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"Christianity is a statement which, if false is of NO importance, and, if true, of INFINITE importance, The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."
 C S Lewis

"A Church is God between four walls. "
 Victor Hugo

"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to a town gossip."
 Billy Graham

"Say what you like about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant truth that there are only ten of them."
 H L Mencken

"The Christian life is not a way 'out', but a way 'through' life."
 Billy Graham

"Philosophy makes us wiser, but Christianity makes us better men."
 Henry Fielding

"Christianity was not founded by clergymen."
 Norman Vincent Price

"Two things about the Christian religion must surely be clear to anybody with eyes in his head. One is that men cannot do without it; the other, that they cannot do with it as it is."
 Matthew Arnold

"God made the country and man made the town."
 Wm Cowper

"The world at its worst needs the church at its best."

"If you take Christ out of Christmas, all you're left with is M & S."
 Paul Wilson

"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us."
 C S Lewis

"We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others."
 Harry S Truman

"The Seven Last Words of the Church: "We never did it that way before.""

"We, the uninformed, working for the inaccessible, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful."
 Jim Lundy

"If it were not for death there would be no urgency about religion."
 Gerald Brenan

"O Lord, if there is a Lord, save my soul, if I have a soul. "
 Ernest Renan

"God's plan made a hopeful beginning, but man spoiled his chances by sinning, We trust that the story will end in God's glory, But at present, the other side's winning."

"Science has never superseded religion, and it is my expectation that it never will supersede it."
 Arnold Toynbee

"Science does not and cannot disprove religion. Nor does it prove religion to be true."
 John Young

"The follower of Christ does not mean "I am a specially good person" when he claims to be a Christian."
 John Young

"It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious."
 Ian Hislop

"If I were to say "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should say "God why me?" about the good things that happen in my life."
 Arthur Ashe

"Say what you like about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant truth that there are only ten of them."
 H.L. Mencken

"The Church of England is the perfect church for people who don't go to church."
 Gerald Priestland

"Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians are to patriotism."
 John Haynes Holmes

"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world."
 Albert Einstein

"God's mill grinds slow, but sure."
 George Herbert

"The all-male religions have produced no religious imagery. The great religious art of the world is deeply involved with the female principle."
 Kenneth Clark

"Spiritual Hunger does not mean that a man will necessarily find God, but it does strongly suggest that God exists."
 David Watson

"A God who let us prove his existence would be an idol."
 Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Christianity is the religion, not of a book but of a Person."
 Murdo Macdonald

"There are those who assure us that they can be religious without believing in God, and Christians without accepting one single doctrine of the Christian faith."
 Murdo Macdonald

"The Church is confronted with the task of proclaiming the gospel to a generation which has an insatiable appetite for believing the wrong things."
 Murdo Macdonald

"He who possesses art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion."
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Christianity won't fit into a list of hobbies or interests. It is far too big for that."
 John Young

"If anyone could show me that Christianity is not true, then I would have nothing more to do with it."
 John Young

"At the moment the Church has not even begun to grasp its frightening potentiality for good and evil."
 Murdo Macdonald

"God is pushed out to the very circumference of things and is only called upon when the clockwork of normal events does not function."
 Murdo Macdonald

"I am an unbeliever - but sometimes I have doubts."
 George Bernard Shaw

"I believe in Christ but not the Church."
 George Bernard Shaw

"Religion is a good invention in times of stress."
 George Bernard Shaw

"That's the funny thing about religion; it doesn't matter what you say, you're going to upset someone."
 Lewis Black

"If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it."
 Abraham Lincoln

"Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed."
 Dan Brown

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
 George Washington

"Coincidence is God's way of staying annonymous."
 Albert Einstein

"It is hard to tell where MCC ends and the Church of England begins."
 J.B. Priestley

"The world at its worst needs the church at its best."

"Generally speaking, the errors of religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous."
 David Hume

"Prayer for all preachers: "Lord fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and nudge me when I've said enough"."

"Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God."
 Lenny Bruce

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried."
 G. K. Chesterton

"Religion is like a pair of shoes - find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes."
 George Carlin

"My concern is not whether God is on our side. My greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."
 Abraham Lincoln

"Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand."
 Dan Brown

"Some Christians give the impression they have been baptised in vinegar."

