Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Devotion is a social force.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.