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#1. On the issues of religious liberty, the Supreme Court continues to scrape against the bedrock of the American spirit. - Author: Gary Bauer
Religious Liberty quotes by Gary Bauer
#2. There is not a truth to be gathered from history more certain, or more momentous, than this: that civil liberty cannot long be separated from religious liberty without danger, and ultimately without destruction to both. Wherever religious liberty exists, it will, first or last, bring in and establish political liberty. - Author: Joseph Story
Religious Liberty quotes by Joseph Story
#3. My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly ... I'm referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty. - Author: James Dobson
Religious Liberty quotes by James Dobson
#4. President Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It's about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who's next? - Author: Michelle Malkin
Religious Liberty quotes by Michelle Malkin
#5. Freedom has only the meaning with which men endow it. It is not enough to pay lip service to the concept of religious liberty. We must pay heart service to it as well, else it remains an empty phrase instead of a living reality. - Author: Kenneth Keating
Religious Liberty quotes by Kenneth Keating
#6. An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. - Author: Roger Williams
Religious Liberty quotes by Roger Williams
#7. [Religious liberty was] in its nature an inalienable right ... because the opinions of men, depending only upon the evidence contemplated by their minds, cannot follow the dictates of other men. - Author: James Madison
Religious Liberty quotes by James Madison
#8. I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood, to defend life for my entire career. - Author: Ted Cruz
Religious Liberty quotes by Ted Cruz
#9. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action. - Author: Mitt Romney
Religious Liberty quotes by Mitt Romney
#10. The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed unanimously in the House, won 97 votes in the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Twenty states have passed their own versions of this law, and 11 additional ones have religious-liberty protections that state courts have interpreted to provide a similar level of protection. - Author: Edwin Meese
Religious Liberty quotes by Edwin Meese
#11. is perhaps true to say, not that civil liberty is the child of religious liberty, but that liberty, whether civil or religious, was the work often reluctantly, sometimes unconsciously, undertaken by communities of men who had an end higher than political, who refused to submit religion to politic arguments, who fought for ends never entirely utilitarian. - Author: John Neville Figgis
Religious Liberty quotes by John Neville Figgis
#12. Realizing that they can't get their agenda across: against religious liberty, against a culture of life, they can't get those issues across through the legislature, as people respond and their elected officials represent them, so they attempt to do it through the courts. - Author: Rod Parsley
Religious Liberty quotes by Rod Parsley
#13. Everyone should be able to attend to his religious as well as his bodily needs without the police sticking their nose in. - Author: Karl Marx
Religious Liberty quotes by Karl Marx
#14. [T]hat the opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction; that to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency is a dangerous falacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#15. The Founding Faith, then, was not Christianity, and it was not secularism. It was religious liberty - a revolutionary formula for promoting faith by leaving it alone. - Author: Steven Waldman
Religious Liberty quotes by Steven Waldman
#16. Religious freedom certainly means the right to worship God, individually and in community, as our consciences dictate. But religious liberty, by its nature, transcends places of worship and the private sphere of individuals and families. - Author: Pope Francis
Religious Liberty quotes by Pope Francis
#17. Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Religious Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#18. The war we now face is a fundamental one. Democracy is a product of Western societal values that prize the individual and individual freedom. The very idea of a form of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule through their freely chosen representatives, is at odds with Middle Eastern and Islamic cultures in which the only sovereign is Allah. Because Allah alone is sovereign, man may not change Allah's rules. There can be no room left for religious liberty or pluralism. Contrary man-made laws have no place in such a society. Accordingly, only one ruler is needed to enforce divine law, law that may not be questioned. Democracy, on the other hand, by its very nature gives people the room to enact new laws to meet with the changing needs - whether real or merely perceived - of a given society. Thus from the Islamic perspective, a democratic system of government is a direct affront to Allah's supremacy. - Author: Jay Sekulow
Religious Liberty quotes by Jay Sekulow
#19. The whole point of religious faith, its strength and chief glory, is that it does not depend on rational justification. The rest of us are expected to defend our prejudices. But ask a religious person to justify their faith and you infringe 'religious liberty'. - Author: Richard Dawkins
Religious Liberty quotes by Richard Dawkins