"In some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners."
 Jonathan Miller

"The Bible is a divinely inspired book, admirably suited for the needs of one's neighbours."
 Ambrose Bierce

"Woman was God's second mistake."
 Friedrich Nietzsche

"If there were no God, there would be no atheists."
 G. K. Chesterton

"If you have spiritual or religious beliefs, you probably have access to one of the world's most time-honoured methods of achieving tranquillity: prayer."
 Paul Wilson

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car."

"Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control."
 Martin Luther King Jnr

"Who will free me from this turbulent priest?"
 Henry ll

"And God said 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan.'"
 George Burns

"I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is."
 Charles Lamb

"To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel and have angels for hearers."
 G. Whitefield

"In the best prophecies 60% is man, 40% is God. In the usual prophecies 90% is man, 10% is God."
 Fr. John Harper

"If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from the archbishops and not from politicians."
 Harold Macmillan

"Skin colour does not matter to God, for he is looking upon the heart . . When men are standing at the foot of the cross there are no racial barriers."
 Billy Graham

"I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy and in endeavouring to make our fellow creatures happy."
 Thomas Paine

"There is nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitor."
 Frank Clark

"If people stop believing in religion they don't then believe in nothing, they believe in everything."
 G. K. Chesterton

"Jesus alone can make atonement because he is the atonement - the at-onement of God and man."
 Gonville ffrench-Beytagh

"Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree."
 Blaise Pascal

"God can stand being told by Professor Ayer and Marghanita Laski that he doesn't exist."
 J.B. Priestley

"Archbishop: A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ."
 H.L. Mencken

"For this I think is charity, to love God for Himself and our neighbour for God."
 Sir Thomas Browne

"The Bible is like the poor; we have it always with us, but we know very little about it."
 Samuel Butler

"To believe in God is to yearn for his existence and furthermore, it is to act as if he did exist."
 Miguel de Unamuno

"The number one book of the ages was written by a committee, and it was called the Bible."
 Louis B. Mayer

"The books of the Bible were written over a long period of time. It took God longer to write the Bible than it has taken him to build the British Empire."
 Wm C MacDonald

"The greatest mistake the bishops make is in thinking they are the Church. The Church is the laity."
 Lord Hailsham

"Jesus was in a garden, not of delight as the first Adam, in which he destroyed himself and the whole human race, but in one of agony, in which he saved himself and the whole human race."
 Blaise Pascal

"'Twas a thief said the last kind word to Christ: Christ took the kindness and forgave the theft."
 Robert Browning

"Superstition is the religion of feeble minds."
 Edmund Burke

"God and the doctor we alike adore, but only when in danger, not before."
 John Owen

"The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion."
 Matthew Arnold

"Dear God, All I ask for next year is a big fat bank account and a slim body. Please donít mix these up like you did last year. "

"Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask."
 Billy Graham

"Everything happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message."
 Malcolm Muggeridge

"God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them."

"I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Budda and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
 John Lennon

"Things have come to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade the sphere of private life."
 Wm Lamb

"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."
 Jonathan Swift

"The difference between religion and spirituality - religion is for those who don't want to go to hell, spirituality is for those who have been."

"I used to be an atheist, then I became an agnostic. God knows what I am now."

"Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing."
 H.L. Mencken

"The most important quality in a person connected with religion is absolute devotion to the truth."
 Albert Schweitzer

"Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth, but to satisfy the questioner."
 Elbert Hubbard

"Christian work is constantly crippled by clinging to blessings and traditions of the past. God is not the God of yesterday. He is the God of today."
 David Watson

"Man's difficulty today is that he is so immersed in the temporal that he has lost sight of the spiritual, has lost sight of God."
 Gilbert Shaw

"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."
 Aldous Huxley

"The Devil is sincere, but he is sincerely wrong."
 Billy Graham

"Sin, that old dynamo, has lost much of its power since we ceased to believe in hell"
 Gerald Brenan

"Hair-splitting can be left to theologians and legalists; simplicity is the aim in the life of prayer."
 Hubert van Zeller

"We set no time limit on sermons, but we feel no souls are saved after the first twenty minutes."
 Donald McGregor

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
 Albert Einstein

"Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do."
 Isaac Watts

"Some people have just enough religion to make them feel uncomfortable."
 John Wesley

"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."
 George Bernard Shaw

"Man will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it."
 Charles Caleb Colton

"O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me."
 Jacob Astley

"I sometimes think that God, in creating man, overestimated his ability."
 Oscar Wilde

"Had God thought that sin would enter Eden, he would have created a parson also."
 Laurence Sterne

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