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RELIGION > MY RELIGION SECTION ONE : WHAT I MEAN BY RELIGION > The Central Place of Morality

 

02. The Central Place of Morality

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal to reason and is in conflict with morality. I tolerate unreasonable religious sentiment when it is not immoral.

Young India, 21-7-'20 p. 4


As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be reli­gious. There is no such thing as religion overriding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel and inconti­nent and claim to have God on his side.

Young India, 24-11-'21, p. 385


Religion which takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them, is no religion.

Young India, 7-5-'25, p. 164


Every activity of a man of religion must be derived from his religion, because religion means being bound to God, that is to say, God rules your every breath.

Harijan, 2-3-'34, p. 23