Extremely religious, legalistic people have a criticism or judgment about everyone and everything. They just have a way of bringing people down with what they say.
Even before 9/11 I was gripped by a sense of dread: our lack of criticism about what we were doing in the Middle East - the slagging off of a whole religious tradition.
The world will not know liberty until all that is religious and political is transformed into something simple and human and made susceptible to criticism and denial.
The most important thing is to know how to awaken in the still undeveloped masses an intelligent attitude towards religious questions and an intelligent criticism of religions.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale
Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honoured.