Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.— Chief Joseph
Strong Freedom Of Religion quotations
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas.
People need to free their minds of racial prejudice and believe in equality for all and freedom regardless of race. It would be a good thing if all people were treated equally and justly and not be discriminated against because of race or religion or anything that makes them different from others.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
This I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion.
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.
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.
If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, [then and only then will truth]prevail over fanaticism.
Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under protection of habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
The constitutional freedom of religion is the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
We call upon all communities to be tolerant, to reject prejudice based on caste, creed, sect, colour, religion or agenda to ensure freedom and equality for women so they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
Some people say that we here have no freedom of religion, .
.. In reality, the people in that country are the ones who were forced to embrace a religion.
And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.
While anyone who practices a religion has the right to their own religious truths, it doesn't give them the right to violate the welfare of another human or an animal. So, where necessary, it is the task of the government to intervene and curb the freedom of religion.
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
Religious tolerance is something we should all practice;
however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
I support the rights of all people to practice their religious beliefs privately, but I oppose the idea of respecting religions. In truth, I have no respect for any religion. I believe religion is not compatible with human rights, women's rights, or freedom of expression.
How could they say that my religion, Islam was a 'race hate' religion after all the plunder and enslavement and domination of my people by white Christians in the name of white supremacy?
Ever loved someone so much, you would do anything for them? Yeah, well, make that someone yourself and do whatever the hell you want.
If religious freedom is to endure in America, the responsibility for teaching religion to public school children must be left to the homes and churches of our land, where this responsibility rightfully belongs. It must not be assumed by the government through the agency of the public school system.
The United Nations stands for the freedom and equality of all peoples, irrespective of race, religion, or ideology.
Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch.
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
Organized religion is in substance a mystification, a means of hiding the wickedness of the social system. If the Christian principles of love, equality, and freedom were really practiced instead of only preached, there would be no need for a special institution(the church) to take care of those principles.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish.
By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline.
The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
The attitude is we live and let live.
This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
Here we now have the freedom of all religions, and I hope that never again will we have a repetition of religious bigotry, as we have had in certain periods of our own history. There is no room for that kind of foolishness here.