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No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state.

Tags: Religion, State  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.

Tags: Clearly, Whatever  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church.

Tags: Faith, Hold  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

Tags: Army, Less  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I'm no longer a member of the church. I left in 2003 because of the sex abuse scandal.

Tags: Left, Sex  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common.

Tags: Loyalty, State  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

Tags: Education, School  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

A church debt is the devil's salary.

Tags: Debt, Devil  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.

Tags: Christ, Divorce  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?

Tags: Faith, Understand  ✍ Author: John Calvin

What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part.

Tags: Friends, Respect  ✍ Author: George Carey

I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.

Tags: Heart, Jesus  ✍ Author: George Carey

God is sufficient in all ages for His church.

Tags: Ages, God  ✍ Author: John Nelson Darby

I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole church ought to be well instructed in the word, and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity.

Tags: Whole, Word  ✍ Author: John Nelson Darby

Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.

Tags: Bring, May  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

That's just my family's mentality. We are a very loving, hugging and kissing kind of family. And we grew up in a church atmosphere and still have that atmosphere. There is no negativity.

Tags: Family, Negativity  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

I just want you to know you aren't going to church with a crook.

Tags: Crook  ✍ Author: Bernard Ebbers

I'm not religious, so theres no church on Sunday.

Tags: Religious, Sunday  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

Tags: Service, Silent  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thing that brings people to wail at a wall, or face Mecca, or to go to church, is a search for that feeling of purity.

Tags: Face, Feeling  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

Tags: Rather, Themselves  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.

Tags: Place, Someone  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.

Tags: Place, Someone  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

I kept quiet for eight years. I did not want to hurt the church.

Tags: Hurt, Quiet  ✍ Author: Jessica Hahn

I was a virgin. People find that hard to believe, but when you're raised in a church, that was just the way it is.

Tags: Hard, Raised  ✍ Author: Jessica Hahn
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I was green. All I knew was to walk my dog and go to church.

Tags: Dog, Walk  ✍ Author: Jessica Hahn

I don't think we should focus on what church that person walks into .. I think we need to focus on what they do when they walk out of church.

Tags: Focus, Walk  ✍ Author: Nikki Haley

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

Tags: God, Themselves  ✍ Author: Matthew Henry

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.

Tags: Peace, Purity  ✍ Author: Matthew Henry

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Tags: Science, Stop  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.

Tags: Black, White  ✍ Author: Saint Ignatius

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.

Tags: Heaven, Off  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will lay all flat if they be not prevented.

Tags: Flat, Party  ✍ Author: Edward Irving

Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.

Tags: Often, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Cheryl James

I get asked a lot why Apple's customers are so loyal. It's not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That's ridiculous.

Tags: Ridiculous, Why  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.

Tags: Beginning, Light  ✍ Author: Pope John XXIII

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.

Tags: Love, Wife  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson

I went to Catholic school in and out. I'm what you call a recovering Catholic. I have many major issues with the church.

Tags: Call, School  ✍ Author: Jon Bon Jovi

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.

Tags: Human, Philosophy  ✍ Author: James Joyce

My mom always says I cut my teeth on the church pew.

Tags: Mom, Says  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

I went to church with my grandparents sometimes and I loved it.

Tags: Loved, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

I have an awesome church home and an awesome Pastor down in L.A., and I couldn't be happier.

Tags: Awesome, Home  ✍ Author: Jonny Lang

I grew up a Catholic and I don't want to talk badly about the Catholic Church but there's a lot of routine stuff going on. You say the same prayers, you sit, you kneel, whatever.

Tags: Talk, Whatever  ✍ Author: Bernhard Langer

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.

Tags: Devil, God  ✍ Author: Martin Luther

She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.

Tags: Deal, She  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

Indeed, in the present climate of mistrust of institutions, many people who yearn for a more meaningful and fulfilling life would regard the church as an unlikely place to go for guidance.

Tags: Life, Place  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.

Tags: Separation, State  ✍ Author: James Madison

I personally believe, as church law sets out, that sanctions are an absolute last resort, particularly penal sanctions of depriving people of the sacraments.

Tags: Last, Law  ✍ Author: Roger Mahony

The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S., one that too easily can lead to the exploitation, abuse and even death of immigrants.

Tags: Broken, Death  ✍ Author: Roger Mahony

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.

Tags: Heaven, Place  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.

Tags: God, Skiing  ✍ Author: Fridtjof Nansen

My eyes are wide open to the conflicts within the Church, but I don't think you can call it schism.

Tags: Eyes, Within  ✍ Author: Richard John Neuhaus

I need to find a church on Sunday. I need to say 'please' and 'thank you,' 'yes sir' and 'no ma'am.' Do the little things because that's part of being an adult.

Tags: Sunday, Yes  ✍ Author: Joe Nichols

Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.

Tags: Again, Him  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

My mom always said that if the Protestants catch a Catholic in their church, they feed them to the Jews.

