religion Quotes

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.

Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest – the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race.

Well, the first time I ran into the term religion, people were asking whether you had any. You know, some people had religion and some people didn’t have religion.

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.

And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.

The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.

For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others, He altogether ceases to be worshipped, since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don’t want to hear any of that.

They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don’t dictate those terms.

I have a strong belief in God… I find religion to be a very personal thing… I am also very spiritual.