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I also like to look at the dynamic that takes place between religion and science because, in a way, both are asking the same questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? The methodologies are diametrically opposed, bu – J. Michael Straczynski

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The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion. – John Paul Stevens

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But in terms of how people live together, how we minimize the prospects of conflict and maximize the prospects of peace, the place of religion in our society today is essential. – Tony Blair

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Religion, you know, enters very deep, in reality it is the deepest impression I have in speaking to people, that they are or that they are not of my religion. – Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again. – Lionel Blue

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Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God. – B. R. Hayden

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When violence becomes imbedded in a region, then this affects everything. It affects your dreams, your fantasies and relationships, and your religion becomes violent, too. – Karen Armstrong

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Religion was instituted to make us happy in this life and in the other. What must we do to be happy in the life to come? Be just. – Voltaire

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Politics is really religion. Politics is about sacredness. Politics is about offering a vision that will bind the nation together to pursue greatness. – Jonathan Haidt

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Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will. – Mitt Romney

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Wars have always started over religion. – Glenn Danzig

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The whole essence of the Christian religion is based on the atonement of Christ, his death and his resurrection. – Gordon B. Hinckley

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We are pre-disposed for fantasy, there is a natural impulse for human beings to want to get off their heads or out of their heads in something in a substance or a drink or an idea or a religion which will comfort them and make life exciting. – Tom Baker

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Western democracies exalt the ideal of social equality, but our economic system arguably emerged from 16th-century Calvinism, a religion whose members believed that God showed favor by bestowing wealth and other forms of success on what they called ‘the c – Martha Beck

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In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism. – George J. Mitchell

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I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again. – Mary Augusta Ward

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Some people talk of morality, and some of religion, but give me a little snug property. – Maria Edgeworth

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Twenty five percent of Israeli citizens are not even Jewish. Anybody can become an Israeli citizen if you qualify. Religion is not a criterion for citizenship. – Alan Dershowitz

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Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society, and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part, or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged. – William Robertson Smith

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How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion? – Andrew Sullivan

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Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace, it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness. – Hannah More

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In Elizabethan England or classical Athens… theater was at the center of, not culture, but society and politics and religion and civic engagement. Those things have a different audience. – Diane Paulus

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It doesn’t matter what tradition you come from, what religion you have or don’t, what culture you were brought up in or what God you ascribe to: Faith is worthwhile as it helps us to be kinder, more generous, more loving and forgiving people. – Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

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Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man’s starving! – O. Henry

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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

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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

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I have the profoundest respect for people who behave in a generous way because of religion. But I come from a country where the misuse of religion has had catastrophic consequences. One must judge people not by what faith they proclaim but by what they do – Amin Maalouf

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The United States is not a nation based upon race, creed, or religion – we are a nation based upon our loyalty and allegiance to our country and her principles. – Jim Ryun

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The only shibboleth the West has is science. It is the premise of modernity and it defines itself as a rationality capable of, indeed requiring separation from politics, religion and really, society. Modernisation is to work towards this. – Bruno Latour

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For a lot of folks who get sober, the process of getting and staying sober becomes their higher power, and it becomes a religion that sort of consumes a whole lot of them. I just don’t think that that’s necessary. I think that that can be a side note rath – Jason Isbell

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The passion for art is, as for believers, very religious. It unites people, its message is of common humanity. Art has become my religion – others pray in church. It’s a banality, but you don’t possess art, it possesses you. It’s like falling in love. – Francois Pinault

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Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. – Arthur Wellesley

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The cinema has done more for my spiritual life than the church. My ideas of fame, success and beauty all originate from the big screen. Whereas Christian religion is retreating everywhere and losing more and more influence, film has filled the vacuum and – John Updike

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It is not that we have class prejudice, but only that we find comfort and ease in our own class. And normally there are plenty of people of our own class, or race, or religion to play, live, and eat with, and to marry. – Gordon W. Allport

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My simple point is that I judge a person’s faith by how they live their life, not by the tenets of their religion. I’ve watched the holiest of people walk past somebody in need or treat their staff mean. To me, the beauty of faith is only seen when people – Cory Booker

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As you know, the South is known for its hospitality, traditions, football, pageants, and food. Football is almost like a religion here. People say their priorities are faith, family, and then football. People eat, breathe, and sleep it in the South. It’s – Katherine Webb

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Christmas is a Christian holiday, and any self-respecting person of another religion should not celebrate a holiday that they don’t believe in. Clearly, Christ is in the name of the holiday, so there should be a belief in Him. – Monica Johnson

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Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion. – Ralph W. Sockman

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To this day I do not know whether the power which has inspired my works is something related to religion, or is indeed religion itself. – Kathe Kollwitz

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In our house, everyone’s opinion is welcome. I grew up in a house where everything wasn’t when it came to politics or religion. – Garth Brooks

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If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion. – Naguib Mahfouz

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There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. – Charles Caleb Colton

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Men have been obliged to make for themselves a notion of what religion is, long before the science of religions started its methodical comparisons. – Emile Durkheim

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The biological evolutionary perception of life and of human qualities is radically different from that of traditional religion, whether it’s Southern Baptist or Islam or any religion that believes in a supernatural supervalance over humanity. – E. O. Wilson

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The notion that religion can actually be something… attached to progressivism seems so bizarre. But all you have to say is that Abolition wouldn’t have happened without it. The way in which African Americans managed to achieve a degree of self-determina – Simon Schama

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Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost. – David Mamet

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The 21st century – and the atheists – needs the presence of religion, just as religion must deal with the real challenges and the thinkers of the day in order to sharpen the conscience and the intelligence of those who study the timeless sacred texts in a – Tariq Ramadan

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I grew up with the religion of ‘Star Wars;’ frankly. That’s when I realized there is something bigger out there… and it’s called The Force. – Trey Parker

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There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine. – Walter Scott

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Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology. – Jonathan Sacks

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