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Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.

Author: Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

Profession: French Poet

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Author: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Profession: British Poet, Critic

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Author: Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1876)

Profession: Russian Political Theorist

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

And lips say "God be pitiful," who never said, "God be praised."

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Profession: British Poet

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day...

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

If religion is only human, and its form is man's form, it follows that everything in religion is true.

Author: Emile-Auguste Chartier

Profession:

A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy; -- nor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word!

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.

Author: Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)

Profession: German Philosopher