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    Synods are mystical Bear-gardens.
    Where Elders, Deputies, Church-wardens,
    And other Members of the Court,
    Manage the Babylonish sport.

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Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the
mother.
[Lat., Religio peperit divitias et filia devoravit matrem.]

Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the
mother.
[Lat., Religio peperit divitias et filia devoravit matrem.]

by Francis Bacon Found in: Religion Quotes,
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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.

by Arthur Shopenhauer Found in: Religion Quotes,
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One religion is as true as another.

One religion is as true as another.

by Robert Burton Found in: Religion Quotes,
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People differ in their discourse and profession about these
matters, but men of sense are really but of one read more

People differ in their discourse and profession about these
matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion
. . . "What religion?" . . . the Earl said, "Men of sense never
tell it."

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Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

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Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.

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The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform read more

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

by Mark Twain Found in: Religion Quotes,
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I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something;
Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of read more

I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something;
Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.

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