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Questioning Religion Quotes


"Religion is based on dogma and belief, whereas science is based on doubt and questioning." - Jerry A. Coyne

"In its more authoritarian forms, religion punishes questioning and rewards gullibility. Faith is not a function of stupidity, but a frequent cause of it." - Wendy Kaminer

"Attacks on a politician's identity - questioning Romney's religion, say, or Obama's birthplace - tend to come when an opponent is desperate and can't sell himself." - Jon Meacham

"When we start using religion as a bludgeon in politics, when we start questioning other people's faith, we start using religion to divide, instead of bring the country together, then I think we've got a problem." - Barack Obama

"religion is poetry, - poetry is religion." - Marie Corelli

"A sour religion is the devil's religion." - John Wesley

"Real religion is no religion at all." - Lauryn Hill

"All religion is slavery." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Commerce unites; religion divides." - Alice Tisdale Hobart

"Religion is all bunk." - Thomas Edison

"Religion is induced insanity." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"Kindness is our religion." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Religion is life essential." - George Macdonald

"Culture is religion incarnate." - Charles Colson

"Religion is collective insanity." - Mikhail Bakunin

"God has no religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Religion is induced insanity." - Madalyn Murray Ohair

"I love religion." - Jessica Simpson

"Religion is all bunk." - Thomas A Edison

"And for the sake of humility-a characteristic crucial to sacred questioning we might do well to confess that we're capable at any moment of such bad religion ourselves." - David Dark

"Religion asks you to believe things without questioning, and technology and science always encourage you to ask hard questions and why it is important in science and technology. So I was always interested in science and technology." - Vinod Khosla

"Respect authority while questioning it." - Randy Pausch

"In Europe, where climate change absolutism is at its strongest, the quasi-religion of greenery in general and the climate change issue in particular have filled the vacuum of organised religion, with reasoned questioning of its mantras regarded as a form of blasphemy." - Nigel Lawson

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom." - Mitt Romney

"Religion is for man and not man for religion" - B R Ambedkar

"Freedom of religion has been replaced by freedom from religion." - Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

"I respect religion and will respect any religion." - Jean-Bertrand Aristide

"Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"...balance the budget ? Tax religion." - Jello Biafra

"Religion fosters servility and solipsism." - Christopher Hitchens

"Religion is insanity by consensus." - Bill Maher

"Religion stills a thinking mind." - Greg Erwin

"Where mystery begins religion ends." - Edmund Burke

"Misogyny runs deeper than religion." - Katha Pollitt

" not a religion." - L Ron Hubbard

"Judaism is an historical religion." - Moses Hess

"Christianity is a fighting religion." - C S Lewis

"I don't approve of religion." - Ayn Rand

"Religion is civilization, the highest." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Adversity reminds men of religion." - Livy

"Islam is a peaceful religion." - Youssou N'Dour

"Hypocrisy is fatal to religion." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Religion is not in fault." - Swami Vivekananda

"Religion is just coded spirituality." - Ken Wilber

"I do' approve of religion." - Ayn Rand

"Money's the wise man's religion." - Euripides

"My true religion is Kindness." - Dalai Lama

"Religion turned some folks belligerent." - Eileen Wilks

"Islam is a peaceful religion." - Youssou Ndour

"I do engineering, not religion." - Daniel J Bernstein

"Religion is an irrational construct." - Michel Onfray

"Atheism thrives on bad religion." - Os Guinness

"Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Religion is just mind control." - George Carlin

"Where knowledge ends, religion begins." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Toleration is the best religion." - Victor Hugo

"I'm religiously opposed to religion." - Victor Hugo

"We need a new religion." - Lauren Hutton

"The thing is, not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

"Questioning is the piety of thought." - Martin Heidegger

"Art is the questioning of culture" - Gerard Mortier

"Quit questioning God and start trusting Him!" - Joel Osteen

"Warhol was questioning the capitalist society." - James Rosenquist

"Religion is a belief in invisible beings, inaudible voices, intangible entities, undetectable forces, and events and judgments that happen after we die. It therefore has no reality check. And it is therefore uniquely armored against criticism, questioning, and self-correction. It is uniquely armored against anything that might stop it from spinning into extreme absurdity, extreme denial of reality... and extreme, grotesque immorality." - Greta Christina

"By doubting we come to questioning, and by questioning we perceive the truth," - Peter Abelard

"With the Jews, the questions are always open; we're always questioning. I love that questioning tradition." - Hanna Rosin

"Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun." - Ziggy Marley

"Religion is the opiate of the people." - Karl Marx

"Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief." - Oscar Wilde

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis." - Sigmund Freud

"Such evil deeds could religion prompt." - Lucretius

"Theology is only thought applied to religion." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Revealed religion has no weight with me." - Benjamin Franklin

"Christianity is such a silly religion." - Gore Vidal

"One mans cult is another mans religion." - Annie Parisse

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Catholicism isn't a religion, it's a nationality." - Antonia White

"The god of the world's leading religion." - Ambrose Bierce

"Religion will never show the way." - Irving Stone

"Terror is everywhere the beginning of religion." - William Edward Hartpole Lecky

"Religion is the retarded stepchild of philosophy." - Frank Mir

"To be young is the only religion." - Charles Bukowski

"Freedom has its roots in religion..." - Dorothy Day

"Religion is a Snare and a Racket," - Charles Taze Russell

"Religion was no cure for dysfunction." - Marjorie M. Liu

"The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian" - Albert Mackey

"The idol is the expression of religion." - Swami Vivekananda

"You're my religion. You're all I've got." - Ernest Hemingway

"What is my religion? Simple. Kindness." - Dalai Lama

"There is no religion higher than Truth." - H. P. Blavatsky

"Envy is the religion of the mediocre" - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion." - John Wesley

"Difference of opinion is helpful in religion." - Thomas Jefferson

"Proof' is the hallmark of religion." - Bill Gaede

"Religion is the metaphysics of the masses." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Christianity is a strangely cheery religion." - Flannery O'Connor

"Religion poisons everything good in this world." - Ryan Reynolds

"Christianity is religion for the executioner." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Science is the natural ally of religion." - Theodore Parker

"Without discipline, Religion would be impossible" - Hamza Yusuf

"Religion is a light in the fog." - Edie Brickell

"Rock and roll is my religion." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Sacred religion! mother of form and fear." - Samuel Daniel

"The universal religion - contempt for women." - Andrea Dworkin

"Religion is behavior and not mere belief." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"You cannot separate charity and religion." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Religion is the pious worship of God." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The religion of humanity is love." - Giuseppe Mazzini

"No religion but blasphemes a little." - Victor Hugo

"Religion is not removed by removing superstition." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Labor is the handmaid of religion." - Charles Henry Parkhurst

"Religion in India culminates in freedom." - Swami Vivekananda

"Every religion at its core is exclusive." - Ravi Zacharias

"Religion is bad, drugs are good." - Bill Maher

"Religion is for followers... Followers and puppets." - Ellen Hopkins

"Wars have always started over religion" - Glenn Danzig

"The home of Religion is the heart." - Abdu'l-Baha

"A revival of religion presupposes a declension." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Progressives should recognize common morality with religion." - Barack Obama

"A dominant religion is never ascetic." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Religion is not the most important thing." - Vera Rubin

"Chokey thinks religion is just divine." - Evelyn Waugh

"Coffee in styrofoam is against my religion." - Betsy Canas Garmon

"Religion is a fashionable substitute for Belief." - Oscar Wilde

"No compulsion is there in religion." - The Koran

"No man's religion ever survived his morals." - Proverbs

"One religion is as true as another." - Robert Burton

"Hinduism is not a codified religion." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Religion should be dearer than life itself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"My religion has no geographical limits." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Religion?The fashionable substitute for belief." - Oscar Wilde

"Christianity is a religion for losers." - Ted Turner

"I regard teaching religion as purveying lies." - Peter Atkins

"Science is almost totally incompatible with religion." - Peter Atkins

"Religion idolizes concepts and avoids personal experience." - Bill Johnson

"Science is the only religion of mankind." - Arthur C Clarke

"Show true religion, cause words don't relieve" - Francis Chan

"No man's religion ever survives his morals." - Robert South

"Wars have always started over religion." - Glenn Danzig

"One man's cult is another man's religion." - Annie Parisse

"Being broke is against my religion." - Curtis Jackson

"Religion leaves no room for human complexity." - Daniel Radcliffe

"I don't necessarily believe in organized religion." - Will Smith

"Religion is a temper, not a pursuit." - Harriet Martineau

"Baseball is religion without the mischief." - Thomas Boswell

"I broke with my religion in college." - Anne Rice

"God requireth not a uniformity of religion." - Roger Williams

"My religion lies in my composition." - John Philip Sousa

"Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun." - Stephen Spender



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