That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history.
A necessary consequent of religious belief is the attaching ideas of merit to that belief, and of demerit to its absence.
The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience.
An atheist is as religious as a theist.
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
I have treated many hundreds of patients.
Among those in the second half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.
It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control.
The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus.
It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.
The highest principles for our aspirations and judgments are given to us in the Jewish-Christian religious tradition.
I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day...
You may have noticed that many religious people are deeply suspicious. They seem
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade.
The universe is large and we are tiny, without the need for further religious superstructure. One can have so-called spiritual moments without belief in the spirit.
How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles.