Quotes about Religion

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One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection. But the basis of morality is really very simple and doesn`t require religion at all.

Arthur Charles Clarke

Faith is all very well, until the real world comes along and snatches away everything that you hold dear. Then suddenly everything is thrown into sharp focus.

Cherie Currie

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Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn`t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone.

Muhammad Ali

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When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can't love only some of his children.

Muhammad Ali

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Bertrand Russell

If humans were inclined to goodness, religion would not be necessary.

Steve Maraboli

Watch out for people who call themselves religious; make sure you know what they mean - make sure they know what they mean!

John Irving

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The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God has no religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science? There isn't a religion on the planet that doesn't long for a comparable ability - precise, and repeatedly demonstrated before committed skeptics - to foretell future events. No other human institution comes close.

Carl Sagan

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

Henry Ward Beecher

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Everyone has gods. You just don't think they're gods.

Terry Pratchett

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How happy is the blameless Vestal`s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray`r accepted, and each wish resign`d.

Alexander Pope

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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. They are complementary.

Martin Luther King

Religion, like love and music, is natural. But so are smoking, war, and death.

Daniel Dennett

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