There Is A Schizophrenic Nature In Modern Politics. A Leader Is Expected To Have A Religious Faith But He Is Not Supposed To Let It Influence Him In His Duties. Somehow, The Truths That Determine Everything Else About His Existence Are Not Allowed To Influence How He Conducts Himself In Public Life. Not Only That, His Principles Are Usually Considered So Personal That The Public Is Not Even Allowed To Know For Certain What They Are. This Passes For Noble Statecraft In Our Time. It Was Once Thought Cowardice.
~ Stephen Mansfield
A Religious Awakening Which Does Not Awaken The Sleeper To Love Has Roused Him In Vain.
~ Jessamyn West
To Know That What Is Impenetrable To Us Really Exists, Manifesting Itself As The Highest Wisdom And The Most Radiant Beauty, Which Our Dull Facilities Can Comprehend Only In The Most Primitive Forms--this Knowledge, This Feeling, Is At The Center Of True Religiousness. In This Sense, And In This Sense Only, I Belong To The Ranks Of The Devoutly Religious Men.
~ Albert Einstein
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
It Was, Of Course, A Lie What You Read About My Religious Convictions, A Lie Which Is Being Systematically Repeated. I Do Not Believe In A Personal God And I Have Never Denied This But Have Expressed It Clearly. If Something Is In Me Which Can Be Called Religious Then It Is The Unbounded Admiration For The Structure Of The World So Far As Our Science Can Reveal It.
~ Albert Einstein, Letter, 24 March 1954. Quoted in "Albert Einstein: The Human Side, " edited by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman
The Only Religious Way To Think Of Death Is As A Part And Parcel Of Life To Regard It, With The Understanding And The Emotions, As The Inviolable Condition Of Life.
~ Thomas Mann
We Have No Government Armed With Power Capable Of Contending With Human Passions Unbridled By Morality And Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge Or Gallantry Would Break The Strongest Cords Of Our Constitution As A Whale Goes Through A Net. Our Constitution Is Designed Only For A Moral And Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate For Any Other.
~ John Adams
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
Our Contest Is Not Only Whether We Ourselves Shall Be Free, But Whether There Shall Be Left To Mankind An Asylum On Earth For Civil And Religious Liberty.
~ Samuel Adams
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
My Generation, Faced As It Grew With A Choice Between Religious Belief And Existential Despair, Chose Marijuana. Now We Are In Our Cabernet Stage.
~ Peggy Noonan
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