Christianity Quotes

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

 

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this humiliation would make him terribly abject. - Blaise Pascal

 

The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

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

 

Christianity gave Eros poison to drink; he did not die of it but degenerated into vice. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

There is one notable thing about our Christianity: bad, bloody, merciless, money-grabbing, and predatory. The invention of hell measured by our Christianity of today, bad as it is, hypocritical as it is, empty and hollow as it is, neither the deity nor his son is a Christian, nor qualified for that moderately high place. Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilled. (Autobiography) - Mark Twain

 

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. (The Twilight of the Idols 'Things the Germans Lack' 1888) - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

The word "Christianity" is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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

 

The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.-Patricia Ireland

 

Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation... But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.-Bruce Kent

 

There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life; their Christianity, for instance.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

There has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity because Christianity proceeds from a proclamation.-Paul Ricoeur

 

There is a great difference between Christianity and religion at the south. If a man goes to the communion table, and pays money into the treasury of the church, no matter if it be the price of blood, he is called religious.-Harriet Ann Jacobs

 

There was reference made to a book written in Greek by a former Rabbi who had been converted to Christianity. There was reference to a publication of a high clergyman of Milan. Not even did Jews raise objections to that book.-Julius Streicher

 

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.-William Law

 

Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.-Aly Khan

 

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

 

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.-Timothy Radcliffe

 

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

 

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

 

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.-Richard King

 

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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

 

We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.-Kenneth Scott Latourette

 

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

 

We must get back to a very strong Christianity... Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.-George Carey

 

Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.-Christopher Dawson

 

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

 

National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.-Martin Bormann

 

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth.-Susanna Moodie

 

No account of the Renaissance can be complete without some notice of the attempt made by certain Italian scholars of the fifteenth century to reconcile Christianity with the religion of ancient Greece.-Walter Pater

 

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.-William Ralph Inge

 

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

 

North Eurasia is one of the best examples of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence of Islam and Christianity. This is a rare thing in today's world, even in its most liberal parts.-Nursultan Nazarbayev

 

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

 

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

 

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical.-Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

 

Of course the case of the Christian Church planted among the nations must differ, in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity.-Robert Rainy

 

Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment.-Albert J. Nock

 

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.-Richard Le Gallienne

 

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.-Jan Peter Balkenende

 

Perhaps as good a classification as any of the main types is that of the three lusts distinguished by traditional Christianity - the lust of knowledge, the lust of sensation, and the lust of power.-Irving Babbitt

 

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.-Lionel Blue

 

Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.-John Burroughs

 

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.-Kenneth L. Pike

 

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

 

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

 

I am a communist because I believe that the Communist idea is a state form of Christianity.-Oleksandr Zhuravliov

 

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.-Peter Jennings

 

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

 

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

 

I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.-John McGahern

 

I can't get very far away from Christianity, I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints. I work them in always, in some way.-Anne Rice

 

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

 

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

 

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.-Lord Byron

 

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.-Lionel Blue

 

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.-Jonathan Swift

 

I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would ever feel comfortable doing. If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity, I would never grow.-Willie Aames

 

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

 

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

 

I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century.-Andrew Greeley

 

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

 

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

 

I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity, and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian - I'm just not interested in that argument.-T-Bone Burnett

 

If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.-Mary Baker Eddy

 
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