Revenge is a common passion it is the sin of the uninstructed. The savage deems it noblebut the religion of Christ, which is the sublime civilizer, emphatically condemns it. Why Because religion ever seeks to ennoble man and nothing so debases him as revenge.
Religion is induced insanity.
All sorts of spiritual gifts come through privations, if they are accepted.
We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.
Conclude not from all this that I have renounced the Christian religion.... Far from it. I see in every page something to recommend Christianity in its purity, and something to discredit its corruptions.... The ten commandments and the sermon on the mount contain my religion.
Hundreds of American soldiers have given their lives in Afghanistan to promote liberty, including freedom of conscience and religion.
M y great grandma is a saintly sweet lady, but at the same time, she's grounded, strong and very spiritual.
That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual.
There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
Religion ... is a mans total reaction upon life.
We deeply respect all religions, including Islam, and it is important for me to tell you that the Danish people have no intention to offend Muslims.
You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion. Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going.
On his 700 Club ... I have taken issue with our esteemed president in regard to his stand in saying Islam is a peaceful religion. It's just not. And the Koran makes it very clear, if you see an infidel, you kill him.
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
Spirituality is not constant meditation and an indifference to surrounding conditions and responsibilities rather, it is doing those things which are in accordance with the mind and will of God. It concerns itself with temporal life as well as with things of the spirit.
True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
Creeds, ritual, religion and different theologies are all derived from mans yearning for the vast Reality beyond - and flow in the thousand different forms, fertilizing many fields, calming many communities, refreshing tired people and, at last, carrying people to the ocean of Bliss.
I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
To wipe off the froth of falsehood from the foaming lips of inebriated virtue, when fresh from the sexless orgies of morality and reeling from the delirious riot of religion, may doubtless be a charitable office.
If envy were proper, two persons would be the most proper objects of it one, a man to whom god hath given riches, and apointed to bestow in charity the other, to whom God hath granted the knowledge of religion, and acteth thereon himself, instructing others.
It is with this as with religion: one usually believes what he has been taught.
The darkness of ignorance was dispelled when the Guru applied the healing ointment of spiritual wisdom to my eyes.
I also don't have organized religion on Pern. I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing - that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.
Far from being hostile to religion is capable of rendering religion important services.
The world is a spiritual kindergarten, where thousands of bewildered infants are trying to spell GOD with the wrong blocks.
The search for religion is the starting point of thought.
All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.