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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Michael Leunig: Art, like religion, arises from the spirit, but alas, the formalizing of spiritual life all Art, like religion, arises from the spirit, but alas, the formalizing of spiritual life all too often ends in hypocrisy. — Michael Leunig
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Louis De Bernieres: So many nominal Christians throughout history, took no notice whatsoever of the key parable of So many nominal Christians throughout history, took no notice whatsoever of the key parable of Jesus Christ himself, which taught that you shall love your neighbour as you love yourself, and even those that you have despised and hated are your neighbours. This never made any difference to Christians, since the primary epiphenomena of any religion's foundation are the production and flourishment of hypocrisy, megalomania and psychopathy, and the first casualties of a religion's establishment are the intensions of its founders. One can imagine Jesus and Mohammed glumly comparing notes in paradise, scratching their heads and bemoaning their vain expense of effort and suffering, which resulted only in the construction of two monumental whited sepulchres ... — Louis De Bernieres
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Moliere: Why put yourself in charge of Heaven's cause?Does Heaven need our help to enforce its Why put yourself in charge of Heaven's cause?
Does Heaven need our help to enforce its laws? — Moliere
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Reza Aslan: Little by little over the following decade, the Jewish sect founded by a group of Little by little over the following decade, the Jewish sect founded by a group of rural Galileans morphed into a religion of urbanized Greek speakers. No longer bound by the confines of the Temple and the Jewish religion, the Hellenist preachers began to gradually shed Jesus's message of its nationalistic concerns, transforming it into a universal calling that would be more appealing to those living in a Graeco-Roman milieu. In doing so, they unchained themselves from the strictures of Jewish law, until it ceased to have any primacy. Jesus did not come to fulfill the law, the Hellenists argued. He came to abolish it. Jesus's condemnation was not of the priests who defiled the Temple with their wealth and hypocrisy. His condemnation was of the Temple itself. — Reza Aslan
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: The view implicit in my education was that the basic narrative of Christianity had long The view implicit in my education was that the basic narrative of Christianity had long been exposed as a myth, and that opinion was now divided as to whether its ethical teaching was of present value, a division in which the main weight went against it; religion was a hobby which some people professed and others did not; at the best it was slightly ornamental, at the worst it was the province of 'complexes' and 'inhibitions'
catchwords of the decade
and of the intolerance, hypocrisy, and sheer stupidity attributed to it for centuries. — Evelyn Waugh
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Howard Thurman: The basic fact is that Christianity as it was born in the mind of this The basic fact is that Christianity as it was born in the mind of this Jewish thinker and teacher appears as a technique of survival for the oppressed. That it became, through the intervening years, a religion of the powerful and the dominant, used sometimes as an instrument of oppression, must not tempt us into believing that it was thus in the mind and life of Jesus. 'In him was life; and the life was the light of men.' Wherever his spirit appears, the oppressed gather fresh courage; for he announced the good news that fear, hypocrisy, and hatred, the three hounds of hell that track the trail of the disinherited, need have no dominion over them. — Howard Thurman
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Joseph Hall: Surely the mischief of hypocrisy can never be enough inveighed against. When religion is in Surely the mischief of hypocrisy can never be enough inveighed against. When religion is in request, it is the chief malady of the church, and numbers die of it; though because it is a subtle and inward evil, it be little perceived. It is to be feared there are many sick of it, that look well and comely in God's outward worship, and they may pass well in good weather, in times of peace; but days of adversity are days of trial. — Joseph Hall
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Abbi Glines: I really wished he hadn't made me hate to read the Bible. Having it shoved I really wished he hadn't made me hate to read the Bible. Having it shoved down my throat all my life had made me bitter toward reading it. I believed it, but my dad had used it to his benefit too many times and ignored the parts in there that would point out his wrongs. Like judging Beau without even knowing him. That was in the Bible too. — Abbi Glines
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Steve Maraboli: Religion imprisons God. By its own accord, if we are made in the image and Religion imprisons God. By its own accord, if we are made in the image and likeness of God, then His condemnation of the sinner is an act of hypocrisy. I believe God to be greater than that. — Steve Maraboli
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Gore Vidal: Even a child could see the division between what the Galileans [i.e., Christians] say they Even a child could see the division between what the Galileans [i.e., Christians] say they believe and what, in fact, they do believe, as demonstrated by their actions. A religion of brotherhood and mildness which daily murders those who disagree with its doctrines can only be thought hypocrite, or worse. — Gore Vidal
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Charles R. Swindoll: You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here's how - guaranteed! Rear You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here's how - guaranteed! Rear them in a legalistic, tight context of external religion, where performance is more important than reality. Fake your faith. Sneak around and pretend your spirituality. Train your children to do the same. Embrace a long list of do's and don'ts publicly but hypocritically practice them privately ... yet never own up to the fact that its hypocrisy. Act one way but live another. And you can count on it - emotional and spiritual damage will occur. — Charles R. Swindoll
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By William Stephens: Besides (said he) do you not observe what a keen Edge Christian Faith puts upon Besides (said he) do you not observe what a keen Edge Christian Faith puts upon the ill-nature of Divines, when they are disputing about matters of Religion? 'Tis common for Philosophers, Lawyers, Physicians, &c. to differ about matters which concern their Professions, and write one against another: But you will find some Temper and Decorum observed in their Writings. But let the Controversy be about any Branch of Christian Faith; and then see the Odium Theologorum, the Malice of Divines in the late Writings of two of your Church Doctors against each other; at least this shews that Christian Faith doth not improve the Temper of such Men who are of mean Birth, and narrow Education. — William Stephens
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Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By V.S. Ramachandran: He had the arrogance of the believer, but none of the humility of the deeply He had the arrogance of the believer, but none of the humility of the deeply religious. — V.S. Ramachandran
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Sam Harris: There is no doubt that the United States has much to atone for, both domestically There is no doubt that the United States has much to atone for, both domestically and abroad ... To produce this horrible confection at home, start with our genocidal treatment of the Native Americans, add a couple hundred years of slavery, along with our denial of entry to Jewish refugees fleeing the death camps of the Third Reich, stir in our collusion with a long list of modern despots and our subsequent disregard for their appalling human rights records, add our bombing of Cambodia and the Pentagon Papers to taste, and then top with our recent refusals to sign the Kyoto protocol for greenhouse emissions, to support any ban on land mines, and to submit ourselves to the rulings of the International Criminal Court. The result should smell of death, hypocrisy, and fresh brimstone. — Sam Harris
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Robert Sheckley: It's the deep, fundamental bedrock of hypocrisy upon which religion is founded. Consider: no creature It's the deep, fundamental bedrock of hypocrisy upon which religion is founded. Consider: no creature can be said to worship if it does not possess free will. Free will, however, is FREE. And just by virtue of being free, is intractable and incalculable, a truly Godlike gift, the faculty that makes a state of freedom possible. To exist in a state of freedom is a wild, strange thing, and was clearly intended as such. But what to the religions do with this? They say, "Very well, you possess free will; but now you must use your free will to enslave yourself to God and to us." The effrontery of it! God, who would not coerce a fly, is painted as a supreme slavemaster! In the fact of this, any creature with spirit must rebel, must serve God entirely of his own will and volition, or must not serve him at all, thus remaining true to himself and to the faculties God has given him. — Robert Sheckley
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Anton Szandor LaVey: On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they'd be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any white-light religion. — Anton Szandor LaVey
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Jeremy Taylor: Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and Whoever is a hypocrite in his religion mocks God, presenting to Him the outside and reserving the inward for his enemy. — Jeremy Taylor
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Joseph Addison: Pedantry in learning is like hypocrisy inn religiona form of knowledge without the power of Pedantry in learning is like hypocrisy inn religion
a form of knowledge without the power of it. — Joseph Addison
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By George Hodges: There is plenty of other evidence, however, that the nominal conversion of the Roman Empire There is plenty of other evidence, however, that the nominal conversion of the Roman Empire to the Christian religion had effected no visible improvement in the common morals. The world was worse rather than better. Out of its besetting temptations men fled to save their souls. They fled from the world, which in the first century was believed by the Christians to be doomed, and liable to be destroyed by divine fire before the end of the year, and which in the fourth century was believed by the Christians to be damned: it belonged to the devil. They fled also from the church, which they accused of secularity and of hypocrisy. Many of the monks were laymen, who in deep disgust had forsaken the services and sacraments. They said their own prayers and sought God in their own way, asking no aid from priests. They were men who had resolved never to go to church again. — George Hodges
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Radhanath Swami: Whereas religious prayers sing of peace and harmony, religion has divided human beings through an Whereas religious prayers sing of peace and harmony, religion has divided human beings through an atrocious history of enmity and bloodshed. Yet, behind the veil of superficiality and hypocrisy, I always believed in the inherent beauty of God that lies at the essence of all true spiritual paths. — Radhanath Swami
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: We are moved by self-interest, even when we seek to do good to others. We are moved by self-interest, even when we seek to do good to others. — Bangambiki Habyarimana
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: He was very religious; he believed that he had a secret pact with God which He was very religious; he believed that he had a secret pact with God which exempted him from doing good in exchange for prayers and piety. — Jorge Luis Borges
