Religion quotes

Religion quotes are everywhere in the news. The topic of religion is now big business. Many well-known authors and entertainers have created lines of verse about religion. Most people know them by name, such as: «oughties,» » prayed for,» «revelations,» «god is love,» etc. Some of the more famous ones are: Benjamin Franklin, Robert Ingersoll, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the best known religion quotes is a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. where he states: «I have a dream that one day, all the religions of the world will cease to exist.» I agree with him. I also dream of the day when all the religions of the world will cease to exist because there is only one true religion, and that is love. When we stop blaming others, look within ourselves, and start to forgive everyone and everything for the wrong doings of the past and turn out good every day.

Another of the most well-known religion quotes is from Sri Chinmoy; «If you want to live in peace, avoid violence. If you want to live in harmony, learn to forgive those who damage you. If you want to live in love, give love to others. If you want to know what it is to have faith in a supreme being, embrace knowledge. If you want to live harmoniously with all mankind, then you should follow the example of Swami Vivekananda.»

Not many of the bible religion quotes I have read so far to discuss the importance of forgiveness. The Bible clearly lays out guidelines for how to behave on moral issues. There are several verses for those who refuse to take the commandments found in the word of God. Those who refuse to obey the laws of the bible should be aware that they will suffer for their sin. Those who are religious are also fully aware that they have been given a divine order, and no amount of effort or good intentions can change that.

When reading about religion, we must also understand that not following the holy words found in the bible, or the religious writings that outline such laws and ethics, can result in eternal suffering. There is hope, however. Through the process of learning and growing, we can learn to adapt to changing times and situations, while still retaining our core beliefs. In order to make us better people, we must make sure that we are following the teachings of the bible and the examples set forth by those that came before us.

Buddha, the famous Indian Buddhist monk and author is quoted as saying, «I was once a Hindu, now I am not a Hindu.» Buddha is an example of how accepting and loving our religion can change our lives for the better. Of course, listening to Buddha’s teachings is not enough, it is necessary to apply them in our lives in order to be enlightened. Reading Buddha’s works is another great way to keep himself grounded, however; the main essence of these works are on how to develop meditation to reach enlightenment.

The quote above by Buddha shows how accepting certain beliefs, and eventually changing ones can affect our lives for the better. Even if the original religion that we grew up with is no longer practicing, there are things we can do to at least carry on the traditions. These principles include learning the basic definitions of the holy words of any religion, learning what these words mean in action, and following the exact teachings as instructed. We can make ourselves better people by following the example of the great men and women from our past. Who taught us what is the best way to act? Who followed the rules that were handed down through generations?

Albert Einstein, the famous scientist and thinker is quoted as saying, «I do believe in religion, but I am not a religious person.» The thing that Einstein’s words brought out was the fact that religion is not something we are born with, but rather something that we adopt as the society around us evolves over time. In every generation, different religions arise and eventually become the main source of attraction for most people. It is up to each of us to choose which one we believe in, because according to Einstein, the choice is always the right one.

 

 

“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
― Garrison Keillor

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“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis

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“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
― C.S. Lewis

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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
― Albert Einstein

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“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
― Charles Bukowski

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“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, «Why god? Why me?» and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.”
― Stephen King, Storm of the Century

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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
― John Milton, Paradise Lost

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“Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ‘til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!”
― George Carlin

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“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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“God has no religion.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

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“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
― Jalal Ad-Din Rumi

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“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”
― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

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“A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.”
― William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

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“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…”
― C.S. Lewis

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“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

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“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”
― Robert Frost

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“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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“No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,» he began, «especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?»

«They go to hell,» was my ready and orthodox answer.

«And what is hell? Can you tell me that?»

«A pit full of fire.»

«And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?»

«No, sir.»

«What must you do to avoid it?»

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: «I must keep in good health and not die.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”
― C.S. Lewis

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“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter”
― John Keats, Ode On A Grecian Urn And Other Poems

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“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”
― John Lennon

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“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
― Voltaire, Questions sur les Miracles à M. Claparede, Professeur de Théologie à Genève, par un Proposant: Ou Extrait de Diverses Lettres de M. de Voltaire

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“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”
― Abraham Lincoln

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