Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.— John Hancock
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I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source - from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. s with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes; and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scripture.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.
What is it the Bible teaches us? -- rapine, cruelty, and murder.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war.
What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies Black, white and brown, to fight Israel's war, because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.
The God who gave us life gave us liberty.
Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?
I have sworn upon the altar of god.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.
It is evident from their writings that the Founding Fathers would never have tolerated the separation that we have embraced today. They knew that religious principles provided morality and self-control - the lifeblood for the survival of any self-governing community.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
Don't lose yourself just because you found somebody
The idea of separating church and state by the Founding Fathers of America was freedom from the domination of one form of religion, because many of them left England, because they were persecuted by the church, because they want to express their Christian faith in a different way. So it was a bit of warfare between Christians.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.
There is not one redeeming feature in our superstition of Christianity.
It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.
Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch you words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for the become you character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.
I believe ... that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life, respecting its conduct in this.
The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.
The truth is, that the greatest enemies to the doctrines of Jesus are those, calling themselves the expositors of them, who have perverted them for the structure of a system of fancy absolutely incomprehensible, and without any foundation in His genuine words.
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.
I would not dare so dishonor my Creator's name by attaching it to this filthy book.
Preachers dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.
If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe;
they may be Mahometans, Jews or Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one your are capable of living.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.
The religion-builders have so distorted and deformed the doctrines of Jesus, so muffled them in mysticism, fancies, and falsehoods.
The office of reformer of the superstitions of a nation is ever dangerous.
Lost time is never found again.
The Christian church has set up a religion of pomp and revenue in pretended imitation of a person (Jesus) who lived a life of poverty.
The metaphysical insanities of Athanasius, of Loyola, and of Calvin, are, to my understanding, mere lapses into polytheism, differing from paganism only by being more unintelligible.
Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.
When, in short, we shall have unlearned everything which has been taught since his [Jesus'] day, and got back to the pure and simple doctrines he inculcated, we shall then be truly and worthily his disciples: and my opinion is that if nothing had ever been added to what flowed purely from his lips, the whole world would at this day have been Christian.
Today the separation of church and state is America is used to silence the church... The way the concept is used today is totally reversed from the original intent... It is used today as a false political dictum in order to restrict the influence of Christian ideas... To have suggested the state separated from religion and religious influence would have amazed the Founding Fathers.