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
Breathtaking Separation Of Church And State quotations
True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated
A man of abilities and character, of any sect whatever, may be admitted to any office of public trust under the United States.
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.
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.
Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between church and state.
I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.
The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.
Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.
What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.
Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled.
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
The Pain of Separation Increases the Love in You.
Christmas: It's the only religious holiday that's also a federal holiday.
That way, Christians can go to their services, and everyone else can sit at home and reflect on the true meaning of the separation of church and state.
I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view 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.
Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.
I believe in the separation of church and planet.
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.
Whatever one's religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all its parts - including the First Amendment and the strict separation of church and state.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
[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.
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
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.
Defeat is a state of mind! No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind.
I'm absolutely, utterly, and completely certain that God wouldn't be homophobic.
I'd much rather go to hell - I really would much rather go to hell - than go to a homophobic heaven.
All oppression creates a state of war.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
The separation of state and church must be complemented by the separation of state and science, that most recent, most aggressive, and most dogmatic religious institution.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state.
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God
The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
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