Religion

  • No religion is higher than humanity.


    Humanity, Religion

  • The true divinity of the Middle Ages, the beating heart of its devotion, wasn't God the Father, wasn't even Jesus Christ. It was the Virgin Mary.


    Christianity, Faith, Religion

  • An extreme form of literary criticism. On Salman Rushdie's fatwa


    Criticism, Islam, Religion, Writers

  • I think students should know something about religion as a historical phenomenon, in the same way that they should know something about socialism and humanism and the other great ideas that have shaped political philosophies and therefore the course of human events.


    Education, Religion, Universities

  • He spends his life explaining from the pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists of the fact that though it is not true, it has been found necessary to invent it.


    Belief, Christianity, Clergy, Religion

  • No one can be an unbeliever nowadays.The Christian apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.


    Belief, Christianity, Disbelief, Religion

  • As long as the clergy and religious organisations advertise their creed on the lines of “everybody ought to believe in us – millions do”, one can expect nothing but indifference and waning faith.


    Disbelief, Faith, Populism, Religion

  • Theology: An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.


    Religion

  • Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.


    Religion

  • Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.


    Religion

  • Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.


    Religion

  • Why do born-again people so often make you wish they’d never been born in the first place?


    Religion

  • Why did the Catholics invent the confessional? What is that but a phone box?


    Religion

  • When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray’. We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.


    Religion

  • Protestant women may take the pill. Roman Catholic women must keep taking The Tablet.


    Religion

  • Deserves to be preached to death by wild curates.


    Religion

  • I’m a dyslexic Satanist; I worship the drivel.


    Religion

  • Baptists are only funny under water.


    Religion

  • How can what an Englishman believes be heresy? It is a contradiction in terms.


    Religion

  • Christianity never got a grip on the world until it virtually reduced its claim on the ordinary citizen’s attention to a couple of hours every seventh day and let him alone at weekends.


    Religion

  • Didn’t some cynical critic say that the Church of England was the only barrier between England and Christianity?


    Religion