#20. Religious liberty is about freedom of action in matters of religion generally, and the scope of that liberty is directly correlated to the civil restraints placed upon religious practice. - Author: Clarence Thomas
Religious Liberty quotes by Clarence Thomas
#21. President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom. - Author: Mitt Romney
Religious Liberty quotes by Mitt Romney
#22. I consider the government of the U.S. as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#23. I believe in a wall between church and state so high that no one can climb over it. When religion controls government, political liberty dies; and when government controls religion, religious liberty perishes. Every American has the constitutional right not to be taxed or have his tax money expended for the establishment of religion. For too long the issue of government aid to church related organizations has been a divisive force in our society and in the Congress. It has erected communication barriers among our religions and fostered intolerance. - Author: Sam Ervin
Religious Liberty quotes by Sam Ervin
#24. Freedom arises from the multiplicity of sects, which prevades America and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there is such a variety of sects, there cannot be a majority of any one sect to oppress and persecute the rest. - Author: James Madison
Religious Liberty quotes by James Madison
#25. I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials; and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. - Author: John F. Kennedy
Religious Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#26. I had displeased the jacobins by blaming their aristocratic usurpation of legitimate powers; the priests of all sorts by claiming religious liberty; the anarchists by repressing them; and the conspirators by rejecting their offers. - Author: Marquis De Lafayette
Religious Liberty quotes by Marquis De Lafayette
#27. American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination. With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty. - Author: Pope Francis
Religious Liberty quotes by Pope Francis
#28. The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. - Author: James Madison
Religious Liberty quotes by James Madison
#29. When they [the Church] have opened a gap in the hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world, God hath ever broke down the wall itself, removed the Candlestick, etc., and made His Garden a wilderness as it is this day. And that therefore if He will ever please to restore His garden and Paradise again, it must of necessity be walled in peculiarly unto Himself from the world, and all that be saved out of the world are to be transplanted out of the wilderness of the World. - Author: Roger Williams
Religious Liberty quotes by Roger Williams
#30. I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute - where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote - where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference - and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish - where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source - where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials - and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all.

[Remarks to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, September 12 1960] - Author: John F. Kennedy
Religious Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#31. There is no relationship here between Church and State. Religious liberty has its unalterable place, along with civil and human liberty, in the very foundation of the Republic. I hold it [religious intolerance] to be a menace to the very liberties which we boast and cherish. - Author: Warren G. Harding
Religious Liberty quotes by Warren G. Harding
#32. Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. - Author: Samuel Adams
Religious Liberty quotes by Samuel Adams
#33. What I am for is protecting, with the highest standards in our courts, the religious liberty of Hoosiers. - Author: Mike Pence
Religious Liberty quotes by Mike Pence
#34. The modern mind is merely a blank about the philosophy of toleration; and the average agnostic of recent times has really had no notion of what he meant by religious liberty and equality. He took his own ethics as self-evident and enforced them; such as decency or the error of the Adamite heresy. Then he was horribly shocked if he heard of anybody else, Moslem or Christian, taking his ethics as self-evident and enforcing them; such as reverence or the error of the Atheist heresy. And then he wound up by taking all this lop-sided illogical deadlock, of the unconscious meeting the unfamiliar, and called it the liberality of his own mind. Medieval men thought that if a social system was founded on a certain idea it must fight for that idea, whether it was as simple as Islam or as carefully balanced as Catholicism. Modern men really think the same thing, as is clear when communists attack their ideas of property. Only they do not think it so clearly, because they have not really thought out their idea of property. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Religious Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#35. The more people come together, the more borders will be opened and people and opinions get together, the more unrenouncable tolerance will be a fundamental part of our social life. Without tolerance there is no religious liberty, no freedom of conscience and no freedom of thought. - Author: Thomas Klestil
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Klestil
