Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics.— George Washington
Memorable Religion Politics quotations
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
When anyone studies a little or pays a little attention to the rules of Islamic government, Islamic politics, Islamic society and Islamic economy he will realize that Islam is a very political religion. Anyone who will say that religion is separate from politics is a fool; he does not know Islam or politics.
All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream.
No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.
You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
The Church must take right ground in regard to politics.
.. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as part of their duty to God... God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take in politics.
In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.
The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies.
Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion […] but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
The Establishment Clause prohibits government from making adherence to a religion relevant in any way to a person's standing in the political community.
The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion it will cease to be free for religion - except for the sect that can win political power.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values.
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
God is, and will always be, greater than your circumstances.
C. S. Lewis observed that almost all crimes of Christian history have come about when religion is confused with politics. Politics, which always runs by the rules of ungrace, allures us to trade away grace for power, a temptation the church has often been unable to resist.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form.
It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.
In art, religion, and politics the respect must be mutual, no matter how violent the disagreement.
The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.
As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under god is acknowledged.
Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power.
Therefore I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed
I am frankly sick and tired of the political preachers telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in A, B, C, and D. Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
It is impossible to understand history, international politics, the world economy, religions, philosophy, or ‘patterns of culture’ without taking geography into account.
No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.