Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Jittery science and religion quotes that are about freedom of religion
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Hell must be a pretty swell spot, because the guys that invented religion have sure been trying hard to keep everybody else out.
Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
Once a ruler becomes religious, it becomes impossible for you to debate with him. Once someone rules in the name of religion, your lives become hell.
Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
To be free of belief and unbelief is my religion.
Half of disbelief in Allah in the world is caused by people who make religion look ugly due to their bad conduct and ignorance
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Caste is a state of mind. It is a disease of mind. The teachings of the Hindu religion are the root cause of this disease. We practice casteism and we observe Untouchability because we are enjoined to do so by the Hindu religion. A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!
A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
A little knowledge and an over-abundance of zeal always tends to be harmful.
In the area involving religious truths, it can be disastrous.
There was a time, when I blamed my companion if his religion did not resemble mine. Now, however, my heart accepts every form....Love alone is my religion.
God can be realized through all paths.
All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.
In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall succeed in our aims: the improvement of mankind.
Men talk of heaven, - there is no heaven but here;
Men talk of hell, - there is no hell but here; Men of hereafters talk and future lives, - O love, there is no other life - but here.
Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.
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Religion in India - Religion in India is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. The preamble of Indian constitution states that the entire constitution
Freedom of religion - Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching
Bad Religion - Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980. The band's lyrics cover topics related to religion, politics
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The whole being of any Christian is faith and love.
Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people.
Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.
The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil.
There is only one caste... the caste of humanity. There is only one religion... the religion of love. There is only one language... the language of the heart.
When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.
I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.
True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.
All religions are true. God can be reached by different religions. Many rivers flow by many ways but they fall into the sea. They all are one.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
You need music, I don't know why. It's probably one of those Joe Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.
I regard irreligious people as pioneers.
If there had been no priesthood the world would have advanced ten thousand times better than it has now.
Islam will win with or without you, but without Islam you will get lost and lose.
For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.
In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.
If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.
Enter into the promises of God. It is your inheritance. You will do more in one year if you are really filled with the Holy Ghost than you could do in fifty years apart from Him.