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
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
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
The Idea Of Legally Establishing Inalienable, Inherent And Sacred Rights Of The Individual Is Not Of Political But Religious Origin.
~ George Jellinek
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
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
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
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
I Hope That No American... Will Waste His Franchise And Throw Away His Vote By Voting Either For Me Or Against Me Solely On Account Of My Religious Affiliation. It Is Not Relevant.
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Intellectually, Religious Emotions Are Not Creative But Conservative. They Attach Themselves Readily To The Current View Of The World And Consecrate It.
~ John Dewey
The Truly Religious Man Does Not Embrace A Religion And He Who Embraces One Has No Religion.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral And Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To The Government Of Any Other.
~ John Quincy Adams