Against Religions Famous Quotes & Sayings

79 Against Religions Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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There is yet another class that, having found that their own religion not only prevents free thinking but that some of its philosophies are also against some basic social, economic and scientific concepts of life as required by the progressive society, comes to the illogical conclusion that all religions similarly thwart the growth of progressive societies ... Such people fall easy prey to materialism and denounce all religions without having any definite idea of any religion at all.Mohammed Ali Muhiyaddin Against Religions Sayings By Mohammed Ali Muhiyaddin: There is yet another class that, having found that their own religion not only prevents
The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion.Hugo Black Against Religions Sayings By Hugo Black: The "establishment of religion" clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a
The achievement of Tahrir Square wasn't just its grand political movement but the tiny personal battles fought and won against the frictions wearing down Egyptian society: between religions, classes, sexes, and generations.Shereen El Feki Against Religions Sayings By Shereen El Feki: The achievement of Tahrir Square wasn't just its grand political movement but the tiny personal
Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other.Abhijit Naskar Against Religions Sayings By Abhijit Naskar: Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other.
We repeat and again reaffirm that neither a State nor the Federal Government can constitutionally force a person 'to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion.' Neither can constitutionally pass laws or impose requirements which aid all religions as against nonbelievers, and neither can aid those religions based on a belief in the existence of God as against those religions founded on different beliefs.Hugo Black Against Religions Sayings By Hugo Black: We repeat and again reaffirm that neither a State nor the Federal Government can constitutionally
When she spoke, her voice sang as if a thousand different religions had crawled into her throat to die. All faiths scrambled to rewrite their holy books, recomposing them to abet her every urge. All words she pronounced became gospel, every tremble of her flesh a great crusade against all non-believers.Jonathan Douglas Duran Against Religions Sayings By Jonathan Douglas Duran: When she spoke, her voice sang as if a thousand different religions had crawled into
The absurd view that other communities, religions, races, cultures, states and nations, are somehow "less than" one's own comes from an underdeveloped consciousness and low self-esteem. Prejudice and supremacism reveal that people do not possess a balanced framework of compassionate independence and self respect. We do not belong to any national construct, or group thought-form, but in fact belong to our great and beautiful world, and to the entire universe, as free and unique conscious beings. Prejudice comes from insecurity and its spiritually infantile need of belonging. Out of the hobbled spirit of attachment, and the insecure need of belonging, come the gross judgments against those who do not belong.Bryant McGill Against Religions Sayings By Bryant McGill: The absurd view that other communities, religions, races, cultures, states and nations, are somehow "less
Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.Ambrose Bierce Against Religions Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of
All religions begin with a revolt against morality, and perish when morality conquers them.George Bernard Shaw Against Religions Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: All religions begin with a revolt against morality, and perish when morality conquers them.
We're taking action against evil people. Because this great nation of many religions understands, our war is not against Islam, or against faith practiced by the Muslim people. Our war is a war against evil. This is clearly a case of good versus evil, and make no mistake about it - good will prevail.George W. Bush Against Religions Sayings By George W. Bush: We're taking action against evil people. Because this great nation of many religions understands, our
None of this can actually be happening. If it makes you more comfortable, you could simply think of it as metaphor. Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you - even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition.
Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world.
Neil Gaiman Against Religions Sayings By Neil Gaiman: None of this can actually be happening. If it makes you more comfortable, you could
We are not against religions. This country is the cradle of prophecy and the true message and we will not contradict this.Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Against Religions Sayings By Sultan Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud: We are not against religions. This country is the cradle of prophecy and the true
I'm not against religion in the sense that I feel I can't tolerate it, but I think written into the rubric of religion is the certainty of its own truth. And since there are 6,000 religions currently on the face of the earth, they can't all be right. And only the secular spirit can guarantee those freedoms and it's the secular spirit that they contest.Ian McEwan Against Religions Sayings By Ian McEwan: I'm not against religion in the sense that I feel I can't tolerate it, but
Why temples? thought Moist, as he looked up at the facade of the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork. Why do they always build banks to look like temples, despite the fact that several major religions (a) are canonically against what they do inside and (b) bank there?Terry Pratchett Against Religions Sayings By Terry Pratchett: Why temples? thought Moist, as he looked up at the facade of the Royal Bank
Any act of hatred or violence to anyone on this planet is an act of hatred to everyone. To destroy other innocent lives because they act or feel different, believe different ideologies or religions, speak a different tongue or are a different color is a abomination and crime against humanity. The world is diverse ... it always will be. Diversity is what makes us human. It's time to stop acting like 1st century barbarians destroying everything we believe is wrong and for the sake of humanity ... put all our differences to bed and try to get along.Timothy Pina Against Religions Sayings By Timothy Pina: Any act of hatred or violence to anyone on this planet is an act of
I urge you to sin. But not against these itty-bitty religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism-or their secular derivatives, Marxism, Maoism, Freudianism and Jungianism-whic h are all derivatives of the big religion of patriarchy. Sin against the infrastructure itself!Mary Daly Against Religions Sayings By Mary Daly: I urge you to sin. But not against these itty-bitty religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism,
I'm not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I'm an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that's organized.Nikki Sixx Against Religions Sayings By Nikki Sixx: I'm not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I'm an artist, and creativity seems
Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.E. O. Wilson Against Religions Sayings By E. O. Wilson: Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection, tribe competing against tribe, and the illogic of religions is
Good will, that curious product of consciousness, of leisure and energy to spare and share. That thing we put out against the forces of interest. That extra thing. Religions and nations and political parties have taken it and used it as coinage, have said you must only give it in exchange for value.Naomi Mitchison Against Religions Sayings By Naomi Mitchison: Good will, that curious product of consciousness, of leisure and energy to spare and share.
The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.Naguib Mahfouz Against Religions Sayings By Naguib Mahfouz: The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.
When two persons open up to each other just as they are, friendship grows. When two persons are ready to drop their masks, they have taken a tremendous step towards religiousness. So love, friendship, anything that helps you to drop the mask, is taking you towards religion. But the pseudo-religions have done just the opposite. They are against love. You can understand now, why they are against love: because love will destroy the personality, and the pseudo-religion depends on your personality.Rajneesh Against Religions Sayings By Rajneesh: When two persons open up to each other just as they are, friendship grows. When
The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.Libba Bray Against Religions Sayings By Libba Bray: The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions,
Religions and states and classes and tribes and nations do not have to work or argue for their adherents and subjects. They more or less inherit them. Against this unearned patrimony there have always been speakers and writers who embody Einstein's injunction to 'remember your humanity and forget the rest.' It would be immodest to claim membership in this fraternity/sorority, but I hope not to have done anything to outrage it. Despite the idiotic sneer that such principles are 'fashionable,' it is always the ideas of secularism, libertarianism, internationalism, and solidarity that stand in need of reaffirmation.Christopher Hitchens Against Religions Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Religions and states and classes and tribes and nations do not have to work or
We are for religion against the religions.Victor Hugo Against Religions Sayings By Victor Hugo: We are for religion against the religions.
I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only weakens the appeal of their faith and contradicts any claims they might have made that 'all religions are basically the same.'Ravi Zacharias Against Religions Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: I have always marveled that so many religions exact such revenge against dissenters. It only
In the East all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East everybody is against the ego from the very beginning. Because of this anti attitude, ego never becomes strong, never comes to a point of integration from where it can be thrown. It is never ripe. So in the East it is very difficult to dissolve the ego, almost impossible.Rajneesh Against Religions Sayings By Rajneesh: In the East all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East everybody is against
Hardest of all for Europeans to negotiate are traditional African religions, whose transactions with unseen powers are central to the running of life in many areas, the main weapon in the struggle against the forces of evil.Neil MacGregor Against Religions Sayings By Neil MacGregor: Hardest of all for Europeans to negotiate are traditional African religions, whose transactions with unseen
You remember those twin statues of the Buddha that I told you about? Carved out of a mountain in Afghanistan, that got dynamited by the Taliban back in the spring? Notice anything familiar?"
"Twin Buddhas, twin towers, interesting coincidence, so what."
"The Trade Center towers were religious too. They stood for what this country worships above everything else, the market, always the holy fucking market."
"A religious beef, you're saying?"
