"I think people often come to the synagogue, mosque, the church looking for God, and what we give them is religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Gene Robinson on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Gene Robinson on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Gene Robinson on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Gene Robinson on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Gene Robinson on Albert Camus
"I've long been really intrigued with what is the... proper role of faith and religion in public life."
"One of the joys of being a Christian or being a person of faith is that you believe deep down that death isn't the worst thing, you know. Not living your life: that's the worst thing. And death is not, it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's not, it's not the end of the world."
"Faith is a dynamic and ever-changing process, not some fixed body of truth that exists outside our world and our understanding. God's truth may be fixed and unchanging, but our comprehension of that truth will always be partial and flawed at best."
"You know, I think Jesus was famous and also in a lot of trouble because he always chose people over sort of established procedures."
"Stability is why society has an interest in marriage."