The Beauty Of Religious Mania Is That It Has The Power To Explain Everything. Once God Or Satan Is Accepted As The First Cause Of Everything Which Happens In The Mortal World, Nothing Is Left To Chance... Logic Can Be Happily Tossed Out The Window.
~ Stephen King
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
What Do I Believe As An American I Believe In Generosity, In Liberty, In The Rights Of Man. These Are Social And Political Faiths That Are Part Of Me, As They Are, I Suppose, Part Of All Of Us. Such Beliefs Are Easy To Express. But Part Of Me Too Is My Relation To All Life, My Religion. And This Is Not So Easy To Talk About. Religious Experience Is Highly Intimate And, For Me, Ready Words Are Not At Hand.
~ Adlai Ewing Stevenson
People May Say What They Like About The Decay Of Christianity The Religious System That Produced Green Chartreuse Can Never Really Die.
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 Truly Religious Man Does Not Embrace A Religion And He Who Embraces One Has No Religion.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Without Cultural Sanction, Most Or All Our Religious Beliefs And Rituals Would Fall Into The Domain Of Mental Disturbance.
~ John Schumake
When I Was Young I Had An Elderly Friend Who Used Often To Ask Me To Stay With Him In The Country. He Was A Religious Man And He Read Prayers To The Assembled Household Every Morning. But He Had Crossed Out In Pencil All The Passages That Praised God. He Said That There Was Nothing So Vulgar As To Praise People To Their Faces And, Himself A Gentleman, He Could Not Believe That God Was So Ungentlemanly As To Like It.
~ W. Somerset Maugham
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
If You Can Impress Any Man With An Absorbing Conviction Of The Supreme Importance Of Some Moral Or Religious Doctrine If You Can Make Him Believe That Those Who Reject That Doctrine Are Doomed To Eternal Perdition If You Then Give That Man Power, And By Means Of His Ignorance Blind Him To The Ulterior Consequences Of His Own Act, -he Will Infallibly Persecute Those Who Deny His Doctrine.
~ Henry Thomas Buckle
The Religious Community Is Essential, For Alone Our Vision Is Too Narrow To See All That Must Be Seen. Together, Our Vision Widens And Strength Is Renewed.
~ Mark Morrison- Reed
You Are Never Dedicated To Something You Have Complete Confidence In. No One Is Fanatically Shouting That The Sun Is Going To Rise Tomorrow. They Know It Is Going To Rise Tomorrow. When People Are Fanatically Dedicated To Political Or Religious Faiths Or Any Other Kinds Of Dogmas Or Goals, Its Always Because These Dogmas Or Goals Are In Doubt.
~ Robert M. Pirsig