#36. The great writers to whom the world owes what religious liberty it possesses, have mostly asserted freedom of conscience as an indefeasible right, and denied absolutely that a human being is accountable to others for his religious belief. Yet so natural to mankind is intolerance in whatever they really care about, that religious freedom has hardly anywhere been practically realised, except where religious indifference, which dislikes to have its peace disturbed by theological quarrels, has added its weight to the scale. - Author: John Stuart Mill
Religious Liberty quotes by John Stuart Mill
#37. Much of today's decline of Christian influence can be traced, not to secularism, but to the failure of significant sections of the church in the era of slavery and segregation. The salt of our witness lost its savor on the altar of racism. Still today, if we speak up about marriage or religious liberty but not about race, why should we think anyone should listen? If we are courageous concerning justice for those who are made in the image of God and live in the womb, but silent about justice for those who have been and still are systemically stripped of the dignity that is theirs as image-bearers as they live in our societies, then we should not be surprised to be charged with double standards. - Author: Daniel Darling
Religious Liberty quotes by Daniel Darling
#38. The United States didn't create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America. It's the reason we are here today. This is an essential freedom and an essential right and I don't think you give up this right by simply taking a job. - Author: Bobby Jindal
Religious Liberty quotes by Bobby Jindal
#39. When you put all these truths in the gospel together, you realize that the most offensive and countercultural claim in Christianity is not what Christians believe about homosexuality or abortion, marriage or religious liberty. Instead, the most offensive claim in Christianity is that God is the Creator, Owner, and Judge of every person on the planet. - Author: David Platt
Religious Liberty quotes by David Platt
#40. It only takes five people in black robes to determine such crucial issues for our country as abortion, pornography, same-sex 'marriage,' and religious liberties. - Author: Richard Land
Religious Liberty quotes by Richard Land
#41. It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren. - Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
Religious Liberty quotes by Sandra Day O'Connor
#42. We may continue to expect the enjoyment of all the blessings of civil and religious liberty, guaranteed by the Constitution. The citizens of Illinois have done themselves honor, in throwing the mantle of the Constitution over a persecuted and afflicted people. - Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
Religious Liberty quotes by Joseph Smith Jr.
#43. If you want a candidate to defend life and marriage and religious liberty and the Second Amendment and to appoint strong constitutionalists to the court, I'm the only candidate with that record. That's why conservatives are uniting behind our campaign. And if they want to continue with the attacks, that's their prerogative. - Author: Ted Cruz
Religious Liberty quotes by Ted Cruz
#44. Descendants of New England pioneers are proud of their ancestry and glad to proclaim the fact that so far as the United States are concerned, New England is in deed the cradle of religious liberty. - Author: Paul Harris
Religious Liberty quotes by Paul Harris
#45. I will tell you whom to vote for: We will vote for the principles of civil and religious liberty, the man who knows the most and who has the best heart and brain for a statesman; and we do not care a farthing whether he is a Whig, a Democrat, a Barnburner, a Republican, or a New Light or anything else. - Author: Brigham Young
Religious Liberty quotes by Brigham Young
#46. America was founded to be a beacon of liberty, particularly religious liberty. The framers of our Constitution sought to preserve religious liberty to such an extent that they made it the first right protected in the Bill of Rights. - Author: Edwin Meese
Religious Liberty quotes by Edwin Meese
#47. Old or young, healthy as a horse or a person with a disability that hasn't kept you down, man or woman, Native American, native born, immigrant, straight or gay - whatever; the test ought to be I believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. I believe in religious liberty. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in working hard and playing by the rules. I'm showing up for work tomorrow. I'm building that bridge to the 21st century. That ought to be the test. - Author: William J. Clinton
Religious Liberty quotes by William J. Clinton
#48. Freedom possesses many meanings. It speaks not merely in terms of political and religious liberty but also in terms of economic and social progress. - Author: Robert Kennedy
Religious Liberty quotes by Robert Kennedy
#49. The Founders believed that pluralism survived only within the concept of religious liberty espoused by American Christianity. - Author: David Barton
Religious Liberty quotes by David Barton
#50. I think it is appropriate that we pay tribute to this great constitutional principle which is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution: the principle of religious independence, of religious liberty, of religious freedom. - Author: John F. Kennedy
Religious Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#51. This shift from the Judeo-Christian basis for law and the shift away from the restraints of the Constitution automatically militates against religious liberty. - Author: Francis Schaeffer
