Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor - over each other.
Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom - that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself.
Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds.
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
If you are ambitious you are political. Your ambition may take the form of religion, but the politics is there. Then you are competing with other saints.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
For those to whom a stone reveals itself as sacred, its immediate reality is transmuted into supernatural reality. In other words, for those who have a religious experience all nature is capable of revealing itself as cosmic sacrality.
I found myself facing a Christian Science Reading Room. My God! It had been eight years. There had never been any renunciation of religion on my part, but like so many people, it was a gradual fading away.
I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
Religions get lost as people do.
Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.