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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

Mihail Militaru
“Every religion holds one finger from the hand of God and says. “I know God better than you.”
Mihail Militaru

“there is no God, but don't tell that to my servant, lest he murder me at night”
de plume Voltaire

Laurence Overmire
“While most of our major religions acknowledge the truth of universal brotherhood, too many human beings are still hanging on to their hate and fear of "the other." We have created our own misery. We can also heal ourselves through kindness, cooperation, compassion, generosity, forgiveness, honesty, understanding and sacrifice. The choice is ours.”
Laurence Overmire, The Ghost of Rabbie Burns: An American Poet's Journey Through Scotland

“Some people consider feet to be unclean & dirty, but they are what is in contact with the earth beneath us; they are the first thing that touches the water in the oceans & seas from whence we came; they lead us to where we want to go in life; they can be a source of laughter and sensuality; they help us to count to ten, and they are part of us.
So if you believe feet to be unclean, then so are we.
But if we take good care of them, then they will look after us in our time of need, and give us a whole lifetime of enjoyment.
I love my feet, and you should love yours too.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“New astroreligions: Astro-Christianity, Astro-Judaism, Astro-Islam, Astro-Hinduism, Astro-Buddhism, Astro-Jainism, Astro-Shintoism, Astro-Zambookism, Astro-Voodooism, Neo-Voodoo, Astro-atheism, Astro-Agnosticism, alienism, post-alienism, astro-futurism, astro-gnosticism, Planetism, Galaxism, Universalism, Multiversalism, etc.

Here's the template:

Astro-*Insert name of religions*; Neo-"Insert names of religions*

I am a genius!”
Edward Sperling

Debasish Mridha
“Almost all religions are created for the good of humanity, but in this approach, they are ready to completely destroy humanity.”
Debasish Mridha

Shenita Etwaroo
“It is not easy to be outspokenly religious in this day and age without receiving criticism, and, although it is clear that Muslims are persecuted for their religious beliefs in light of the events of 9/11, it is getting harder and harder to ‘get away with’ our Christianity.”
-Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

John Lange
“all religions are confusing," nikos said. "that's how the priests stay in business.”
John Lange, Easy Go

Abhijit Naskar
“There is nothing wrong in following a teacher in the path of self-awareness, but the moment one begins to see that teacher as the authority of one's life, immediately one goes astray from the path of self-realization and indeed from the path of truth, and eventually ends up in the same kind of trap of doctrines and laws that one wanted to be free from in the first place. That's how all religions have been born. Loyalty to a teacher or messiah, inadvertently leads to psychological slavery, and in often cases, the enslaved is not even aware of the enslavement. It's a kind of illusion one lives in, where the teacher's word or the prophet's doctrines become gospel in the life of an individual. Hence, all shortcomings of that teacher or prophet creep into the life of his followers as well.”
Abhijit Naskar

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