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Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is Conformity.

- Twain, Mark
If a `religion'is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Godel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one.

- John D. Barrow
The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.

- Antrim, Minna
Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action -- that the end will sanction any means.

- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

- Tocqueville, Alexis De
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

- Thomas Jefferson
JOSS-STICKS, n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery, in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion.

- Ambrose Bierce
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.

- Balzac, Honore De
A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.

- Macaulay, Thomas B.
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

- Pascal, Blaise
MONSIGNOR, n. A high ecclesiastical title, of which the Founder of our religion overlooked the advantages.

- Ambrose Bierce
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

- Allen, Fred A.
A cult is a religion with no political power.

- Tom Wolfe
Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.

- Margaret Cho
There is more religion in men's science, than there is science in their religion.

- Henry David Thoreau
For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.

- More, Thomas
Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.

- Diderot, Denis
Religions are the cradles of despotism.

- Sade, Marquis De
Live a life of feeling, not of excitement. Let your religion, your duties, every thought and word, be ruled by the affections, not by the emotions, which are the expressions of them. Do not consider whether you are glad, sorry, dull, or spiritual at any moment, but be yourself--what God makes you.

- MS. Letter. 1842.
I believe that religion can make a well-rounded person, or it can make an idiot. What we've go going on here is an idiot.

- Purchasing agent for Baylor Baptist University



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