Quotation Explorer - 'Christianity'

I don't want to base my life on a symbol," he said resolutely. "I want reality, and the Christian faith has always been rooted in reality. What's not rooted in reality is the faith of liberal scholars. They're the ones who are following a pipe dream, but Christianity is not a pipe dream. - Gregory A. Boyd
The pens sharpen Islamophobia! No such thing. Primitive Middle Eastern religions (and most others) are much the same Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust for women's bodies. - Polly Toynbee
Some people in orthodox churches in Africa take poverty as a path that leads to heaven, making christianity look unattractive. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A soft and sheltered Christianity, afraid to be lean and lone, unwilling to face the storms and brave the heights, will end up fat and foul in the cages of conformity. - Vance Havner
True Christianity cuts across all other religions and creates its own culture. - J. Otis Yoder
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We're more popular than Jesus now; I dont know which will go first; rock 'n' roll or Christianity. - John Lennon
There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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
my whole authorship pertains to Christianity, to the issue: becoming a Christian, with direct and indirect polemical aim at that enormous illusion, Christendom-- Soren Kierkegaard "The Point of View for My Work as an Author, (The Single Individual) - Soren kierkagaard
We talk relationship but we live religion, with unsatisfying results. Christianity defines itself, first and foremost, as a relationship with God. Even though this is true, our human nature tends toward living a relationship with God as if it were a religion - Mark Cowper-Smith
I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity. - Armistead Maupin
If I had said that I didn’t want to know if Christianity was true, David would not have pursued our conversations any further. He had long before realized that people who want to avoid the truth usually succeeded. - Nabeel Qureshi
Islam is not the greatest threat facing Christianity in the west. The biggest threat facing Christianity in the west is Scripture illiterate believers who are asleep while a world waits to here the Gospel... - Pastor Steve Bainbridge
Human experience always contains both pain and joy. One of the reasons we can be confident that Christianity is actually true is it allows us to make sense of both aspects of the world. Of both beauty and pain. - Holly Ordway
To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others. - Thomas Jefferson
It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity. Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion. - Pope Benedict XVI
Christianity and Buddhism are very much alike, especially Buddhism. - G.K. Chesterton
Think about it for a second:Babies are not born prejudice, they are not racist,they don’t hate, they don’t judge, and are not born believing in christianity, buddhism, sikhism, hinduism, judaism or any other ism.We, as adults, teach them all these things. - Steven Aitchison
I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity. - C.S. Lewis
The Bible Belt is collapsing. The world of nominal, cultural Christianity that took the American dream and added Jesus to it in order to say, 'you can have everything you ever wanted and Heaven too,' is soon to be gone. Good riddance. - Russell D. Moore
There is no Christianity unless first there is repentance. And it is not just, Well, I am guilty. It is not just a conviction. It is a conviction plus a desire to turn away from those things. - Brian Richardson
What a wonderful world it would be if christians practiced Christianity. - Brad Walsh
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. - William Blake
Christianity has from its beginning portrayed itself as a gospel of peace, a way of reconciliation (with God, with other creatures), and a new model of human community, offering the 'peace which passes understanding' to a world enmeshed in sin and violence. (1) - David Bentley Hart
The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. - Thomas Jefferson
At this time of year it's easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse. - Banksy
To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. - Elisabeth Elliot
Any church that operates in prayerless and powerless Christianity spend their days and years conducting dust to dust rites in the burial grounds. - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Christianity . . . sees the necessity for man to have spiritual values and it shows him how to get at those through physical sacraments. - Malcolm Muggeridge
Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The original language of Christianity is translation. - Lamin Sanneh
....it is of the very essence of Christianity to face suffering and death not because they are good, not because they have meaning, but because the resurrection of Jesus has robbed them of their meaning. - Thomas Merton
All sorts of darkness and evil are now hiding themselves under the umbrella of religion, Christianity, church etc. - Sunday Adelaja
I do not believe profanity has anything to do with Christianity, thank you. - Dee Snider
Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in even greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires: beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have decided to take on the biggest in my opinion challenge facing Christianity today. Which unfortunately is largely seen in the African continent and other developing countries. This challenge is ignorance! - Sunday Adelaja
All the three monotheist religions (Jewish, Christianity and Islam)claims that their God (Yahweh, God and Allah) created humans in a similar way: this indicates that creationist have not yet established the creator. - Ajay Kansal
Muhammad introduced the concept of such Glorious and Omnipotent God in Whose eyes all worldly systems are pieces of straw. Islamic equality of mankind is no fiction as it is in Christianity. No human mind has ever thought of such total freedom as established by Muhammad. - Mawde Royden
It is not possible to be 'incidentally a Christian.' The fact of Christianity must be overwhelmingly first or nothing. This suggests a reason for the dislike of Christians by nominal or non-Christians: their lives contain no overwhelming first but many balances. - Sheldon Vanauken
Muhammad has always been standing higher than the Christianity. He does not consider god as a human being and never makes himself equal to God. Muslims worship nothing except God and Muhammad is his Messenger. There is no any mystery and secret in it. - Leo Tolstoy
The institutions of Churchianity are not Christianity. An institution is a good thing if it is second; immediately an institution recognizes itself it becomes the dominating factor. - Oswald Chambers
I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced. - Anaïs Nin
We've taken the lifeblood out of Christianity and put Kool-Aid in its place so that it tastes better to the crowds, and the consequences are catastrophic. ~Follow Me, pg. 7 - David Platt
Admitting the weighty problems and staggering disappointments, Christianity affirms that God is able to give us the power to meet them. He is able to give us inner equilibrium to stand tall amid the trials and burdens of life. He is able to provide inner peace amid our outer storms. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I love you not because you are deserving of my love but because it is my number one duty as a Christian.There is no Christianity without true love! - Dr. Bien Sufficient
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other. - Alexis de Tocqueville
Christianity is called the religion of pity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. - George Gordon Byron
Christianity would be helpless without the idea of free will and the idea offree will would be helpless without incongruity. - Kedar Joshi
Christianity without mission is like ice cream without frozenness. - Gary Stubblefield
Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness. - Ramon M. Torres
Biblical Christianity doesn't fit the world's vision of global solidarity right now as there is a battle against Truth and the world hates that. - Auliq Ice
What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects--with their Christianity latent. - C.S. Lewis
One cannot worship the false god of nationalism and the God of Christianity at the same time. . - Martin Luther King Jr.
