quote by Ronald Reagan

Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

— Ronald Reagan

Tempting Religious Intolerance quotations

Religious intolerance quote Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.

Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance... the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.

Religious intolerance quote Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better i

Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.

I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end.

.. where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice.

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.

Religious intolerance quote Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Christians have oppressed Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Pagans, and each other throughout their centuries of power, preaching religious intolerance as the word of Jehovah whenever they had the military, political, or economic power to make it stick - and then piously preaching brotherhood, peace, and toleration when they didn't.

To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much honor.

The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.

Religious intolerance quote Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances.

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The Jews are a nervous people. Nineteen centuries of Christian love have taken a toll.

In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it's most sacred teachings - preaching intolerance and resorting to violence.

I have a deep-seated bias against hate and intolerance.

I have a bias against racial and religious bigotry. I have a bias that leads me to believe in the essential goodness of my fellow man, which leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble.

Religious intolerance quote The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think thing

The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.

There is no relationship here between Church and State.

Religious liberty has its unalterable place, along with civil and human liberty, in the very foundation of the Republic. I hold it [religious intolerance] to be a menace to the very liberties which we boast and cherish.

As a species we're fundamentally insane.

Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?

By maintaining the separation of church and state, the United States has avoided the intolerance which has so divided the rest of the world with religious wars.

Religious intolerance quote There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of f

There is no civil nor religios law, that has broken, nor can break the bond of fraternity which nature has established between men.

There can be no tolerance in a law-system for another religion.

Toleration is a device used to introduce a new law-system as a prelude to a new intolerance... Every law-system must maintain its existence by hostility to every other law-system and to alien religious foundations or else it commits suicide

Unless our fundamental sacred connectedness with every being and thing is experienced deeply and enacted everywhere, religious, political, and other differences will go on creating intolerable conflict that can only increase the already dangerously high chances of our self-annihilation.

In the experiences of a year of the Presidency, there has come to me no other such unwelcome impression as the manifest religious intolerance which exists among many of our citizens. I hold it to be a menace to the very liberties we boast and cherish.

Bad religion is arrogant, self-righteous, dogmatic and intolerant.

And so is bad science. But unlike religious fundamentalists, scientific fundamentalists do not realize that their opinions are based on faith. They think they know the truth.

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God.

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.

The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

I am certainly not allergic to causes - particularly on subjects such as religious intolerance.

I acknowledge that history is full of religious wars: but we must distinguish;

it is not the multiplicity of religions which has produced these wars; it was the intolerating spirit which animated that one which thought she had the power of governing.

Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships.

In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be.

In Constantinople, more Christians were slaughtered by Christians in the years 342-343 than by all the persecutions by pagans in the history of Rome.

Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.

The most damaging forms of intolerance are connected with religious, racial and political differences of opinion.

It appears an extraordinary thing to me, that since there is such a diabolical spirit in the depravity of human nature, as persecution for difference of opinion in religious tenets, there never happened to be any inquisition, any auto da fe, any crusade, among the Pagans.

One thing evangelicals want is a reprieve from intolerance against their beliefs, values, and practices.

America has become politically and culturally agnostic, and the Christian faith in the minds of many has come to represent intolerance.

It is intolerable that the world's religions - founded on the values of love and compassion - should provide a pretext for the expression of hatred and violence.

[The Drafters of the Constitution] were intent on avoiding more than 100 years of religious intolerance and persecution in American colonial history and an even longer heritage of church-state problems in Europe.

It was Christians, you know, not Pagans, who were responsible for the Holocaust.

It was Christians, not Pagans, who lynched people here in the South, who burned people at the stake, frequently in the name of this Jesus Christ.

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