Quotes about Religion page 19

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Gerry Spence
Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
Religion provides the means for the ignorant to declare with absolute certainty that they know the unknowable.
Religion is the most effective system ever devised for enabling the few to terrify and enslave the many while simultaneously amassing great power and wealth.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes
Gene Roddenberry
I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens; nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation "under God".
George H.W. Bush
King Solomon put a tiny ant in his palm and asked: "Is there anyone in the world greater than I?" Yes, answered the ant, I am, since God sent you to carry me.
Midrash Vayosha
God did not give man thought to appreciate his life but to fear his death.
Mike Hutchison
I can not, with clear conscience, follow any institution that exploits the fears of man in order to motivate an individual to a set of values. Inspire him, teach him, but do not strike fear into his heart. All evil stems from fear. Teach a man to fear god, and you teach him to fear himself. There is nothing so dangerous as a man who fears himself.
Ryan W. Kimball
I was once that which you are, and what I am you will also be.
Masaccio, "The Holy Trinity"
That's the kind of God you people talk about - a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, conceited, uncouth hayseed. Good God, how much revernece can you have for a supreme being who finds it necassary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His system of creation?
Joseph Heller "Catch-22"
Dark isn't evil, foreign isn't wrong. Light isn't good, power isn't strong. Judge people for their actions, their words, or their deeds. Not for their colours, their races or their creeds.
Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.
Mother Teresa
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
Mother Teresa
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
George Eliot
Some people get angry because God put thorns on roses while others rejoice because he put roses on thorns.
A church is a hospital for sinners; not a club for saints.
Russell Blowers
To believe in immortality is one thing, but it is first needful to believe in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

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