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"The best thing about science is that hard empirical answers are always there if you look hard enough. The best thing about religion is that the very absence of that certainty is what requires - and gives rise to - deep feelings of faith."

"There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing but only by God the Creator made known through Jesus."

"Well I think that Catholicism's basic foundation of faith is personal conscience. I think it's between you and God not you and the Church."

"Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?"

"God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process and you have to go from one level to another."

Mike Tyson

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"Religion is absolutely unfathomable. Always and everywhere one can dig more deeply into infinities."

"Like the old soldier of the ballad I now close my military career and just fade away an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye."

"Discernment is God's call to intercession never to faultfinding."

"I have faith in the United States and our ability to make good decisions based on the facts."

"The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone play a slide trombone plant a small tree good God now you're free."

"He that rebels against reason is a real rebel but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny has a better title to Defender of the Faith than George the Third."

"I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It's a mystery. Yet still I believe in God."

"To one who has faith no explanation is necessary. To one without faith no explanation is possible."

"In America now let us - Christian Jew Muslim agnostic atheist wiccan whatever - fight nativism with the same strength and conviction that we fight terrorism. My faith calls on its followers to love one's enemies. A tall order that - perhaps the tallest of all."

"I have faith in the market when we get the rules right."

"I don't worry about being in a hurry any more because my faith in God will always deliver me on time."

"It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice."

"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion not freedom from religion."

"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time."

"Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul man cannot live in health without them."

"True fans of the Constitution like true fans of the national pastime acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don't expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty."

"Millions of Americans find community comfort and support in their faith."

"You cannot do anything without God.It's a profound and elemental truth. Not you cannot do most things without God. You will not be able to do anything that you want truly in fulfillment without God."

"I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession which I was trying to throw off and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result."

"Our faith comes in moments our vice is habitual."

"You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements."

"Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?"

"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator."

"Religion is not a department of life it is something that enters into the whole of it."

"I am still far from being what I want to be but with God's help I shall succeed."

"I grew up in a very religious family and it is the motivating force to every thing I do. I am fortunate to have had adults all around me who really lived their faith in helping other people and doing the best you can do."

"I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because like Spinoza's God it won't love us in return."

"Reason is the enemy of faith."

"I think there's a difference between God and religion."

"Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith."

"I'm a believer in belief. Faith is something that works - it causes people to do things it has results. It's an intangible indefinable very real thing. And it moves people sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival."

"The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible."

Alan Watts

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"It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart not by the reason."

"My religion lies in my composition."

"No man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in save only our own unbelief."

"'Let God be true but every man a liar' is the language of true faith."

"Communism was meant to be an alternative religion."

"We consider Christmas as the encounter the great encounter the historical encounter the decisive encounter between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly let him rejoice."

"Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another."

"Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does."

"You were made by God and for God and until you understand that life will never make sense."

"The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian."

"To love someone means to see him as God intended him."

"The important things are children honesty integrity and faith."

"I'm a survivor of life. I try to give the glory to God and appreciate what's happening to me."

Mike Epps

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"It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong and about the law just punishment and discipline."

"That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell."

"If I don't talk about my religion if I say I'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things I'm working on they're like 'He's avoiding it.' If I do talk about it it becomes 'Oh he's proselytizing.'"

"So many of my friends are still trying to get record deals and I've had one for 10 years now where my only goal is to make the best music I can make. I've been very lucky. I have great faith that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be and whatever happens is going to be absolutely right for me."

"My faith doesn't go over real well in Hollywood."

"We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism."

"The real democratic American idea is not that every man shall be on a level with every other man but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him without hindrance."

"All religion seems to need to prove that it's the only truth. And that's where it turns demonic. Because that's when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake."

"It's really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I'm not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it's important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that."

"A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless."

"I think people often come to the synagogue mosque the church looking for God and what we give them is religion."

"I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me."

"A whole lot of us believers of all different religions are ready to turn back the tide of madness by walking together in both the dark and the light - in other words through life - registering voters as we go and keeping the faith."

"I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."

"There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion."

"God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself and for our world."

"To disbelieve is easy to scoff is simple to have faith is harder."

"The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion when they should be using it to protect religion."

"If God dropped acid would he see people?"

"All religions are branches of one big tree."

"I am in love - and my God it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already you are wasting your life."

"To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely."

"O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham and believe whatever is revealed from God though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son and therefore believed notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections."

"The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism."

"Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism but larger amounts bring us back to God."

"Then if your movie clicks with real audiences you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office."

"Is woman a religion? Well perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles."

"I've lost my faith in science."

"It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven."

"I am not here to parade my religious sentiments but I declare I have too much respect for the faith in which I was born to ever use it as the basis of a political organization."

"God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property not seize it."

Euripides

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"I try to act out of faith."

"To try to fashion something from suffering to relish our triumphs and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic."

"To me faith means not worrying."

"I think the American people understandably have sort of lost faith in the United Nations."

"Because wherever I am today I still owe it to God and I owe it to two men - the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X and of course two very special women my mother and my wife."

"The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry."

"Religion is interesting because it brings out the best and the worst in humanity. It can be a source of good deeds whether it's people from different spiritual backgrounds coming together to help other people in need after a crisis. But it's also a cause for war and bloodshed."

"Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion."

"Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God."

"Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt I should not believe."

"I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist."

"A universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one. A physics a biology where there is a God is bound to look different. So the most basic claims of religion are scientific. Religion is a scientific theory."

"There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion."

"My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason."

"One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God."

"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless."

"Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."

"Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don't let anyone take it away from you ever."

"So much about religion has to do with rigid sacrosanct preciousness. I don't live my life that way and I don't feel that's what Baha'u'llah teaches."