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Love is the cheapest of religions.
Surely the immutable laws of the universe can teach more impressive and exalted lessons than the holy books of all the religions on earth.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
If you take a look at history, you will find that the understanding of what is good and evil has always existed before the individual religions. The religions were only invented by people afterwards, in order to express this idea.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
Neale Donald Walsch
Religions have always stressed that compassion is not only central to religious life, it is the key to enlightenment and it the true test of spirituality. But there have always have been those who'd rather put easier goals, like doctrine conformity, in place.
Theosophy tries to bridge the gulf between Buddhism and Christianity by pointing to the fundamental spiritual truths on which both religions are built, and by winning people to regard the Buddha and the Christ as fellow-laborers, and not as rivals.
Our pluralist society must provide its citizens with the tools to understand religions, their symbols and their practices.
Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons.
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
Religions get lost as people do.
All religions must be made child-proof. Our teachers' unions have done good work in this field, K through 12. Delaying first communions and bar mitzvahs until age 21 would be another positive step.
P. J. O'Rourke
Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world's great religions.
All the great religions have a place for awe, for ecstatic transport at the wonder and beauty of creation.
All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.
To fill a world with religion, or religions of the Abrahamic kind, is like littering the streets with loaded guns. Do not be surprised if they are used.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else's religion, but he'll accept his gold.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.
In principle the great religions of the world do not differ as much as they appear to.
My premise is that the popular aphorism that 'all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different' simply is not true. It is more correct to say that all religions are, at best, superficially similar but fundamentally different.
As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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