Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
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.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.