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"The religion of Christ is peace and good-will, - the religion of Christendom is war and ill-will." - Walter Savage Landor

"The religion of Christ is peace and good-will,-the religion of Christendom is war and ill-will." - Walter Savage Landor

"Success is like war and like charity in religion, it covers a multitude of sins." - Charles James Napier

"Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech." - Benjamin Carson

"Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of war, and most Muslims don't understand the true nature of Islam." - Mosab Hassan Yousef

"We are not at war with the Afghani people, and we are not at war with Islam, which most Americans respect as a religion of peace." - George W Bush

"We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression." - Hillary Clinton

"You think that religion is a thing that is there to help you and to see you through life, and then you wake up one morning and find the entire Irish situation, the civil war thats based on religion." - Midge Ure

"You think that religion is a thing that is there to help you and to see you through life, and then you wake up one morning and find the entire Irish situation, the civil war that's based on religion." - Midge Ure

"The pioneers and missionaries of religion have been the real cause of more trouble and war than all other classes of mankind." - Edgar Allan Poe

"War will never yield but to the principles of universal justice and love, and these have no sure root but in the religion of Jesus Christ." - William Ellery Channing

"Religion, virtually without fail, provides the army at war with its blessings, and recruits from among its officials the chaplain, who in military costume counsels and consoles and stiffens the morale of men at war." - C Wright Mills

"Science follows the evidence wherever it leads, but Darwinism does not. So the present controversy over evolution is not a war between science and religion. It is primarily a war between Darwinism and evidence-and the evidence will win." - Jonathan Wells

"So 'ere the storm of war broke out, Religion spawn'd a various rout Of petulant capricious sects, That maggots of corrupted texts, That first run all religion down, And after every swarm its own." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"It is obvious that the war which Hitler and his accomplices waged was a war not only against Jewish men, women, and children, but also against Jewish religion, Jewish culture, Jewish tradition, therefore Jewish memory." - Elie Wiesel

"Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are. And the more you wage war." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"The world is near escalating to World War Three and where are the leaders of each religion? Why aren't they having a conclave; why aren't they coming together?" - Elton John

"There is a war being waged right now on prayer and religion by liberals who are taking every opportunity to make America as God-less as possible." - J C Watts

"Art and religion would not be able to stop the war any more than they would be able to stop tomorrow." - William Saroyan

"Putin stands for the opposite of a universal ideology; he has become an arch-nationalist of a pre-Cold War type, making mystic appeals to motherland and religion." - George Packer

"Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God." - Billy Graham

"This is a war against terrorists. Not a war against a religion, but a war against terrorists." - Gordon England

"...he [Muhammad] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind...The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God." - John Quincy Adams

"Donohue: "It is Christianity that [Manson] hates, and it is Catholicism that he hates most of all. This guy is at war with Christ." Manson: "I can't possibly be at war with Christ, because your religion killed him and what he stood for. But if you want to be at war with me, bring it on."" - Marilyn Manson

"Religion prevents our children from having a rational education; religion prevents us from removing the fundamental causes of war; religion prevents us from teaching the ethic of scientific cooperation in place of the old fierce doctrines of sin and punishment. It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion." - Bertrand Russell

"War is cinema, and cinema is war" - Paul Virilio

"Religion fosters servility and solipsism." - Christopher Hitchens

"WE BELIEVE that RAHOWA (RAcial HOly WAr), under the victorious flag of the one and only, true and revolutionary White Racial Religion - Creativity -, is the only road to the resurrection and redemption of the White Race." - Ben Klassen

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

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

"I respect religion and will respect any religion." - Jeanbertrand Aristide

"Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion." - Giannina Braschi

"You've confused a war on your religion with not always getting everything you want." - Jon Stewart

"Jihad is described as a war against Muslims, to establish the religion." - Mark Durie

"Religion often is misused for purely power-political goals, including war." - Hans Kung

"Perhaps these Ten Commandments cases will be the turning point in the legal war against religion." - Cliff Stearns

"H.L.Mencken's war aims, according to the handful of observers who deigned to notice his conflict, were the overthrow of American Democracy, the Christian religion, and the YMCA. He was also credited with trying to wipe out poets and luncheon orators." - Ben Hecht

"Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated." - Howard Nemerov

"In the war of magic and religion, is magic ultimately the victor? Perhaps priest and magician were once one, but the priest, learning humility in the face of God, discarded the spell for prayer." - Patti Smith

"Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity." - Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

"Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity." - Laura Arrillagaandreesse

"Gambling is not as destructive as war or as boring as pornography. It is not as immoral as business or as suicidal as watching television. And the percentages are better than religion." - Mario Puzo

"The three main extra-rational activities in modern life are religion, war, and love. all these are extra-rational, but love is not anti-rational, that is to say, a reasonable man may reasonably rejoice in its existence" - Bertrand Russell

"I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex; things we all think about, but don't bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it" - Alexander Mcqueen

"At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want... for these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"War is one of the greatest plagues than can afflict humanity: it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge, in fact, is preferable to it. Famine and pestilence become as nothing in comparison with it." - Martin Luther

"I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex; things we all think about, but don't bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it" - Alexander Mcqueen

"The war is really about religion. The war's between Jesus and Muhammad. The Christians say Jesus is the messenger. Muslims say Muhammad is the messenger. Who gives a expletive who the messenger is did you get the message?" - Eddie Griffin

"I use things that people want to hide in their heads. War, religion, sex; things we all think about, but do' bring to the forefront. But I do and I force them to watch it" - Alexander Mcqueen

"If we fall into the trap of painting all Muslims with a broad brush and imply that we are at war with an entire religion, then we are doing the terrorists' work for them." - Barack Obama

"When the war started, religion and superstition (whatever the difference is) permeated the lives of ordinary soldiers, who lived in a thought world not too far removed from the seventeenth century." - Philip Jenkins

"Our cause in the war on terror isn't helped when we have army officers like Lieutenant General William Boykin speaking in evangelical churches and claiming this as some sort of battle for the Christian religion. That's wrong. That's un-American." - John F Kerry

"At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want - for these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"The distortions and insults about organized religion will continue unabated as long as our popular culture continues its overall campaign against judgment and values. A war against standards leads logically and inevitably to hostility to religion because it is religious faith that provides the ultimate basis for all standards." - Michael Medved

"Ours is a war not against a religion, not against the Muslim faith. But ours is a war against individuals who absolutely hate what America stands for, and hate the freedom of the Czech Republic. And therefore, we must work together to defend ourselves. And by remaining strong and united and tough, we'll prevail." - George W Bush

"Is there war in our religion? No; neither war nor bloodshed. Yet our enemies cry out bloodshed, and oh, what dreadful men these Mormons are, and those Danites! how they slay and kill! Such is all nonsense and folly in the extreme. The wicked slay the wicked, and they will lay it on the Saints." - Brigham Young

"Now you know well that the most deadly foes of the Catholic religion have always waged a fierce war, but without success, against this Chair [of St. Peter]; they are by no means ignorant of the fact that religion itself can never totter and fall while this Chair remains intact, the Chair which rests on the rock which the proud gates of hell cannot overthrow and in which there is the whole and perfect solidity of the Christian religion." - Pope Pius IX

"The praise of a civilized world is justly due to Christianity;-war, by the influence of the humane principles of that religion, has been stripped of half its horrors. The French renounce Christianity, and they relapse into barbarism;-war resumes the same hideous and savage form which it wore in the ages of Gothic and Roman violence." - Alexander Hamilton

"The European wars of religion were more deadly than the First World War, proportionally speaking, and in the range of the Second World War in Europe. The Inquisition, the persecution of heretics and infidels and witches, they racked up pretty high death tolls." - Steven Pinker

"Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all....There are hundreds of other [Koranic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of Mohammed] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim!" - Ruhollah Khomeini

"Secularists argue that differences of religion were the chief cause of violence in our history - conveniently overlooking violent clashes of region, race, and class, not the least of which was the bloodiest war in history until that time, the Civil War." - Stephen V Monsma

"It was a time of madness, the sort of mad-hysteria that always presages war. There seems to be nothing left but war-when any population in any sort of a nation gets violently angry, civilization falls down and religion forsakes its hold on the consciences of human kind in such times of public madness." - Rebecca Latimer Felton

"The religious conflicts of the Reformation era were never simply and only about religion, because religion during this era as in the Middle Ages that preceded it, informed and was meant to inform every domain of life. Violence involving religion and touching other areas of life took many forms: from the Protestant destruction of Catholic religious art and objects in iconoclasm, to Catholic executions of Protestants who refused to renounce their views, to major destructive conflicts such as the French Wars of Religion and the Thirty Years' War." - Brad Stephan Gregory

"Religion is the worst enemy of mankind. No single war in the history of humanity has killed as many people as religion has." - Bill Murray

