"Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action."
"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."Robert Shea on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Robert Shea 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."Robert Shea on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Robert Shea 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."Robert Shea on Albert Camus
"Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail."
"Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?"
"One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions."
"It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department."
"To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse."