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I don’t believe in organized religion – I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff.
It is certainly true that writers take a stance at some variance from organized religion. This has not always been true. But since the romantic movement – and I’m referring now exclusively to poetry – the emphasis has been on the individual imagination defined against, rather than in terms of, any orthodoxy.
In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost, I think it’s still the best way of looking at the world for Indians – better than any organized religion in this country.
Not until the human heart is stolid to poetry, the human eye blind to beauty, not until the intellect ceases its quest for truth and conscience finds its quietus either in universal defeat or in triumphant success, will organized religion cease to be.
I increasingly see organized religion as actually my enemy. They treat me as their enemy. Not all Christians, of course. Not all Jews, not all Muslims.
Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion.
My biggest problem with organized religion is that God has been imagined as a human being with emotions. I feel if you let go of that, then it’s possible to see God as a force, to connect to him or her spiritually.
One does not become an atheist out of a desire for hassle-free Sunday mornings. People come to atheism because they have a problem with organized religion – usually a problem they consider to be of moral urgency.
Organized religion and musicals present tenets to live by that don’t entirely make sense but, on the whole, make people who believe them secure, thus giving an appearance of inclusiveness.
I see no way out of the problems that organized religion and tribalism create other than humans just becoming more honest and fully aware of themselves.
I’m no atheist – I’m lazy. I really do like hassle-free Sunday mornings. I have a problem with organized religion, so I’ve simply opted out. Live and let live, I figure.
I also don’t have organized religion on Pern. I figured – since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing – that religion was one problem Pern didn’t need.
In order to have faith, or follow any other organized religion, I’d have to suspend a degree of disbelief.
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business.
Organized religion may be anathema on the political Left, but the need for the things religion provides – moral fervor, meaning, a sense of community – are not.
Organized religion preaches Order and Love but spawns Chaos and Fury. Why?
I decided to take God and organized religion seriously, and to reject the secular life which in my teens had looked attractive because it allowed me to act in any way that I wanted.
There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion, and I’ll show you a hundred retrogressions.
I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.
Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member’s freedom of thought and action.
I think quite a bit of organized religion has become big business. Jesus Christ never sold the word of God. He never gave a sermon and then said, ‘For $8.99, you can buy the CD.’
In my opinion, most organized religion does neither agentic service nor relational nurturance very well.
I wear the Jewish star, but I’m not – I haven’t converted to Judaism, and I’m not – I’m not – I’m not Jewish in the conventional sense because the Kaballah is a belief system that predates religion and predates Judaism as an organized religion.
I’m not into organized religion. I’m into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we’re all just part of nature.
Nothing has done more to separate and divide human beings one from another than exclusivist organized religion.
Well, I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they’ve had forever. And they’ve been overrun by organized religion, which has had a lot of money and power.
Organized religion: the world’s largest pyramid scheme.
I just think Texas and that whole Bible Belt section is so, like, corporate. And I don’t agree with organized religion in that respect.
Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.
If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.
One of the problems with organized religion is that it has always kept women in a second-class position. They have been viewed as the daughters of Eve.
I believe that there is some spiritual entity that’s greater than us. I do not belong to any specific organized religion. I have always believed that, and I believe it even more so now. I believe that someone was listening to me, and someone is giving me an incredibly blessed life.
Tribalism, after all, is part of our evolutionary DNA. The need to identify with a group, to belong and commune with like-minded people is not only biological, it’s what has helped motivate our desire for and devotion to all kinds of important cultural institutions, from organized religion to sports fandom.
My father hates organized religion, probably because he hates the God who killed his little girl back in 1968. I find religions variously bemusing.
I never found much comfort in overly organized religion of any sort.
I think there’s been a big problem between religion, or organized religion, and spirituality.
If organized religion has become less relevant, it’s not because churches have held fast to their creedal beliefs – it’s because they’ve held fast to their conventional structures, programs, roles and routines.
Across all religions in the United States, people 18-30 are more spiritual than before, but they don’t like organized religion. What sets Birthright apart is that no one’s hitting on you to be Jewish in any particular way, and you can define Jewish any way you want.
Although both sides of my family were religious, I was never forced to practice the Jewish faith. I did not really rebel against it, but then, as today, I disliked organized religion. I have a strange inhibition about praying with others.