"It's not a religion? These are people who believe the Invisible Hand of the Market runs everything. They fight holy wars against competing religions like Marxism. Against all evidence that the world is finite, this blind faith that resources will never run out, profits will go on increasing forever, just like the world's populations
more cheap labor, more addicted consumers.
Thomas Pynchon Against Religions Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: You remember those twin statues of the Buddha that I told you about? Carved out
The Jewish scriptures admirably illustrate the development from the religion of fear to moral religion, which is continued in the New Testament. The religions of all civilized peoples, especially the peoples of the Orient, are primarily moral religions. The development from a religion of fear to moral religion is a great step in a nation's life. That primitive religions are based entirely on fear and the religions of civilized peoples purely on morality is a prejudice against which we must be on our guard. The truth is that they are all intermediate types, with this reservation, that on the higher levels of social life the religion of morality predominates.Albert Einstein Against Religions Sayings By Albert Einstein: The Jewish scriptures admirably illustrate the development from the religion of fear to moral religion,
It is asserted, however, that each one of us behaves in some one respect like a paranoic, corrects some aspect of the world which is unbearable to him by the construction of a wish and introduces this delusion into reality. A special importance attaches to the case in which this attempt to procure a certainty of happiness and a protection against suffering through a delusional remoulding of reality is made by a considerable number of people in common. The religions of mankind must be classed among p. 31 the mass-delusions of this kind.Sigmund Freud Against Religions Sayings By Sigmund Freud: It is asserted, however, that each one of us behaves in some one respect like
There are some disturbing messages in the Koran, there were declarations of war against non-believers, there's a declaration that Islam should be triumphant over other religions, the problem is this is not just in the book, but preached throughout the Islamic world that are preached, we in the West hear about that.Mark Durie Against Religions Sayings By Mark Durie: There are some disturbing messages in the Koran, there were declarations of war against non-believers,
I read with interest Max Muller's book, India - What Can It Teach Us? and the translation of the Upanishads published by the Theosophical Society. All this enhanced my regard for Hinduism, and its beauties began to grow upon me. It did not, however, prejudice me against other religions.Mahatma Gandhi Against Religions Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: I read with interest Max Muller's book, India - What Can It Teach Us? and
To maintain, in this new situation, the old missionary attitude is not merely inexcusable but positively dangerous. In a world threatened with nuclear war, a world facing a global ecological crisis, a world more and more closely bound together in its cultural and economic life, the paramount need is for unity, and an aggressive claim on the part of one of the world's religions to have the truth for all can only be regarded as treason against the human race.Lesslie Newbigin Against Religions Sayings By Lesslie Newbigin: To maintain, in this new situation, the old missionary attitude is not merely inexcusable but
Imbalance of reason and emotion may explain the tenacity of religion in societies: world religions are optimized to tap into the emotional networks, and great arguments of reason amount to little against such magnetic pull.David Eagleman Against Religions Sayings By David Eagleman: Imbalance of reason and emotion may explain the tenacity of religion in societies: world religions
The level of vitriol against Jews and Christianity within contemporary Islam, unfortunately, is something that we are not totally cognizant of, or that we don't want to accept. We don't want to accept it because to do so would be to acknowledge that one of the world's great religions
which has more than 1.4 billion adherents
somehow sanctions genocide, planned genocide, as part of its religious doctrine.
Steven Emerson Against Religions Sayings By Steven Emerson: The level of vitriol against Jews and Christianity within contemporary Islam, unfortunately, is something that
The taboos that I have mentioned are extraordinarily harsh and numerous. They stand around nearly every subject that is genuinely important to man: they hedge in free opinion and experimentation on all sides. Consider, for example, the matter of religion. It is debated freely and furiously in almost every country in the world save the United States, but here the critic is silenced. The result is that all religions are equally safeguarded against criticism, and that all of them lose vitality. We protect the status quo, and so make steady war upon revision and improvement.H.L. Mencken Against Religions Sayings By H.L. Mencken: The taboos that I have mentioned are extraordinarily harsh and numerous. They stand around nearly
I cannot give up on my values and beliefs for the sake of respecting someone else's values and morals. Because those values explain who am I. I prefer struggling and even dying for what I believe and what I don't believe.
