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If we are going to save America and evangelize the world, we cannot accommodate secular philosophies that are diametrically opposed to Christian truth ... We need to pull out all the stops to recruit and train 25 million Americans to become informed pro-moral activists whose voices can be heard in the halls of Congress. Jerry Falwell
No human being or society ... ever did or ever will come to much unless their conduct was governed and guided by the love of some ethical ideal Thomas Huxley
There is little doubt that religious liberty is best exercised within the setting of the secular state. Bert B. Beach
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Pearl S. Buck
The seculars and those that adhere to them are generally well affected to the peace of the state. Henry Cary; Viscount Falkland
When the masses become better informed about science, they will feel less need for help form supernatural Higher Powers. The need for religion will end when man becomes sensible enough to govern himself. Francisco Ferrer
Whenever morality is based on theology, whenever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established. Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach
Morality is a social necessity Gora; Shri Goparaju Ramachandra
Each man must grant himself … the morality that suits him. Remy de Gourmont
Humanism is the creed of those who believe that in the circle of enwrapping mystery, men's fates are in their own hands—a faith that for modern man is becoming the only possible faith. John Galsworthy
Our Constitution was framed, not to declare and uphold the deity of Christ, but the sacredness of humanity. Ours is the first government made by the people and for the people. It is the only nation with which the gods have had nothing to do. Robert G. Ingersoll
The French … do not believe in the unity of the Lord of Heaven and Earth … but have abandoned all religion …. They assert … that all men are equal in humanity, and alike in being men; none has any superiority or merit over any other, and every one disposes of his soul and arranges his life. In this vain belief and preposterous opinion, they have erected new principles and set new laws, and established what Satan has whispered to them and destroyed the bases of religion…. With lying books and meretricious falsehoods they address themselves to every group and say, “We belong to you, to your religion, and to your community” …They are united under the banner of Satan. Ahmad Pasha al Jazzar
I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies. James A. Michener
Everywhere, intelligent and educated people rely more and more on purely secular and scientific techniques for the solution of their problems. As science advances, belief in divine miracles and the efficacy of prayer becomes fainter and fainter. Corliss Lamont
Religion to me really means ethical systems. Michael Crichton
The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith which will replace the rotting corpse of Christianity John J. Dunphy
The day France remembers that she was and must be the salvation of the human race, when she gathers her children about her and teaches them France as faith and religion, that day she will once again be alive, and as firm as the earth itself. Jules Michelet
I am convinced that everyone can develop a good heart and sense of responsibility with or without religion. Tenzin Gyatso; Dalai Lama
As everybody likes to be honored, so people imagine that God also wants to be honored. They forget that the fulfillment of duty towards men is the only honor adequate to him. Immanuel Kant
There is no division between true religion and noble living; a religion that does not express itself in nobility of living is an empty shell. Annie Besant
If God is incomprehensible to man, it would seem rational never to think of Him at all …. whether there exists a God or not ... men's moral duties will always be the same so long as they possess their own nature Jean Meslier
… to the Canadian, the American is an absolutist in his political philosophy. His history from the beginning has made him so. The first Puritan settlers had crossed the ocean to found their city set upon a hill, an example to other nations, a chosen people, the grain that God had sifted from a whole nation to plant in the empty continent. This sense of special selection, of possession of a new and higher truth, became secularized, but it did not diminish. John F. Conway
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine
Doing Good Is My Religion Freedom from Religion Foundation
There is a culture war being waged against God-fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle class, Protestant, … heterosexual, gun owning Americans. Charlton Heston
Western Humanism does not ask the fundamental questions about the meaning and limits of personal experience. Humsniists leave aside the mysteries of contingency and transitoriness, for the certainties of research, production, consumption. Michael Novak

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