Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
The first part was to demonstrate to the American public that the shrill fundamentalist voices that were demanding that people had to choose between religion and science were simply wrong. The second part was to demonstrate that those fundamentalist leaders that keep standing up and shouting that you can't accept modern science were not speaking for the majority of Christian leaders in this country.
The deepest difference between religions is not that between polytheism and monotheism.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
From the point of view of human history, the way in which the Thirteen States became independent is of far less importance than the fact that they did become independent. And with the establishment of their independence came a new sort of community into the world. It was like something coming out of an egg. It was a western European civilization that had broken free from the last traces of Empire and Christendom it had not a vestige of monarchy left and no state religion.... It was in these respects such a clean start in political organization as the world had not seen before.... The new community had in fact gone right down to the bare and stripped fundamentals of human association, and it was building up a new sort of society and a new sort of state upon those foundations.
I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
Islam called Jews and Christians the peoples of the book because they, like Muslims, are a part of a religion of sacred texts.
I said, like, Jewish people, they don't believe in Jesus. Does that mean they're doomed Jon nodded, like, that's what it meant. My ex-girlfriend I was like, man, if they only knew. Other religions don't know any better. It's up to us to spread the word.
If a life could have a theme song and I believe every worthwhile one has mine is a religion, an obsession, a mania or all of these expressed in one word individualism. I was born with that obsession, and I've never seen and do not know now a cause more worthy, more misunderstood, more seemingly hopeless and tragically needed.
Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.