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  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
  • Thomas More
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    For this is one of the ancientest laws among them; that no man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
  • John Wesley
    John Wesley
    British preacher 1703-1791
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    The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
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