„The reason for the existence of a religion, from one point of view at least, is to be found precisely in those things wherein it differs from other religions.“

—  Frithjof Schuon, livro The Transcendent Unity of Religions, The Transcendent Unity of Religions (1953; revised edition 1984)
Frithjof Schuon photo
Frithjof Schuon
1907 - 1998
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Miguel de Unamuno photo
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan photo
Publicidade
Thomas Paine photo
Charles Webster Leadbeater photo
Douglas Adams photo

„I am fascinated by religion. (That's a completely different thing from believing in it!)“

—  Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
The Salmon of Doubt (2002), Context: I am fascinated by religion. (That's a completely different thing from believing in it!) It has had such an incalculably huge effect on human affairs. What is it? What does it represent? Why have we invented it? How does it keep going? What will become of it? I love to keep poking and prodding at it. I've thought about it so much over the years that that fascination is bound to spill over into my writing.

Willa Cather photo
Bruno Bauer photo

„There is no longer any religion when there is no longer any privileged religion. Take from religion its exclusive power and it will no longer exist.“

—  Bruno Bauer, The Jewish Question
As quoted in Karl Marx's "The Jewish Question" by ; as translated in Karl Marx, Frederick Engels : Collected Works (1975) edited by International Publishers

William Blake photo
Orson Scott Card photo
Richard Dawkins photo
Frithjof Schuon photo
Napoleon I of France photo

„Religions are all founded on miracles — on things we cannot understand, such as the Trinity. Jesus calls himself the Son of God, and yet is descended from David. I prefer the religion of Mahomet — it is less ridiculous than ours.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821
Letter from St. Helena (28 August 1817); as quoted in The St. Helena Journal of General Baron Gourgaud, 1815-1818 : Being a Diary written at St. Helena during a part of Napoleon's Captivity (1932) as translated by Norman Edwards, a translation of Journal de Sainte-Hélène 1815-1818 by General Gaspard Gourgaud, t.2, p. 226

Herbert Spencer photo

„Originally, ethics has no existence apart from religion, which holds it in solution.“

—  Herbert Spencer English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist 1820 - 1903
The Principles of Ethics (1897), Part II: The Inductions of Ethics, Ch. 1, The Confusion of Ethical Thought

Julia Ward Howe photo

„What is it that passes for religion? In some countries magic passes for religion, and that is one thing I wish, in view particularly of the ethnic faiths, could be made very prominent— that religion is not magic.“

—  Julia Ward Howe American abolitionist, social activist, and poet 1819 - 1910
What is Religion? (1893), Context: What is it that passes for religion? In some countries magic passes for religion, and that is one thing I wish, in view particularly of the ethnic faiths, could be made very prominent— that religion is not magic. I am very sure that in many countries it is supposed to be so. You do something that will bring you good luck. It is for the interests of the priesthood to cherish that idea. Of course the idea of advantage in this life and in another life is very strong, and rightly very strong in all human breasts. Therefore, it is for the advantage of the priesthoods to make it to be supposed that they have in their possession certain tricks, certain charms, which will give you either some particular prosperity in this world or possibly the privilege of immortal happiness. Now, this is not religion. This is most mischievous irreligion, and I think this Parliament should say, once for all, that the name of God and the names of his saints are not things to conjure with.

John Henry Newman photo
Махатма Ганди photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“