Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.— Thomas Jefferson
Cheering Separation Between Church And State quotations
True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated
Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between church and state.
The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.
Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled.
The 'wall of separation between church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.
The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute.
It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.
[Disestablishment was] the best thing that ever happened to the state of Connecticut. It cut the churches loose from dependence on state support. It threw them wholly on their own resources and on God.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
I never liked the Hierarchy of the Church-an equality in the teacher of Religion, and a dependence on the people, are republican sentiments-but if the Clergy combine, they will have their influence on Government
Here we now have the freedom of all religions, and I hope that never again will we have a repetition of religious bigotry, as we have had in certain periods of our own history. There is no room for that kind of foolishness here.
The Pain of Separation Increases the Love in You.
Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state'.
.. is absolutely essential in a free society.
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.
We establish no religion in this country.
We command no worship. We mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.
In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind.
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself;
and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.
The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state.
That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.
Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by difference of sentiment in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.
Because we hold it for 'a fundamental and undeniable truth', that religion or 'the duty which we owe to our Creator' and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.
A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that god prefers some
I wish, in America, (that) we were as concerned about separation from church and sin as we are about separation between church and state. Church and sin-- it's a monstrous problem.
The public schools shall be free from sectarian influences and, above all, free from any attitude of hostility to the adherents of any particular creed.
Defeat is a state of mind! No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.
I do not believe any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States.
The idea of separating church and state by the Founding Fathers of America was freedom from the domination of one form of religion, because many of them left England, because they were persecuted by the church, because they want to express their Christian faith in a different way. So it was a bit of warfare between Christians.
The sole purpose and effect of it is to exclude persecution and to secure the important right of religious liberty.
All oppression creates a state of war.
I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendency of one sect over another.
The "wall of separation between church and State" is a metaphor based on bad history.
I believe in an America ... where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches, or any other ecclesiastical source.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance.
God has appointed two kinds of government in the world, which are distinct in their nature, and ought never to be confounded together; one of which is called civil, the other ecclesiastical government.
Every new and successful example of a perfect separation between ecclesiastical and civil matters is of importance.
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other Religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other Sects?
It is our boast, that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws.