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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
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
A Religious Man Is A Person Who Holds God And Man In One Thought At One Time, At All Times, Who Suffers Harm Done To Others, Whose Greatest Passion Is Compassion, Whose Greatest Strength Is Love And Defiance Of Despair.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
Our Constitution Was Made Only For A Moral And Religious People. It Is Wholly Inadequate To The Government Of Any Other.
~ John Quincy Adams
It Is Not Funny That Anything Else Should Fall Down Only That A Man Should Fall Down. Why Do We Laugh Because It Is A Gravely Religious Matter It Is The Fall Of Man. Only Man Can Be Absurd For Only Man Can Be Dignified.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I Have Never Seen The Slightest Scientific Proof Of The Religious Idea Of Heaven And Hell, Of Future Life For Individuals, Or Of A Personal God.
~ Thomas A. Edison
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
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
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 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
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles Looks Rather Nice, Enveloped In A Haze Of Changing Colors. Actually, And In Spite Of All The Healthful Sunshine And Ocean Breezes, It Is A Bad Place - Full Of Old, Dying People, Who Were Born Old Of Tired Pioneer Parents, Victims Of America - Full Of Curious Wild And Poisonous Growths, Decadent Religious Cults And Fake Science, And Wildcat Enterprises, Which, With Their Aim For Quick Profit, Are Doomed To Collapse And Drag Down Multitudes Of People.
~ Louis Adamic
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
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