“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”
“Be neither stubborn nor fickle. I have always noticed that fickle-minded people usually fail in all they do.”- Don Bosco
“If some things don’t make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose. ”
—Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg.
A cult is a religion with no political power. -Tom Wolfe, author and journalist (b. 1931).
“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”
—Jonathan Swift, author of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.
Also see: Samir Halarnkar’s ‘God And Disgust’.
“God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper,” designer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller once said. And it makes sense. As long as we do our work honestly and not hurt others, what does it matter if we believe in some invisible superman in the sky, who happens to have such a fragile ego so as to condemn people for not believing in him, no matter how good they might be?
Do the best job I can, not hurt our fellow beings on this planet, that’s my religion.
—Anu Garg of A Word A Day.