Quotes about Religion
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Religions are the great fairy tales of the conscience.
Religion is like drugs, it destroys the thinking mind.
Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it; to this end I formed the following little prayer, which was prefix`d to my tables of examination, for daily use: "O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me."
If all morality comes from god, what does it mean to believe "god is good"? Wouldn`t that be a tautology? If Satan were to win the final battle (the spoiler says he doesn`t), defeat god, and become the most powerful force in the universe, wouldn`t he be our god? We`d meet the new boss, and he`d be the same as the old boss - good, by definition.
Why is it when we talk to God, we`re praying, but when God talks to us, we`re schizophrenic?
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian.
If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again. There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.
God is not with me, God is not with me, and I am helpless. I am more like an animal than a human being.
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn`t there.
Religions are different roads converging on the same point.
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
Watch out for people who call themselves religious; make sure you know what they mean - make sure they know what they mean!