Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.

God is so big. It's a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we're small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.

Religion can be the enemy of God. It's often what happens when God, like Elvis, has left the building.

See, I have set before you this day life and good, death and evil... I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life.

I don't know whether I want to improve religion or not. I prefer to get rid of it.

It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.

When it comes to the matters of religion, people take the sin of insincerity and intellectual incorrectness immediately.

There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt.

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.