Quotes: Religious Issues

"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."
--Simon LeVay

"If Christians want us to believe in a Redeemer, let them act redeemed."

"America should function as a Christian nation."
--Randall Terry

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government."
--Thomas Jefferson

"You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do."
--from Usenet

"Cold is God's way of telling us to burn more Catholics."
--Lady Whiteadder

"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."
--Abraham Lincoln

"Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
--Lev 25:10

"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."
--Ezekiel 23:20

"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."
--Matthew 19:10-12

"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."
--Owen Rowley

"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."
--Butch Hancock

"...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."
--Pat Robertson

"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."
--Randall Terry

"If anyone understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies."
"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?"
--Pat Robertson

"...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."
--Brice Wellington

"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."
--Brice Wellington

"I speak for Jesus when I say Fuck You and the donkey you rode in on!"
--Brice Wellington

"Instead of being Born Again, why not just Grow Up?"

"We've set an example for others."
--Rev. Jim Jones

"We're diddly-doomed!"
--Ned Flanders

"'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."
--Nick Fitch

"Hey - get with the program! CHRISTIANS are INDIVIDUALS!! NON-CHRISTIANS are a BIG BLURRY MESS!!!"
--Melinda Shore

"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

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