I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
All the religions of the world while they may differ in other respects unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
Religious beliefs evolved by group-selection tribe competing against tribe and the illogic of religions is not a weakness but their essential strength.
My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it it's got media sports family relations you know all the sections you would expect and wonderful religion things.
Sports teams people who follow sports teams religion churches work - any company I find that people just generally have a need to belong to something larger than themselves.
The sad part about our past is that religions ironically enough are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
I'm so incredibly tired of giving respect to a lot of delusions and crazy ideas just because they are regarded as religions.
Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion of religion or of race.
Religion is no more the parent of morality than an incubator is the mother of a chicken.
Contradictory to my religion I think is journalism.
Religion is the idol of the mob it adores everything it does not understand.
When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society and cast off all regard to religion their case is much to be pitied.
I think I'm fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular liberal people I ignored it for a long time. Lately of course just from a political perspective it's impossible to ignore.
The advent of a new religion making serious and impressive claims to embody a new revelation from on high is not a frequent occurrence.
I've been a little bit obsessed with religion without being a religious person for about a decade.
I have a strong belief in God... I find religion to be a very personal thing... I am also very spiritual.
They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.
So obviously any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior and even sometimes consequences and they don't want to hear any of that.
For if the honour paid to Him is shared by others He altogether ceases to be worshipped since His religion requires us to believe that He is the one and only God.
The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society as I see it is advertising.
And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.
Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.