Men Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As When They Do It From A Religious Conviction.
~ Blaise Pascal
I Think On-stage Nudity Is Disgusting, Shameful And Damaging To All Things American. But If I Were 22 With A Great Body, It Would Be Artistic, Tasteful, Patriotic And A Progressive Religious Experience.
~ Shelley Winters
America Has Begun A Spiritual Reawakening. Faith And Hope Are Being Restored. Americans Are Turning Back To God. Church Attendance Is Up. Audiences For Religious Books And Broadcasts Are Growing. And I Do Believe That He Has Begun To Heal Our Blessed Land.
~ President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
People May Say What They Like About The Decay Of Christianity The Religious System That Produced Green Chartreuse Can Never Really Die.
Life Becomes Religious Whenever We Make It So When Some New Light Is Seen, When Some Deeper Appreciation Is Felt, When Some Larger Outlook Is Gained, When Some Nobler Purpose Is Formed, When Some Task Is Well Done.
~ Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs
To Emphasize The Afterlife Is To Deny Life. To Concentrate On Heaven Is To Create Hell. In Their Desperate Longing To Transcend The Disorderliness, Friction, And Unpredictability That Pesters Life; In Their Desire For A Fresh Start In A Tidy Habitat, Germ-free And Secured By Angels, Religious Multitudes Are Gambling The Only Life They May Ever Have On A Dark Horse In A Race That Has No Finish Line.
~ Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305
To St. Paul, Stripes, Stones, Shipwrecks, And Thorns In The Flesh Were Religious Experiences To Judas Iscariot, The Daily Companionship Of Jesus Of Nazareth Was Not.
~ Leonard Hodgson
The Idea Of Legally Establishing Inalienable, Inherent And Sacred Rights Of The Individual Is Not Of Political But Religious Origin.
~ George Jellinek
The Measure Of A Society Is Found In How They Treat Their Weakest And Most Helpless Citizens. As Americans, We Are Blessed With Circumstances That Protect Our Human Rights And Our Religious Freedom, But For Many People Around The World, Deprivation And Persecution Have Become A Way Of Life.
~ Jimmy Carte
For I Do Not Believe God Means Us Thus To Divide Life Into Two Halves - To Wear A Grave Face On Sunday, And To Think It Out-of-place To Even So Much As Mention Him On A Week-day. Do You Think He Cares To See Only Kneeling Figures And To Hear Only Tones Of Prayer - And That He Does Not Also Love To See The Lambs Leaping In The Sunlight, And To Hear The Merry Voices Of The Children, As They Roll Amoung The Hay? Surely Their Innocent Laughter Is As Sweet In His Ears As The Grandest Anthem That Ever Rolled Up From The Dim Religious Light Of Some Solemn Cathedral?
~ Lewis Carroll
Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral And Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To The Government Of Any Other.
~ John Quincy Adams
Men Are Not Made Religious By Performing Certain Actions Which Are Externally Good, But They Must First Have Righteous Principles, And Then They Will Not Fail To Perform Virtuous Actions.
~ Martin Luthe