Anarchism, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property liberation from the shackles and restraint of government.
WE see that the apparent contradictions and perplexities in every RELIGION mark but different stages of growth. The end of all religions is the realizing of God in the soul . That is the one universal religion.
I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself.
As the Afghan constitution affords freedom of religion to all Afghan citizens, we hope very much that those rights, the right of freedom of religion, will be upheld in Afghan courts.
Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
The eighteenth century called upon man to free himself of all the historical bonds in the state and in religion, in morals and in economics.
Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.
To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example.
It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion.
There's a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God
If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam
Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realizing not in believing, but in being and becoming.
When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.
So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.
Old age is the fourth stage. By the time one reaches this stage of his journey, he must have discovered that the joys available in this world are trivial and fleeting. He must be equipped with the higher knowledge of spiritual joy, available through delving into the inner spring of Bliss. Through his experiences, his heart must have softened and be filled with compassion. He has to be engrossed in promoting the progress of all beings without distinction. And he must be eager to share with others the knowledge he has accumulated and the benefit of his experiences.
It wasn't that Lenny Bruce was colorful, it wasn't that Lenny Bruce was using four-letter words, it was that Lenny Bruce was angering people in power. He was saying things about race, about religion, about politicians that offended people. It is precisely that which the First Amendment is designed to protect.
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water, and thinking that thick water the thinnest of air.
Democracy is also a form of religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.
You are all members of the same family, bound by the Religion of Love.
A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world but a child in RELIGION. When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him.
...It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins...
We ought to reverence books to look on them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true, whether they are about religion, politics, farming, trade, law, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things the teacher of all truth.
FORTY DAYS is a social, spiritual and learning experiment in which people experience the intensity of monastic life. The purpose is not religious conversion per se, but it is to expose people to the reality of unplugging from modern life completely and creating the opportunity to explore their beliefs in a contemplative environment. The tone of the series will be thoughtful and respectful to the brothers and sisters who have made their monastery home to our production team and the participants in the series.
I think my mother was very spiritual.
This astonishing sense of spiritual attack which, it seems to me, must inevitably follow the continual reading of the four Gospels, without preconception but with an alert mind, is not the sole privilege of the translator. It can happen to anyone who is prepared to abandon proof-texts and a closed attitude of mind, and allow not merely the stories but the quality of the Figure Who exists behind the stories to meet him afresh. Neat snippets of a few verses are of course useful in their way, but the overall sweep and much of the significance of the Gospel narratives are lost to us unless we are prepared to read the Gospels through, not once but several times.
There is so much intolerance and so many people are dying because of race, religion and culture. People see difference before they see the humanity in others. I'm not so naive as to think my climb will change the world, but I think it can inspire people.