Quotations on Christianity

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I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would ever feel comfortable doing. If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity, I would never grow.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Christianity, Hollywood)

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)

What is happening within Christianity is that it doesn't know it needs to promote itself.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Christianity, Needs)

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)

The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Christianity, Beliefs)

Christianity had two faces which bewildered me - two pictures which didn't fit.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Christianity, Faces)

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 have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Christianity, Reform)

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)

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
- Frank Borman
(Keywords: Christianity, Capitalism, Hell)

National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
- Martin Bormann
(Keywords: Christianity, Socialism)

But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Christianity, Consciousness, Doubt, Horror, Madness, Sin)

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and, mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught, give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown
(Keywords: Christianity, Errors, Principles)

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)

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
- George Carey
(Keywords: Christianity, America, England)

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)

Democracy, as has been said of Christianity, has never really been tried.
- Stuart Chase
(Keywords: Christianity, Democracy)

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)

It is true that Christianity is not bound up with any particular race or culture. It is neither of the East or of the West, but has a universal mission to the human race as a whole.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Christianity, Culture, Mission, Race)

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)

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis
(Keywords: Christianity, Affection, Chastity, Exercise, Intimacy, Romantic, Sexes)

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Christianity, Ideals, World)

I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Christianity, Today, Wonder)

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)

My grandparents knew it was important that I understood Christianity and the Bible. But they never took me to church; they sent me to church.
- Lee Greenwood
(Keywords: Christianity, Church, Bible, Grandparents)

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
- Matthew Hale
(Keywords: Christianity, England, Law)

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)

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Christianity, World)



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