Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.
When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
Religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: he is always convinced that it says what he means.
Just because you believe in something does not mean that it is true.
Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
The Church has opposed every innovation and discovery from the day of Galileo down to our own time, when the use of anesthetics in childbirth was regarded as a sin because it avoided the biblical curse pronounced against Eve.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind.
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