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    The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example

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When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' read more

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.

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G-- knows I'm no the thing I should be,
Nor am I even the thing I could be,
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G-- knows I'm no the thing I should be,
Nor am I even the thing I could be,
But twenty times I rather would be
An atheist clean,
Than under gospel colours hid be,
Just for a screen.

by Robert Burns Found in: Religion Quotes,
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The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown
To saints whose lives are better than his own.

The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown
To saints whose lives are better than his own.

by Charles Churchill Found in: Religion Quotes,
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Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Religion Quotes,
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The liberality of sentiment toward each other, which marks every political and religious denomination of men in this country, stands read more

The liberality of sentiment toward each other, which marks every political and religious denomination of men in this country, stands unparalleled in the history of nations.

by George Washington Found in: Religion Quotes,
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Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the read more

Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men

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The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they read more

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

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Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil read more

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

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All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

by Edgar Allan Poe Found in: Religion Quotes,
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