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Religion Quotes by Mark Twain

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Mark Twain had strong opinions on religion. He was not one to be swayed by religious propaganda or sermons. However, Mark Twain was not considered an atheist. He was evidently against conventional religion; and the traditions and dogma that prevail within religion.
  • In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.

  • No God and no religion can survive ridicule. No political church, no nobility, no royalty or other fraud, can face ridicule in a fair field, and live.

  • Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion.

  • The higher animals have no religion. And we are told that they are going to be left out in the Hereafter.

  • It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

  • The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes.

  • No sinner is ever saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.

  • India has 2,000,000 gods, and worships them all. In religion, other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.

  • By temperament, which is the real law of God, many men are goats and can't help committing adultery when they get a chance; whereas there are numbers of men who, by temperament, can keep their purity and let an opportunity go by if the woman lacks in attractiveness.

  • If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way.

  • But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

  • God puts something good and lovable in every man His hands create.

  • It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

  • Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight.

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