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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?

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

It has been said that true religion will make a man a more thorough gentleman than all the courts in Europe, And it is true that you may see simple laboring men as thorough gentlemen as any duke, simply because they have learned to fear God; and, fearing him, to restrain themselves, which is the very root and essence of all good breeding.

It is a great dishonor to religion to imagine that it is an enemy to mirth and cheerfulness, and a severe exacter of pensive looks and solemn faces.

It is extremely difficult for a Jew to be converted, for how can he bring himself to believe in the divinity of - another Jew?

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.

It is only religion, the great bond of love and duty to God that makes any existence valuable or even tolerable.

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.

It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.

It was an admirable and true saying of Plutarch, "That a city may as well be built in the air, as a commonwealth or kingdom be either constituted or preserved without the support of religion."

It was religion, which, by teaching men their near relation to God, awakened in them the consciousness of their importance as individuals. It was the struggle for religious rights, which opened their eyes to all their rights. It was resistance to religious usurpation which led men to withstand political oppression. It was religious discussion which roused the minds of all classes to free and vigorous thought. It was religion which armed the martyr and patriot in England against arbitrary power; which braced the spirits of our fathers against the perils of the ocean and wilderness, and sent them to found here the freest and most equal state on earth.

It will cost something to be religious: it will cost more to be not so.

It's clear why they only served bread and wine at the Last Supper. It was a potluck . . . organized by men.

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

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

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.

Know that without star or angel for their guide, they who worship God shall find him. - Humble love, and not proud reason keeps the door of heaven. - Love finds admission where proud science fails.

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

Let your religion be seen. Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drum, it beats no gong; yet, far over the waters, its friendly light is seen by the mariner.

Let's all give God a great big hand. I've seen the last page of the bible and it's going to turn out all right.


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