Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system.
- Thomas Paine
Religions grow when religious leaders die.
- J. Krishnamurti
The minute you get a religion you stop thinking. Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.
- Ray Bradbury
When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
- Robert M. Pirsig
Nothing is more disastrous for a human being than 'self-reproach'. Right from self-confidence to your existence, it shatters everything. Yet these religious gurus, ignorant of this science of mind, in order to run their businesses keep feeding the feeling of sinfulness in people.
- Deep Trivedi
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.
- Alan Wilson Watts
Hanuman is the breath of Rama, the breath of God. God is not far away from us but as close as our breath. Symbolically Hanuman represents the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path.
- A Spiritual Leader
Religious gurus are managing their businesses by misleading the world, but it is a smaller crime. Their greater crime is; not only are they suppressing the qualities and philosophies of great people, but are also running their businesses by linking them to useless miracles.
- Deep Trivedi
The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.
- Dalai Lama Xiv
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
- Richard Dawkins
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