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Religion 1.0

Source:  Superbible, by Mike Titus, aka E Scrooge, printed in 1990
 
noun
A collection of practices, based on beliefs and teachings that are highly valued or sacred.
"Rather than being diligent and mindful of the way he practiced religion, he chose to stir up quarrels by ridiculing the manner in which others do."
Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.
"At this point, Star Trek has really become a religion."
synonyms: denomination, faith.  [Ninjawords.com]
What They Opined
Philip Adams      Marx was wrong.  Religion is not the opiate of the people.  Opium suggests something soporific, numbing, dulling.  Too often religion has been an aphrodisiac for horror, a Benzedrine for bestiality.  At best it has lifted spirits and raised spires.  At worst it has turned entire civilizations into cemeteries/
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)      RELIGION -- A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
The Dalai Lama      This is my simple religion.  No need for temples.  No need for complicated philosophy.  Your own heart, your own mind, is the temple.  Your philosophy is simple kindness.
Thomas Alva Edison      So far as religion is concerned, It's a damned fake.  Religion is all bunk.
Ralph Waldo Emerson      The religion of one age is the entertainment of the next.
   
Dr Albert Ellis      Religion is a neurosis.
Feuerbach (1841)      In religion, man denies his reason.
   
Christopher Hitchens      Since it's obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
Thomas Jefferson      Religions are all alike -- founded on fables and myths.
Lucretius (99-55 BC, Rome)      Religion has persuaded man to many evils.
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  All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.
H L Mencken       Clergymen are the ticket scalpers outside the gates of heaven.  Religion has been a curse to mankind.  The motive of fear is the be-all and end-all of all religions.
John Stuart Mill      The time appears to me to have come when it is the duty of all to make their dissent from religion known.
J Morley      All religions die of one disease -- that of being found out.
Napoleon      Religion is an excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.
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  Religion is what keeps poor people from murdering the rich.
Friedrich Nietzsche      Art raises its head where religions decline.
   
E Scrooge (1955)      The Judeo-Christian religion answers many unasked questions.  And, rather poorly at that.
E Scrooge (1962)      Religion cancels out from both sides of the equation of life.
E Scrooge (1987      Religion:  Of the religionist, by the religionist, for the religionist.
Seneca The Younger (Rome)      Religion is regarded by common people as true, by wise men as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Voltaire      The first clergyman was the first sly rouge who first encountered the first fool.
George Washington      The United State is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
?      Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.  Give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.

 

 

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