religion quotes

Religion is run by thought police. 'Obey. Listen. This is what you do. Don't ask questions. Go die for your country.' The spirituality says, 'Okay, you can die for your country, but know what you're doing while you're doing it.'Tommy Chong

You know, religion itself, Eastern and Western, is divisive and quarrelsome anyway.Deepak Chopra

In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.Carol P. Christ

I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.Carol P. Christ

The women's movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind.Carol P. Christ

Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.Carol P. Christ

In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion.Carol P. Christ

So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.Jesus Christ

For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.Jesus Christ

Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.Amy Chua

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don't judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.Madonna Ciccone

Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.Madonna Ciccone

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.Marcus Tullius Cicero

I am, as far as my politics reaches, 'King and Country' - no 'Innovations in Religion and Government' say I.John Clare

Zen, per se, is not just an art, it's not just a religion, it's a realisation.Gene Clark

In the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of neutrality.Tom C. Clark

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.Arthur C. Clarke

You could say people are living longer because of the decline in religion. Not many people believe in the hereafter, so they keep going.Cyril Clarke

We have been educated into believing someone else's concept of the deity, and someone else's standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don't apologize.John Henrik Clarke