Religious Liberty quotes by Francis Schaeffer
#52. Religious liberty should be a bipartisan issue. - Author: Ted Cruz
Religious Liberty quotes by Ted Cruz
#53. Persecution on racial and religious grounds has absolutely no place in a nation given over to liberty. - Author: Nicholas Murray Butler
Religious Liberty quotes by Nicholas Murray Butler
#54. The First Amendment exists to protect our religious liberty
to ensure that all Americans are able to seek out worship God with all our hearts, free from government coercion; it does not mandate scouring the public square to forcibly remove all acknowledgement s of the Almighty - Author: Ted Cruz
Religious Liberty quotes by Ted Cruz
#55. I would sign an executive order protecting religious liberty, our first amendment rights, so Christian business owners and individuals don't face discrimination for having a traditional view of marriage. - Author: Bobby Jindal
Religious Liberty quotes by Bobby Jindal
#56. We are gonna to have to choose as a nation between the homosexual agenda and freedom because the two cannot coexist. Every advance of the homosexual agenda, comes at the expense of liberty, particularly religious liberty. - Author: Bryan Fischer
Religious Liberty quotes by Bryan Fischer
#57. I expect to see the day when the Elders of Israel will protect and sustain civil and religious liberty and every Constitutional right bequeathed to us by our fathers, and spread these rights abroad in connection with the Gospel for the salvation of all nations. I shall see this whether I live or die. - Author: Brigham Young
Religious Liberty quotes by Brigham Young
#58. As a preacher who has spent significant time in churches and houses of worship all across the country, I can tell you firsthand that religious liberty and freedom are principles that can never be infringed upon. - Author: Al Sharpton
Religious Liberty quotes by Al Sharpton
#59. Religious liberty must be protected in this country. It's a principle upon which we were founded. - Author: Carly Fiorina
Religious Liberty quotes by Carly Fiorina
#60. From the dissensions among Sects themselves arise necessarily a right of choosing and necessity of deliberating to which we will conform. But if we choose for ourselves, we must allow others to choose also, and so reciprocally, this establishes religious liberty. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#61. If we really want to cherish religious freedom, people who want to believe that same-sex marriage should take place, they have a right to believe that, and people who want to believe it's inappropriate, we should not demonize those people - if we really believe in religious liberty. - Author: Foster Friess
Religious Liberty quotes by Foster Friess
#62. From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom. - Author: Seth Low
Religious Liberty quotes by Seth Low
#63. What good is religious liberty if it can only be practiced behind stained-glass windows on Sunday? - Author: Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
Religious Liberty quotes by Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
#64. Civil liberty can be established on no foundation of human reason which will not at the same time demonstrate the right of religious freedom. - Author: John Quincy Adams
Religious Liberty quotes by John Quincy Adams
#65. A corporation is simply a form of organization used by human beings to achieve desired ends. Protecting the free-exercise rights of corporations like Hobby Lobby, Conestoga, and Mardel protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control those companies. - Author: Samuel Alito
Religious Liberty quotes by Samuel Alito
#66. I would not look with favor upon a President working to subvert the First Amendment's guarantees of religious liberty ... Neither do I look with favor upon those who would work to subvert Article VI of the Constitution by requiring a religious test - even by indirection. - Author: John F. Kennedy
Religious Liberty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#67. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty. - Author: Samuel Chase
Religious Liberty quotes by Samuel Chase
#68. We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
Religious Liberty quotes by Abraham Lincoln
#69. Many Muslim countries are closed to missionaries, a policy Christians see as a denial of religious liberty. - Author: Bob Abernethy
Religious Liberty quotes by Bob Abernethy
#70. A church can only stand for religious liberty if it knows that the Judgment Seat of Christ is more ultimate than the state. - Author: Russell D. Moore
Religious Liberty quotes by Russell D. Moore
#71. I'm a religious liberty supporter - I strongly believe in that. - Author: Rob Portman
Religious Liberty quotes by Rob Portman
#72. All persons shall have full and free liberty of religious opinion; nor shall any be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious institution. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#73. A recent book by University of Chicago professor of philosophy and law Brian Leiter outlines what I believe will become the theoretical consensus that does away with religious liberty in spirit if not in letter. "There is no principled reason," he writes, "for legal or constitutional regimes to single out religion for protection." . . . Evoking the principle of fairness, Leiter argues that everybody's conscience should be accorded the same legal protections. Thus he proposes to replace religious liberty with a plenary "liberty of conscience."

Leiter's argument is libertarian. He wants to get the government out of the business of deciding whose conscience is worth protecting. This mentality seems to expand freedom, but that's an illusion. In practice it will lead to diminished freedom, as is always the case with any thoroughgoing libertarianism. - Author: R. R. Reno
Religious Liberty quotes by R. R. Reno
#74. I think we recognize as Americans there are certain things that are just primary to the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy here and religious freedom is one of the most important things we as Americans cherish. - Author: Ann Romney
Religious Liberty quotes by Ann Romney
#75. I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty. - Author: Ronald Reagan
Religious Liberty quotes by Ronald Reagan
#76. He establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive that induced me to the field of battle. - Author: George Washington
Religious Liberty quotes by George Washington
#77. Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fall of course. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
Religious Liberty quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#78. But being ruined by taxes is not the worst you have to fear. What security would you have for your lives? How can any of you be sure you would have the free enjoyment of your religion long? Would you put your religion in the power of any set of men living? Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fail of course. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
Religious Liberty quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#79. Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God ... Let it be known that British liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments. - Author: John Adams
Religious Liberty quotes by John Adams
#80. It is a bipartisan gathering to be able to pray for the needs back in our districts, for our families and each other. Another thing the prayer caucus does is to address religious liberty issues around the country as they arise. - Author: James Lankford
Religious Liberty quotes by James Lankford
#81. The American Civil Liberties Union, has helped neutralize the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of our legal system by seeking new legal precedents. - Author: Bill Bright
Religious Liberty quotes by Bill Bright
#82. I perceive that it is far more practical to begin at the beginning and discuss theories. I see that the men who killed each other about the orthodoxy of the Homoousion were far more sensible than the people who are quarrelling about the Education Act. For the Christian dogmatists were trying to establish a reign of holiness, and trying to get defined, first of all, what was really holy. But our modern educationists are trying to bring about a religious liberty without attempting to settle what is religion or what is liberty. If the old priests forced a statement on mankind, at least they previously took some trouble to make it lucid. It has been left for the modern mobs of Anglicans and Nonconformists to persecute for a doctrine without even stating it. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#83. It has been lately urged in a very respectable quarter that it is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty all over the globe, and especially over this continent - even by force, if necessary. It is a sad delusion. - Author: John C. Calhoun
Religious Liberty quotes by John C. Calhoun
#84. Jefferson's views on religious liberty, however, appealed to many more moderate voters. New Jersey Republicans charged that Jefferson's enemies used religion as a means of assault "because he is not a fanatic, nor willing that the Quaker, the Baptist, the Methodist, or any other denominations of Christians, should pay the pastors of other sects; because he does not think that a Catholic should be banished for believing in transubstantiation, or a Jew, for believing in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."14 Still, - Author: Jon Meacham
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#85. The only way to win this great combat is union with God. Christians will never succeed in overcoming the challenges of the world by appealing to political tools, human rights, or respect for religious liberty. The only true rick for the baptized is prayer and the encounter with Jesus Christ. - Author: Robert Sarah
Religious Liberty quotes by Robert Sarah
#86. It is this subtle dimension of understanding that marks the southwestern Indian peoples from other religions and separates tribal peoples from the world's religions. Somewhere in the planetary history religious expression changed from participation in the sound, color and rhythm of nature to the abstractions of man outside this context pleading for temporary respite and hoping in the next life to return to the Garden. - Author: Vine Deloria Jr.
Religious Liberty quotes by Vine Deloria Jr.
#87. Religions are vague, of course. This means that they are easy to follow -you can interpret their prescriptions as you like. but it also means that it is easy to slip up -there is always some injunction you are violating. But Islam has no religious establishment - no popes, no bishops - that can declare by fiat which is the correct interpretation. As a result, the decision to oppose the state on the grounds that is insufficiently Islamic belongs to anyone who wishes to exercise it. - Author: Fareed Zakaria
Religious Liberty quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#88. Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us. - Author: Benjamin Rush
Religious Liberty quotes by Benjamin Rush
#89. Faith, then, is not a set of beliefs about the world. It is rather found in the loving embrace of the world. Because the actual existing church has reduced the Crucifixion and Resurrection to religious affirmations held by a certain tribe, rather than expressions of a type of life, the event they testify to has been almost completely eclipsed. - Author: Peter Rollins
Religious Liberty quotes by Peter Rollins
#90. Praying leads to purity. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Religious Liberty quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#91. Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#92. Not everything in life is so black and white, but the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and its keystone role in our religion seem to be exactly that. Either Joseph Smith was the prophet he said he was, a prophet who, after seeing the Father and the Son, later beheld the angel Moroni, repeatedly heard counsel from Moroni's lips, and eventually received at his hands a set of ancient gold plates that he then translated by the gift and power of God, or else he did not. And if he did not, he would not be entitled to the reputation of New England folk hero or well-meaning young man or writer of remarkable fiction. No, nor would he be entitled to be considered a great teacher, a quintessential American religious leader, or the creator of great devotional literature. If he had lied about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, he would certainly be none of these...