"It's changed dramatically in our lifetimes. Communism is gone, so now the global war is framed in religious terms. Fundamentalist religion is rampant on all sides of this war. It casts a very dark shadow over non-fundamentalist religion." - Zachary Lazar

"One cannot offend, make war, kill in the name of one's own religion, that is, in the name of God." - Pope Francis

"Everyone has the right to practice their religion, to worship as they choose. My war is against Islamic fundamentalism." - Marine Le Pen

"Islam is an evil and wicked religion." - Franklin Graham

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Infinite strength is religion and God." - Swami Vivekananda

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

"Religion is more than rite and ritual." - Yann Martel

"I'm very passionate about philosophy and religion." - Helen Slater

"There's no religion but sex and music." - Sting

"Religion and science look at reality differently." - Robert Lanza

"My subject is war, and the pity of war." - Wilfred Owen

"The Cold War was a war, and we won it." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Religion must be used in furthering great works of justice and reform. It must be used to establish right relations between different groups of men, and thus to make a reality of brotherhood. It must be used to abolish poverty, the breeding ground of all misery and crime, by distributing equably among men the abundance of the soil. And it must be used to get rid of war and to establish enduring peace. Here is the supreme test of the effectiveness of religion." - John Haynes Holmes

"The old-time-religion and today's cutting-edge-religion have one thing in common - they're both religion. I want neither." - Steve McVey

"Religion has failed us. Christ was not a Christian. Buddha was not a Buddhist. Mohammed was not a Mohammedan. And yet ever since the dawn of history, we have engaged in conflict and war and terrorism and murder and racism and ethnocentrism and bigotry and prejudice in the name of God." - Deepak Chopra

"Religion and liberty are inseparable. Religion is voluntary, and cannot and ought not to be forced." - Philip Schaff

"It is also amazing to find just how religious and occult-minded some of the leading political and military players of the war were, from von Moltke and Ludendorff to Brusilov and J F C Fuller. Each, in his way, was deeply involved in what we would today call the occult, spiritualism, and visionary religion." - Philip Jenkins

"Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion - they're two words which are both ... different. In spelling." - Eddie Izzard

"Morality must always precede and accompany religion, and yet religion is much more than morality." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion - they're two words which are both... different. In spelling." - Eddie Izzard

"A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion." - Hugo Black

"Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse, and morality without religion is impossible." - Mark Hopkins

"And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point." - Michael Berryman

"The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion. War shall cease between nations, and by the will of God the Most Great Peace shall come; the world will be seen as a new world, and all men will live as brothers." - Abdu'l-Baha

"Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called 'religion,' and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavor." - Robert Sheckley

"I think an appeal to arms and to brute force is unbecoming the age in which we live. Would to God that the time had come when there should be no war, and that religion and peace should reign throughout the world." - Robert Anderson

"Religion is about creation, and for that reason religion should be about the earth." - Laurie Cabot

"All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good" - Emanuel Swedenborg

"Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion." - Albert Pike

"A moderated religion is as good for us as no religion at all-and more amusing." - C S Lewis

"Without a Sabbath, no worship; without worship, no religion; and without religion, no permanent freedom." - Charles Forbes Rene de Montalembert

"A religion contradicting science and a science contradicting religion are equally false." - P.D. Ouspensky

"Greed has replaced religion as the national religion, and with greed comes envy." - Wesley Pruden

"All religion relates to life, and the life of religion is to do good." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"My religion and my patriotism derived from my religion, embrace all life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"When religion controls government, political liberty dies; and when government controls religion, religious liberty perishes." - Sam Ervin

"Religion doesn't make people bigots. People are bigots and they use religion to justify their ideology." - Reza Aslan

"I think there's been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality." - Dave Davies

"Religion wasn't imposed on me. I dabbled with faith, and I explored religion quite thoroughly." - Hozier

"Politicians use religion, and they get their troops riled up with religion." - Daron Malakian

"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man." - Swami Vivekananda

"I love religion and have contemplated going back to school to get a world religion degree." - Jada Pinkett Smith

"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"[During the second Sudanese Civil War] what was actually killing us wasn't the Muslims, wasn't the Arabs. It was somebody sitting somewhere manipulating the system, and using religion to get what they want to get out of us, which is the oil, the diamond, the gold and the land." - Emmanuel Jal

