I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: ‘Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be the province of religion.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
Trading and religion have always been aligned together in the history of the world, and especially on the African continent.
Those nations that say it’s a crime to preach your religion are making a terrible mistake. All they’re doing is driving underground other forms of spiritual intuitions and practices.
I cannot belong to a nation which permits such barbarities as stoning to death and amputation – I don’t care what religion it is.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts. Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
Such is the feebleness of humanity, such is its perversity, that doubtless it is better for it to be subject to all possible superstitions, as long as they are not murderous, than to live without religion.
Religion was instituted to make us happy in this life and in the other. What must we do to be happy in the life to come? Be just.
Wherever there is a settled society, religion is necessary; the laws cover manifest crimes, and religion covers secret crimes.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Religion is the search for ultimate meaning.
I’m religiously opposed to religion.
Toleration is the best religion.
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
For the record, I don’t worship the devil. I just hate religion.
It’s been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it’s about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.
Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
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