Quotation Explorer - 'Conversion'

You don’t so much as become an atheist as find out that’s what you are. There’s no moment of conversion. You don’t suddenly think ‘I don’t believe this anymore.’ You essentially find you don’t believe it. - Christopher Hitchens
Every story of conversion is a story of blessed defeat. - C.S. Lewis
It’s not conversion 'therapy;' it’s conversion brainwashing. - DaShanne Stokes
the decision to stand unapologetically for the gospel has been tantamount to a new conversion. It brings peace; it dissolves fears; it snaps fingers at ridicule. - Elton Trueblood
With passion you want to possess. The conversion of passion into compassion is the whole problem of marriage. - Joseph Campbell
Isn't it amazing that, historically, the "Prince of Peace" has most often been introduced to new cultures through extreme violence? European and American colonialists bring this disparity to light in a way that makes me wish that forced conversion didn't work so extraordinarily well. - David G. McAfee
After the original rapture of conversion had settled in, (Bob) Dylan backed away from his obviously Christian lyrics and returned to his more metaphorical use of language. - Ron Jacobs
Social responsibility becomes an aspect not of Christian mission only, but also of Christian conversion. It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbor. - John R.W. Stott
[Tolstoy] does not necessarily get rid of [his angry] temperament by undergoing religious conversion, and indeed it is obvious that the illusion of having been reborn may allow one's native vices to flourish more freely than ever, though perhaps in subtler forms. - George Orwell
Economic and financial conversion is actually attainable, thanks to this principle of truth and honesty. - Sunday Adelaja
DIGESTION, n. The conversion of victuals into virtues. When the process is imperfect, vices are evolved instead -- a circumstance from which that wicked writer, Dr. Jeremiah Blenn, infers that the ladies are the greater sufferers from dyspepsia. - Ambrose Bierce
Engineering is the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of natural resources to the benefit of man. - Ralph J. Smith
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