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: It is because the critics are not detached that they do not see this detachment; It is because the critics are not detached that they do not see this detachment; it is because they are not looking at things in a dry light that they cannot see the difference between black and white. It is because they are in a particular mood of reaction and revolt that they have a motive for making out that all the white is dirty grey and the black not so black as it is painted. I do not say there are not human excuses for their revolt; I do not say it is not in some ways sympathetic; what I say is that it is not in any way scientific. An iconoclast may be indignant; an iconoclast may be justly indignant; but an iconoclast is not impartial. And it is stark hypocrisy to pretend that nine-tenths of the higher critics and scientific evolutionists and professors of comparative religion are in the least impartial. Why should they be impartial, what is being impartial, when the whole world is at war about whether one thing is a devouring superstition or a divine hope? — G.K. Chesterton
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Frithjof Schuon: Religion has accepted and almost "Christianized" the machine, and it is dying from this, whether Religion has accepted and almost "Christianized" the machine, and it is dying from this, whether through absurdity and hypocrisy, as in the past, or through capitulation and suicide, as today. It is as if there were only two sins, unbelief and unchastity; the machine is neither an unbeliever nor is it unchaste; therefore one may sprinkle it with holy water in good conscience. — Frithjof Schuon
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Yann Martel: These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy ... walk by children dressed in These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy ... walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, 'Business as usual.' But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening. — Yann Martel
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Laurence Sterne: There is not a greater paradox in nature,than that so good a religion [as Christianity] There is not a greater paradox in nature,
than that so good a religion [as Christianity] should be no better recommended by its professors. — Laurence Sterne
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Mikhail Bakunin: What is freedom? What is slavery? Does man's freedom consist in revolting against all laws? What is freedom? What is slavery? Does man's freedom consist in revolting against all laws? We say No, in so far as laws are natural, economic, and social laws, not authoritatively imposed but inherent in things, in relations, in situations, the natural development of which is expressed by those laws. We say Yes if they are political and juridical laws, imposed by men upon men: whether violently by the right of force; whether by deceit and hypocrisy - in the name of religion or any doctrine whatever; or finally, by dint of the fiction, the democratic falsehood called universal suffrage. — Mikhail Bakunin
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Quentin R. Bufogle: The difference between an atheist and a person of faith? One additional religion in the The difference between an atheist and a person of faith? One additional religion in the crazy column. You believe that all religions except yours are crazy. I believe that all religions including yours are crazy. — Quentin R. Bufogle
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: In the United States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common; In the United States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common; but there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America; and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth. — Alexis De Tocqueville
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Briggs Cardenas: Buddhism is an agnostic religion. It neither acknowledges the existence of a god nor denies Buddhism is an agnostic religion. It neither acknowledges the existence of a god nor denies it. It simply teaches that we must live by a moral code because it is our nature to do so, regardless of whether a god exists or not. To choose good in the hopes of reward, while avoiding evil out of fear of punishment, is not true goodness. It is sheer hypocrisy - a selfish desire to do something in return for our own benefit. — Briggs Cardenas
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Quentin R. Bufogle: The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their behavior as "sinful" is a little like attempting to stand with two feet in one shoe. "Love the sinner, hate the sin" sounds really high-minded until you realize the only sin committed was being born different. — Quentin R. Bufogle
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Hugh Halter: This is a deeply sacrilegious book, and I expect that many will find it offensive. This is a deeply sacrilegious book, and I expect that many will find it offensive. But I think that they will be offended in the right way; that is, the same way that Jesus offended people. Part of the mission of Jesus (and by extension his church) is to relieve us of the intolerable burden of our neo-pharisaic religion. I call it neo-pharisaic because it is just a new manifestation of a disease that has always plagued people of faith - religion! Religion is comprised of laying burdens on people's shoulders, hypocrisy and double standards, gracelessness toward "sinners," high-minded judgmentalism, straining at gnats and swallowing camels, externalization of faith in religious ritual, and not being pure in heart, among other things. — Hugh Halter
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By James Baldwin: In the realm of power, Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - In the realm of power, Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels. This particular true faith, moreover, is more deeply concerned about the soul than it is about the body, to which fact the flesh (and the corpses) of countless infidels bears witness. — James Baldwin
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Hosea Ballou: Hypocrisy is oftenest clothed in the garb of religion. Hypocrisy is oftenest clothed in the garb of religion. — Hosea Ballou
