A free man’s worship by Bertrand Russell-1902

The worship of Force, to which Carlyle and Nietzsche and the creed of Militarism have accustomed us, is the result of failure to maintain our own ideals against a hostile universe: it is itself a prostrate submission to evil, a sacrifice of our best to Moloch. If strength indeed is to be respected, let us respect rather the strength of those who refuse that false "recognition of facts" which fails to recognize that facts are often bad.

DOCUMENTS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL : 1962-1965 CE

Opening Address by John XXIII-October 11, 1962 Constitutions Dei VerbumLumen GentiumSacrosanctum ConciliumGaudium et Spes Declarations Gravissimum EducationisNostra AetateDignitatis Humanae Decrees Ad GentesPresbyterorum OrdinisApostolicam ActuositatemOptatam TotiusPerfectae CaritatisChristus DominusUnitatis RedintegratioOrientalium EcclesiarumInter Mirifica Closing Address by Paul VI Read More

Presidential Address by Aga Khan at the International Seerat Conference – 1976

There is no justification for delaying the search for the answer to this question by the Muslims of the world, because we have the knowledge that Islam is Allah's final message, the Qur'an His final book and Muhammed His last Prophet. We are blessed that the answers drawn from these sources guarantee that neither now, nor at any time in the future will we be going astray.

Hanukkah(חֲנוּכָּה‎)-Cemach Feldstein

Hanukkah, therefore, has become the Festival of light. The legend tells us that the little jar of oil, which the Hasmoneans found inside the Temple after their victory, was so small that it was only sufficient for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days.

Buddhism in history : Decline of Buddhism in India-DD. Kosambi(1956)

The devout emperor Harsha, on the other hand, managed to reconcile war with Buddhism just as he reconciled his worship of the Sun god and Maheshwar. Harsha's army increased during thirty years of constant, aggressive warfare to 60,000 elephants, 100,000 cavalry, and a still larger number of foot soldiers. He was Buddhist enough to forgive the assassin whom he had disarmed, when the assembled kings and nobles demanded the death punishment.

Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone-by Immanuel Kant-1794

If morality finds in the holiness of its law an object of the greatest respect, then at the level of religion it presents the ultimate cause, which consummates those laws, as an object of adoration and thus appears in its majesty. But anything, even the most sublime, dwindles under the hands of men when they turn the idea of it to their own use.

God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn most of us-Ingersoll’s Lecture on Bible

The bible was the real persecutor. The bible burned heretics, built dungeons, founded the Inquisition, and trampled upon all the liberties of men. How long, O how long, will mankind worship a book? How long will they grovel in the dust before the ignorant legends of the barbaric past? How long, O how long, will they pursue phantoms in a darkness deeper than death?