Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision.
Every religion, in my opinion, has something to bring, and I think we all learn from everyone that there's no right, perfect way to look at something.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Of the millions of people we might call fundamentalists in all these major religions, only a tiny, tiny proportion take part in acts of terror or violence. The vast majority are simply trying to live what they regard as a good religious life in a world that seems increasingly hostile to religion.
The spiritual is the cause of action. Action is life.
A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal.
When the mind is cleaned with the jewel of spiritual wisdom, it does not become dirty again.
The very problem of mind and body suggests division I do not know of anything so disastrously affected by the habit of division as this particular theme. In its discussion are reflected the splitting off from each other of religion, morals and science the divorce of philosophy from science and of both from the arts of conduct. The evils which we suffer in education, in religion, in the materialism of business and the aloofness of intellectuals from life, in the whole separation of knowledge and practice -- all testify to the necessity of seeing mind-body as an integral whole.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
We live in an extraordinary time. Our thinking styles are severing us from our families, our religions, our ideologies, and nature. We are caught up in a pace of social and technological change that makes our work, business, and education sources of anxiety and unfulfillment. At the same time, thinking about our thinking and observing our observations can bring us a new world in which work becomes a place for innovation, and in which peace, wisdom, friendship, companionship, and community can exist. Let us design this world together.
The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion.
When such a perfect society will be created or if it will ever be created is a question as difficult to answer as if the question would be how many wars will stille come. Nevertheless, my answer is that if such a perfect society, a society of the Sacred Self, a spiritual society existed, the premises through which to obtain such a society are terrible, if not awful, because, for such a society to exist, it will be necessary to change the current human within the man and replace it with the Sacred Self of Man through which he can became a sacerdotal being. How do you think this can be done if not through the most awful moments through which mankind could bear Those who control the monster called money will have to understand that no matter how many crimes they will make, they will not be able to stop the downfall, to keep people as slaves of this instrument. People will have to understand that their entire social hierarchy is outdated, that no matter how many death and wars will still come for this hierarchy, they are in vain, that the murderous and infamous hierarchy systems cannot go on anymore, that there will be plenty of dead people, of human beings that understood that their only salvation is not the fear of Dying, but precisely Death Suicide.
Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead. That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
The more men have multiplied the forms of religion, the more vital Godliness has declined.
Of Florence Nightingale Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator to say nothing of the politician too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she went further she held that the universe including human communities was evolving in accordance with a divine plan that it was man's business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand God's thoughts, she held we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.
They have hijacked my religion.
Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion, and something near to being universal among mankind; and why this is so may be interesting, but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content, at least to me.
My mom is a teacher here and I hear everyday that the kids pray for Nate the army guy. And I'm glad she asked that question about religion, because it's good they keep that a priority in life.
So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.
In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost, I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians - better than any organized religion in this country.
Among politicians the esteem of religion is profitable; the principles of it are troublesome.
I am no lover of pompous title, but only desire that my name may be recorded in a line or two, which shall briefly express my name, my virginity, the years of my reign, the reformation of religion under it, and my preservation of peace.
Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
I've always felt that home building is essentially, at its core, a spiritual matter, and we get our motivation from the Bible, ... In my opinion, you need to be faithful to who you are and not have a flexible agenda in saying to one group you're one thing and saying to another group you're something else.
The Bar Room has a corner table placed strategically at a point diagonally across from the entrance. the table of tables in the setting of settings in the building of buildings. In the religion of lunch, this is the holy of holies.
There are some people who read too much The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as others are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing.