„Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.“

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„An important advance in the life of a people is the transformation of the religion of fear into the moral religion. But one must avoid the prejudice that regards the religions of primitive peoples as pure fear religions and those of the civilized races as pure moral religions. All are mixed forms, though the moral element predominates in the higher levels of social life.“

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„I think religion for many people is some sort of moral viagra.“

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„The role of religion is to integrate the Cosmology and the Morality, to render the cosmological narrative so rich and compelling that it elicits our allegiance and our commitment to its emergent moral understandings.“

—  Ursula Goodenough American biologist 1943
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—  Wendell Berry author 1934
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