Religions & Spirituality Quotes (2350 Quotes)

    I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking

    In my early life, and probably even today, it is not sufficiently understood that a child's education should include at least a rudimentary grasp of religion, sex, and money. Without a basic knowledge of these three primary facts in a normal human being's life --subjects which stir the emotions, create events and opportunities, and if they do not wholly decide must greatly influence an individual's personality --no human being's education can have a safe foundation.

    When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.

    There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners.

    I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.

    The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideasa trial of spiritual resolve the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.

    It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

    Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things in short whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you however innocent it may be in itself.

    And do not believe but in him who follows your religion. Say Surely the (true) guidance is the guidance of Allah-- that one may be given (by Him) the like of what you were given or they would contend with you by an argument before your Lord. Say Surely grace is in the hand of Allah, He gives it to whom He pleases and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.

    My Church, and My Creed You ask me 'what is my religion' Now what if I say I have None You'll be wrongly impressed, And unduly distressed So wait I have only begun. My creed in the sense that you mean it, Has no single symbol, or sign. Big, impressive, or small, There is good in them all, So perhaps Your religion is mine. My doctrine is any that stands for The honor and virtue of men. For whatever we preach, We're all striving to reach A mutual goal in the end. My church is the one that is nearest Wherever I happen to be. The place where men go Their devotion to show, Is good and sufficient for me. What matters the Name on the mileposts That stand by the path you have trod If the pathway leads UP Then at last you shall sup With the infinite army of God.

    It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.

    Being from the military, everything I did centered around religion. It's been around me forever. There has to be a core to America, a fabric that has made our country great. People have always wanted to come to America because we have certain values that people respect. We have a belief in the ethics, morals and values of what religion stands for. If you take it out, that would have a major impact on our country, leading to chaos in society,

    Never before had China seen a religion so rich in imagery, so beautiful and captivating in ritualism and so bold in cosmological and metaphysical speculations. Like a poor beggar suddenly halting before a magnificent storehouse of precious stones of dazzling brilliancy and splendor, China was overwhelmed, baffled and overjoyed. She begged and borrowed freely from this munificent giver. The first borrowings were chiefly from the religious life of India, in which China's indebtedness to India can never be fully told.

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