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I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day...
~ Lord Byron

 

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I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can ever be religious -- except he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
~ Mark Twain

 

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I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.
~ Christopher Marlowe

 

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I do benefits for all religions -- I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.
~ Bob Hope

 

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I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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If religion is only human, and its form is man's form, it follows that everything in religion is true.
~ Emile-Auguste Chartier

 

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It is a good and gentle religion, but inconvenient.
~ Mark Twain

 

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It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
~ Edgar Quinet

 

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It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.
~ Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

 

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It's incongruous that the older we get, the more likely we are to turn in the direction of religion. Less vivid and intense ourselves, closer to the grave, we begin to conceive of ourselves as immortal.
~ Edward Hoagland

 

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Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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My religion? Well, my dear, I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

 

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Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

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Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.
~ Louis Aragon

 

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Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect.
~ Sigmund Freud

 

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