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Charles Templeton Quotes and Sayings

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Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems;
it makes you fit to live in it,
triumphantly and usefully.
- Charles Templeton

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

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
- William Blake

 

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

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In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
- Pete Seeger

He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that
the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that
though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it.
- Hector Hugh Munro

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the
children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests,
from all art and science, etc.
- Bruno Bauer

I am a communist because I believe that the Communist
idea is a state form of Christianity.
- Oleksandr Zhuravliov

Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard
the ideals that were its founder's than any other agency in the world.
- Richard Le Gallienne

It seems true that the growth of science and secularism
made organized Christianity feel under threat.
- Mary Douglas

Christianity is part of the common law.
- James Wilson

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown
to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
- Ouida

To turn water into wine, and what is common into what is holy,
is indeed the glory of Christianity.
- Frederick William Robertson

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
- Frank Borman

Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity.
- Gerald Vann

I won't say that the papers misquote me,
but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be
today if some of those reporters had been Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John.
- Barry Goldwater

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this:
it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles
of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
- John Quincy Adams

The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus -
His incarnation,
His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

Christianity is the enemy of liberty and civilization.
- August Bebel

Science has done more for the development of western
civilization in one hundred years than Christianity
did in eighteen hundred years.
- John Burroughs

The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in
how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest
themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.
- Lionel Blue

How natural that the errors of the ancient should be handed down and,
mixing with the principles and system which Christ taught,
give to us an adulterated Christianity.
- Olympia Brown

Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total,
and it was this total alienation that was the biggest
obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness.
- Bruno Bauer

When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present,
the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households,
I encountered Christianity at home and in school.
- Lionel Blue

I am a believer in the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.
- Joseph Lister

A Christianity that is in conflict with the Scriptures
isn't Christianity at all.
- Randall Terry

Christianity is a battle not a dream.
- Wendell Phillips

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity,
the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
- Paul Ricoeur

The virtue of paganism was strength;
the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
- Augustus Hare

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity
was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy
of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting;
it has been found difficult and not tried.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the
groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity,
which so often have been in conflict.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Superficial similarities exist between Christianity
and some ancient pagan religions.
But careful study reveals that there are far more dissimilarities.
- Carl Olson

I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism,
but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques.
- Ted Lange

Christianity is the greatest civilizing,
moulding, uplifting power on this globe.
- Mark Hopkins

We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist
civilization a new religion will emerge,
just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
- Herbert Read

Christianity, if false, is of no importance,
and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
- C. S. Lewis

Then there is the worst part of Christianity,
which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation...
But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
- Bruce Kent

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to
remain in contact with the millions of people who look
for God but do not come to Church.
- Timothy Radcliffe

My grandparents knew it was important that I understood
Christianity and the Bible.
But they never took me to church; they sent me to church.
- Lee Greenwood

Strength was the virtue of paganism;
obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church.
He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.
- Billy Sunday

Islam is a religion of success.
Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image,
in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating,
disgraceful, helpless death.
- Karen Armstrong

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god,
and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly

At the centre of Christianity is community;
we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.
- Timothy Radcliffe

I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would
ever feel comfortable doing.
If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity,
I would never grow.
- Willie Aames

Compared with the thousands of years in which human
life has been on this planet,
Christianity is a recent development.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things.
- Lionel Blue

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect
for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.
- Timothy Radcliffe

And my Christianity, first and foremost,
governed the way that I tried to deal with people.
- Mike Pence

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and
free than Christianity has made them good.
- H. L. Mencken

It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her.
- Lucretia Mott

Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other.
Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar,
and a great hater of the truth.
- Susanna Moodie

I can't get very far away from Christianity,
I can't get very far away from the angels and the saints.
I work them in always, in some way.
- Anne Rice

The proof that God has revealed himself to man by special
and express communications,
and that Christianity constitutes that revelation,
is no part of these inquiries.
- Simon Greenleaf

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
- Phillips Brooks

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink.
I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right.
We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as
basing stories on Roman mythology,
Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
- Richard King

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity
because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two.
- Lionel Blue

There has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity
because Christianity proceeds from a proclamation.
- Paul Ricoeur

The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans
that we are called to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers;
decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity.
- Lionel Blue


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