One of the things we desperately need is a spiritual renewal in this country. We need a spiritual revival in America.
Religion is the everlasting dialogue between humanity and God. Art is its soliloquy.
There isn't a religion on earth that isn't damaging to the human race because every one of them is patriarchal and every one eliminates more than half of the human race - women. They are all oppressors of women.
A lot of the work these judges do, religion doesn't dictate the answer to it. Faith doesn't tell us what this antitrust statute means. It doesn't tell us how judges should go about interpreting antitrust action,
No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth.
If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless.
Life at home is cramped and dirty, it is difficult to live a spiritual life completely, perfect and pure in all its parts while cabinned
But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected.
Doubt is part of all religion. All religious thinkers were doubters.
It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
Maybe I'm being philosophical and spiritual, but I believe that if you put negative energy out there that that is what will come back.
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
The spiritual element, the really important part of religion, has no concern with Time and Space, temporary mundane laws, or conduct.
Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
Like Yoga, the spiritual life is actually very difficult.
One of the most extraordinary things about being a spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
Spirituality was the main issue. Connection with God was the main issue.
Some practice Yoga, some indulge in pleasures some live in spiritual wisdom, some live in meditation. Some are bearers of the staff.
Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.
I am thrilled. I am very pleased that we are able to continue our patroness' mission of spiritual and corporal work in our commitment to assist those in need including the elderly and homebound.
Getting a passport is kind of a pain - let's be real. On the other hand, having people blow up buildings and commit mass murder in the name of their religion is also a pain.
We think that it is important for the Afghan people that this issue of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, which is enshrined in the Afghan constitution, be reaffirmed.
As you look at the flow of Muslim fundamentalism, or fundamentalism in various areas and various religions, they all play on the people who have very little.
Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war.
This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood.
As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
Answering a letter from a church asking what else they should try after having failed to raise enough money on bake sales, bazaars, suppers, etc. Why not try religion.
Religion is not a fractional thing that can be doled out in fixed weekly or daily measures as one among various subjects in the school syllabus. It is the truth of our complete being, the consciousness of our personal relationship with the infinite.