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Bruce Shelley Quotes

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Christianity is the only major religion to have as
its central event the humiliation of its God.
- Bruce Shelley

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else.
- C. S. Lewis

 

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake

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

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We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

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

I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
- Pete Seeger

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

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of
Judaism and Christianity,
empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization.
- August Bebel

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

Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity.
- Gerald Vann

The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus -
His incarnation,
His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures
isn't Christianity at all.
- Randall Terry

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

The time has come when the whole world must be concerned about me.
From now on, American Christianity must follow me.
- Sun Myung Moon

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

Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved,
Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
- Steven Runciman

It seems true that the growth of science and secularism
made organized Christianity feel under threat.
- Mary Douglas

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
- Phillips Brooks

To some degree Satanism is purely a kind of disease of Christianity.
You've got to really be Christian to believe in Satan.
- Alan Moore

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

It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity
for the destruction of all Christianity.
- Michael Servetus

Christianity stands or falls as a living program,
a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by
the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
- Kenneth L. Pike

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

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the
groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity,
which so often have been in conflict.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity;
and yet,
how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced?
- George Whitefield

Christianity had two faces which bewildered me -
two pictures which didn't fit.
- Lionel Blue

It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her.
- Lucretia Mott

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

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.
- Michael Taylor

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and
free than Christianity has made them good.
- H. L. Mencken

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

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian
teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both
present joy and future hope.
- Mary A. Ward

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

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink.
I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right.
We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

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

Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again.
I found in Islam the answers to those queries which
I had failed to find in Christianity.
- Jermaine Jackson

The virtue of paganism was strength;
the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare

To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy,
is indeed the glory of Christianity.
- Frederick William Robertson

Christianity, if false, is of no importance,
and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
- C. S. Lewis

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

At the centre of Christianity is community;
we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The world is equally shocked at hearing Christianity
criticized and seeing it practiced.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Christianity made us think there's one heaven.
- Patti Smith

Christianity is part of the common law.
- James Wilson

Christianity is the root of all democracy,
the highest fact in the rights of men.
- Novalis

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

Strength was the virtue of paganism;
obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare

Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown
to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
- Ouida

And my Christianity, first and foremost,
governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
- Mike Pence

We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist
civilization a new religion will emerge,
just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
- Herbert Read

No form of Christianity is absolutely and only true.
- Frederick Henry Hedge

I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.
- Joseph Lister

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

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity,
the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
- Paul Ricoeur

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

I see with greater and greater clearness that consistent
Christianity is the easiest Christianity to defend.
- John Gresham Machen

I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism,
but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques.
- Ted Lange

National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.
- Martin Bormann

God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church.
He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
- Billy Sunday

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting;
it has been found difficult and not tried.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

What is happening within Christianity is that it doesn't
know it needs to promote itself.
- Stephen Baldwin

Compared with the thousands of years in which human
life has been on this planet,
Christianity is a recent development.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette


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