Monday, February 13, 2006

Quotes on religion

I've always believed in the close relationship between science and religion, and how Sikhism, like other religions, are open minded. Some quotations on the matter:

Rev. Patricia Templeton

  • "A faith that requires you to close your mind in order to believe is not much of a faith at all."

Albert Einstein
  • "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."
  • "What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether? To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it? I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life."
  • "Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind."

Guru Amar Daas Jee
  • "Acknowledge your origin, and then you shall know your Husband Lord, and so understand death and birth." (SGGS 441)

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