Posted by Hi on November 11, 2002
In Reply to: Quotes on religion posted by Woodchuck on November 10, 2002
Those are close, maybe the one I am thinking of goes something like Religion is the crutch... or maybe the opium, something in that vein. Wish I could remember.
Thanks again for your effort!
: : Hi,
: : I am looking for the correct phrase and origin of a phrase that goes something like, "Religion is the province of the uninspired." or something to that effect.
: : Any help would be appreciated!
: I can't find that phrasing in my references, but here are two of the more famous quotes expressing similar ideas.
: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." - Karl Marx
: "Religion is this. They act as in religion that is to say they neither wait nor stay away. Religion is best as it is. If they like it at all they like it all, not only more than once but often." - Gertrude Stein