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The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
- Brown, Robert Mcafee
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Best Quotes about Churches

1.
The church exists to train its member through the practice of the presence of God to be servants of others, to the end that Christlikeness may become common property.
Brown, William Adams

2.
Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
Graham, Billy

3.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Carey, George

4.
Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.
Gaulle, Charles De

5.
We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?
Shaw, George Bernard

6.
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.
Brown, Robert Mcafee

7.
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Shedd, Charlie

8.
He who is near the Church is often far from God.
Proverb, French

9.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
Beecher, Henry Ward

10.
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
Nash, L. L.

11.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
Fielding, Henry

12.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Carlyle, Thomas

13.
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.

14.
I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
Wilder, Billy

15.
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.
O'Casey, Sean

16.
A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
Thomson, James

17.
The local church is the outcrop of the church universal.
Forsyth, Peter T.

18.
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.
Paine, Thomas

19.
And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
Defoe, Daniel

20.
What is wrong with priests and popes is that instead of being apostles and saints, they are nothing but empirics who say I know instead of I am learning, and pray for credulity and inertia as wise men pray for skepticism and activity.
Shaw, George Bernard

21.
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.

22.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.
Voltaire

23.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.

24.
But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed -- a compass, not a weathercock.
Huxley, Aldous

25.
The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world, membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.
Morrison, Charles C.

26.
Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
Melbourne, Lord

27.
Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
Mencken, H. L.

28.
Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Proverb, Irish

29.
This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.
Johnson, Samuel

30.
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
Carey, George

31.
Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
Ratzinger, Cardinal Joseph

32.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.

33.
The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
Pound, Ezra

34.
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

35.
It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.
Havner, Vance

36.
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.

37.
Too hot to go to Church? What about Hell?
Poster In Dayton, Ohio

38.
The itch of disputing is the scab of the churches.
Wotton, Sir Henry

39.
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.
Swift, Jonathan

40.
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.
Cheever, John

41.
Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.
Norman, Edward

42.
It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
Austen, Jane

43.
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

44.
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.
Walker, Alice

45.
The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.
Havner, Vance

46.
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?

47.
The priesthood in many ways is the ultimate closet in Western civilization, where gay people particularly have hidden for the past two thousand years.
Spong, John

48.
My own mind is my own church.
Paine, Thomas

49.
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
Ingersoll, Robert Green

50.
A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.
Chadwick, Henry


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