Best Quotes about Churches
The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.
Allen, Fred A.
A group touring Westminster Abbey in London heard the guide list the famous people buried within its walls. During a momentary silence a little old lady's voice blurted out loud and clear, Anybody been saved here lately?
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.
King Jr. Martin Luther
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
I'm a priest, not a priestess. Priestess implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world -- it's better than being invisible.
His creed no parson ever knew, for this was still his simple plan, to have with clergymen to do as little as a Christian can.
Doyle, Sir Francis
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
Mass ought to be in Latin, unless you could do it in Greek or Chinese. In fact, any abracadabra that no bloody member of the public or half-educated ape of a clargimint could think he understood.
Those who marry God can become domesticated too -- it's just as hum-drum a marriage as all the others. The word Love means a formal touch of the lips as in the ceremony of the Mass, and Ave Marialike dearest is a phrase to open a letter. This marriage like the world's marriages was held together by habits and tastes shared in common between God and themselves -- it was God's taste to be worshipped and their taste to worship, but only at stated hours like a suburban embrace on a Saturday night.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.
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.
The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church.
Mott, John R.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
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.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.
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.
Tozer, A. W.
A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.
Mencken, H. L.
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green
Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
Moody, Dwight L.
Here, the churches seemed to shrink away into eroding corners. They seem to have ceased to be essential parts of American life. They no longer give life. It is the huge buildings of commerce and trade which now align the people to attention. These in their massive manner of steel and stone say, Come unto me all ye who labor, and we will give you work.
The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Gaulle, Charles De
If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
My own mind is my own church.
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