It is imperative to deepen even further fraternal relations between communities in order to promote the harmonious development of society, recognizing the dignity of each person and allowing everyone the free exercise of his religion.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
My religion is like clouds dropping much rain some of them falling on pure, favorable soil, cause grass to grow some of them fall in hollows from which mankind are benefited, some fall on high lands from which benefit is not derived then the two first are like the persons acquainted with the religion of God and instructing others and the last like the person not regarding it nor accepting the right path.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
The three main extra-rational activities in modern life are religion, war, and love all these are extra-rational, but love is not anti-rational, that is to say, a reasonable man may reasonably rejoice in its existence
Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.
But the French writers always had more originality and independence than others, and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion, long since ceased to exist for them.
We wanted to emphasize his humanity. After all, this was a 9-year-old kid who came to the throne at the most turbulent time that we know about in terms of religion, in terms of philosophy, in terms of art, architecture and language.
Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live unreflectively and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to raise it to its true value. To affirm life is to deepen, to make more inward, and to exalt the will to live.
I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. That is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed. If it offered us just the kind of universe we had always expected, I should feel we were making it up. But, in fact, it is not the sort of thing anyone would have made up. It has just that queer twist about it that real things have. So let us leave behind all these boys' philosophies--these over simple answers. The problem is not simple and the answer is not going to be simple either.
This is when Money will be dethroned Only when there will not be many people left, when most of them will save themselves through suicide ad those who remained did it for the spiritual, sacerdotal society of the Sacred Self, for the society in which their life will consist of finding the Self Balance; This is the future of mankind and if this is so, is it not suicide the way to the absolute, the absolute within us The true religion of the human being must be the one that excludes the fear of death Only such a religion can still save the Man. Nothing else will do it, because the only salvation of the Man is Suicide. In what do you see beauty Is it in the nature of this world or in the divine nature of this world It is in the divine nature of this world because the nature of this world can be awful through its natural or spiritual calamities, earthquakes or floods, wars or other types of cataclysms.
A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion.
The whole point of the rally is the take back the night and make is safe for everyone. Sexual assault is something everyone is facing regardless of your religion, political views, race, ethnicity or gender. ... It's non-discriminatory like that.
Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
Audible prayer can never do the works of spiritual understanding, which regenerates but silent prayer, watchfulness, and devout obedience enable us to follow Jesus example. Long prayers, superstition, and creeds clip the strong pinions of Love, and
I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.
In fact, service is the first step along the spiritual path, for service to man is service to God.
The problem with fascism and communism, however, is not that they are too critical of religion the problem is that they are too much like religions. Such regimes are dogmatic to the core. Auschwitz, the gulag and the killing fields were not examples of what happens when human beings reject religious dogma they are examples of political, racial and nationalistic dogma run amok. There is no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too reasonable.
Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found god and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end.
Is it not the great end of religion, and, in particular, the glory of Christianity, to extinguish the malignant passions to curb the violence, to control the appetites, and to smooth the asperities of man to make us compassionate and kind, and forgiving one to another to make us good husbands, good fathers, good friends and to render us active and useful in the discharge of the relative social and civil duties
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
Man is the religious animal. He is the only one that's got true religion, several of them.
I was little there were times I wanted my parents to be normal. I wanted them to have a religion. I wanted them to have a job, like the parents of every other kid I went to school with.
He was no martyr. He was no hero But in the last two years, selfishness gave way to selflessness, lies gave way to truth and indulgence gave way to spirituality, and anyone watching that couldn't help but be moved by it.
Usually when someone believes in a particular religion, his attitude becomes more and more a sharp angle pointing away from himself. In our way the point of the angle is always toward ourselves.
We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.