I think that accepting things on faith without any proof can be cool, but it can also lead to damage. Sometimes religion can be a crutch, and sometimes it can help people. As the Bible says, 'By their fruits ye shall know them.' If the results are good, fine. But if a religion results in people getting hurt, I have a problem with it.
It's all very spiritual, like how American Indians speak of a higher power, such as Mother Earth.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.
I consider myself 40 percent Catholic and 60 percent Baptist. but I'm in favor of every religion, with the possible exception of snake-chunking. Anybody that so presumes on how he stands with Providence that he will let a snake bite him, I say he deserves what he's got coming to him.
This was a very challenging case in some ways because, as the opinion makes clear, if you go too far in saying that allowing recruitment efforts you don't like violates your First Amendment rights, that might allow employment agencies to refuse to provide services on the basis of race, or religion, or national origin. There has to be some limit there.
BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
RELIGION, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. What is your religion my son inquired the Archbishop of Rheims. Pardon, monseigneur, replied Rochebriant I am ashamed of it. Then why do you not become an atheist; Impossible I should be ashamed of atheism. In that case, monsieur, you should join the Protestants.
Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects in the phenomenal world.
Judge Jones got on his soapbox to offer his own views of science, religion and evolution. He makes it clear that he wants his place in history as the judge who issued a definitive decision about intelligent design. This is an activist judge who has delusions of grandeur.
It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.
Do not be afraid of being free thinkers If you think strongly enough you will be forced by science to the belief in God, which is the foundation of all religion. You will find science not antagonistic but helpful to religion.
Holiness, Faith and Religion can never be institutionalized because they are the individual property of every man, they are a part of each mans Sacred Self, and their socialization can be done only by accepting the individuality of each such Sacred Self. And such an acceptance of the individuality does not allow in any circumstance their institutionalization.
That's why Pat Robertson, the spiritual adviser of Mr. Bush, is calling for my assassination. That would be much cheaper than an invasion,
A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion.
Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning - an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
I am an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.
For me sport was a religion... with religious sentiment.
Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.
We cannot measure the cost of this terrible war in money and material things. I doubt if there can be any spiritual assessment of the loss.
Surely this Islam is your religion, one religion (only), and I am your Lord, therefore serve Me.
Where knowledge ends, religion begins.
If you want to make a little money, write a book. If you want to make a lot of money, create a religion.
Everything passes, and what remains of former times, what remains of life, is the spiritual. In everything we do, the claim of the Absolute is unchanging.
If the divine Mercy grants him the knowledge of himself, then his adoration will be pure and, for him, paradise and hell, recompense, spiritual degrees and all created things will be as though God had never created them. He will not accord them any importance, nor will he take them into consideration, except to the extent that it is prescribed by the divine Law and Wisdom. For then he will know Who is the sole Agent.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
If all men cannot be brought to the same opinion on morals and religion, it is at least worthwhile to give them good reasons for as much as they can be persuaded to accept
In a lot of our presentations, we don't talk much about religion because it is such a broad topic, ... Some LGBT people embrace a religion, but others walk away. We want to examine the range of religious perspectives on LGBT issues, particularly on Christian perspectives.
There is something utterly nauseating about a system of society which pays a harlot 25 times as much as it pays its prime minister, 250 times as much as it pays its members of Parliament and 500 times as much as it pays some of its ministers of religion.