Tags: Mom, Said  ✍ Author: Kate O\'Brien

As long as the house of The Holy Spirit remains a haven for criminals the reputation of the church will remain in ruins.

Tags: Holy, Spirit  ✍ Author: Sinead O\'Connor

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.

Tags: Covert, State  ✍ Author: Madalyn Murray O\'Hair

Wherever Koreans are, they set up a church.

Tags: Koreans, Wherever  ✍ Author: Sandra Oh

Becoming Catholic involves entering into a relationship with the Catholic Church.

Tags: Becoming, Catholic  ✍ Author: Carl Olson

I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message.

Tags: Message, Preach  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

I'm a reverend and a pastor. A pastor of the church. I go by usually pastor.

Tags: Pastor, Reverend  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

My dad had a church of 90 people when I was born. It was just, over the years it continued to grow.

Tags: Born, Dad  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

Tags: Cannot, Christ  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

My mind is my own church.

Tags: Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Paine

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.

Tags: Bitter, Far  ✍ Author: William Penn

I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment.

Tags: Growing, Music  ✍ Author: Q-Tip

The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Time  ✍ Author: Paula Radcliffe

Meanwhile the Church more and more provided for the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, by practically chaining His influence to the hierarchy and the sacraments.

Tags: Holy, Spirit  ✍ Author: Robert Rainy

Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity.

Tags: Christian, Religious  ✍ Author: Robert Rainy

The earlier practice of the Church had been more or less to employ in worship under the presidency of the pastor or pastors, the gifts of the congregation.

Tags: Less, Practice  ✍ Author: Robert Rainy

The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all, but had been applied in various churches; perhaps, however, with no strict consistency.

Tags: However, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Robert Rainy

The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.

Tags: Fact, Women  ✍ Author: Joseph Ratzinger

I went to a church where you could not sing out loud in the service until you had been saved.

Tags: Service, Until  ✍ Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon

I was in a church choir early on and that really helped me musically in terms of chops, learning how to sing harmonies.

Tags: Early, Learning  ✍ Author: Emily Saliers

My family for several generations have been members of the Unitarian Church.

Tags: Family, Unitarian  ✍ Author: Leverett Saltonstall

We all know that a church is not a building.

Tags: Building  ✍ Author: Robert H. Schuller

I was called to start a mission, not a church. There is a difference.

Tags: Difference, Start  ✍ Author: Robert H. Schuller

The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies.

Tags: Catholic, Change  ✍ Author: Robert H. Schuller

I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over.

Tags: Crush, Muslim  ✍ Author: Will Smith

My life goal is to see the world's one billion people with disabilities embraced and encouraged by the church.

Tags: Goal, Life  ✍ Author: Joni Eareckson Tada

There is too much theology in the Church now, and too little of the Gospel.

Tags: Gospel, Theology  ✍ Author: John S. Tanner

For me Christianity is about the Kingdom, not about the Church: it has to do with human growth and development nor church growth and development.

Tags: Growth, Human  ✍ Author: Major Taylor

Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have been under suspicion for being out of step with the tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.

Tags: Anybody, Step  ✍ Author: John Templeton

The early Church had nothing but the Old Testament. The New Testament lies hidden in the Old; the Old Testament lies open in the New.

Tags: Lies, Old  ✍ Author: Lee Terry

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.

Tags: Blood, Seed  ✍ Author: Sonny Terry

I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately. He's all about being a warrior outside of the church. I hate to think about this kind of stuff - I just like to do it.

Tags: Hate, Warrior  ✍ Author: John Tesh

Really, at a time when they're debating when and where a nativity scene can be used, this is the kind of stuff we need to have out there - outside of the church.

Tags: Time, Used  ✍ Author: John Tesh

If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth.

Tags: History, Truth  ✍ Author: Gerald Vann

I grew up in the Holiness Church, where prayer was an event.

Tags: Event, Prayer  ✍ Author: Iyanla Vanzant

People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.

Tags: Daydream, God  ✍ Author: Kurt Vonnegut

There is this church that I go to a lot in New York. I'm not religious but I love lighting candles and stuff. I find it useful.

Tags: Love, Religious  ✍ Author: Rufus Wainwright

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.

Tags: Felt, God  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.

Tags: Getting, Job  ✍ Author: Bill Walton

If it came to saving the life of one priest or sacrificing the life of an entire congregation, the church would save the life of the priest. Which is backwards, of course.

Tags: Life, Save  ✍ Author: Rob Walton

The church must always show compassion, always.

Tags: Compassion, Show  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

History shows that when the church accommodates culture, it weakens it.

Tags: Culture, History  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

Being no bigot myself, I am disposed to indulge the professors of Christianity in the church that road to heaven which to them shall seem the most direct, plainest, easiest and least liable to exception.

Tags: Heaven, Road  ✍ Author: George Washington

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

Tags: God, Universe  ✍ Author: Alan Watts

In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.

Tags: Beliefs, Social  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.

Tags: Hell, Sailors  ✍ Author: H. G. Wells

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