Silence is not respect; it is not condemning brutality and cruelty, and neglecting your own existence as human being. I will be killed and so many others because of standing against the fallacy and misleading notion of religions. They will torture us and cut us in pieces alive and even won't stop disrespecting our death bodies; that is how these monsters have been governing for hundreds thousands of years.
M.F. Moonzajer Against Religions Sayings By M.F. Moonzajer: I cannot give up on my values and beliefs for the sake of respecting someone
Soul is not even that Crackerjack prize that God and Satan scuffle over after the worms have all licked our bones. That's why, when we ponder
as sooner or later each of us must
exactly what we ought to be doing about our soul, religion is the wrong, if conventional, place to turn. Religion is little more than a transaction in which troubled people trade their souls for temporary and wholly illusionary psychological comfort
the old give-it-up-in-order-to-save-it routine. Religions lead us to believe that the soul is the ultimate family jewel and that in return for our mindless obedience, they can secure it for us in their vaults, or at least insure it against fire theft. They are mistaken.
Tom Robbins Against Religions Sayings By Tom Robbins: Soul is not even that Crackerjack prize that God and Satan scuffle over after the
This illustrates the working of all false religions. They originate in man's desire to exalt himself above God, but they result in degrading man [287] below the brute. Every religion that wars against the sovereignty of God defrauds man of the glory which was his at the creation, and which is to be restored to him in Christ. Every false religion teaches its adherents to be careless of human needs, sufferings, and rights. The gospel places a high value upon humanity as the purchase of the blood of Christ, and it teaches a tender regard for the wants and woes of man. The Lord says, "I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir." Isaiah 13:12. WhenEllen G. White Against Religions Sayings By Ellen G. White: This illustrates the working of all false religions. They originate in man's desire to exalt
Strive to engage in activities that require constant self-development. Nurture and develop the physical body, but also our spiritual nature. We exist for a purpose: to honor our spirituality. When we do, we cannot help but love others. Hurting others is easily recognized as a crime against ourselves. It's no coincidence that all religions teach this at their core.Janet M. Tavakoli Against Religions Sayings By Janet M. Tavakoli: Strive to engage in activities that require constant self-development. Nurture and develop the physical body,
It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite their arrogant claims to have all the answers, world religions cannot account for recent insights and discoveries about the natural world and human history. In this, the most tantalizing argument against religious faith comes forth in the way of science and reason. An ever-growing scientific consensus has resulted in the ever-shrinking populous of religious relevance.Tommy Rodriguez Against Religions Sayings By Tommy Rodriguez: It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite
Rather, I have long contended that Islam is unique among the major world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology, and legal system mandating warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. There is no orthodox sect or school of Islam that teaches that Muslims must coexist peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis. I use the term "radical Islam" merely to distinguish those Muslims who are actively working to advance this subjugation from the many millions who are not, as well as to emphasize that the stealth jihad program is truly radical: it aims at nothing less than the transformation of American society and the imposition of Islamic law here, subjugating women and non-Muslims to the status of legal inferiors.Robert Spencer Against Religions Sayings By Robert Spencer: Rather, I have long contended that Islam is unique among the major world religions in
I argue against literal interpretation of religious doctrines. Religions make progress when they emancipate themselves from literalism, and take their doctrinal statements to be metaphors or allegories.Philip Kitcher Against Religions Sayings By Philip Kitcher: I argue against literal interpretation of religious doctrines. Religions make progress when they emancipate themselves
We are all born into different beliefs, and therefore, we should leave it that way" - so goes the tolerant "wisdom" of our time. Mahatma Gandhi, for example, strongly spoke out against the idea of conversion. When people make such statements, they forget or don't know that nobody is born a Christian. All Christians are such by virtue of conversion. To ask the Christian not to reach out to anyone else who is from another faith is to ask that Christian to deny his own faith. One of India's leading "saints," Sri Ramakrishna, is said to have been for a little while a Muslim, for a little while a Christian, and then finally, a Hindu again, because he came to the conclusion that they are all the same. If they are all the same, why did he revert to Hinduism? It is just not true that all religions are the same. Even Hinduism is not the same within itself. Thus, to deny the Christian the privilege of propagation is to propagate to him or her the fundamental beliefs of another religion. IfRavi Zacharias Against Religions Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: We are all born into different beliefs, and therefore, we should leave it that way"
I don't have anything against organized religions, except when they engender hatred for other religions. A lot of that we see today, where the Muslims are against the Christians and the Christians are against Jews and the Jews are against Arabs - I mean, it just it goes on and on and on.Al Jaffee Against Religions Sayings By Al Jaffee: I don't have anything against organized religions, except when they engender hatred for other religions.
Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.Taslima Nasrin Against Religions Sayings By Taslima Nasrin: Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by
Why do religions have edges?" asked Teresa ...
"God is here," said the printed text on the wall. "Yes," said Sophie. "But," she asked, "isn't He everywhere? Then why do they make Him little?" And she thought of those edges, pressing against each other, hurting, jarring, offending, barring one human being from another, shutting away their understanding and their souls.
Yet if you have no edges, thought Sophie, how lonely, how drifting, you must consent to be.
Rumer Godden Against Religions Sayings By Rumer Godden: Why do religions have edges?" asked Teresa ... "God is here," said the printed text
Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. 'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."

[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)]
Salman Rushdie Against Religions Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat
The only struggle which religions can justify, the only struggle worthy of humans, is the moral struggle against humanity's own disordered passions, against every kind of selfishness, against attempts to oppress others, against every type of hatred and violence.Pope John Paul II Against Religions Sayings By Pope John Paul II: The only struggle which religions can justify, the only struggle worthy of humans, is the
It's always interesting about God because it's like all of the religions in the world say that they pray to the same God, and yet they ask that same one God to divide itself up and agree with this one and fight against that one.Wayne Dyer Against Religions Sayings By Wayne Dyer: It's always interesting about God because it's like all of the religions in the world
Too many people think that the faith line divides Muslims and Christians or Jews and Hindus, or just to say that there is this clash of civilizations and people from different religions are inevitably against each other, inherently opposed to each other. I don't believe that for a second. I think the faith line divides totalitarians and pluralists, which is to say that totalitarians from different religious backgrounds.Eboo Patel Against Religions Sayings By Eboo Patel: Too many people think that the faith line divides Muslims and Christians or Jews and
Libraries are a force for good. They wear capes. They fight evil. They don't get upset when you don't send them a card on their birthdays. (Though they will charge you if you're late returning a book.) They serve communities. The town without a library is a town without a soul. The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance. Libraries are the torch of the world, illuminating the path when it feels too dark to see. We mustn't allow that torch to be extinguished.Libba Bray Against Religions Sayings By Libba Bray: Libraries are a force for good. They wear capes. They fight evil. They don't get
All religions issue bibles again Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but we never hear his side.Mark Twain Against Religions Sayings By Mark Twain: All religions issue bibles again Satan, and say the most injurious things against him, but
For the Baul, life is not a serious thing. It is fun, it is laughter, it is joy. So you cannot find anything like the seriousness of a church-goer, or the long faces of so-called religious people in the world of the Bauls. They love laughter, they love fun. They enjoy small things with tremendous respect. Ordinarily, religions are very long-faced, very sombre, serious, because they have to be - they are against life.Rajneesh Against Religions Sayings By Rajneesh: For the Baul, life is not a serious thing. It is fun, it is laughter,
In the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of spirit. Whatever religion they may profess, they are spiritual kinsmen. While the different religions in their historic forms bind us to limited groups and militate against the development of loyalty to the world community, the mystics have already stood for the fellowship of humanity in harmony with the spirit of the mystics of ages gone by.Haile Selassie Against Religions Sayings By Haile Selassie: In the mystic traditions of the different religions we have a remarkable unity of spirit.
