Quotes and Sayings about Religion

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.

Lemuel K. Washburn

I've been a little bit obsessed with religion, without being a religious person, for about a decade.

Tom Perrotta

The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high, is not a frequent occurrence.

Robert Rainy

I think I'm fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular, liberal people, I ignored it for a long time. Lately, of course, just from a political perspective, it's impossible to ignore.

Tom Perrotta

When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.

John Woolman

Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand.

Frederick II

Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism.

Sydney Schanberg

I appreciate the 'Surreal Life.' I had a really positive experience on that show, and with those people. I found some love in my heart for religion again, and had the support of a new family of friends. I wouldn't have had the pleasure of meeting those people, if we were not all placed in that fishbowl.

Vince Neil

Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race.

Alfred Russel Wallace

I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again.

Mary Augusta Ward

They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.

Larry Harvey

What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?

Abu Bakar Bashir

I have a strong belief in God... I find religion to be a very personal thing... I am also very spiritual.

Sela Ward

Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.

Liberty Hyde Bailey

The search for religion is the starting point of thought.

Xu Zhimo

I read Christopher McDougall's book 'Born to Run.' If running were a religion, this would be its bible. I actually scribbled my favorite passages on my arm to read during the race.

Jennifer Carpenter

Well, the first time I ran into the term religion, people were asking whether you had any. You know, some people had religion and some people didn't have religion.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults.

Daniel Bell

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.

Paul Bert

I'm fascinated with all kinds of religion, but I'm not committed to any specific one.

Sheryl Lee

And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

I could almost say it is my religion. I guess that sounds pretentious, but I want to live and breathe cinema.

Giovanni Ribisi

The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.

Kit Williams

The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion.

John Paul Stevens

For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others, He altogether ceases to be worshipped, since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.

Lactantius