Sunday, August 14, 2016

Worth Pondering: Four Quotations about Religion

First Quotation

Religious wars tend to be extra furious. When people fight over territory for economic advantage, they reach the point where the battle isn’t worth the cost and so compromise. When the cause is religious, compromise and conciliation seem to be evil.” Roger Shinn professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York

Second Quotation

Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it; anything but live for it…. Where true religion has prevented one crime, false religions have afforded a pretext for a thousand.” --Charles Caleb Colton (1825).

Third Quotation

We have just enough religions to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Fourth Quotation

The true purpose of a higher religion is to radiate the spiritual counsels and truths that are its essence into as many souls as it can reach in order that each of these souls may be enable thereby to fulfill the true end of man. Man’s true end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”—Arnold Toynbee, historian 

Sent by Saeed Qureshi


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