An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Religion is the opium of the masses.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.