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Religious

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Process Given

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.

- A. Philip Randolph

Young Very

I definitely had a very religious upbringing. My father was just instilling good morals into us at a very young age, and it wasn't super-strict, but it was a loving, warm household.

- Aaron Paul

Okay Super

I'm not super, super religious. If this is okay to say, I'm more culturally Jewish.

- Abbi Jacobson

Islam Most

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult tasks of religious intellectuals.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Benefits Remain

Human beings can remain spiritual and religious while enjoying the benefits of rational administration of their affairs.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Otherwise Longer

We no longer claim that a genuinely religious government can be democratic, but that it cannot be otherwise.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Education Going

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Woman

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.

- Abraham Cahan

Love Religion

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Jerusalem Books

I was born in Jerusalem with a religious background and a rabbi as a father... it was rather poor, but what we did have, we did have books.

- Ada Yonath

United States

The United States may be a religious nation. But it is also a nation with a strong commitment to separation of church and state.

- Adam Cohen

More Cultural

I consider myself more of a cultural Jew; I'm not religious in any way.

- Adam Lamberg

Lose Sure

Religious traditions are easy to lose sight of in today's marketing frenzy. Make sure you take time to gently usher your little ones into the rituals that have special meaning for you.

- Adam Mansbach

Guns Other

George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks?

- Adam McKay

Abortion Against

The corporate right fires up the religious right against gay marriage and abortion and uses their votes to push their deregulation and tax cuts for the rich. It's an old trick. The House of Saud has the same arrangement with the Mullahs in Saudi Arabia.

- Adam McKay

Think Costs

I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.

- Adam Rickitt

Sadly Prejudices

But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.

- Adam Weishaupt

Country Set

You cannot take one set of issues from one country and apply it to another. They are all different, in terms of history, and the religious compositions of the populations involved.

- Aga Khan IV

Secular Lives

The co-existence of religious values in the lives of individuals and secular rules in the governance of the state should be clearly defined.

- Ahmed Zewail

Proud Ethnic

Syria is the proud heir of an ancient civilization that has a unique spectrum of minorities that encompasses Muslims and Christians of various denominations. There are at least ten such ethnic and religious groups.

- Ahmed Zewail

Woman Half

Although the Nasser revolution of 1952 was secular, the culture remained deeply religious - but it was a faith of moderation and tolerance. Women made up nearly half my class at university, and my senior academic adviser there was a woman. In Alexandria, my friends were Christians and Muslims.

- Ahmed Zewail

Church Hundred

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.

- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Show Through

I was a religious 'SNL' watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri - they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.

- Aidy Bryant

Family Very

I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.

- Akhmad Kadyrov

I Think Voters

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life.

- Al Franken

Sense Formal

I'm not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense.

- Al Purdy

Country Tell

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.

- Al Sharpton

Minorities Other

If companies can refuse to provide coverage for women, what other objections to the Affordable Care Act will we see based on 'religious grounds'? For that matter, will 'religious freedom' be used as an excuse to discriminate against other minorities and disenfranchised groups across the board? Where will it end?

- Al Sharpton

Very Surrounded

We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important - just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety.

- Alain de Botton

World Need

Everywhere in the world there are tensions - economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate.

- Alain Ducasse

Celebrity Shared

The religious imagery and fairytales that formed our shared cultural references have been replaced by the cult of celebrity. Marilyn is the sex goddess, Camilla Parker Bowles is cast as the wicked witch, Che Guevara is the revolutionary. Celebrities have become visual shorthand for narratives that shape our lives.

- Alison Jackson

Sunscreen Use

I protect my skin with sunscreen and am religious about keeping my face moisturized and properly protected all day, so I also use a face lotion with SPF 30.

- Amanda Beard

Bible Coordinate

I'm not a religious person; I'm more of a spiritual person, so I follow the rules of the Bible that coordinate with and connect with the Hebrew culture.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Other Checking

We all learn in school that the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy, the media, religious institutions and NGOs.

- Alan Dershowitz

Bus Purely

The sad reality is that there are no purely domestic issues in Israel. Issues that would be dealt with by municipalities in other countries - such as how to deal with a dangerous bridge or how to resolve conflicts between religious and secular bus riders - become major international issues when they occur in Israel.

- Alan Dershowitz

Own Regional

I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.

- Alan Dundes

Kind Humanist

As both a scientist and a humanist myself, I have struggled to understand different claims to knowledge, and I have eventually come to a formulation of the kind of religious belief that would, in my view, be compatible with science.

