Quotations on Christianity

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The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Revolution, Glory, Principles)

If there ever was a religious war full of terror, it was the crusades. But you can't blame Christianity because a few adventurers did this. That's my message.
- Moustapha Akkad
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Blame, Religious, Terror)

With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
- Francis Arinze
(Keywords: God, Soul, Christianity, Church, Difference, Errors, Humanity, Spiritual)

Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Death, Religion, Success, Christianity, Islam, Dying, Man)

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Power, Knowledge, Christianity, Lust)

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer
(Keywords: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness.
- Bruno Bauer
(Keywords: Progress, Christianity, Alienation, Self)

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization.
- August Bebel
(Keywords: Civilization, Christianity, Enemy, Liberty)

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Christianity, Glory)

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Home, War, Christianity, School, World, World war)

I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Life, Christianity, Heaven)

I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: Christian, Christianity, Argument, Judaism)

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Science, Civilization, Development, Christianity, Years)

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-Ferdinand Celine
(Keywords: Ideas, Christianity, Deep, End, Man, March, Past, Soldiers, Years)

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.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Truth, Christianity, Church, End, Will)

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Life, Christianity, Living, Philosophy, Theory)

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly
(Keywords: God, Christianity, Islam, Judaism)

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: War, Christianity, Cities, Countries, Leaders)

Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.
- Ralph A. Cram
(Keywords: History, Education, Science, Wealth, Christianity, Democracy, Inheritance, Repetition, Years)

A lot of people think Christianity is about always being perfect. It's actually the opposite of that. It's realizing that we're all humans, and that's why God sent his Son to this earth - to save people.
- Billy Ray Cyrus
(Keywords: God, Son, People, Christianity, Being, Earth)

Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: Death, Character, Christianity, First)

Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Keywords: Science, God, Truth, Christianity, Accident, Law)

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
(Keywords: Death, Life, Belief, Christianity, Fact)

The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special and express communications, and that Christianity constitutes that revelation, is no part of these inquiries.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: God, Christianity, Man, Proof)

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.
- Simon Greenleaf
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Truth, Christianity, Candor, Mind, Nothing, Simplicity)

The virtue of paganism was strength; the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare
(Keywords: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
- Frank Harris
(Keywords: Age, Christianity, Faults, Journalism)

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends.
- Elbert Hubbard
(Keywords: People, Christianity, Friends, Heaven, Hell)

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
- William Ralph Inge
(Keywords: Optimism, Christian, Christianity, Radical)

The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
- Patricia Ireland
(Keywords: Time, Women, Values, Christian, Christianity, Beliefs, Diversity, Fact, Years)

There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Keywords: Money, Religion, Christianity, Church, Blood, Difference, Man, Religious)

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings
(Keywords: Religion, Christianity, Execution, Years)

Western civilization, Christianity, decency are struggling for their very lives. In this worldwide civil war, race prejudice is our most dangerous enemy, for it is a disease at the very root of our democratic life.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Keywords: Life, War, Civilization, Christianity, Decency, Disease, Enemy, Prejudice, Race)

Let the professors of Christianity recommend their religion by deeds of benevolence - by Christian meekness - by lives of temperance and holiness.
- Richard Mentor Johnson
(Keywords: Religion, Christian, Christianity, Benevolence, Deeds, Holiness, Temperance)

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Christian, Christianity, Europe, May, Nothing, Poor, Spiritual)

Civilization, we shall find, like Universalism and Christianity, is anti evolutionary in its effects; it works against the laws and conditions which regulated the earlier stages of man's ascent.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Civilization, Christianity, Laws, Man)

Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
- Bruce Kent
(Keywords: Power, Christianity, Corruption, Manipulation, Present)

Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King
(Keywords: Government, Christianity, American, Mythology)

The Way is not a religion: Christianity is the end of religion. 'Religion' means here the division between sacred and secular concerns, other-worldliness, man's reaching toward God in a way which projects his own thoughts.
- David Kirk
(Keywords: God, Religion, Thoughts, Christianity, End, Man, Projects)

When obedience to the Divine precepts keeps pace with knowledge, in the mind of any man, that man is a Christian; and when the fruits of Christianity are produced, that man is a disciple of our blessed Lord, let his profession of religion be what it may.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Religion, Knowledge, Christian, Christianity, Man, May, Mind, Obedience, Profession)

In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: Life, God, Christianity, Contrast, Living, Suffering, World, Worth)

Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: History, Religion, Christianity, Mankind)

Compared with the thousands of years in which human life has been on this planet, Christianity is a recent development.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: Life, Development, Christianity, Years)

When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: Life, Time, Christianity, Present)

We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Keywords: History, Christianity, Accuracy, Memory, Tradition)



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