Freedom Of Religion Quotes

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George Carlin
“Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.”
George Carlin

G.K. Chesterton
“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”
G.K. Chesterton

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Martin Luther
“Since then your sere Majesty and your Lordships seek a simple answer, I will give it in this manner, neither horned nor toothed. Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen."

(Reply to the Diet of Worms, April 18, 1521)”
Martin Luther, Luther's Works: Career of the Reformer III

Christopher Hitchens
“Without Thomas Jefferson and his Declaration of Independence, there would have been no American revolution that announced universal principles of liberty. Without his participation by the side of the unforgettable Marquis de Lafayette, there would have been no French proclamation of The Rights of Man. Without his brilliant negotiation of the Louisiana treaty, there would be no United States of America. Without Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, there would have been no Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, and no basis for the most precious clause of our most prized element of our imperishable Bill of Rights - the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”
Christopher Hitchens

“If a believer demands that I, as a nonbeliever, observe his taboos in the public domain, he is not asking for my respect, but for my submission.”
Flemming Rose

“You can't pick and choose which types of freedom you want to defend. You must defend all of it or be against all of it.”
Scott Howard Phillips

Willa Cather
“The new country lay open before me: there were no fences in those days, and I could choose my own way over the grass uplands, trusting the pony to get me home again. Sometimes I followed the sunflower-bordered roads. Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the persecution when they left Missouri and struck out into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God in their own way, the members of the first exploring party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower seeds as they went. The next summer, when the long trains of wagons came through with all the women and children, they had a sunflower trail to follow. I believe that botanists do not confirm Jake's story but, insist that the sunflower was native to those plains. Nevertheless, that legend has stuck in my mind, and sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.”
Willa Cather, My Ántonia

Dinesh D'Souza
“Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression.”
Dinesh D'Souza, What's So Great About Christianity

Criss Jami
“Everyone claims to be okay with freedom of religion, but the moment you mention God there is a strange tension that fills the air. If there was a 6th sense, that would be it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Leena Ahmad Almashat
“A Rule: Life without Islam is a naked tree,
Birds without trees can never feel free.”
Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“It is precisely that requirement of shared worship that has been the principal source of suffering for individual man and the human race since the beginning of history. In their efforts to impose universal worship, men have unsheathed their swords and killed one another. They have invented gods and challenged each other: "Discard your gods and worship mine or I will destroy both your gods and you!”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Tiffany Madison
“Of all the religions in the world, perhaps the religion of liberty is the only faith capable of purity.”
Tiffany Madison

Dinesh D'Souza
“The life of West, Nietzsche said, is based on Christianity. The values of the West are based on Christianity. Some of these values seem to have taken a life of their own, and this gives us the illusion that we can get rid of Christianity and keep the values. This, Nietzsche says, is an illusion...Remove the Christian foundation, and the values must go too.”
Dinesh D'Souza, What's So Great About Christianity

Robert H. Jackson
“If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."

[West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943)]”
Robert H. Jackson

Christopher Hitchens
“We inherited these principles and these freedoms and we here highly resolve that we shall pass them on, as we will pass on an undivided Republic purged of racism and slavery, to our descendants. The popgun discharges of a few pathetic sectarians and crackpot revisionists are negligible, and will be drowned by the mounting chorus that demands: 'Mr Jefferson! BUILD UP THAT WALL'.”
Christopher Hitchens

Poet Justice Truth
“When we let go and let God, Freedom and peace are revealed. When Freedom and peace is revealed God's light never goes out.”
Criss Tareyton

Iain Pears
“Considering he was neither priest nor scholar, the young man gave sensible, thoughtful replies -- the more so, perhaps, for being untrained, for he had not learned what he should believe or should not believe. Present a statement to him in flagrant contradiction to all Christian doctrine and he could be persuaded to agree on its good sense, unless he remembered it was the sort of thing of which pyres are made for the incautious.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Formally and officially we are equal before the law, we enjoy the same rights as citizens but informally and unofficially that's another matter altogether”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Frank Sonnenberg
“If you want to know the value of freedom, ask people who only dream of having it.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

“Turbo-charged with sectarian violence, anaemic rule of law and hefty reliance on foreign debts we cannot compete in the world by allowing outrageous racial inequalities to destroy our dreams, our hopes and our future.”
Qamar Rafiq

“Taking away our freedom to believe is tantamount to taking away our humanity.”

“First, second and third duty of democracy is freedom for all.”
Qamar Rafiq

“Authorities’ failure to address the worsening conditions to perform the religiously imperative custom to cremate dead has tipped many of its minority citizens into premature graves.”
Qamar Rafiq

Abhijit Naskar
“Freedom of religion can exist only,
Where there is religion of freedom.
Freedom of love can exist only,
Where there is love of freedom.

Freedom of choice can exist only,
Where there is choice of freedom.
Freedom of being can exist only,
Where there are beings of freedom.”
Abhijit Naskar, Amor Apocalypse: Canım Sana İhtiyacım

“If you feel physically breathless at the current state of religious freedom that's just forced conversion and forced marriages immediately sucking all of the oxygen.”
Qamar Rafiq

“No girl should have to go through the heartache of forced conversion.”
Qamar Rafiq

“The scars of torture, forced conversion and forced marriages of minority girls are the scares that will never heal.”
Qamar Rafiq

“Religious identity has become a brand factor in Pakistan that determines which citizens are more equal than others in terms of status, opportunities and rights”
Qamar Rafiq

“After the dust of centuries has passed, we will be remembered not only for victories or defeats in battle or politics but also for our contribution to the human spirit.”
Qamar Rafiq

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