religion quotes

Cruel persecutions and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essence of religion, namely, its absolute claims.Morris Raphael Cohen

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.Morris Raphael Cohen

I have long believed that celebrity, the way we worship and package and sell our pop stars, is what filled the need for gods that was once filled by the pictures in stained glass. Hollywood is post-Christian Venice - in other words, a pantheon of saints without the hassle and heartache of religion.Rich Cohen

We have this idea in our minds that there's this separation of church and state in America, which I think is a good thing. And we extend that to our politics - not just church and state, but it's also there's a separation of religion and politics. But of course there isn't.Stephen Colbert

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.Charles Caleb Colton

In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it.Charles Caleb Colton

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.Charles Caleb Colton

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.John Comenius

One of Dawkins' major gripes is against religion. I am in total agreement on that one. I abhor religion.Ray Comfort

Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion.Bill Condon

If I wouldn't offend my religion or God, why would I want to offend an audience because in effect those people are being watched over by the same person.Tim Conway

It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.Calvin Coolidge

People nearly always believe, and are willing to back it up with weapons and cruelty, that their religion and way of life is better than the other person's.Caroline B. Cooney

I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.Alice Cooper

There are a certain number of extreme behaviours led by fundamentalists who are using their religion for political ends and use extremist techniques.Jean-Francois Cope

Antiwhite racism is developing in sections of our cities where individuals - some of whom have French nationality - contemptuously designate French people as gaulois on the pretext they don't share the same religion, color or origins.Jean-Francois Cope

We Americans can be rightly proud of the fact that the right to the free and unfettered exercise of religion is a primary principle in the vision and founding of our country. It defines us as a people, and has uniquely contributed to making this nation great.Salvatore J. Cordileone

The enemy is not just terrorism. It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.John Cornyn

After all, is football a game or a religion?Howard Cosell

The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand.Howard Cosell