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Azar Nafisi: Both Yassi and I know that we have been losing our faith. We have been Both Yassi and I know that we have been losing our faith. We have been questioning it with every move. During the Shah's time, it was different. I felt I was in the minority and I had to guard my faith against all odds. Now that my religion is in power, I feel more helpless than ever before, and more alienated.' She wrote about how ever since she could remember, she had been told that life in the land of infidels was pure hell. She had been promised that all would be different under a just Islamic rule. Islamic rule! It was a pageant of hypocrisy and shame. — Azar Nafisi
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Harriet Beecher Stowe: Well," said St. Clare, "suppose that something shoul bring down the price of cotton once Well," said St. Clare, "suppose that something shoul bring down the price of cotton once and forever, and make the whole slave property a drug in the market, don't you think we should soon have another version of the Scripture doctrine? What flood of light would pour the church, all at once, and immediately it would be discovered that everything in the bible and reason went the other way. — Harriet Beecher Stowe
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Rumi: Go back, go back to sleep. Yes, you are allowed. You who have no Love Go back, go back to sleep. Yes, you are allowed. You who have no Love in your heart, you can go back to sleep. The power of Love is exclusive to us, you can go back to sleep. I have been burnt by the fire of Love. You who have no such yearning in your heart, go back to sleep. The path of Love, has seventy-two folds and countless facets. Your love and religion is all about deceit, control and hypocrisy, go back to sleep. I have torn to pieces my robe of speech, and have let go of the desire to converse. You who are not naked yet, you can go back to sleep. — Rumi
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Henry Miller: With all your brag and boasting, where has your Christianity succeeded without the sword? Yours With all your brag and boasting, where has your Christianity succeeded without the sword? Yours is a religion preached in the name of luxury. It is all hypocrisy that I have heard in this country. All this prosperity, all this from Christ! Those who call upon Christ care nothing but to amass riches! Christ would not find a stone on which to lay his head among you ... You are not Christians. Return to Christ! — Henry Miller
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Charles Robert Maturin: Yes, I laugh at all mankind, and the imposition that they dare to practice when Yes, I laugh at all mankind, and the imposition that they dare to practice when they talk of hearts. I laugh at human passions and human cares, vice and virtue, religion and impiety; they are all the result of petty localities, and artificial situation. One physical want, one severe and abrupt lesson from the colorless and shriveled lip of necessity, is worth all the logic of the empty wretches who have presumed to prate it, from Zeno down to Burgersdicius. It silences in a second all the feeble sophistry of conventional life, and ascetical passion. — Charles Robert Maturin
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Thomas Paine: Practical religion consists in doing good: and the only way of serving God is that Practical religion consists in doing good: and the only way of serving God is that of endeavoring to make His creation happy. All preaching that has not this for its object is nonsense and hypocrisy. — Thomas Paine
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Mama had greeted him the traditional way that women were supposed to, bending low and Mama had greeted him the traditional way that women were supposed to, bending low and offering him her back so that he would pat it with his fan made of the soft, straw-colored tail of an animal. Back home that night, Papa told Mama that it was sinful. You did not bow to another human being. It was an ungodly tradition, bowing to an Igwe. So, a few days later, when we went to see the bishop at Awka, I did not kneel to kiss his ring. I wanted to make Papa proud. But Papa yanked my ear in the car and said I did not have the spirit of discernment: the bishop was a man of God; the Igwe was merely a traditional ruler. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Heinrich Heine: The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf The same fact that Boccaccio offers in support of religion might be adduced in behalf of a republic: It exists in spite of its ministers. — Heinrich Heine
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By C.S. Lewis: If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention? — C.S. Lewis
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Locke made the case that religious beliefs are, in the words of the scholar Adam Locke made the case that religious beliefs are, in the words of the scholar Adam Wolfson, "matters of opinion, opinions to which we are all equally entitled, rather than quanta of truth or knowledge."1 In Locke's formulation, protection against persecution is one of the highest responsibilities of any government or ruler. Locke also argued that where there is coercion and persecution to change hearts and minds, it will "work" only at a very high human cost, producing in its wake both cruelty and hypocrisy. For Locke, no one person should "desire to impose" his or her view of salvation on others. Instead, in his vision of a tolerant society, each individual should be free to follow his or her own path in religion, and respect the right of others to follow their own paths: "Nobody, not even commonwealths," Locke wrote, "have any just title to invade the civil rights and worldly goods of each other upon pretense of religion."2 — Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Hypocrisy In Religion Sayings By Mario Puzo: He said to the cardinal, I'm a peasant, not instructed in the ways of heaven. He said to the cardinal, I'm a peasant, not instructed in the ways of heaven. But I have never broken my word. And you, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, with all your holy garments and crosses of Jesus, lied to me like a heathen Moor. Your sacred office alone will not save your life. — Mario Puzo