- Alan Lightman

Political Before

No matter how powerful our political and religious leaders think they are, they are as dust before the immense and implacable forces of history and progress. I just hope that they don't make too much of a mess or take too many more people down with them.

- Alan Moore

Conservative

The Conservative Party is a religion in that they are bound together by belief. Almost any organization has its religious aspects.

- Alan Moore

Metaphysical

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

- Alan Watts

Woman Very

I grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas... raised by my grandmother. We were very poor and had no indoor plumbing. My grandmother was a very religious woman, though, and she gave me a lot of faith and inner strength.

- Alana Stewart

Marriage Me

To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious.

- Alastair Campbell

Bible Other

I'm not a religious person in the regular sense, but in the Bible you're not allowed to steal, you're not allowed to lie and you're not allowed to feel you're above other people.

- Alber Elbaz

I Am New

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

- Albert Einstein

Alive Profound

By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.

- Albert Schweitzer

Doubt Groups

While few religious leaders and scholars would doubt the commonalities that exist among the various religious groups, the followers of these religions unfortunately struggle in their effort to peacefully coexist.

- Alcee Hastings

Church Address

Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.

- Alcee Hastings

Reason Regions

Mr. Speaker, I am deeply concerned that many regions of this world are suffering from the effects of armed conflicts with religious aspects. I believe that the differences of faith are not the real reason for these conflicts.

- Alcee Hastings

Reason Other

Given the fact that most religions share basic values, it is most unfortunate that religious people can be played off against each other so easily. One possible reason for this may be that people do not know enough about other people's beliefs.

- Alcee Hastings

Political Deal

Moreover, I want us to urge political and religious leaders, and all peoples of the world, to move forward in a conciliatory spirit, to deal with religious matters in a responsible and balanced way, and to focus on their common grounds.

- Alcee Hastings

Door Next

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.

- Aleister Crowley

Woman Despised

I believe in mysticism, with an interior goal, and you are your own temple and your own priest. I don't believe anymore in religions, because you see today there are religious wars, prejudice, false morals, and the woman is despised. Religion is too old now; it's from another century, it's not for today.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Inculcated

Human society has dense borders - economic, religious and cultural - inculcated from an early age. We hate change.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Strong Very

I grew up in the north of Chile, and this is why there are a lot of religious symbols in my pictures: because the Catholic Church in Latin America is very strong.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Like Atheists

My parents are like religious atheists.

- Alex Clare

Expression High

We are a nation built on principles of freedom, and high on the list of freedoms is freedom of religious expression.

- Alexander Acosta

Religion

More and more people care about religious tolerance as fewer and fewer care about religion.

- Alexander Chase

Compulsory

A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.

- Alexander Cockburn

Wide Range

Being a person of faith is just another of a wide range of fun activities available to those who come to Harvard. When Harvard boasts to admitted students of its more than 40 religious groups, it does so in the same vein that it boasts of its nearly dozen a cappella groups.

- Alexandra Petri

Deal Held

Serious beliefs are awkward, especially religious ones. It's not that there's anything wrong with them, it's just that people's real, heart-felt, deeply held beliefs are, well, 'not easy to handle or deal with, requiring great skill, ingenuity, or care' - in a word, awkward.

- Alexandra Petri

Always Noticed

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious persons are fond of a joke, and I am suspicious of those who aren't.

- Alfred North Whitehead

Pain Damage

Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.

- Alice Walker

Doing Role

My own personal connection with God was not in a religious sense, so I wasn't really thinking in that way when I got the role and when I started doing it.

- Amber Tamblyn

Will Very

One of my good friends is Christian, goes to church every Sunday, very religious. I'm fine with that and I will never judge her.

- Amber Tamblyn

Never Would

As a physician, I would never encroach upon the religious freedoms of my patients.

- Ami Bera

Language About

Mythology and history are my passion. I grew up in a religious family and learnt about our scriptures and philosophies. It's the language I'm comfortable with.

- Amish Tripathi

Tradition Myths

India has a long tradition of reinterpreting religious myths.

- Amish Tripathi

Good News Loudly

The good news is that a vast majority of Indians from different religions see no contradiction between religiosity and liberalism, keep India stable. We religious liberals don't talk loudly enough.

- Amish Tripathi

Through Became

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Always Having

The closest place that I feel like I come to having religious moments is always musical.

- Amos Lee

Fiery Almost

Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself.

