56 Monotheism Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Monotheism Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Among all nations, through the darkest polytheism glimmer some faint sparks of monotheism. — Immanuel Kant

Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything. — Robert A. Heinlein

The opposite of theism is not atheism, it’s idolatry — Peter Kreeft

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself. — Sir Richard Francis Burton

The lovers of God have no religion but God alone. — Rumi

Well, there are many religions, but I suppose they all worship the same God. — Bertrand Russell

God has no religion. — Mahatma Gandhi

Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman world, Muhammad to the old continent. — Napoleon Bonaparte

All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake. — John Shelby Spong

God made so many different kinds of people; why would God allow only one way to worship? — Martin Buber

Short Monotheism Quotes

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  • Ikhlaas is to forget the vision of creation by constantly looking at the Creator. — Al-Jahiz
  • I think the whole concept of monotheism is a gift from the gods. — Emo Philips
  • Monotheism is in its turn doomed to subtract one more God and become atheism — Ibn Warraq
  • Monotheism is but imperialism in religion. — James Henry Breasted
  • All writers of the Chaldaean period associate monotheism in the closest way with unity of worship. — Julius Wellhausen
  • We are pantheists as natural scientists, polytheists as poets, and monotheists as moral beings. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Monotheism begins with a god who hates trees. — John Lamb Lash
  • The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism. — Walter Kaufmann
  • Monotheism is easily the greatest disaster to befall the human race. — Gore Vidal

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More Monotheism Quotes

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I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam - good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system. — Gore Vidal

Islam, the third in historical sequence of the ethical monotheistic religions of the Near East, was very successful in establishing its monotheism, but had only very moderate success in spreading its version of Jewish and Christian ethics to the Arabs. — Carroll Quigley

Monotheism owes its existence not to philosophic speculation about the nature of reality or knowledge or virtue, but to acceptance of reality identified with a supreme being. — Israel Shenker

A wide and vague impression exists that so-called Eastern religion is more contemplative, innocuous, and humane than the proselytizing monotheisms of the West. Don't believe a word of this: try asking the children of Indochina who were dumped by their parents for inherited deformities that were attributed to sins in a previous 'life. — Christopher Hitchens

The further humans move from hunters to horticulturists to agriculturists to urbanisation to industrialists, the further the sacred recedes, first to heaven, then condensed to monotheism and finally it dies in irony. — Lierre Keith

There is a danger in monotheism, and it's called idolatry. And we know the prophets of Israel were very, very concerned about idolatry, the worship of a human expression of the divine. — Karen Armstrong

I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam - good people, yes, but any religion based on a single... — Gore Vidal

For atheism and polytheism there is no special problem of suffering, nor need there be for every kind of monotheism. — Walter Kaufmann

Only if you have some knowledge of the human sacrifices, the vicious temple rites, the degrading superstitions and customs that were practiced . . . can you realize how much the modern world owes to the Hebrew prophets, whose monotheism and moral teachings entered into Christianity and Islam. — Carlton J. H. Hayes

If I were to believe in a god l would believe in gods. I think monotheism is the really ghastly thing. That is the absolutely staggering to me misapprehension. — Stephen Fry

Far from being the crown of human thought and religion as its supporters have claimed for several bloody millennia, [monotheism] is in fact a monstrous step backwards--a step that has been responsible for more human misery than any other idea in known history. — Isaac Bonewits

Islam is at once the most and the least interesting of the world's monotheisms. It builds upon its primitive Jewish and Christian predecessors, selecting a chunk here and a shard there, and thus if these fall, it partly falls also. — Christopher Hitchens

Indeed, intolerance is essential only to monotheism; an only God is by nature a jealous God who will not allow another to live. On the other hand, polytheistic gods are naturally tolerant, they live and let live. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Monotheism makes me grouchy. I don't trust any religion that makes God look like one of the ruling class. I guess I'm a pagan or an animist. — Gloria Steinem

Religion has gotten a bad rap for good reasons. Often, there are a lot of people - women, LBGT, and others - you know, hierarchical monotheism has been a real source of a type of oppression. — Van Jones

Only a country that is based upon an extremely primitive religion, which is Christianity, I am a devoted enemy of monotheism in all of its forms, could have come with a categorizing of people as one thing or the other. — Gore Vidal

I think [rock'n'roll] essence is what made it good and has a lot in common with what originally made monotheism good - it's against everything that is fixed, all the social structures that you can't go past. — Ezra Furman

In the native world, major gods come in trios, duos, and groups. It is the habit of non-natives to discover the supreme being, the one and only head god, a habit lent to them by monotheism. — Paula Gunn Allen

What we have been raised to think of as inevitable - division and hierarchy, monotheism and nation states - actually accounts for less than 10 percent of human history. — Gloria Steinem

Monotheism occupies so large a space in the view of modern minds, that it is scarcely possible to form a just estimate of the preceding phases of the theological philosophy. — Auguste Comte

Even the most humane and compassionate of the monotheisms and polytheisms are complicit in this quiet and irrational authoritarianism: they proclaim us, in Fulke Greville's unforgettable line, "Created sick Commanded to be well." And there are totalitarian insinuations to back this up if its appeal should fail. — Christopher Hitchens

Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is _______ (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means "submission". The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done. — Timothy Leary

Monotheism at Sinai, primitive Christianity, messianic socialism: these are the three supreme moments in which Western culture is presented with what Ibsen termed "the claims of the ideal." These are the three stages, profoundly interrelated, through which Western consciousness is forced to experience the blackmail of transcendence. — George Steiner

The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the Old Testament, three anti-human religions have evolved -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal -- God is the Omnipotent Father -- hence the loathing of women for 2,000 years in those countries afflicted by the sky-god and his earthly male delegates. — Gore Vidal

The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity. — Thomas Szasz

It's very clear from Biblical history and Jewish history that Jewish monotheism wasn't developed in an instant, that it became gradually the accepted norm. But undoubtedly, Jewish ancestors were polytheists. — Robert Winston

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