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Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe
by John Clayton

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe
in God through my studies in science,
it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed
faith and science as enemies.
- John Clayton

The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize
our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence.
- John Clayton

Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving.
Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
- John Clayton

The purpose of this study is to offer a logical,
practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God
from a purely scientific perspective.
- John Clayton

 

In the surface of the paper there is only length and
width-there is no such thing as thickness.
- John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord
with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.
- John Clayton

Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus
were published in the English language alone.
- John Clayton

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There was no instruction to be thankful that the Christians were special people,
chosen people.
There was no nationalistic, political or ethnic superiority to be thankful for.
- John Clayton

Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift,
so too can the holidays.
- John Clayton

Not only are Christians writing about Jesus,
but also Communists, Jews, atheists and agnostics are
taking up their pens to paint a portrait of Jesus.
- John Clayton

Why is it any more reasonable to believe that God has
always been than it is to say that matter has always been?
- John Clayton

I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to
a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes.
- John Clayton

All holidays can be good times.
- John Clayton

Is it possible that the portrait of the divine Son
of God is an exaggeration,
at best, or a complete fabrication, at worst,
of the original Jesus?
- John Clayton

We are assuming that we exist, that there is reality,
and that the matter of which we are made is real.
- John Clayton

What is the origin of God?
- John Clayton

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

I believe any question that man can ask has a reasonable
answer-at least an answer that is as consistent with
God's existence as it is in opposition to God's existence.
- John Clayton

Was the real Jesus of history one and the same as the
Christ of faith whom we read about in the New Testament
and worship in the church? Was Jesus really raised
from the dead? Is he really the divine Lord of lords?
- John Clayton

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving,
and people who may be very distant from the Christian
system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton

It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my
mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life,
some who might be following the same paths might not
make those same mistakes.
- John Clayton

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just
how blessed and how workable the Christian system is.
The emphasis is not on giving or buying,
but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation
to God and to one another.
- John Clayton

The denominational world tries to pressure its members
to focus on the birth of Christ,
but in doing so layers of guilt are imposed,
and competition gets complicated as one Christmas program
tries to outdo the other.
- John Clayton

Almost every time I am in a lectureship on a college campus,
young people will say, If there is a God and if he
is a loving and merciful God,
how do you explain the problems of suffering and death
and all the tragedies that happen to people?
- John Clayton

Could the one whom Christians worship be merely a mythological creation,
or is he real? These questions have exercised many
great minds and have been the dominant issue in New
Testament studies during this century.
- John Clayton

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

A lot of people have asked me how short I am.
Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short.
- Mickey Rooney

I haven't had that good a time in ages.
Since September 11, really.
I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for me.
I love Italy.
- Bruce Sterling

We are a long way from getting back the jobs lost since
President Bush took office.
- Pete Stark

You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today,
since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
- Luigi Pirandello

I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses,
and my expense is equal to my wishes.
- Edward Gibbon

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's
veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom.
- Steve Buyer

I think we've come a long way since then.
The big thing that changed was when ecstasy came along in Britain.
- Neil Tennant

New York means so much to people.
If you're inclined to leave the nest,
New York is where most people think they have to go,
and it's been that way since the first skyscraper.
- Griffin Dunne

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

Take the veto.
Bush is the first president since James Garfield in
1881 not to veto a single bill.
Garfield only had six months in office;
Bush has had over four years.
- Jim Cooper

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out
of position as much as I hustled into position since
I really never had any real training.
I was working on instincts alone.
- Jim Evans

Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours.
Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has
been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.
- Samuel Butler

With two small children, I haven't had a wash since
2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list.
It is something I do intend to get.
- Jo Brand

Since this our first show, I think they'll see us sweat a lot.
- Keith Emerson

And then I wrote my first autobiography when I -
well,
it was 23 years ago.
And since then I've written about one book every two years.
- Joan Collins

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting,
I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles
to all youngsters eager for art.
- Albrecht Durer

More than 60,000 jobs have been lost in the commercial
aviation industry in the United States since 1999.
- Norm Dicks

Gay people are the sweetest, kindest,
most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world.
And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
- Little Richard

Most people understand life expectancy has changed
since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old.
Today, they live to be 77 years old.
- Jack Kingston

The issue in Web accessibility is the fact that blind
and visually-impaired people need the single biggest
boost to achieve equivalence,
since the real-world Web is a visual medium.
- Joe Clark


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