We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
The world is my country,
all mankind are my brethren,
and to do good is my religion.
– Thomas Paine, One of the Founding Fathers of the United States and author of “Rights of Man” (1792)
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion
than for any other single reason.
That, my friends, that is true perversion.
– Harvey Milk
We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Re-examine all that you have been told…
dismiss that which insults your soul.
– Walt Whitman
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
– Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
Religion is a blessing when, and only when,
it provides a focus for a compassionate community
to minister to its members and to the world at large.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie