„Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.“

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britischer Musiker, Sänger, Produzent, Schauspieler und Mal… 1947 - 2016

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„Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.“

—  Vine Deloria Jr. American writer 1933 - 2005

Commonly attributed to Deloria on the internet, or sometimes to a few others, but without legitimate sourcing, the earliest variant of this yet located is a single quotation in Awakened India Vo. 99 (1994) p. 327, ascribed to Fr. Patrick Collins, University of Notre Dame, USA:
Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who know they have been there — perhaps through involvement with religion.
The next variant located is ascribed to an anonymous member of Alcoholics Anonymous in Illuminating the Heart: Steps Toward a More Spiritual Marriage (1996) by Barbara G. Markway, p. 28:
Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell; spirituality is for those who have been there.
A variant also occurs in The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers & Non-Believers (2001), by Glenn F. Chesnut, Ch. 1 : Discovering a Higher Power:
Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell; twelvestep spirituality is for those who've been there.
Misattributed

„A Muslim is he who carries the fear of God in his heart and tries, by following the ways of Islam, to rise in spiritual stature: and not merely he who happens to have been born in a Muslim house and bears a Muslim name.“

—  Muhammad Asad Austro-Hungarian writer and academic 1900 - 1992

Quelle: This Law of Ours and Other Essays (1987), Chapter: Calling All Muslims, Radio Broadcast # 7, p 117

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„One of the reasons religions are widely accepted is spiritual laziness and its resulting fear.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Ai Weiwei on Twitter in English (beta). (December 24, 2010) http://aiwwenglish.tumblr.com/
2010-, Twitter feeds, 2010-12

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„People who want to rise above a well-cooked meal and a well-tailored garment, are out of their spiritual minds.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

Quelle: One Minute Nonsense (1992), p. 157

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„The way to stop abortion is to deal, philosophically and spiritually, with the people who get them. And that's not something government can touch.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (1999)
Kontext: I don't support abortion. I could never participate in one. But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again. What criminalization will do is force women into garages and back alleys, and then you're going to have two lives in jeopardy. My mom, who was a nurse, used to talk about the messes that would come in after back-alley abortions went wrong. The way to stop abortion is to deal, philosophically and spiritually, with the people who get them. And that's not something government can touch.

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„Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty — necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.“

—  James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987

"Letter from a Region of My Mind" in The New Yorker (17 November 1962); republished as "Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region in My Mind" in The Fire Next Time (1963)

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„My art in the last period has all been in small format, but my paintings have become even deeper and more spiritual, speaking purely through colour... And now I leave these small – but to me – important works to the future and to the people who love art.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky Russian painter 1864 - 1941

from: 'Lebenserinnerungen', 1938 - after 1937 Jawlensky couldn't paint any longer because of severe arthritis
Quelle: 1936 - 1941, Life Memories' (1938), p. 249

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„A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives.“

—  Wendell Berry author 1934

"The Loss of the Future".
The Long-Legged House (1969)
Kontext: A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves.

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„Religion and education meet in their responsibility to make possible the abundant life—the terms are intellectual and spiritual, rather than material. Humane living is assured only to those … who have disciplined themselves to choose and who have the ardor to strive for the excellent “with heart and soul and mind.”“

—  Aurelia Henry Reinhardt American educator and social activist 1877 - 1948

Address at Ohio State University, 1940, as quoted in Unitarian Universalist Women's Heritage Society Archives, 3 July 2018, Aurelia Isabel Henry Reinhardt (1877-1948) http://www.uuwhs.org/womenwest.php,

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„We must distinguish between spirituality in general terms, which aims to make us better people, and religion. Adopting a religion remains optional, but becoming a better human being is essential.“

—  Matthieu Ricard French writer and Buddhist monk 1946

The Quantum and the Lotus, translated by Ian Monk (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001), p. 264 https://books.google.it/books?id=F-QpZMJ6b7QC&pg=PA264.

„I want a world of brave and courageous people. Indeed, those who work hard and are agnostics are more acceptable, for a time, than lazy spiritual hypocrites.“

—  Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India

The Teachings of Babaji. (1983, 1984, 1988). Haidakhan, U.P.: Haidakhandi Samaj.
Quelle: The Teachings of Babaji, 17 August 1982.

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„Any Christian who blindly accepts the opinions of the majority and in fear and timidity follows a path of expediency and social approval is a mental and spiritual slave.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Quelle: 1960s, Strength to Love (1963), Ch. 2 : Transformed nonconformist
Kontext: In his essay "Self-Reliance" Emerson wrote, "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." The Apostle Paul reminds us that whoso would be a Christian must also be a a nonconformist. Any Christian who blindly accepts the opinions of the majority and in fear and timidity follows a path of expediency and social approval is a mental and spiritual slave.

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