If Joseph Smith did not translate the Book of Mormon as a work of ancient origin, then I would move heaven and earth to meet the "real" nineteenth-century author. After one hundred and fifty years, no one can come up with a credible alternative candidate, but if the book were false, surely there must be someone willing to step forward-if no one else, at least the descendants of the "real" author-claiming credit for such a remarkable document and all that has transpired in its wake. After all, a writer that can move millions can make millions. Shouldn't someone have come forth then or now to cashier the whole p - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Religious Liberty quotes by Jeffrey R. Holland

What do you do when you've made mistakes and you can't wash away by yourself the guilt you now have to live with? What do you do when you feel you are all alone, struggling in secret with hurt and pain you cannot share with others? What do you do when you reach the point when the books don't work, when your friends can't and won't do anything more for you, when the psychological techniques and the meditations fail, when the experts raise their shoulders because they don't know how to help you, when you feel abandoned with no way out?

Religious people will tell you that you cannot come before God because you are dirty or not good enough, but I tell you: go before God because this is the only thing that will truly heal your life.

Just as you are, naked, broken, dirty and hurt, walk before Jesus and tell Him everything on your heart. You cannot even grasp now the mercy and grace you receive when you open your heart to Him. - Author: Dragos Bratasanu
Religious Liberty quotes by Dragos Bratasanu
#94. The burdens of taxation, the lack of due representation, and the desire for freedom were unquestionably integral ingredients in the accumulation of grievances that drove many colonials to take up arms against the king.22 Yet religious issues also played their part, not least in intensifying a sense of injustice over the privileged status of the Church of England in the British colonies.23 - Author: Alister E. McGrath
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#95. Eisenhower, in contrast, turned spirituality into spectacle. At a transition meeting with his cabinet nominees, he announced that they and their families were invited to a special religious service at National Presbyterian Church the morning of the inauguration. - Author: Kevin M. Kruse
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#96. My misfortune is my ability to see both sides even of the fundamental religious question. - Author: Henrietta Szold
Religious Liberty quotes by Henrietta Szold
#97. Religion is not a perpetual moping over good books. Religion is not even prayer, praise, holy ordinances,
these are necessary to religion
no man can be religious without them. But religion is mainly and chiefly the glorifying God amid the duties and trials of the world; the guiding of our course amid adverse winds and currents of temptation by the sunlight of duty and the compass of Divine truth, the bearing up manfully, wisely, courageously, for the honor of Christ, our great Leader in the conflict of life. - Author: John Caird
Religious Liberty quotes by John Caird
#98. Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. - Author: Criss Jami
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#99. Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns in to universal, rather than religion-specific, values ... it requires that their proposals be subject to argument and amenable to reason.
