Religious History Quotes by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Tim Lambesis, William Barclay and many others.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.
I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved – the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!
Strongly guarded as is the separation between Religion and Government in the Constitution of the United States, the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.
The more I sought truth uncorrupted by years of religious history, the more I kept finding answers I didnвЂ™t want to find. Emotionally, it would have been easiest for me to just hold on to what I grew up believing, but mentally that wasnвЂ™t an option anymore.
The Christian is a [person] of joy… A gloomy Christian is a contradiction of terms, and nothing in all religious history has done Christianity more harm than its connection with black clothes and long faces.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
If you look at U.S. history through religious history, there is very much a motif that shows the importance religion has played in the U.S. We’re a very religious country and it affects the way we look at various political issues.
Let us with Caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes.
Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can exist apart from religious principle.
If I have read religious history aright, faith, hope, and charity have not always been found in a direct ratio with a sensibility to the three concords; and it is possible, thank heaven! to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings.