Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be"
"Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning"
"The Catholic Church - it's so difficult because I don't want say anything offensive but it makes me very angry that religious leaders from this faith have tried to respond negatively to sexual education and to the promotion of condom use"
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person"
"Every act of his life is, in a very real sense, a religious act"
"There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy"
"The Indian was a religious man from his mother's womb"
"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith"
"I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality"
"A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness"
"There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse"
"The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them"
"Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect"
"But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use"
"By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive"
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction"
"After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands"
"More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion"
"No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer"
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult"
"The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?"
"Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease"
"We religious controllers control in the name of Jesus and it is really painful to people"
"What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual"
"From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind"
"I have treated many hundreds of patients. Among those in the second half of life - that is to say, over 35 - there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life"
"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice"
"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them"
"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"
"I was aware of it, but I grew up in a very a-religious family. My mother never went to church, she never had any religious training or background. It was never a part of our social interaction"
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