"...with the black marble which gives the fireplace the air of a miniature family vault, to suggest early Victorian commercial respectability, belief in money, Bible fetichism, fear of hell always at war with fear of poverty, instinctive horror of the passionate character of art, love and Roman Catholic religion, and all the first fruits of plutocracy in the early generations of the industrial revolution." - George Bernard Shaw

"The character of Anglo-American civilization . . . is the product . . . of two perfectly distinct elements that elsewhere have often made war with each other, but which, in America, they have succeeded in incorporating somehow into one another and combining marvelously. I mean to speak of the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"War, even in the best state of an army, with all the alleviations of courtesy and honor, with all the correctives of morality and religion, is nevertheless so great an evil, that to engage in it without a clear necessity is a crime of the blackest dye. When the necessity is clear, it then becomes a crime to shrink from it." - Robert Southey

"A smile flitted across War's mouth, hidden by her helmet. She had little patience for religion (although she approved heartily of the religious fanatics who sought to cleanse the world of heresy), and the only faith War had was in cold steel and hot blood." - Jackie Morse Kessler

"Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one thing is certain. Since the beginning of history, human beings have been at war with each other, under the pretext of religion, ideology, ethnicity and other reasons. And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons." - Mohamed Elbaradei

"Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity. It can be a source of good deeds, whether it's people from different spiritual backgrounds coming together to help other people in need after a crisis. But it's also a cause for war and bloodshed." - Josh Gad

"100,000 soldiers are reported to have died in the Iraqi war. If you count 100 relatives of each soldier, it means that practically there are millions of people who now have antagonism toward the white people of America. These Arab people will remember this country whose main religion is Christianity, who came and destroyed all Iraqi facilities and industry. They won't easily forget this." - Sun Myung Moon

"God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted in any civil state; which enforced uniformity (sooner or later) is the greatest occasion of civil war, ravishing of conscience, persecution of Christ Jesus in his servants, and of the hypocrisy and destruction of millions of souls." - Roger Williams

"It is no wonder that advocates of Obamacare blindly push forward with their agenda to force religious Americans to violate their own precepts: in the war between the state and the individual, religion is on the side of the individual and his or her relationship with God. That is why symbolic prayer matters. It is symbolic." - Ben Shapiro

"When I mention religion I mean the Christian religion; and not only the Christian religion, but the Protestant religion; and not only the Protestant religion, but the Church of England." - Henry Fielding

"war has dug itself into economic systems, where it offers a livelihood to millions ... It has lodged in our souls as a kind of religion, a quick tonic for political malaise and a bracing antidote to the moral torpor of consumerist, market-driven cultures." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Animals are not just other species. They are other nations. And we murder them at our peril. The peace map is drawn on a menu. Peace is not just the absence of war. It is the presence of Justice. Justice must be blind to race, color, religion or species. If she is not blind, she will be a weapon of terror." - Philip Wollen

"9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us." - Michelle Malkin

"Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion... perhaps around their necks? And maybe - dare I dream it? - maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively." - Jon Stewart

"I dont get that - people going to war over religion. I dont know, I could see going to war over justice or democracy or even revenge. But if youre going to war over religion, now youre just killing people in an argument over who has the better imaginary friend." - Richard Jeni

"Dalai Lama once said that 'My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.' This is a great thought! Humanity has never seen and will never see any religion better than this! Seek no religion other than the religion of kindness!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The only religion which seems to have a function in time of war is the tribal religion which invokes a God as the exclusive protector of the nation which calls upon him." - Joseph Alexander Leighton

"All's fair in love and war." - Francis Edward Smedley

"Violence and war lead only to death..." - Pope Francis

"All policies allowed in war and love." - Susanna Centlivre

"War is organized murder, and nothing else." - Harry Patch

"War is simple, direct, and ruthless." - George S Patton

"War is all and king of all" - Janet Morris

"War and marketing have many similarities." - Al Ries

"And war-the worst form of evil!" - Theodore Parker

"man's oldest and least reputable occupation - war." - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth

"Poverty and War have no excuse." - Vanna Bonta

"All's fair in love and war." - Proverbs

"Passitivity and quietism are invitations to war." - Dorothy Thompson

"War means fighting, and fighting means killing." - Nathan Bedford Forrest

"The mad, cruel, and accursed American war." - Lord George Gordon

"War makes thieves and peace hangs them." - George Herbert

"Politics and war are remarkably similar situations." - Newt Gingrich

"Councils of war breed timidity and defeatism." - Jack Kemp



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