- Amos Oz

Very Badly

I grew up as a Mormon, and that had more of an impact on my values than my beliefs. I'm afraid I will always feel the weight of a lie. I'm very hard on myself anyway. Religious guilt carries over too. You can't really misbehave without feeling badly about it. At least, I can't.

- Amy Adams

I Think Been

Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.

- Amy Chua

Never Been

We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.

- Amy Lee

Own Stems

No one can travel your own road for you; you must travel it for yourself. My faith in this stems from my childhood. I grew up in a family with a system of religious beliefs handed down to me.

- Amy Tan

Other Rhetorical

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

- Amy Waldman

Think Going

People think that because people do religious stuff, that's all we're supposed to do. But with God's help, everything that He wants me to accomplish, I'm going to do it. It's all about pacing.

- Andrae Crouch

Sentiment

Under Nasser, Egyptian nationalism was built on little more than pan-Arab irredentism and anti-Western and anti-Israeli sentiment. Mr. Mubarak retained these powerful brainwashers and allowed the rise of a religious component to further alienate Egyptians from liberal and democratic thinking.

- Andre Aciman

Remembrance

For the religious, Passover is the grateful remembrance of a homeward journey after years of suffering.

- Andre Aciman

Very I Remember

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother - who was a very religious person - so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.

- Andrea Bocelli

Work Always

I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious.

- Andres Serrano

Doing Gotten

One of the challenges of innovation is figuring out how to wipe your mind clean about what you should be doing at any given moment, and not having a religious attachment to what's gotten you there thus far.

- Andrew Mason

Everybody

I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they'll say, 'Oh that's dumb, you believe in whatever,' but I think everybody believes in something.

- Andy Biersack

Understand Need

I'm not religious, but I understand the need for faith and hope.

- Andy Biersack

I Think Very

I am not particularly religious. But I think we do face the question of where God is, why we are created and where does life go, why we exist. That sort of thing. And it is very hard to talk about it these days, because it cannot be proven. It is hard to discuss it rationally.

- Ang Lee

Cut Robertson

When you try to figure out what the religious right is, it ultimately comes down either to one man, Pat Robertson, or anyone who believes in a higher being and wants their taxes cut.

- Ann Coulter

Green Blind

The things that churned inside Daredevil were deeply religious, somewhat guilt-driven traces of the messianic, with his powers being a compensation for and driven by the vulnerability of being blind. Green Arrow is not driven by dark forces.

- Ann Nocenti

Think Here

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.

- Ann Romney

Three Rejected

Abraham is such a fascinating figure. Three world religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - all claim him as a patriarch. He was raised in a religious home. And yet he rejected religion in order to pursue a personal relationship with God.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Starbucks Opera

Tulsa has world-class opera and Starbucks, and a religious conservatism that rules public life.

- Anne Hull

Level Activist

I was raised with no religious training or influence. Except the influence was to be a moral and ethical person at the secular level. And to be a peace marcher, an activist for civil rights, peace and justice.

- Anne Lamott

Beautiful Here

I was obsessed with religious questions, the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?

- Anne Rice

Spirit Tolerant

A common religion is not possible for India, but a recognition of a common basis for all religions, and the growth of a liberal, tolerant spirit in religious matters, are possible.

- Annie Besant

Mind Very

Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock.

- Annie Besant

Every Day Been

Jiro Ono serves Edo-style traditional sushi, the same 20 or 30 pieces he's been making his whole life, and he's still unsatisfied with the quality and every day wakes up and trains to make the best. And that is as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.

- Anthony Bourdain

Damage Deal

In our world, in which religious images are losing their meaning, in which our customs are getting more and more secular, we are losing our sense of the eternal. I think it's a loss that has done a great deal of damage to modern art. Painting is a return to origins.

- Antoni Tapies

Aesthetic Doubts

An intellectual is going to have doubts, for example, about a fundamentalist religious doctrine that admits no doubt, about an imposed political system that allows no doubt, about a perfect aesthetic that has no room for doubt.

- Antonio Tabucchi

Propaganda False

Counter-knowledge covers the propagation of false legends and conspiracy theories often used for political purposes or fundamentalist religious propaganda.

- Antony Beevor

Your Defence

Going to religious places gives me clarity. When I am sitting there, I am in a state of gratitude with my defence mechanism down and am open to receiving that energy, that gives me clarity as at that time, you are listening to your heart. The heart shows you the direction in life. The mind exists only to execute your emotion.

- Arjun Rampal

Allow Some

At some point we must make a decision not to allow the mere threat of charges of cultural or religious insensitivity to stop us from dealing with this evil.

- Armstrong Williams