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

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

I conceive the essential task of religion to be "to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind."

I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian.

I do benefits for all religions - I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.

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.

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

I don't fly on account of my religion. I'm a devout coward.

I don't see why religion and science can't get along. What's wrong with counting our blessings with a computer?

I extend the circle of religion very widely. - Many men fear and love God, and have a sincere desire to serve him, whose views of religious truth are very imperfect, and in some points utterly false. - But may not many such persons have a state of heart acceptable before God?

I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

I have a friend - or had a friend, now dead - Abdus Salam, a very devout Muslim, who was trying to bring science into the universities in the Gulf states and he told me that he had a terrible time because, although they were very receptive to technology, they felt that science would be a corrosive to religious belief, and they were worried about it... and damn it, I think they were right. It is corrosive of religious belief, and it's a good thing too. See quote detail

I have a hard time believing that billions of years ago two protozoa bumped into each other under a volcanic cesspool and evolved into Cindy Crawford.

I have known what the enjoyments and advantages of this life are, and what are the more refined pleasures which learning and intellectual power can bestow; and with all the experience that more than three-score years can give, I now, on the eve of my departure, declare to you, that health is a great blessing; competence obtained by honorable industry is a great blessing; and a great blessing it is, to have kind, faithful, and loving friends and relatives; but that the greatest of all blessings, as it is the most ennobling of all privileges, is to be indeed a Christian.

I have lived long enough to know what I did not at one time believe - that no society can be upheld in happiness and honor without the sentiment of religion.

I have now disposed of all my property to my family. - There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian religion. - If they had that, and I had not given them one shilling, they would have been rich, and if they had not that, and I had given them all the world, they would be poor.

I have taken much pains to know everything that is esteemed worth knowing amongst men; but with all my reading, nothing now remains to comfort me at the close of this life but this passage of St. Paul: "It is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners." To this I cleave, and herein do I find rest.

I know what I'm giving up for Lent: my New Year's resolutions.

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


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