My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
If your religion does not make you holy, it will damn you. It is simply painted pageantry to go to hell in.
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption.
Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three- piece suit. Max Lucado
Where religion is trivialized, one is unlikely to find persecution.