Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
God has no religion.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.