Religions Quotes

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Victor J. Stenger
“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.”
Victor Stenger

Amit Ray
“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Walter Isaacson
“I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I don’t. It’s the great mystery. (Steve Jobs)”
Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

Alan Bradley
“Tell them we may not be praying with them," Father told the Vicar, "but we are at least not actively praying against them.”
Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

نزار قباني
“Jerusalem! My Love,My Town

I wept until my tears were dry
I prayed until the candles flickered
I knelt until the floor creaked
I asked about Mohammed and Christ
Oh Jerusalem, the fragrance of prophets
The shortest path between earth and sky
Oh Jerusalem, the citadel of laws
A beautiful child with fingers charred
and downcast eyes
You are the shady oasis passed by the Prophet
Your streets are melancholy
Your minarets are mourning
You, the young maiden dressed in black
Who rings the bells at the Nativity Church,
On sunday morning?
Who brings toys for the children
On Christmas eve?
Oh Jerusalem, the city of sorrow
A big tear wandering in the eye
Who will halt the aggression
On you, the pearl of religions?
Who will wash your bloody walls?
Who will safeguard the Bible?
Who will rescue the Quran?
Who will save Christ, From those who have killed Christ?
Who will save man?
Oh Jerusalem my town
Oh Jerusalem my love
Tomorrow the lemon trees will blossom
And the olive trees will rejoice
Your eyes will dance
The migrant pigeons will return
To your sacred roofs
And your children will play again
And fathers and sons will meet
On your rosy hills
My town
The town of peace and olives”
Nizar Qabbani

Merlin Stone
“Yet rather than calling the earliest religions, which embraced such an open acceptance of all human sexuality, 'fertility cults,' we might consider the religions of today as strange in that they seem to associate shame and even sin with the very process of conceiving new human life. Perhaps centuries from now scholars and historians will be classifying them as 'sterility cults.”
Merlin Stone, When God Was a Woman


I was born into
A religion of Light,
But with so many other
Religions and
How do I know which
Is right?

Is it not
My birthright
To seek out the light?
To find Truth
After surveying all the proof,
Am I supposed
To love
Or fight?
And why do all those who
Try to guide me,
Always start by dividing
And multiplying me –
From what they consider
Wrong or right?
I thought,
There were no walls
For whoever beams truth and light.
And how can one speak on Light's behalf,
lf all they do
Is act black,
But talk WHITE?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Amit Ray
“You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high.You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life. You are here to help others to make their life happy. We are here not to compete, but to learn, evolve and excel. We are not here to make divisions in the name of prophets and religions. We are here to encompass the world with love and light.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“To realize the truth, you have to cross the boundaries of all religions and prophets.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Shannon L. Alder
“Diversity of character is due to the unequal time given to values. Only through each other will we see the importance of the qualities we lack and our unfinished soul's potential.”
Shannon L. Alder

Carl Sagan
“Many religions have attempted to make statues of their gods very large, and the idea, I suppose, is to make us feel small. But if that's their purpose, they can keep their paltry icons. We need only look up if we wish to feel small.”
Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

Steve Maraboli
“Religious structure often dilutes the spiritual experience.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Yann Martel
“Bapu Gandhi said, ‘All religions are true.’ I just want to love God.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Erica Jong
“Any system was a straightjacket if you insisted on adhering to it so totally and humorlessly.”
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

Alain de Botton
“The most boring and unproductive question one can ask of any religion is whether or not it is true.”
Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

“In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss.”
Aberjhani, The American Poet Who Went Home Again

Richard Dawkins
“I am not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where facts are concerned.”
Richard Dawkins

“Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Gary Shteyngart
“I wanted to confront her, to make her see the folly of her religion, to change her diet, to help her spend less on makeup and other nonessentials, to make her worship every biological moment she was offered instead of some badly punctured deity. I also wanted to kiss her for some reason, feel the life pulsing in those big Catholic lips, remind myself of the primacy of the living animal, of my time amongst the Romans.”
Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

Toba Beta
“Religions do good when they make peace on earth.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Poetry aside, a religion is really a moral code, that is expressed through legends, myths, or any type of literary device in order to establish a system of belifs, values, and rules with which to regulate a culture or a society.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Virchand Gandhi
“The greatest skeptic must now admit that the land and sea-borne trade of India had given her a world-wide fame not only for her gold, spices and silk, but for her religions and philosophies also.”
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi

“It is no mystery,” he told Laeghaire, handing him the three-leaved shamrock. “The greatest secret of heaven lies smiling in the sun beneath your feet. This is one leaf, yet it is parted in three. It represents the Trinity, where we acknowledge God’s existence as three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of them is separate from one another and yet they are identical and one God. This is the Sign of the Three in One. Each is fully divine and although distinctly separate, they are one God. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.”
Rowena Kinread, The Missionary

“It is undoubtedly true that religion is often socially conservative. By binding a people together under a shared God, a common cosmology and a common morality, religion creates order and stability and its rituals create social cohesio...n. By promising to the pious poor rewards in the next life, it reconciles them to their fate in this one and thus discourages them from rebelling against their condition...
[also] religion [is] an inspiration to radicalism and rebellion. religion is a potential threat to any political or social order because it claims an authority higher than any available in this world. pp. 10-11”
Steve Bruce, Politics and Religion

“God never cares if you worship him, think of him, chanting his name, or drink his holy water. Who cares the most is one's ego and fear.”
Dido Stargaze

Tamerlan Kuzgov
“The absence of religion is religion”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

“Religion is an antivirus for your soul.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

Swami Dhyan Giten
“Love is as easy as drinking a glass of water. Love is a natural state of being, a natural state of consciousness. Love is your very being, but love has become almost
impossible, because the society and the religions do not allow it. The society and the religions condition you in such a way that love becomes impossible and hate becomes the only possible way. The society and the
religions have reduced humanity to a mere state of survival, to a low state of consciousness. ”
Swami Dhyan Giten, The Call of the Heart 

Swami Dhyan Giten
“Love listens only to the heart, which makes love dangerous to the society and the religions. They do not want human beings; they want a crowd of sheep’s.  And the best way to destroy human beings is to destroy their capacity to love. The society and the religions want human beings, whose souls are crushed. This is the reason why the world stinks of hate.”
Swami Dhyan Giten, The Call of the Heart 

Amit Ray
“Religions are tools for encompassing the world with love and bringing everyone closer to the heart, not for creating disrespect or divisions in the world.”
Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird

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