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Christianity Quotes

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
But in the end one also has to understand that the needs that religion has satisfied and philosophy is now supposed to satisfy are not immutable; they can be weakened and exterminated. Consider, for example, that Christian distress of mind that comes from sighing over ones inner depravity and care for ones salvation -- all concepts originating in nothing but errors of reason and deserving, not satisfaction, but obliteration.
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God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction
Richard Cecil Permalink
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John Updike
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
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C.S. Lewis
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts
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Samuel Coleridge,
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all
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William Burroughs
In fact, they recapitulate the story of Christianity word for word, like the inevitable course of some unsightly disease: criminal ignorance, brutish stupidity, self-righteous bigotry, paranoid fear of outsiders. For the cultist, psychiatrists, the media, Government agencies have become Satan incarnate. Like the fundamental Christians, they have to be right.
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C.S. Lewis
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
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Leo Tolstoy
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars
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There has been a crisis of confidence in Christianity across Europe,
Martin Thompson Permalink
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C.S. Lewis
Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.
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P. J. O'Rourke
Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.
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Mark Twain
Christianity will doubtless still survive in the earth ten centuries hence - stuffed and in a museum
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Mahatma Gandhi, ,
If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.
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Christianity has sufficient inner strength to survive and flourish on its own. It does not need state subsidies, nor state privileges, nor state prestige. The more it obtains state support the greater it curtails human freedom.
William Douglas Permalink
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There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed
Hannah Moore Permalink
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Billy Connolly
It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things.
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Dwight L. Moody
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.
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A single friar who goes counter to all Christianity for a thousand years must be wrong.
Charles V Permalink
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To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity. You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
Alan Moore Permalink
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While Islam is projected today as inimical and hostile to Christianity, Judaism and other Religions, the truth is that the Prophet was the great educator, teaching people the meaning and explanation of their own Religion, correcting and assisting them in following the right path, as taught by previous Prophets and messengers.
Yusuf Islam Permalink
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Enforced uniformity confounds civil and religious liberty and denies the principles of Christianity and civility. No man shall be required to worship or maintain a worship against his will.
Roger Williams Permalink
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C.S. Lewis
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
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Christian Fundamentalism: The doctrine that there is an absolutely powerful, infinitely knowledgeable, universe spanning entity that is deeply and personally concerned about my sex life
Andrew Lias Permalink
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[Then again, Christianity seems to have done quite well by mixing worship and commerce.] Religion is like yeast in dough, ... It's in every part of life, so for it to show up everywhere is only natural - in commerce, politics, sports, labor unions and so on and so forth.
Michael Novak Permalink
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I think that the core doctrines of Christianity-the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.
Andrew Greeley Permalink
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It's a stream of Christianity that didn't win the day.
Andrew Jacobs Permalink
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.
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Elbert Hubbard
Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Christianity makes suffering contagious
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With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
Louis Celine Permalink
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