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Do Not Believe In Anything Simply Because You Have Heard It. Do Not Believe In Anything Simply Because It Is Spoken And Rumored By Many. Do Not Believe In Anything Simply Because It Is Found Written In Your Religious Books. Do Not Believe In Anything Merely On The Authority Of Your Teachers And Elders. Do Not Believe In Traditions Because They Have Been Handed Down For Many Generations. But After Observation And Analysis, When You Find That Anything Agrees With Reason And Is Conducive To The Good And Benefit Of One And All, Then Accept It And Live Up To It.
~ The Buddha
I Wonder If Other Dogs Think Poodles Are Members Of A Weird Religious Cult.
~ Rita Rudne
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
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
Nothing Shocks Me More In The Men Of Religion And Their Flocks Than Their Pretensions To Be The Only Religious People.
~ Jean Guehenno
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
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
I Admire The Serene Assurance Of Those Who Have Religious Faith. It Is Wonderful To Observe The Calm Confidence Of A Christian With Four Aces.
~ Mark Twain
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
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
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
To Attempt To Be Religious Without Practicing A Specific Religion Is As Possible As Attempting To Speak Without A Specific Language.
~ George Santayana
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