Quotes with religions
Religions are different roads converging to the same point. What does it matter that we take different road, so long as we reach the same goal. Wherein is the cause for quarreling?
Speaking of the conflict between Muslims and Hindus. Hind Swaraj, Or Indian Home Rule (1946),
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong.
Cosmogony and cosmology have always aroused great interest among peoples and religions. The Bible itself speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its make-up, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise, but in order to state the correct relationships of man with God and with the universe. Sacred Scripture wishes simply to declare that the world was created by God, and in order to teach this truth it expresses itself in the terms of the cosmology in use at the time of the writer. The Sacred Book likewise wishes to tell men that the world was not created as the seat of the gods, as was taught by other cosmogonies and cosmologies, but was rather created for the service of man and the glory of God. Any other teaching about the origin and make-up of the universe is alien to the intentions of the Bible, which does not wish to teach how heaven was made but how one goes to heaven.
October 3, 1981 to the Pontifical Academy of Science
Evil things come from a special kind of demented world that only Eurocentric males are capable of imagining. Male dominated religions are capable of addressing evil because that's what they want to do, so they do it.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.
Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894