Churches Quotes

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Walt Whitman
“Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.”
Walt Whitman, Complete Prose Works

John Paul Warren
“Let the world know what you live for...not what you fall for!”
John Paul Warren

Benjamin Franklin
“Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint, but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a light-house.

[Letter to his wife, 17 July 1757, after narrowly avoiding a shipwreck; often misquoted as "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."]”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin Volume 2

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Swami Satchidananda
“Temples and churches have become social centers. They have lost their original purpose because the minds of the people are more attracted to worldly things than to prayer. The lips repeat the prayer mechanically like a phonograph record, but the mind wanders to other places. (23-24)”
Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Allen R. Hunt
“It became obvious why Catholics had built such beautiful cathedrals and churches throughout the world. Not as gathering or meeting places for Christians. But as a home for Jesus Himself in the Blessed Sacrament. Cathedrals house Jesus. Christians merely come and visit Him. The cathedrals and churches architecturally prepare our souls for the beauty of the Eucharist.”
Allen R. Hunt, Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church

Thomas Paine
“Each of those churches shows certain books, which they call revelation, or the Word of God. The Jews say that their Word of God was given by God to Moses face to face; the Christians say, that their Word of God came by divine inspiration; and the Turks say, that their Word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from heaven. Each of those churches accuses the other of unbelief; and, for my own part, I disbelieve them all.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Mark Twain
“The choir always tittered and whispered all through service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was, now. It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Joyce Cary
“Plantie is a very strong Protestant, that is to say, he's against all churches, especially the Protestant: and he thinks a lot of Buddha, Karma and Confucius. He is also a bit of an anarchist and three or four years ago he took up Einstein and vitamins.”
Joyce Cary, The Horse's Mouth

James Rozoff
“The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.”
James Rozoff

“I've always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them?”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

“A man of God would never burn or harm a temple of any kind - regardless of religion. A true man of God would see every temple or divine mansion built to glorify the Creator - as an extension of the temple closest to his home, regardless of its shape, size, or color. A man who truly recognizes and knows God can see God in all things.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Our problems sometimes show the degree of our relationship with God.”
Paul Gitwaza

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

“There's nothing sacred about a holy temple; it's just a heap of rocks.”
Marty Rubin

Enock Maregesi
“Shetani naye anamtumia Mungu kama wakala wake wa kutoa adhabu kwa binadamu kwa sababu Shetani siku hizi anaishi makanisani na misikitini. Anamtumia Mungu kwa maana ya kutuingiza dhambini huku tunaona, tukiwa mbele ya uwepo wa Mungu tunayemwabudu.”
Enock Maregesi

“Gukora icyaha uri wenyine biroroha ariko kuramya Imana wenyine biragora”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

“Sinning when alone is easy but Worshipping alone is difficult.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel
“لا أعرف سبب كون النساء البسيطات أكثر تديناً من غيرهن، بل إن النساء هن الخزان الرئيسي لأشكال التدين البدائية، وقد كن السبب الرئيسي في انتصار بيزنطة على بدعة محطمي الأيقونات، وفي كل الضرائح الدينية تُشاهد النساء أكثر من غيرهن، وتمتلئ الكنائس في الصباحات الباكرة بالنساء المسنات على الدوام.”
جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel, صراع الأقنعة

James Robertson
“People think we didn't have theatres in Scotland for centuries because the Church suppressed them. Well, perhaps. But you could also argue that we had theatres in every town and village in the land: they were called kirks, and every week folk packed in to see a one-man show about life, death and the universe.”
James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack

R.J. Grunewald
“Many of our churches have become content with creating well-behaved constituents instead of forgiven children of God.”
R.J. Grunewald, The Art of Law and Gospel

Preeth Nambiar
“If the chanting in temple would help inner peace, if the preaching in a mosque would address humanity and the choirs in a church would sing songs of universal love, I am not against religions!”
Preeth Nambiar, The Solitary Shores

“Chosing a life of Sin and dwelling there will cause God’s covenant with you to be forgotten.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

“Guhitamo ubuzima bw’icyaha no kubutindamo bituma isezerano Imana ifitanye nawe ryibagirana.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

Christopher Buehlman
“If marriages didn’t need divine assistance to survive, weddings wouldn’t be held in churches.”
Christopher Buehlman, The Suicide Motor Club

“Not only do I need friends who share in my desires and convictions, and not only do I need mentors who can support, encourage and advise me as I journey to God, but I also need a community with whom I can participate in the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of all that the Words means to me. Like the baby Jesus, I need a "holy family" to belong to. I need to belong to something bigger than myself. If I don't, then I run the risk of developing a sort of God-and-me spirituality with no support systems to hold me up when I am weak, no prophets to challenge me when I am wrong and no party-mates with whom I may celebrate the Lord's goodness in my life.”
Mark E. Thibodeaux, Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer

Seth Adam Smith
“All churches are an echo of this—the Cathedral of Nature.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

“Your management of the information that you have will determine whether God will trust you or not with His mysteries.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

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