Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.