Religion and Faith

“One of the chief uses of religion is that it makes us remember our coming from darkness, the simple fact that we are created.”
– The Boston Sunday Post, Jan. 16, 1921

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.”
– Illustrated London News, July 16, 1910

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
– Where All Roads Lead

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”
– Chapter 5, What’s Wrong With The World

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“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”
– “Introduction to the Book of Job,” In Defense of Sanity

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”
– Illustrated London News, Jan. 13, 1906

“It has been often said, very truely, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary.”
– “The Dickens Period,” Charles Dickens

“Theology is only thought applied to religion.”
– “The Groups of the City,”  The New Jerusalem

“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.”
– Illustrated London News, Jan. 3, 1920

“These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.”
– Illustrated London News, Aug. 11, 1928

“Puritanism was an honourable mood; it was a noble fad. In other words, it was a highly creditable mistake.”
– William Blake