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
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
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
Intellectually, Religious Emotions Are Not Creative But Conservative. They Attach Themselves To The Current View Of The World And Consecrate It.
~ John Dewey
Our Religious Faith Gives Us The Answer To The False Beliefs Of Communism... I Have The Feeling That God Has Created Us And Brought Us To Our Present Position Of Power And Strength For Some Great Purpose.
~ President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U. S. Gov. 1966 pp548-549
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 Opposite Of The Religious Fanatic Is Not The Fanatical Atheist But The Gentle Cynic Who Cares Not Whether There Is A God Or Not.
~ Eric Hoffe
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
What Is A Minority The Chosen Heroes Of This Earth Have Been In A Minority. There Is Not A Social, Political, Or Religious Privilege That You Enjoy Today That Was Not Bought For You By The Blood And Tears And Patient Suffering Of The Minority. It Is The Minority That Have Stood In The Van Of Every Moral Conflict, And Achieved All That Is Noble In The History Of The World.
~ John B. Gough
Nothing Shocks Me More In The Men Of Religion And Their Flocks Than Their Pretensions To Be The Only Religious People.
~ Jean Guehenno
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