Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.

Being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers, even if the answers hurt.

Religion can be defined as a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggles with the ultimate problems of human life.

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.

I fear one day I'll meet God, he'll sneeze and I won't know what to say.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he mean.

The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example.

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.

Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.

A religion without the element of mystery would not be a religion at all.

It is doubtless true that religion has been the world's psychiatrist throughout the centuries.

No religion is a true religion that does not make men tingle to their finger tips with a sense of infinite hazard.

The church is the great lost and found department.

God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to serve him?

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them care for.

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.

Religion often gets credit for curing rascals when old age is the real medicine.

Christianity is not being destroyed by the confusions and concussions of the time; it is being discovered.

Religion is a fashionable substitute for Belief.
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