You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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 may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand