Quotes on Religious Hatred

Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute. Lance Morrow

Religious hatreds ought not to be propagated at all, but certainly not on a tax-exempt basis. James A Michener

No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God. George H W Bush

We have to be sure [students] understand that racial, national, ethnic, and religious hatred can lead to horrible tragedies. Rod Blagojevich

Never in the world does hatred cease by hatred; hatred ceases by love. Gautama Buddha

The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred. Which is fine with me! Any time a bunch of holy people want to go out and kill each other I'm a happy guy! George Carlin

Let us live most happily, free from hatred in the midst of the hateful; Let us remain free from hatred in the midst of people who hate. Gautama Buddha

To me, marriage is partly a religious thing and I'm not religious. Alastair Campbell

Though I'm not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover. Fran Drescher

Being religious is quintessentially American. Denis Mcdonough

I am also really into religious artifacts. Kathleen Robertson

While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive. Sam Harris

The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. Dalai Lama

It will be a Religious War, a sort of Christian Jihad, fueled by religious hatred and led by merciless fanatics on both sides. It will be guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy. Hunter S Thompson

A man who is an agnostic by inheritance, so that he doesn't remember any time that he wasn't, has almost no hatred for the religious. H L Mencken

There's a lesson to be learned out of everything we go through in life. I recall when I left [Jack Gordon], and my mother was so upset. "How could you allow him to beat you? You should really be upset with him." And I said, "Mother, I can't be." She goes, "Why?" I said, "Because I can't harbor hatred in my heart." I was extremely religious and extremely naive. God took me through that for a reason, for me to learn the outcome. Latoya Jackson

Whoever sees in himself the traces of hatred toward any man on account of any kind of sin is completely foreign to the love of God. For love toward God does not at all tolerate hatred for man. Maximus the Confessor

If we were not passionately inclined to money or to vainglory, then we would not fear death or poverty. We would not know enmity or hatred, and we would not suffer from the sorrows of ourselves or others. Saint John Chrysostom

Religious fanaticism and hatred are a world-devouring fire, whose violence none can quench. Baha'u'llah

Instead of more violence why isn't there a meeting of religious leaders. It's all got to be dialogue - that's the only way. Get everybody from each religion together and say 'Listen, this can't go on. Why do we have all this hatred?' Elton John

The fact is, the most painful and tragic lesson of the 20th century was that regimes based on racial superiority and religious hatred can't be trusted to keep their word to the international community. Michael Bloomberg

The idea that anyone would think their religious ideas make them morally superior is just preposterous. David O Russell

The religious stories, the religious truths, the spiritual principles - obviously, they don't change. But as you get older and you experience more, you recognize the applicability, the profundity, and the fundamental truths of spiritual principles in ways that you couldn't when you simply were living a less dimensional life. Marianne Williamson

We all have our pet things that we like to get religious about. Max Cannon

When you forcefully suppress religious nationalism, you radicalize it. Reza Aslan

I am basically a religious man. Cyril Cusack

To be quite honest, I'm not religious. Colin Hanks

I would call myself more spiritual than religious. Chad Kroeger

I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual. Paul Mccartney

My father was very outwardly religious. John Mcgahern

I am more spiritual than religious. Jill Scott

When I was young, I was religious. Jonathan Kozol

Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their [NOT our!] religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society. George Washington

America's only respectable form of bigotry is bigotry against religious people. And the only reason for hatred of religion is that it forces us to confront matters many would prefer to ignore. William Bennett

On the one side was bigotry, ignorance, hatred, superstition, every sort of blackness that the human mind is capable of. On the other side was sense. H L Mencken

Concerning the press and politicians, the hatred for all such evangelical groups is not because of their real or fancied blunders but because they have reintroduced biblical morality into politics. R.J. Rushdoony

Faith is like love, it cannot be forced. Therefore it is a dangerous operation if an attempt be made to introduce or bind it by state regulations; for, as the attempt to force love begets hatred, so also to compel religious belief produces rank unbelief. Arthur Schopenhauer

The majority of Russians considered Pussy Riot's stunt to be an act of religious hatred, rather than criticism against the close ties between the President and the Patriarch. So yes, in many ways their message was lost in all the noise. On the other hand, Pussy Riot chose a format that would make sure they would be heard. A silent protest would have failed, or perhaps even led to harsh punishment without much interest from the world around. So they chose a form that would be noticed. Who can blame them for that? Moddi

In our nation a new and insidious form of religious hatred is developing. I believe there is an attempt to create hatred in the public mind toward orthodox Christians, Jews, and Catholics. It is being implemented by the mass media. Paul McGuire

The bloody years of war and all the atrocities in European history have taught the Europeans that secular politics free of religious hatred is mainly a question of peace. This concept is not anchored in the same way in the consciousness of Turks, which has to do with the fact that the secular was forced upon us by the army. Orhan Pamuk

It is terrible that we all die and lose everything we love; it is doubly terrible that so many human beings suffer needlessly while alive. That so much of this suffering can be directly attributed to religion-to religious hatreds, religious wars, religious delusions and religious diversions of scarce resources-is what makes atheism a moral and intellectual necessity. Sam Harris