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 Against Religions Sayings By Alan Bradley: Tell them we may not be praying with them," Father told the Vicar, "but we
All religions and cultures suffer from sources that preach hate against the 'other.' Throughout history some have, tragically, practiced what their sources preached, while some have sought to dismiss or even counteract the hateful words of their sources.Alan Dershowitz Against Religions Sayings By Alan Dershowitz: All religions and cultures suffer from sources that preach hate against the 'other.' Throughout history
All religions must, at their core, look forward to the end of this world and to the longed-for moment when all will be revealed and when the sheep will be divided from the goats, or whatever other bucolic Bronze-Age desert analogy might seem apt. (In Papua New Guinea, where as in most tropical climes there are no sheep, the Christians use the most valued animal of the locals and refer to the congregation as "swine." Flock, herd: what difference does it make?) Against this insane eschatology, with its death wish and its deep contempt for the life of the mind, atheists have always argued that this world is all that we have, and that our duty is to one another to make the very most and best of it. Theism cannot coexist with this unexceptionable conclusion.Christopher Hitchens Against Religions Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: All religions must, at their core, look forward to the end of this world and
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.Taslima Nasrin Against Religions Sayings By Taslima Nasrin: Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom
But with dogs, we do have "bad dog." Bad dog exists. "Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!" The dog is saying, "Who are you to judge me? You human beings who've had genocide, war against people of different creeds, colors, religions, and I stole a biscuit?! Is that a crime? People of the world!"
"Well, if you put it that way, I think you've got a point. Have another biscuit, sorry.
Eddie Izzard Against Religions Sayings By Eddie Izzard: But with dogs, we do have "bad dog." Bad dog exists. "Bad dog! Bad dog!
Prohibiting a visible religious sign, which isn't a manifestation of militancy, would look like a fight against religions.Jean-Pierre Raffarin Against Religions Sayings By Jean-Pierre Raffarin: Prohibiting a visible religious sign, which isn't a manifestation of militancy, would look like a
Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.Alcee Hastings Against Religions Sayings By Alcee Hastings: Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious
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 Against Religions Sayings By Steve Bruce: It is undoubtedly true that religion is often socially conservative. By binding a people together
THE HISTORY OF THE middle ages presents no spectacle more imposing than the Crusades, in which are to be seen the nations of Asia and of Europe armed against each other, two religions contending for superiority, and disputing the empire of the world.Jospeh Michaud Against Religions Sayings By Jospeh Michaud: THE HISTORY OF THE middle ages presents no spectacle more imposing than the Crusades, in
I am quite sure that (bar one) I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed, I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being-that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. I have no special regard for Satan; but I can at least claim that I have no prejudice against him. It may even be that I lean a little his way, on account of his not having a fair show. All religions issue bibles against him, and say the most injurious things about him, but we never hear his side. We have none but the evidence for the prosecution, and yet we have rendered the verdict. To my mind, this is irregular. It is un-English; it is un-American; it is French. WithoutMark Twain Against Religions Sayings By Mark Twain: I am quite sure that (bar one) I have no race prejudices, and I think
All major religions have rules against murder. If they didn't, there would be few converts. Well, at least few converts that you'd want to be in the same room with. But that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of people willing to kill in the name of their faith - that's true of most religions.Rysa Walker Against Religions Sayings By Rysa Walker: All major religions have rules against murder. If they didn't, there would be few converts.
Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you - even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition. Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world. So none of this is happening. Such things could not occur. Never a word of it is literally true.Neil Gaiman Against Religions Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman,
While religions have historically tried to make us the same, Jesus calls us to be different. If you have ever experienced this, you know your soul bristled at the demand to quietly get in line and conform. But something in your gut told you this was wrong. If there was a God, his value would not be uniformity, but uniqueness. And you were right. Imprinted on your soul is the fingerprint of God. There is something inside you that resists surrendering your soul to legalism. The good news is that all that time it wasn't you fighting against God; you were fighting for what God has created you to become.Erwin Raphael McManus Against Religions Sayings By Erwin Raphael McManus: While religions have historically tried to make us the same, Jesus calls us to be
But there is a reason why religions insist so much on strange events in the sky, as well as on less quantifiable phenomena such as dreams and visions. All of these things cater to our inborn stupidity, and our willingness to be persuaded against all the evidence that we are indeed the center of the universe and that everything is arranged with us in mind.Christopher Hitchens Against Religions Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: But there is a reason why religions insist so much on strange events in the
What we call religion is merely organized belief, with its dogmas, rituals, mysteries and superstitions. Each religion has its own sacred book, its mediator, its priests and its ways of threatening and holding people.
Most of us have been conditioned to all this, which is considered religious education; but this conditioning sets man against man, it creates antagonism, not only among the believers, but also against those of other beliefs.
Though all religions assert that they worship God and say that we must love one another, they instill fear through their doctrines of reward and punishment, and through their competitive dogmas they perpetuate suspicion and antagonism.