In relation to Monotheism considered as such, Judaism stabilized but confiscated the Message; Christianity universalized but altered it; Islam in turn restored it by stabilizing and universalizing it. - Frithjof Schuon
The undoubtedly lives in belief in God. He recognises Christianity as the builder of Western culture.{Comments by Archbishop Michael von Faulhaber after a meeting with Adolf Hitler, as quoted in Ian Kershaw's biography} Michael von Faulhaber - Reich Chancellor
Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path. - Gordon Atkinson
Christianity is a way of life - not a dogma! - Stefan Emunds
Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. - - Jason Neville Versey
Deity indwelling men! That, I say is Christianity! - A.W. Tozer
In the literary world today, Christianity has pretty well replaced sex as the present pet taboo, not only because Christianity is so often distorted by Christians as well as non-Christians, but because it is too wild and free for the timid. - Madeleine L'Engle
If Mere Christianity helps make Christianity comprehensible, Orthodoxy makes it weird again. - Leah Libresco
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve--that's mercy. In addition, God decided to give us what we don't deserve--we call that grace. - Andy Stanley
The best cure for Christianity is reading the Bible. - Mark Twain
The "highest" states of mind held up before mankind by christianity as of supreme value, are actually forms of convulsive epilepsy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Christianity would have lacked a great essence without the Bible. A Christian who seldom devotes a little time to read the Bible is with a great question mark. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Christianity is not about how much faith you have. Its about Who your faith is in. - Mike Donahey
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried. - G. K. Chesterton
If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man. - Albert Camus
True Christianity is NOT a religion, to be a christian, you don't have to be a christian - Fabulous Godwin
I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell. - William Booth
Organized Christianity that fails to make a disturbance is dead. - G. Campbell Morgan
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. - H.L. Mencken
One who has reached a goal no longer travels the road"(Pauline Christianity, p. 111) - John Ziesler
The Christianity you are struggling with. The one you treat with contempt. Some of us are enjoying it BIG TIME !Don't relax Laaaaa.......Strive and pray for the Holy Ghost - Mary Tornyenyor
Fundamentalists are to Christianity what paint-by-numbers is to art.
Christianity is a journey not a destination - John Spencer
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Now, a plain word here about the Christian church trying to carry on in its own power: That kind of Christianity makes God sick, for it is trying to run a heavenly institution after an earthly manner. - A.W. Tozer
Some Christians believe the harder that one thinks, the colder faith will grow. Augustine grew more brilliant as he grew more pious, more creative as he became more orthodox. His period of heresy was imitative, but his traditional Christianity took mental risks. - John Mark Reynolds
The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard. - Shannon L. Alder
It takes those who uses telescope of faith to catch a spiritual vision. To see the invisible things of the Spirit you need the eyes of faith. Faith sees beyond the physical eyes. Live and walk by faith. Christianity is a faith walk. The substance and evidence is seen only with the spiritual eyes. - Prince Akwarandu
Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; he belongs to the whole world. - Billy Graham
…Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. - John Lennon
Bob Dylan's Christianity has been allusive, idiosyncratic, and never the sort to place him on anyone's side in any Kulturkampf. - Christopher Caldwell
Atheists/agnostics scored an average of 6.7 out of 12 on questions specifically regarding the Bible and Christianity. This is a higher score than (Protestant) Christians (6.2) and Catholics (5.4). - Pew Report
I want to commune with Christ and live in His fullness or I don't want anything to do with Christianity. I want all God has to offer. - Alan de Jager
In a nutshell, the difference between Christianity and all other belief systems is who you're putting your trust in: in Christ, or in yourself? - Ibrahim Emile
The irony of Christianity is that believers get so angry, and self righteous toward other Christians who sin differently than they do. Christianity is like one large fraternity where brother and sisterhood is tested by hazing. - Shannon L. Alder
Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it. - George Bernard Shaw
You know, the one with all the well meaning rules that don't work out in real life, uh, Christianity. - Matt Groening
If you remove Al Sharpton’s blackness, he disappears. He’s transparent. There’s nothing there because he bases his whole life on his blackness. Me, I’m a black man; but my blackness has submission to my Christianity. - Ken Hutcherson
Unless the relationship of law to Christianity is re-established, there is no future except destruction for Western culture. - R. J. Rushdooney
Messianic Judaism is not Christianity. - Sipporah Joseph
The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians. - H.L. Mencken
Very sad person from the world does not do justice to convert to Christianity and ignorant idiots and half the talent in any position for any reason. - Ahmed A. Salaheddin
Christianity today is so subnormal that if any Christian began to act like a normal New Testament Christian, he would be considered abnormal - Leonard Ravenhill
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