Is not nationalism - that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder - one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred? These ways of thinking - cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on - have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power. Howard Zinn

Antisemitism is unique among religious hatreds. It is a racist conspiracy theory fashioned for the needs of messianic and brutal rulers, as dictators from the Tsars to the Islamists via the Nazis have shown. Many other alleged religious 'hatreds' are not hatreds in the true sense. If I criticise Islamic, Orthodox Jewish or Catholic attitudes towards women, for instance, and I'm accused of being a bigot, I shrug and say it is not bigoted to oppose bigotry. Nick Cohen

You see, when a nation threatens another nation the people of the latter forget their factionalism, their local antagonisms, their political differences, their suspicions of each other, their religious hostilities, and band together as one unit. Leaders know that, and that is why so many of them whip up wars during periods of national crisis, or when the people become discontented and angry. This is the explanation of all wars, all racial and religious hatreds, all massacres, and all attempts at genocide. Taylor Caldwell

The advocate of religious freedom is to expect neither peace nor forgiveness from [the clergy]. Thomas Jefferson

Religious humor is not really my area, so I probably wouldn't do anything about that, or politics or something. Chris Lilley

I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one. Lady Gaga

I believe inter -racial marriages show the world that the color of a person's skin is of no consequence. The more such marriages there are, the more people will come into direct contact with such couples. This benefits peace in the world where so much conflict and hatred is based on racial and religious differences Robert S. Jepson, Jr.

It is intolerable that the world's religions - founded on the values of love and compassion - should provide a pretext for the expression of hatred and violence. Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Once Mel Gibson revealed himself to be, like the president, a person of serious religious faith, the gloves came off. Mel Gibson has done a major favor for serious faith, both Jewish and Christian, in America. He has made it "cool" to be religious, but in so doing he has unleashed the hatred of secular America against himself personally, against his work and against his family. God bless him. Daniel Lapin

Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen than love. Luc De Clapiers

Hatred is a settled anger. Marcus Tullius Cicero

I watch CNN, it's so much anger and hatred and just the hatred. Kevin Drum

I just see many, many untruthful things. I see tone, the word tone. The tone is such hatred. I'm really not a bad person, by the way.The tone is such - I do get good ratings, you have to admit that. Donald Trump

We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on. When they see hatred going on, they have to report it. Donald Trump

I am no Platonist, I am nothing at all; but I would sooner be a Paulician, Manichean, Spinozist, Gentile, Pyrrhonian, Zoroastrian, than one of the seventy-two villainous sects who are tearing each other to pieces for the love of the Lord and hatred of each other. Lord Byron

Never have hatred toward any religion. Sathya Sai Baba

We can scarcely hate anyone that we know. William Hazlitt

History is not hatred. Malcolm X

Of one man in especial, beyond anyone else, the citizens of a republic should beware, and that is of the man who appeals to them to support him on the ground that he is hostile to other citizens of the republic, that he will secure for those who elect him, in one shape or another, profit at the expense of other citizens of the republic. It makes no difference whether he appeals to class hatred or class interest, to religious or anti-religious prejudice. The man who makes such an appeal should always be presumed to make it for the sake of furthering his own interest. Theodore Roosevelt

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal

Irrevence is another person's disrespect to your god; there isn't any word that tells what your disrespect to his god is. Mark Twain

Me personally, I don't have anything against Jesus any more than I do any of the religious icons. I think they're all pretty funny. Jack Black

There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious. Niccolo Machiavelli

I am a secularist in the Gandhian sense of the word, not the Nehruvian one. Nehru thought religion was an antique superstition which stood in the way of rational modern politics. I side with Gandhi, who wanted religious figures out of politics but also was suspicious of purely rational politics. Pankaj Mishra

I'm not religious. I do have a baby - a four-month old girl - and that's a religion in itself. George Meyer

Now, with God's help, I shall become myself. Soren Kierkegaard

Marriage is a religious and state issue. Jim Demint

I mean, I talk about being Jewish a lot. It's funny because I do think of myself as Jewish ethnically, but I'm not religious at all. I have no religion. Sarah Silverman

I am certainly not a mainstream religious man. David Ogden Stiers

In American religious history, theological qualms tend to get pushed aside when politics intervenes. Rick Perlstein

Religious belief is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness. Dalai Lama

Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others. William O Douglas

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life. Abraham Cahan

Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics. Mary Daly

My family was totally non-religious. There was no question we were Jewish, but we were not observant. Elayne Boosler

A man who is convinced of the truth of his religion is indeed never tolerant. At the least, he is to feel pity for the adherent of another religion but usually it does not stop there. The faithful adherent of a religion will try first of all to convince those that believe in another religion and usually he goes on to hatred if he is not successful. However, hatred then leads to persecution when the might of the majority is behind it. Albert Einstein

Lebanon was at one time known as a nation that rose above sectarian hatred; Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. All of that was blown apart by senseless religious wars, financed and exploited in part by those who sought power and wealth. If women had been in charge, would they have been more sensible? It's a theory. Roger Ebert

Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love. Baruch Spinoza

Love or hatred towards a thing, which we conceive to be free, must, other things being similar, be greater than if it were felt towards a thing acting by necessity. Baruch Spinoza

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