Jiddu Krishnamurti Against Religions Sayings By Jiddu Krishnamurti: What we call religion is merely organized belief, with its dogmas, rituals, mysteries and superstitions.
I have no special regard for Satan; but I can at least claim that I have no prejudice against him. It may even be that I lean a little his way, on account of his not having a fair show. All religions issue bibles against him, and say the most injurious things about him, but we never hear his side.Mark Twain Against Religions Sayings By Mark Twain: I have no special regard for Satan; but I can at least claim that I
I know this from the hollow sound that persists after the men's prayer, and from their faces pressed against the window of supplication. And from their coloring, the complexion of people who respond to fear of the absurd with zeal. As for me, I don't like anything that rises to heaven, I only like things affected by gravity. I'll go so far as to say I abhor religions. All of them! Because they falsify the weight of the world. Sometimes I feel like busting through the wall that separates me from my neighbor, grabbing him by the throat, and yelling at him to quit reciting his sniveling prayers, accept the world, open his eyes to his own strength, his own dignity, and stop running after a father who has absconded to heaven and is never coming back. Have a look at that group passing by, over there. Notice the little girl with the veil on her head, even though she's not old enough to know what a body is, or what desire is. What can you do with such people? Eh?Kamel Daoud Against Religions Sayings By Kamel Daoud: I know this from the hollow sound that persists after the men's prayer, and from
I remember Bob saying, 'Some people who believe in God are good, and some people who believe in God are not good. So where does that leave you?' He had looked around and decided that religion is responsible for a lot of trouble in the world.' Noyce, always pushing against the limits of accepted knowledge, told Bowers that what bothered him most about organized religions was that 'people don't think in churches.Leslie Berlin Against Religions Sayings By Leslie Berlin: I remember Bob saying, 'Some people who believe in God are good, and some people
The merely worldly is disparaged in all religions, rejected for its relativity. But what they mean is only that you should not forget the dependence of our reality and pretend against all evidence of change that it is constant and eternal. Praise of the world, rightly understood as a reflection of the absolute, is just as central to religion. MythsBarbara C. Sproul Against Religions Sayings By Barbara C. Sproul: The merely worldly is disparaged in all religions, rejected for its relativity. But what they
Religions lead us to believe that the soul is the ultimate family jewel and that in return for our mindless obedience, they can secure it for us in their vaults, or at least insure it against fire and theft. They are mistaken.Tom Robbins Against Religions Sayings By Tom Robbins: Religions lead us to believe that the soul is the ultimate family jewel and that
I am for religion, against religions.Victor Hugo Against Religions Sayings By Victor Hugo: I am for religion, against religions.
It is your organized religions that have made it clear through their most sacred scriptures that cruelty and killing is an acceptable response to human frailty and human differences. This goes against every human instinct, but organized religion has reorganized human thoughts. Some humans have even been turned against their own instinct for survival. And so people go around maiming and killing each other, because they've been told quite directly that this is what God does to them
and what God wants them to do to each other.
Neale Donald Walsch Against Religions Sayings By Neale Donald Walsch: It is your organized religions that have made it clear through their most sacred scriptures
Why would god allow the Holocaust to happen? If god made everything, why did he invent sin to trick us and then hold our sins against us? Why are there so many religions in the world if god created the world and wants us to be Christian? Why does god allow people to fight wars over him? What if you were born in a different culture and never even heard of Jesus Christ - would god send you to hell for not being Christian? And if so, do you believe that's fair? Why are men always the leaders in your church? Aren't women capable of leading too? Isn't such a patriarchal system sexist in this day and age? Why do so many babies die? Why are there so many poor people in the world? Did Jesus visit any other planets in distant unknown universes?Matthew Quick Against Religions Sayings By Matthew Quick: Why would god allow the Holocaust to happen? If god made everything, why did he
alcohol gives many people the feeling of being in heaven. Perhaps that's why all the religions are against alcohol, because if alcohol can satisfy your desire for heaven, who would bother to go to the churches and to the temples and do all kinds of strange things, when heaven is possible through the simple process of drinking alcohol? The young man thoughtSheela Birnstiel Against Religions Sayings By Sheela Birnstiel: alcohol gives many people the feeling of being in heaven. Perhaps that's why all the