“All religions have good moral teachings, but religion is a duality--a morality to live by and a philosophy to think by. Today most people know that the philosophy of Christianity is false and so have thrown out the morality with it. ...(by throwing out the bad philosophy and keeping the good morality)... This would not be religion but ethics, morality practiced instead of preached.”
“The mystery of life is manmade, not God-made. When an ignorant priesthood introduced the supernatural into a perfectly natural universe, it threw confusion into the human mind. The result was a myriad of warring religions and philosophies all trying like the blind men with the elephant, to explain the whole by something felt (emotional) instead of seen (mental).”
“Let us realize that priests are not revealers of truth but only keepers of traditions, and that the purpose of both the scribes and their later translators was not to reveal the truth but to lay the basis of a theistic religion, based on the supernatural and the terrifying.”
Referring to the Crusades... “There are those who say,
it doesn’t matter what men believe; it’s what they do that matters. Yet
what they do is but the outer expression of their beliefs.