Religion And Politics Quotes

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Politics is a game of compromise ... faith isn't.
The garb of religion is the best cloak for power.

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Politics in America is the binding secular religion.


Politics and religion mixed is the headiest cocktail ever invented.
The pursuit of politics is religion, morality, and poetry all in one.


Religion & Govt. will both exist in greater purity, they less they are mixed together.
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul—politics does the same thing for the body.


When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way.
Religious ideas, supposedly private matters between man and god, are in practice always political ideas.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.  We cease to grow.
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All separated from government are compatible with liberty.

church and state

Politics is the science of domination, and the persons in the process of enlargement and illumination are notoriously difficult to control.
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
Persecution is not an original feature of any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of any law-religions, or religions established by law.


He said that was one of the things he deplored about the loss of religion, it meant that people elevated politics into a religious faith and that was dangerous.
How are we to disentangle religion from politics in a revolution?  Religion may form the outlook of an individual.  It may serve as an ideological intoxicant for a crowd.
In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor, and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.


Politics and religion are dangerous subjects, for they may cause ill feeling even in the most cultivated company. Illness, death, and disaster are unpleasant, and consequently should be avoided.
Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: Why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?

church and state

The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder's lack of rational conviction.  Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.


When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion, it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs.  A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.
It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.