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The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions  
of the world. "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Christ, some of the great Jewish teachers,
Buddha, all preached it. Their followers forgot it. What is the trouble between capital and
labor, what is the trouble in many of our communities, but rather a universal forgetting that
this teaching is one of our first obligations.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

All good moral philosophy is but the handmaid to religion.
Sir Francis Bacon

Religion which takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no
religion.

Mahatma Gandhi

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.
C. S. Lewis

The Torah can be interpreted in 49 different ways. Gold told Moses, "Decide according to the
majority."
Jewish proverb

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 Jr.

If Jesus came back and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.
Woody Allen

Religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak.
American proverb

Do you think Jesus would love me? I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me... I
think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss... why you acting like that? Now, he
would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the name of Jesus
even... They'd throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to church on
Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he's coming back to save us. But they don't
understand that when he comes back, that these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna
kill him again.
Mike Tyson

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde

What religion am I? I'm the one with all the well-meaning rules that don't work out in real life,
uh, Christianity.
Homer Simpson

I'm an atheist, and that's it. I believe there's nothing we can know except that we should be
kind to each other and do what we can for people.
Katharine Hepburn

Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain
language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include
my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a
damnable doctrine.
Charles Darwin

A good example is the best sermon.
English proverb

Most mens anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them
care for.
George Savile

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

Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change
the face of the world.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest
creed.
Albert Schweitzer

What is real blasphemy?
To live on the unpaid labor of other men - that is blasphemy.
To enslave your fellow-man, to put chains upon his body - that is blasphemy.
To enslave the minds of men, to put manacles upon the brain, padlocks upon the lips - that is
blasphemy.
To deny what you believe to be true, to admit to be true what you believe to be a lie - that
is blasphemy.
To strike the weak and unprotected, in order that you may gain the applause of the ignorant
and superstitious mob - that is blasphemy.
To persecute the intelligent few, at the command of the ignorant many - that is blasphemy.
To forge chains, to build dungeons, for your honest fellow-men - that is blasphemy.
To pollute the souls of children with the dogma of eternal pain - that is blasphemy.
To violate your conscience - that is blasphemy.
The jury that gives an unjust verdict, and the judge who pronounces an unjust sentence, are
blasphemers.
The man who bows to public opinion against his better judgment and against his honest
conviction, is a blasphemer.
Robert G. Ingersoll

You can tell more about a person's true spirituality from the way he or she treats his or her
partner than you ever could from tallying that person's church attendance.
Gay Hendricks

The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less
enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it
is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails.
H. L. Mencken

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Edmund Burke

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
G. K. Chesterton

When people tell you what a devout Christian they are, especially more than once, they are
usually anything but.
Larry Winget

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