Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
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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
Religion must completely encircle the spirit of ethical man like his element, and this luminous chaos of divine thoughts and feelings is called enthusiasm.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience, and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth or residence in a certain geographical area.
- James Larkin
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
People still kill in the name of religion. We haven't evolved to the point where we're one tribe called humans.
- Rachel Weisz
If there is a God atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt
When I was almost 13 I was ripe for religion. I was actually just plain ripe.
- Kathie Lee Gifford
Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
- Karen Armstrong