Now I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, to take one example, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all. - Author: Barack Obama
Religious Liberty quotes by Barack Obama
#100. The paramount question of the day is not political, is not religious, but is economic. The crying-out demand of today is for a circle of principles that shall forever make it impossible for one man to control another by controlling the means of his existence. - Author: Voltairine De Cleyre
Religious Liberty quotes by Voltairine De Cleyre
#101. I do care if religious doctrine becomes an excuse to exclude my fellow citizens from the rights and protections our country promises. - Author: Bill Keller
Religious Liberty quotes by Bill Keller
#102. At any rate it is impossible to live intelligently as a member of a minority group in a nation that was founded every bit as firmly on enslavement and butchery as on ideals of liberty and brotherhood and not feel, at least every once in a while, that you can no more take for granted the continued tolerance of your existence here than you ought take the prosperity or freedom you enjoy. - Author: Michael Chabon
Religious Liberty quotes by Michael Chabon
#103. For many people, political, religious or philosophical opinions are, at bottom, very secondary matters, especially when the first flush of youth has passed and the age of practical occupations, of "business" comes. So, to some extent through indolence, to some extent through habit, partly again through mistaken pride and respect for so-called consistency of character, a man often ends, when no strong conflict with his interests is involved, by keeping all his life long a doctrine that he embraced in a moment of youthful impulse, devoting to it such little energy as the practical man is wont to set apart for what is called "the ideal. - Author: Gaetano Mosca
Religious Liberty quotes by Gaetano Mosca
#104. What is the good of telling a community that it has every liberty except the liberty to make laws? The liberty to make laws is what constitutes a free people. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
Religious Liberty quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#105. Once the Church denies her ontological identity
what she really, essentially is as an existential event whereby individual survival is changed into a personal life of love and communion
then from that very moment she is reduced to a conventional form under which individuals are grouped together into an institution; she becomes an expression of man's fall, albeit a religious one. She begins to serve the "religious needs" of the people, the individualistic emotional and psychological needs of fallen man. - Author: Christos Yannaras
Religious Liberty quotes by Christos Yannaras
#106. I was interrupted in the heyday of this soliloquy, with a voice which I took to be of a child, which complained "it could not get out." - I look'd up and down the passage, and seeing neither man, woman, or child, I went out without further attention.
In my return back through the passage, I heard the same words repeated twice over; and looking up, I saw it was a starling hung in a little cage. - "I can't get out - I can't get out," said the starling.
I stood looking at the bird: and to every person who came through the passage it ran fluttering to the side towards which they approach'd it, with the same lamentation of its captivity. - "I can't get out," said the starling. - God help thee! said I, but I'll let thee out, cost what it will; so I turn'd about the cage to get to the door; it was twisted and double twisted so fast with wire, there was no getting it open without pulling the cage to pieces. - I took both hands to it.
The bird flew to the place where I was attempting his deliverance, and thrusting his head through the trellis, press'd his breast against it, as if impatient. - I fear, poor creature! said I, I cannot set thee at liberty. - "No," said the starling - "I can't get out - I can't get out," said the starling. - Author: Laurence Sterne
Religious Liberty quotes by Laurence Sterne
#107. You cannot go against nature. She is stronger than the strongest of men. We can permit ourselves some liberties, but in details only. - Author: Pablo Picasso
Religious Liberty quotes by Pablo Picasso
#108. To talk about liberty and freedom is nice, lovely, but the important thing is to allow people to act in liberty and freedom. - Author: Hassan Nasrallah
Religious Liberty quotes by Hassan Nasrallah
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#110. That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear enough in mythology and history. - Author: Thomas Howard
Religious Liberty quotes by Thomas Howard
#111. But the question made no sense to the bulk of the troops, who regarded instinctive obedience to orders and ready acceptance of subordination within a military hierarchy as infringements on the very liberty they were fighting for. They saw themselves as invincible, not because they were disciplined soldiers like the redcoats but because they were patriotic, liberty-loving men willing to risk their lives for their convictions. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Religious Liberty quotes by Joseph J. Ellis
#112. America has become and was the exception to the way most of the people in the world were forced to live, because America was the first formally built, structured country on the premise that the people ran the show based on their liberty, based on their natural God-given rights to pursue happiness. The right to life, the right to freedom and to pursue happiness. No other country in the history of the world had ever been formed or founded on such premises. This one was. That was the exception. - Author: Rush Limbaugh
Religious Liberty quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#113. Homeschooling? What was she thinking? All I could envision were those religious families, the ones with the little girls wearing Amish dresses and the boys with their slicked-back hair and matching polo shirts. I'd seen groups of them at the mall, following their mother single file, pretending it was a field trip. - Author: Karen McQuestion
Religious Liberty quotes by Karen McQuestion
#114. In every historical period, the religious groups that grow most rapidly are those that set believers at odds with the surrounding culture. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
Religious Liberty quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#115. Now we see Christendom likewise sinking. But the true point is this: that Christ's kingdom remains. Indeed, it can be seen more clearly and appreciated more sharply by contrast with the darkness and depravity of the contemporary scene. (...) A wonderful sign (...) is the amazing renewal of the Christian faith in its purest possible form in, of all places, the countries that have been most drastically subjected to the oppression and brainwashing and general influence of the first overtly atheistic and materialistic regime to exist on earth. (...) Soviet citizens had no access to the Gospels, few religious services available, no literature of the mystics, no devotional works, no religious music, and an education brutally atheistic and secular. - Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
Religious Liberty quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge
#116. Nationalism is a distorting mirror in which believers see their simple ethnic, religious, or territorial attributes transformed into glorious attributes and qualities. - Author: Michael Ignatieff
Religious Liberty quotes by Michael Ignatieff
#117. The experiences which we have been studying during this hour (and a great many other kinds of religious experiences are like them) plainly show the universe to be a more many-sided affair than any sect, even the scientific sect, allows for. What, in the end, are all our verifications but experiences that agree with more or less isolated systems of ideas (conceptual systems) that our minds have framed? - Author: William James
Religious Liberty quotes by William James
#118. The use of force stands in need of control by a public neutral authority, in the interests of liberty no less than of justice. Within a nation, this public authority will naturally be the state; in relations between nations, if the present anarchy is to cease, it will have to be some international parliament. - Author: Bertrand Russell
Religious Liberty quotes by Bertrand Russell
#119. SACRED, adj. Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as ... the Cow in India; the Crocodile, the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
Religious Liberty quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#120. Law is justice. And it is under the law of justice - under the reign of right; under the influence of liberty, safety, stability, and responsibility - that every person will attain his real worth and the true dignity of his being. It is only under this law of justice that mankind will achieve - slowly, no doubt, but certainly - God's design for the orderly and peaceful progress of humanity. - Author: Frederic Bastiat
Religious Liberty quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#121. Remember that churches would be empty ruins without the sinners who transform them into places of life, love and worship. - Author: Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
Religious Liberty quotes by Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
#122. If journalism were a religious order, George Orwell would be its patron saint. - Author: Janadas Devan
Religious Liberty quotes by Janadas Devan
#123. Many people profess a belief in the existence of a spiritual realm, often aligning with their religious training or background. (Recent surveys indicate that, on average, between 48 percent and 59 percent of Europeans claim to believe in an afterlife, while between 72 percent and 74 percent of people in the United States assert a belief in life after death.) But when confronted with the loss of a child, a spouse, or another deeply loved person, one may find that his or her belief set is deeply challenged, and some suffer a crisis of faith. - Author: Mark Ireland
Religious Liberty quotes by Mark Ireland
#124. The risks of liberty we must let everyone take; but the risks of ignorance and self-helplessness are another matter. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
Religious Liberty quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#125. It was here that I suspended my religious inquiries (aged 17). - Author: Edward Gibbon
Religious Liberty quotes by Edward Gibbon
#126. We tend to reduce everyone else to the limits of our own mental universe and begin privileging our own ethics, morality, sense of duty and even our sense of utility. All religious conflicts arose from this propensity to judge others. If we indeed must judge at all, argued Vivekananda, then it must be `according to his own ideal, and not by that of anyone else'. It was important, therefore, to learn to look at the duty of others through their own eyes and never judge the customs and observances of others through the prism of our own standards. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
Religious Liberty quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#127. In every such society, there is a cherished world of myth and metaphor which co-exists with the workaday world. Efforts to reconcile the two are made, and any rough edges at the joints tend to be off-limits and ignored. We compartmentalize. Some scientists do this too, effortlessly stepping between the skeptical world of science and the credulous world of religious belief without skipping a beat. Of course, the greater the mismatch between these two worlds, the more difficult it is to be comfortable, with untroubled conscience, with both. - Author: Carl Sagan
Religious Liberty quotes by Carl Sagan
#128. Never is liberty more easily lost than when we think we are defending it. - Author: Ben Chifley
Religious Liberty quotes by Ben Chifley
#129. Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society. Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country. We should not allow those diseases to return by forgoing safety immunization programs for philosophical, religious or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them. - Author: Ben Carson
Religious Liberty quotes by Ben Carson
#130. Some kneel and lie to God. - Author: Elton John
Religious Liberty quotes by Elton John
#131. It is not the practice of the Holy See to disclose information on the religious discipline of members of the clergy or religious according to canon law. - Author: Gerald Posner
Religious Liberty quotes by Gerald Posner

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