» I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
» Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
» You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
» Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
» I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
» Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
» The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.
» Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
» Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
» Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
» I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
» This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
» Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.
» When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
» He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
» Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
» Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
» We are punished by our sins, not for them.
» When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
» I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
» Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
» The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
» I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
» No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
» Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
» The Bible is literature, not dogma.
» Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
» It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
» It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
» I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
» We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
» It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
» Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
» Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
» Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
» We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
» I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
» If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
» If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
» There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
» If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."
» I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
» If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
» Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
» Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.
» God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
» The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
» One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
» Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
» If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
» Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
» Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
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