Quotations concerning or
By persons with last names beginning K to R:
Some quotations which are religiously intolerant, or which discuss religious
intolerance, are listed below:
Robert F. Kennedy:
"Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man
is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has
Federico Mayor, Director-general of
"It is intolerable that the world's religions
-- founded on the values of love and compassion -- should provide a
pretext for the expression of hatred and violence."
Stephen King, in "The Mist:"
"As a species, we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?
Josh McDowell, at a Youth for Christ
rally in 1994:
"Tolerance is the worst roar of all,
including tolerance for homosexuals, feminists, and religions that
don't follow Christ." 4
Harvey Milk, at a 1978 Gay Freedom Day Rally. (Milk,
the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, was
assassinated later that year by a fanatic).
"The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of
religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true
Editor's note: If one defines religion in
the narrow sense to include belief in God, then his statement is probably not
true. If one defines religion very broadly to include National Socialism and
Communism, then it is probably true, at least for the 20th and 21st centuries to
Richard D. Mohr, "A More Perfect
"Religious belief is a fine guide around which a person might
organize his own life, but an awful instrument around which to organize someone
Blaise Pascal: Often attributed to Sam J. Ervin, Jr., in "Protecting the Constitution"
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it
from religious conviction."
Pope John Paul II. Stated at a mass rally in Mexico City on 1999-JAN-25:
"Only faith in Christ gives rise to a culture contrary to egotism and death."
Rabbi Ya'acov Perin
"One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail."
Robert E. Regier & Timothy J. Dailey
"Our founders expected that Christianity --
and no other religion -- would receive support from the government as long
as that support did not violate people's consciences and their right to
worship. They would have found utterly incredible the idea that all
religions, including paganism, be treated with
equal deference." 2
"Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of
the conscience. Without God, we're mired in the material, that flat
world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is
a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and
cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God,
then we will be a nation gone under."
"REL Guy," posting on an Amazon.com forum "What is wrong with
Christians?" on 2008-MAY-05:
"I find tolerance based on the
intolerance of intolerance intolerable."
Pat Robertson, fundamentalist Christian minister,:
||In New York Magazine, 1986-AUG-18:
"It is interesting, that termites don't build things, and the
great builders of our nation almost to a man have been Christians,
because Christians have the desire to build something. He is motivated
by love of man and God, so he builds. The people who have come into
(our) institutions (today) are primarily termites. They are into
destroying institutions that have been built by Christians, whether it
is universities, governments, our own traditions, that we have.... The
termites are in charge now, and that is not the way it ought to be, and
the time has arrived for a godly fumigation." 4
Webmaster's note: It is important to remember that the process of fumigation results in the death of those fumigated.
The 700 Club, 1991-JAN-14:
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and
the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing.
Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love
the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them."
As quoted in M. Schwartz & K. J. Cooper, "Equal Rights
Initiative in Iowa Attacked," Washington Post, 1992-AUG-23, Page A15:
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is a socialist, anti-family
political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children,
practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become
Adrian Rodgers prominent evangelical teleminister:
"Never, never, never join a movement that persecutes people
because of their faith."
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From his eulogy at the funeral of mass murderer Dr.
Baruch Goldstein, who killed about 48 Palestinians in a machine-gun
attack at Muslims in prayer in a mosque at the Tomb of Abraham in Hebron,
Palestine. The quote was reported in an
article by Clyde Haberman in the New York Times, 1994-FEB-28.
Robert E. Regier and Timothy J. Dailey criticized a prayer delivered on 2000-SEP-14,
by a Hindu priest, Venkatachalapathi Samuldrala of the Shiva Vishnu Hindu Temple in
Parma, OH. It opened a session of the U.S. House of
Representatives. Criticism of the prayer appeared on 2000-SEP-21 in the Culture Facts section of the Family
Research Council's (FRC) web site. It was also Emailed or mailed to the
subscribers of Culture Facts, a weekly newsletter. It was later removed
from the FRC web site. More details.
Quoted in the Massachusetts Family Institute's E-Alert for
Josh McDowell, et. al, have written a book that opposes what they refer to
as the "New Tolerance." It is titled "The New Tolerance: How a Cultural Movement
Threatens to Destroy You, Your Faith, and Your Children," Tyndale House
Pub., (1998). Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
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Copyrights for the individual quotations held by their creators.
First published: 2002-FEB-19
Last updated and reviewed: 2009-FEB-15
Compiled by: B.A. Robinson