Calvinism is the belief (1) That there are three Gods (2) That good works, or the love of our neighbor are nothing (3) That faith is every thing, and the more incomprehensible the proposition, the more merit in its faith (4) That reason in religion.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
Of all the systems of religion that ever were invented, there is no more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory to itself than this thing called Christianity
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
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