He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. 72
[ Afterlife Contradiction Here Hoped Involved Merely Prayed Realized Then]

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? 72
[ Beautiful Believe Bottom Enough Fairies Garden Having See Too Without]

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. 610
[ After Being Creationists Dreamt Drunk Make Night Something Sound Theory Though Up]

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth. 779
[ Prayer Speaking Spirit Truth]

Muslims must believe that all power, success and victory comes from God alone. 1028
[ Alone Believe Comes God Muslims Must Power Success Victory]

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. 1150
[ How Knew Love Never Until Worship]

We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things. 1150
[ Always Anvil God Higher Shaping Things Trials Us]

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. 1499
[ Christianity Conquer Forgiveness Glory]

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. 1644
[ Choose Giver God Had Life Religion Sun Universal Would]

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. 1644
[ Keeps Murdering Poor Religion Rich]

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses. 2094
[ Ago Around Been Catholic Chairs Children Crosses Electric Had Instead Jesus Killed Little Necks School Their Twenty Wearing Would Years]

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. 2163
[ Burn Candle Cannot Fire Just Life Live Men Spiritual Without]

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation. 2220
[ Art Creation Essentially Finished Man Religion Remaking Theory]

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. 2443
[ Die Find God Life Live Out Rather Than Would]

More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion. 2806
[ Care Fewer More Religion Religious Tolerance]

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair. 2859
[ Affair Less Love More Religion Theory Your]

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. 2941
[ Bears Body Endures Feeds Fills Food Gives God Just Seen Sees Soul World]

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. 2980
[ Believe God Her Interested Very]

The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence. 3008
[ Birth Christ Create Emphasis Ethnic Legal Our Pluralistic Society Tends]

The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart. 3979
[ Cathedral Dining Family Heart Raised Room Sabbath Up Weekly]

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?" 4026
[ Did Go God Hell Know Priest Sin Tell Then Why Would]

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. 4167
[ Answer Legs Prayed Received Twenty Until Years]

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand. 5167
[ Adores Does Everything Idol Mob Religion Understand]

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. 5301
[ Believe Endowed Feel Forgo God Intellect Intended Obliged Reason Same Sense Their Us Use]

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world. 5346
[ Being Buildings Children Evil Hence Justified Kept Krishna Material Only Others Out Parents Separate Sheltered Souls Spiritual Taught Their View Were World]

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. 5398
[ Allocation Could Doing Efficient Just Lot More Morning Religion Resources Sunday Terms Time Very]

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. 5520
[ Bow Church Kneel Love Pray Religion Sons Spirit Temple Your]

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. 5520
[ Before Grandfather Had Hidden Him His Humble Jesus Known Soul Stood Within Would]

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. 6553
[ Another Belly Laugh Man Theology]

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. 6553
[ Any Anything Black Cat Cellar Dark Help Midnight Never Persuade Searching Themselves Theologians Theology]

We are punished by our sins, not for them. 7019
[ Our Punished Sins Them]

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. 7165
[ Incline Mind More Original Powerful Religion Solitude Towards Will]

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane. 7222
[ Criminal Follow Insane Man New Old Strictly Teachings Testament Today Would]

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. 7418
[ Approve Because Boldness Even Existence Fear God Homage More Must Question Reason Than]

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. 7830
[ Amount Devil Die Energy Ennui Expend Fellow Fighting Good His How Loving Men Much Only Own Same Spend Their Time Tracks Wonderful Would]

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. 7830
[ Before Behind Climb Fears God Liquid Mountains Sky Wonderful]

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. 7985
[ Change Changes Does God Him Prayer Prays]

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. 8255
[ Behave Believe Cease Effect Great Many May Misunderstanding Part Seems Terrible]

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. 8361
[ Brain Complicated Heart Kindness Need Philosophies Philosophy Temples]

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. 8361
[ Brain Complicated Heart Kindness Need Our Own Philosophy Religion Simple Temple Temples]

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. 8375
[ Assume Created God Hates Image Out Own Safely Same Turns Your]

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. 8750
[ Aim Earth Get Heaven Neither Thrown Will]

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. 8750
[ Because Believe Christianity Else Everything Only Risen See Sun]

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious. 9227
[ Bakker Because His Jim Name Obvious Spells Three Too Two Would]

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs. 9227
[ Bible Game Looks Mad Out Started]

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. 9843
[ Avoid Catholic Chemistry Forbidden Lawful Mathematics Now Physics Pregnancy Quite Resort She Still Though Woman]

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. 9843
[ Beautiful Children Extent Fellow His Must Only Other Religion Respect Sense Smart Theory Wife]

Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time. 9966
[ Again Born Excuse First Getting Right Time]

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat. 10271
[ Crime Duty Examine Heat Laws Pretty Sun Sure Where Worship]

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches. 10598
[ Both Catholic Churches Father Methodist Raised Went Were]

This is God's world, not Satan's. Christians are the lawful heirs, not non-Christians. 10721
[ Christians God Heirs Lawful Non-Christians Satan World]

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation - much like building a mosque at Ground Zero. 11044
[ Building Burn Constitutional Doing Ground Insensitive Koran Much Provocation Right Unnecessary Want Zero]

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. 11120
[ Beings Divine Human Known Loved Must]

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls. 11244
[ Father God Lift Lord Our Souls Thee Unto]

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being. 11581
[ Being Consists Father Godhead Holy Material Son Spirit]

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. 11809
[ Allows Building Civil Does Factors Freedom Gives Impose Just Rather Religion Religions Religious Responsibility Society Space State Therefore These Toward Up]

The Bible is literature, not dogma. 12595
[ Bible Dogma Literature]

When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out. 13228
[ Absolution Cash Deity Lip Mysterious Out Permits Service Some Sunday Wednesday]

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. 13239
[ Doubt Part Religion Religious Thinkers Were]

If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No." 13375
[ Been Had Mary Said Would]

Recounting of a life story, a mind thinking aloud leads one inevitably to the consideration of problems which are no longer psychological but spiritual. 14320
[ Aloud Consideration Inevitably Leads Life Longer Mind Problems Psychological Recounting Spiritual Story Thinking Which]

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. 14459
[ Africa Bible Came Closed Eyes Had Land Missionaries Opened Our Pray Said Them Us]

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. 14539
[ Everything God Made Nothing Nothingness Out Shows Through]

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. 14689
[ Believe Cannot God Until Yourself]