Imagine there?s no countries, it isn?t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.
- John Lennon, Imagine
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
- Robert Millikan
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
- Don Hirschberg
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
- James Feibleman
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.
- Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
- Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1972)
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick