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    Albert Camus

    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.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

    Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

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    John Morley

    Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

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    Joseph Campbell

    God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!

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    Khalil Gibran

    If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.

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    Robert Browning

    Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

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    Mary Garden

    Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.

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    Edmund Burke

    Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.

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    Gary North

    This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians.

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    Anne Lamott

    You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

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    Bill Maher

    Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.

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    H. L. Mencken

    It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.

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    Dalai Lama

    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.

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    Alexander Chase

    More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.

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    Bill Maher

    The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.

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    Helen Keller

    It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

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    Anita Diament

    The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.

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    H. L. Mencken

    We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

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    Robert Green Ingersoll

    If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.

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    Bill Gates

    Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.

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    Dalai Lama

    There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.

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    Frederick II

    Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.

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    Douglas Adams

    He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.

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    Aldous Huxley

    The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

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    Paul Tournier

    Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual.

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    Khalil Gibran

    I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

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    Isaac Asimov

    Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

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    Aaron Neville

    I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.

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    Buddha

    Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

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    Meister Eckhart

    If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

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    Galileo Galilei

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

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    Dennis Miller

    Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time.

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    George A. Smith

    We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.

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    Douglas Adams

    Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

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    Frederick Douglass

    I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

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    Lenny Bruce

    If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

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    Philip James Bailey

    Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

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    Annie Dillard

    Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

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    Margaret Smith

    If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."

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    Elbert Hubbard

    We are punished by our sins, not for them.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.

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    Soren Kierkegaard

    Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

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    Orson Pratt

    The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.

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    Swami Vivekananda

    You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

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    Abu Bakar Bashir

    Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone.

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    Desmond Tutu

    When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

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    John Clayton

    The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.

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    Blaise Pascal

    Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

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    Helen Keller

    It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

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    George Santayana

    The Bible is literature, not dogma.

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    Albert Einstein

    Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.

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    Joseph Ratzinger

    A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.

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    Louis Kronenberger

    There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

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    Frank Sinatra

    When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.

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    Donna Summer

    My life was changed in one breath from God.

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    C. S. Lewis

    Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.

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    William Pennington

    Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.

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    Isaac Bashevis Singer

    Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.

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    Arthur C. Clarke

    I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.

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    Paul Valery

    God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

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    C. S. Lewis

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

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    William Blake

    The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

    One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.

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