Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
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.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..
Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
God has no religion.
In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
Knock, And He'll open the door Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
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?
Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.