There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.