Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The church exists to train its member through the practice of the presence of God to be servants of others, to the end that Christlikeness may become common property.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world looks at preachers out of church to know what they mean in it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A church is disaffected when it is persecuted, quiet when it is tolerated, and actively loyal when it is favored and cherished.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Tories in England had long imagined that they were enthusiastic about the monarchy, the church and beauties of the old English Constitution, until the day of danger wrung from them the confession that they are enthusiastic only about rent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Church welcomes technological progress and receives it with love, for it is an indubitable fact that technological progress comes from God and, therefore, can and must lead to Him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who is near the Church is often far from God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of a church in the country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It was once said that if you took all of the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end they would be more comfortable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. You may argue against it but you should no more treat it with disrespect than a perfectly cultivated writer would treat (say) the Catholic Church or the Church of Luther no matter how much he disliked them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chris: It *should* be bloody George Clooney. I mean, come the toss between Burnsall Church and George Clooney, I know which I'd rather wake up looking at.
John: It is a Norman church, you know.
Chris: I'm not disputing the loveliness of the church, John. It's the firmness of the buttocks I'm worried about.More [08/22/2005 12:08:00]
Julia: Not porno tongue. Church tongue.
Robbie: Church tongue, I like that.More [12/18/2005 12:12:00]
The church absolutely loved it, ... One kid wrote, 'Every time I come in here, if I'm sad, it makes me happy.'More [12/17/2005 12:12:00]
Board President: So, we've covered abortion, church and state, predestination, drug abuse, prostitution -- ah, yes, homosexuality. How do you approach the homosexuality problem, Camille?
Camille: Well, um, I'm not really sure I'd consider it a problem.
Martin: I like what you said over at Tom's, Camille said that it's important to love the sinner but hate the sin, so that you're allowed to feel the desire but not act on that desire.
Camille: Well, in hetero-- in retro-spect, sorry -- I've come to think that there's a lot of room for multiciplicity in God's creation.
Reverend DeBoer: You are aware that that is contrary to doctrine in this matter.
Camille: God... God cannot be so cruel as to decree that people like... like that can never, ever be contented. I mean, one's devotions are not entirely chosen.More [01/09/2006 12:01:00]
Pike Bishop: You boys want to move on or stay here and give him a... decent burial?
Tector Gorch: He was a good man, and I think we oughta bury him.
Pike Bishop: He's dead. And he's got a lot of good men back there to keep him company.
Lyle Gorch: Too damn many.
Dutch Engstrom: I think the boys are right. I'd like to say a few words for the dear, dead departed. And maybe a few hymns'd be in order. Followed by a church supper. With a choir.
Lyle Gorch: You crazy bastards. Both of ya.More [02/28/2006 12:02:00]
I did the 'Crook and Chase' show while I was in Nashville. They asked me if I had a church background, and when I said I was born a Baptist, that got the audience on fire. They must have all been Baptists.More [04/08/2006 12:04:00]
Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference for television because it tends to deal in its small way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader church of people than theatre.More [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school, junior high and high school.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
My father worked for the Diocese of Lexington, an Episcopal church - although we weren't Episcopalians - and he ran a summer camp in Eastern Kentucky.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
My husband is from Hawaii and his father who was also born in Hawaii was a teenager when Pearl Harbor happened, right before church and he ran up and got on the roof of his grandfather's house and watched the planes go over.More [10/08/2006 12:10:00]
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Nothing points so much to the insignificance of man as bureaucracy. [09/14/2019 08:09:33] More