Religion

«The rabbit of Easter. He bring of the chocolate.»

David Sedaris


«Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.»

Doctrine and covenants 115:5


«Compared to the unleashed forces of warfare and of faith, Mount Vesuvius was kinder to the legacy of antiquity.»

Stephen Greenblatt


«As obvious as it is, then, Jesus is bigger than any one religion.»

Rob Bell


«I am for freedom of religion, and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendency of one sect over another.»

Thomas Jefferson


«If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated."»

Voltaire


«...evolution is not a religious tenet, to which one swears allegiance or belief as a matter of faith.. It is a factual reality of the empirical world. Just as one would not say 'I believe in gravity," one should not proclaim 'I believe in evolution.»

Michael Shermer


«Believing, as they now did, that the heavenly powers took part in human affairs, they became so much absorbed in the cultivation of religion and so deeply imbued with the sense of their religious duties, that the sanctity of an oath had more power to control their lives than the fear of punishment for lawbreaking.»

Titus Livy


«The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield, and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold.»

Anonymous


«Our unfathomable evolutionary past paints a picture vastly more immense than any spiritual story could ever create because it is raw and real, violent, dirty and beautiful—and because of that—it's spectacular!»

Christopher Loren


«Does anyone in this room have it?"»

Chris Crutcher


«Religio", as we know, harks back to a word (re-ligio) meaning "bond" and that is precisely what the anarch rejects. He does not go in for Moses with the Ten Commandments or, indeed, for any prophets. Nor does he wish to hear anything concerning gods or rumors about them, except as a historian - or unless they appear to him. That is when the conflicts begin.»

Ernst Jünger


«When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the world-old, world-wide religio of amulets and holy places and priestcraft: Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes. Catholicism is accused of being much too like the other religions; Protestantism of being insufficiently like a religion at all. Hence Plato, with his transcendent Forms, is the doctor of Protestants; Aristotle, with his immanent Forms, the doctor of Catholics.»

C.S. Lewis


«The Holy Land is everywhere»

Nicholas Black Elk


«The death of God left the angels in a strange position.»

Donald Barthelme


«Mungu alilibariki taifa la Israeli katika misingi ya kidini na si katika misingi ya kisiasa au misingi ya kihistoria; na asili ya dini ya Kikristo ni kutoka katika taifa hilo ambalo Biblia imelitaja kama taifa teule la Mwenyezi Mungu. Mgogoro wa Israeli na Palestina ulianzishwa na Israeli mwenyewe. Yakobo alipokea baraka iliyokuwa si ya kwake kwa kutumia hila ya Rebeka. Baraka ya Yakobo ilikuwa ya Esau.»

Enock Maregesi


«I went to the Garden of Love,»

William Blake


«Celebrating faith over reason is merely a way of denying what is, in favor of embracing any whim that strikes your fancy.»

Terry Goodkind


«We are gods with anuses.»

Ernest Becker


«One of the most important elements in the evolution of human institutions is the emergence of the difficult customer within the system itself, the radical who starts to question its very being, the reformer who calls for changes in the way it runs.»

Richard Holloway


«He was in awe of the thirst that people had for someone to tell them that everything was going to be all right. He marveled at the gullibility and vulnerability of his fellow humans. No wonder the churches called them sheep. They were woolly-headed pack animals being herded around for the benefit of whoever knew how to control the dogs.»

Craig Ferguson


«We should be cautiously open to the spiritual and non-rational, and skeptical of the more invisible magical thinking—what we might call “magical reason”—pervading secular thought and experience in modern society. Science and technology are for most people a new religion, and their orthodoxies are believed with the same fervor.»

David Watson


«Differ though we might with Christianity's view of what precisely our souls need, it is hard to discredit the provocative underlying thesis, which seems no less relevant in the secular realm than in the religious one--that we have within us a precious, childlike, vulnerable core which we should nourish and nurture on its turbulent journey through life.»

Alain de Botton


«Vampires, like virgins or priests, are things that women believe in. We must never fail to humor them in such matters.»

Brian McNaughton


«Ist der Mensch, der nach dem Gott sich sehnt, nicht vernichtet?»

Richard Wagner


«Treaty with Tripoli, Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion;»

United States Congress


«Life is something that no one can teach you,You have to learn it.»

Jerril Thomas Abraham


«True religion should be able to respond to the dark melodies, the faulty and hideous sounds that echo from the heart of men.»

Shūsaku Endō


«Even though people about us choose the path of hate and violence and warfare and greed and prejudice, we who are Christ's body must throw off these poisons and let love permeate and cleanse every tissue and cell. Nor are we to allow ourselves to become easily discouraged when love is not always obviously successful or pleasant. Love never quits, even when an enemy has hit you on the right cheek and you have turned the other, and he's also hit that.»

Clarence Jordan


«Separating one's “self” physically from the world (as an unseen entity) alienates the human being from the facts of a sensual world and its realities. In order to have a self, you must provide a story for that self. Whether it is the tale of past pain or future fears the etheric self requires a story because it is hitchhiking on the natural.»

Christopher Loren