Quotes about Religion page 17

If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?
C.S. Lewis
Those who make religion their god will not have God for their religion.
Thomas Erskine of Linlathen
Religion is like going out to dinner with friends. Everyone may order something different, but everyone can still sit at the same table.
H. H. The Dalai Lama
A woman lost her only son and this caused her great pain and she carried the body of her son around the village looking for someone who had a potion to bring him back to life. Someone told her that Buddha has such a potion. She found Buddha at his retreat and asked him if he had such a potion. He said that yes he does. She asked if there was any herbs she could collect to aid in it's making. Buddha said that he needed some mustard seeds. She said she would collect some mustard seeds. As she was leaving Buddha said the seeds need to come from a household that has never known death. The woman said she would find these seeds. Every home she visited had the seeds to give her, but every home had experienced death at one time. In one a mother, in another a daughter, in another a servant, and in another a husband. Finally the woman realized that no one goes through life without experiencing the pain of death. At this time she let them take the body of her son and bury him. She returned to Buddha to thank him for reminding her of this simple fact. Buddha said the realization that everyone experiences the pain of death did not ease the pain of her loss, it eased the suffering of her holding on.
Buddhist Parable
I do not pray that the devil will overlook me and attack someone else. I pray that he loses sleep at night, pacing around his firery living room, trying to think of a way extinguish my faith and silence me.
The love of religion is the root of all evil. Try to imagine a world without religion. Who in this world would point out the existence of evil? They'd call it a mistake, undesirable, unworkable, they'd seek to find better alternatives, but without a religion they could not call it evil and condemn it for eternity.
Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword
Matthew 10:34
The only difference between martyrdom and suicide, is the amount of press coverage.
Chuch Palanhuik
Imagine what it's like down in hell... "Murderers, if you'd like to form a group over here. Thieves, bank robbers and lawyers can you all form a group, oh and taxation officers, you're with them. And atheists, looks like you were batting for the wrong team. Now Christians... bad news, looks like the Jews were right..."
Reflect upon a moment in your life when true happiness consumed you...a moment deficient of fear and doubt...a moment when your life felt suddenly and absolutely flawless as if someone or something was gracing you with a rare glimpse into the source of all perfection. Now imagine if that moment could be grasped and elongated, but not merely over the course of time but for all eternity, absent of time, where the past, present, and future are harmonized into a dimension of a pure and infinite unison of love. This is Heaven.
Aaron Kusza
The process of belief is an elixer for the weak. I must confess at times I indulge it on the sneak.
Bad Religion
Religion and Magic are the same thing. For instance a priest will look in a room and believe he saw a divine message and will not enter so he doesn't anger the Gods, whereas a witch will look in a room and say she saw a ghost and will not enter the room or she will be possesed. Both say something completelydifferent about the same thing. However, an atheist will look in a room, walk in and remove the sheet from the back of the chair.
Benjamin MacLean
I absolutely believe in God... and I absolutely hate the fucker.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can make a joke about it.
Christianity: If it feels good, stop it...
Comedy Central
Companions, the creator seeks, not corpses, not herds and believers. Fellow creators, the creator seeks -- those who write new values on new tablets. Companions, the creator seeks, and fellow harvesters; for everything about him is ripe for the harvest. ... Fellow creators, Zarathustra seeks, fellow harvesters and fellow celebrants: what are herds and shepherds and corpses to him?
Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Gentle child, slumber in peace; dragons and centaurs will guard your sleep. Stars in heaven shinning oh so bright will be your guiding light.
Old Welsh Child's Blessing
I am continually amazed by the credence given to religious claims in the intellectual community; and, as a human being, i am appaulled by the psychological damage caused by religious teachings-damage that often takes years to counteract.
George H. Smith
Religion is a way of separating morals from logic. We just have to decide which to use and when.

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