"If you believe in a loving God, you'll LOVE people. I do."
--Lawrence P. Kuscin
"One reason why I recommend the abandonment of religious beliefs
is because I think those beliefs are wrong. There is no evidence
that our world was created by divine intention, that a god
intercedes in human affairs, or that there is life after death.
Religion is a hangover from humankind's timorous infancy; it's
time for us to walk upright and unafraid, and to take charge of
our own lives."
"If Christians want us to believe in a Redeemer,
let them act redeemed."
"America should function as a Christian nation."
"History, I believe, furnishes no example
of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government."
"You know your god is man-made
when he hates all the same people you do."
"Cold is God's way of telling us to burn more Catholics."
"The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my
religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated
statements of Christian dogma."
"Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like
those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."
"His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man
be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them,
All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's
womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and
there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of
heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it."
"That's the problem with religion: you beat your way past the
clerics, fight your way through the demons, stand before the
holy of holies, and when you rip away the veil, there's
nothing there but a mirror."
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth.
And you should save it for someone you love."
"...As a conservative Baptist, I am deeply concerned about divisive
arguments that have driven wedges between people. We Christians
can buttress our arguments on almost any subject with Bible
scriptures and then claim that our conclusions should be applied
universally. These attitudes can lead to condemnation or even
persecution of those who are different..."
"...We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States."
--Former President Jimmy Carter, Letter to the Editor of LA Times, February 23, 1996
"[We seek to] replace the heresy of democracy with Biblical law."
--R. J. Rushdoony
"Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years
with time off for good behavior?"
New York State Senator James Donovan, speaking in support of capital punishment.
"There will never be world peace until God's house and God's
people are given their rightful place of leadership at the top
of the world."
"One day, if we read the Bible correctly, we will rule and reign along with our Sovereign, Jesus Christ."
So this is a kingdom institution to teach people how they may enter into the privilege that they have as God's representatives on the face of the Earth."
"The world will not know how to live or which direction to go
without the Church's Biblical influence on its theories, laws,
actions, and institutions."
"If anyone understood what Hindus really believe, there would be
no doubt that they have no business administering government
"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshippers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?"
"...if the Republican Party could be persuaded to take a firm
stance against abortion, that would split the strong Catholic
voting bloc within the Democratic Party."
--Paul Weyrich to Jerry Falwell, in 1979 while encouraging him to create the Moral Majority
"I am NOT nuts!! I am holy."
"French is dying, there is a Library in New York dedicated
to keep the language alive, this library is needed because
it is dying. A librarian is chosen, I don't know who it is
now but last I heard it was a Lesbian, Typical of the
french to have one of those."
"I speak for Jesus when I say Fuck You and the donkey
you rode in on!"
"Instead of being Born Again, why not just Grow Up?"
"We've set an example for others."
--Rev. Jim Jones
"'Creation science' has not entered the curriculum for a
reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to
mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers
understand exactly why it is false. What could be more
destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity
in our entire intellectual heritage -- good teaching -- than
a bill forcing honorable teachers to sully their sacred
trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only
known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general
understanding of science as an enterprise?"
--Stephen Jay Gould, "The Skeptical Inquirer", Vol. 12
"I really don't care what color they are. Burning churches is a splendid
hobby and should be worth its own merit badge in the boy scouts. There
are far too many of the damn things. It's worse than Macdonalds and Taco
Bell put together."
"Hey - get with the program! CHRISTIANS are INDIVIDUALS!!
NON-CHRISTIANS are a BIG BLURRY MESS!!!"
"One of the things we have got to do as a church
is simply apologize and beg forgiveness of
the gay community."
--Father Beattie, Los Angeles