said “Let us pray,” and we dutifully shut our eyes. When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.
Desmond Tutu

Religion supports nobody. It has to be supported. It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land. It is a perpetual mendicant. It lives on the labours of others, and then has the arrogance to pretend that it supports the giver.
Robert Ingersoll

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
Robert Ingersoll

When a thousand people believe some made-up story for one month, that’s fake news. When a billion people believe it for a thousand years, that’s a religion.

The philosophy of religion has always been death-oriented instead of being life-oriented.
Khushwant Singh

India is constipated with a lot of humbug. Take religion. For the Hindu, it means little besides caste and cow-protection. For the Muslim, circumcision and kosher meat. For the Sikh, long hair and hatred of the Muslim. For the Christian, Hinduism with a sola topee. For the Parsi, fire-worship and feeding vultures. Ethics, which should be the kernel of a religious code, has been carefully removed.
Khushwant Singh

Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.
Khushwant Singh

A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.
Alan Watts

Some religions thrive on intolerance and hatred. Others, on tolerance and love.

Only a couple of times have I ever been to church and felt enlightened by it.
Lynn Johnston

Quran, Bible and Bhagavad Gita were told by God and written by you, may be you had misinterpreted according to your language, faith and culture.
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

We must approach religion with reverence and with love, and our heart will stand up and say, this is truth, and this is untruth.
Swami Vivekananda

Religion is a kindergarten to spirituality. All religions ignite our faith in God and teach us the basics.

The poor in pocket are rich in spirit.

True knowledge should never take the form of doctrine. Doctrine is a frozen idea which never thaws over time and drags humanity into ignorance.

Religion – the happy marriage of gullibility and mendacity.
Dr. Idel Dreimer

One thing is common in every religion and that is humanity.

There are many religions, but only one God. There are truths in every religion, but no religion has all the truth. This is because humans distort those truths to suit their own small minds. If belief in a religion results in discrimination, hating, killing, enslaving, cheating other humans, or justifies treating any being unkindly, then that is not a true religion. If we strive to live our lives with kindness and respect for all other beings, then we are following a true religion.

The end of the world will come, I believe;
Our honeymoon is just a small reprieve.
The calculated orbits indicate
That the earth is in for a horrid fate.
The revelations, two thousand years old
Are not mythical but mathematics bold!
Boghos L. Artinian

More educated people tend to be less religious. Less educated people tend to be more religious.
Dr T.P.Chia

Religion brings man closer to God but separates man from man.

A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be a necessary good for the well-being of the people.
– B. R. Ambedkar

The greatest tragedy in mankind’s entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
– Arthur C. Clarke

If religion were a thing that money could buy, the rich would live and the poor would die.

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Robert Ingersoll

Truth cannot be given to you; especially if you are following an organized religion, then truth will be as far from you as darkness is from light. Truth is not found by observing rituals, undertaking pilgrimages or reading the scriptures. It is simply a waste of time.
Anandmurti Gurumaa

Religion should be treated as personal as sex. People should consider the question “What religion do you follow?” as awkward as “How well did you f*ck your wife last night?”
Kamal Haasan

To my conscience, Humanity is the Mother of all religions. Be the Human and Being Human raise the standard of Humanity.
Kamal Haasan

Religious people are so convinced that only their religion is the right one. You will never find them asking for Muslim Blood or Hindu Blood or Christian blood at a hospital.
Kamal Haasan

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