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Quotes About Religion

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A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.  ~ Francis Bacon


Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.  ~ Robert Green Ingersoll


Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.  ~ Mark Twain


Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.  ~ James 1:27


Why should we take advice on sex from the pope?  If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.  ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of. ~ Joseph Joubert


We are punished by our sins, not for them.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.  ~ G.K. Chesterton


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.  ~ C.S. Lewis


Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.  ~ Lenny Bruce


If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.  ~ Ronald Reagan


How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Christ is not valued at all, unless he is valued above all.  ~ St. Augustine of Hippo


The genuine and simple religion of Jesus will one day be restored: such as it was preached and practiced by Himself.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.  ~ Garrison Keillor


The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.  ~ Dalai Lama XIV


The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself.  ~ Richard Francis Burton


I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.  ~ Mother Teresa


The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.  ~ Carl Sandburg


Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.  ~ Albert Einstein


He was of the faithful chiefly in the sense that the Church he currently did not attend was Catholic.  ~ Kingsley Amis


Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.  ~ Ronald Reagan


My own mind is my own church.  ~ Thomas Paine


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.  ~ John Morley


Don't be agnostic - be something.  ~ Robert Frost


Athiesm is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.  ~ Francis Bacon


I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


Don't wait for the Last judgement. It takes place every day.  ~ Albert Camus


We have grasped the mystery of the atom, and rejected the sermon on the mount.  ~ Omar Bradley


Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it, anything but live for it.  ~ Charles Caleb Colton


Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.  ~ Albert Einstein


A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.  ~ C. S. Lewis


The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.  ~ Voltaire


Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.  ~ Saint Augustine


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  ~ Albert Einstein


Pray to God, but row towards shore.  ~ Lee Ezell


I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.  ~ C.S. Lewis


Hate the sin, love the sinner.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.  ~ Jimmy Carter


I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.  ~ Thomas A. Edison


All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.   ~ Albert Einstein


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.  ~ George Carlin


Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness. For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.  ~ C. S. Lewis


Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.  ~ Albert Camus


I care only to know, if possible, the lasting meaning that lies in all religious doctrine from the beginning till now.  ~ George Eliot


No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says:  He is always convinced that it says what he means.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.  ~ Lady Blessington


It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.  ~ G.K. Chesterton


A cult is a religion with no political power.  ~ Tom Wolfe


The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.  ~ George Burns


One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.  ~ Gibran Khalil Gibran


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.  ~ Abraham Lincoln


To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example.  ~ Samuel Johnson


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