1. Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench’d, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.
2. Let the world know what you live for…not what you fall for!
3. Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint, but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a light-house.
[Letter to his wife, 17 July 1757, after narrowly avoiding a shipwreck; often misquoted as “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
4. The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.
5. It became obvious why Catholics had built such beautiful cathedrals and churches throughout the world. Not as gathering or meeting places for Christians. But as a home for Jesus Himself in the Blessed Sacrament. Cathedrals house Jesus. Christians merely come and visit Him. The cathedrals and churches architecturally prepare our souls for the beauty of the Eucharist.
6. Each of those churches shows certain books, which they call revelation, or the Word of God. The Jews say that their Word of God was given by God to Moses face to face; the Christians say, that their Word of God came by divine inspiration; and the Turks say, that their Word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from heaven. Each of those churches accuses the other of unbelief; and, for my own part, I disbelieve them all.
7. Temples and churches have become social centers. They have lost their original purpose because the minds of the people are more attracted to worldly things than to prayer. The lips repeat the prayer mechanically like a phonograph record, but the mind wanders to other places.
8. The choir always tittered and whispered all through service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was, now. It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country.
9. Plantie is a very strong Protestant, that is to say, he’s against all churches, especially the Protestant: and he thinks a lot of Buddha, Karma and Confucius. He is also a bit of an anarchist and three or four years ago he took up Einstein and vitamins.
10. I’ve always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them?
11. A man of God would never burn or harm a temple of any kind – regardless of religion. A true man of God would see every temple or divine mansion built to glorify the Creator – as an extension of the temple closest to his home, regardless of its shape, size, or color. A man who truly recognizes and knows God can see God in all things.
12. Our problems sometimes show the degree of our relationship with God.
13. Your management of the information that you have will determine whether God will trust you or not with His mysteries.
14. Many of our churches have become content with creating well-behaved constituents instead of forgiven children of God.
15. Prepare yourself, Church, to be a carrier of the Glory of God in these later days.
16. There were, in fact, several churches whose visions of sin and salvation were so ecstatic, and so nearly identical, that the superiority of one church over another could be argued only in terms of good works. And the obligation to perform these works rested squarely with the women, since salvation was universally considered to be much more becoming in women than in men.
17. There’s nothing sacred about a holy temple; it’s just a heap of rocks.
18. Not only do I need friends who share in my desires and convictions, and not only do I need mentors who can support, encourage and advise me as I journey to God, but I also need a community with whom I can participate in the proclamation of the Word and the celebration of all that the Words means to me. Like the baby Jesus, I need a “holy family” to belong to. I need to belong to something bigger than myself. If I don’t, then I run the risk of developing a sort of God-and-me spirituality with no support systems to hold me up when I am weak, no prophets to challenge me when I am wrong and no party-mates with whom I may celebrate the Lord’s goodness in my life.
19. Chosing a life of Sin and dwelling there will cause God’s covenant with you to be forgotten.
20. If marriages didn’t need divine assistance to survive, weddings wouldn’t be held in churches.
21. Among the organizational means that humans have used to commit aggression against each other, those recognized as governments have been by far the most harmful. However they have not been the only institutional instruments of aggression. Other institutions – churches, corporations, groups such as the mafia and the narco-cartels, etc. – have also committed aggression on a scale that exceeds the individual capacity for evil. Although they did not call themselves governments, one could say they acted governmentally. Meanwhile, though rarely, some governments have mostly left people in peace. Therefore I say that government is as government does.
22. If the chanting in temple would help inner peace, if the preaching in a mosque would address humanity and the choirs in a church would sing songs of universal love, I am not against religions!
23. Nothing more peaceful to me then falling asleep in a peaceful church or falling asleep next to a Beautiful woman as both are beautiful things as I feel safe and at peace
24. Why do you need a Specific Location for which has no Location or can be Located, Look Within.
25. Today, the lies and distortions of Hindu ideas and yoga have found their way into many Christian churches, and Christians are slowly being deceived by the devil.
26. People think we didn’t have theatres in Scotland for centuries because the Church suppressed them. Well, perhaps. But you could also argue that we had theatres in every town and village in the land: they were called kirks, and every week folk packed in to see a one-man show about life, death and the universe.
27. In some countries, the churches took over the place of the castles. In my opinion, these same churches represent the castles. For they have the same wealth like that of the kings.
28. The church is unlike school. Simply, because you can’t ask questions while the service is being delivered.
29. The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.
30. Most priests wish they were as righteous as they seem to most members of their congregations.
31. Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion.
32. Your solution lies not in finding favor before men but before God. Learn to seek Him for your problems and His favor will meet you.
33. Churches need to realize that they are houses OF God – and that they are NOT God.
34. The churches are preaching miracles and not gospel of the kingdom.
35. Whenever He answers prayers, God usually prioritizes those by people who, instead of their mouths, have prayed with their hands and/or feet.
36. Churches today lay too much emphasis upon material wealth.
37. Churches should teach people on our to value eternal virtues.
38. Churches are no more relevant because they haven’t balanced there teachings.
39. The balance message is that churches are to teach people the miracle workers themselves.
40. Religion is the product of organizations called churches
41. Churches themselves are breeding covetousness.
42. Diligence, hard work, perseverance, excellence are the values that will make us have quality churches that will make us bring kingdom of God to the earth.
43. Humility is not weakness but a quality of strength.
44. Our churches and pulpit are key to refocusing and redirecting our nation.
45. If we fix our churches, our nation is fixed.
46. Our pulpit and churches are responsible for any kind of menace we see in our society today.
47. The churches should be responsible for the faulty value system we now see in our society.
48. Most people I think feel exterior-wise Churches, unless we yell like ‘horton hears a who’ that all us “speck of dust” are the same
49. All churches are an echo of this—the Cathedral of Nature.
50. When you cant decipher the seasons, you are unable to know your destiny.
51. The end product of the successful preacher’s input is transformation.
52. The Word that will change a man must first show the man who he really is.
53. Shetani naye anamtumia Mungu kama wakala wake wa kutoa adhabu kwa binadamu kwa sababu Shetani siku hizi anaishi makanisani na misikitini. Anamtumia Mungu kwa maana ya kutuingiza dhambini huku tunaona, tukiwa mbele ya uwepo wa Mungu tunayemwabudu.
54. Gukora icyaha uri wenyine biroroha ariko kuramya Imana wenyine biragora
55. Sinning when alone is easy but Worshipping alone is difficult.
56. Delayed gratification is one of the greatest virtues our nation and churches need to embrace.
57. The most spiritual people I’ve ever met were not “givers” they were communicators. You don’t give people crumbs. You give them the whole piece of bread when that is what they are asking for, in order to be healed. Christ was never about hiding behind a Facebook page, an email, a prayer circle, a bible, or a church. He was about talking, listening and healing– face to face. He walked among sinners and ate with them. He devoted his time to people that were brokenhearted, difficult to like and fake as the religious beliefs they clung to. So, why is it that so many people profess to believe in Christ, yet they have forgotten what real love is—-communicating?
58. Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos.
59. I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
60. I remember Bob saying, ‘Some people who believe in God are good, and some people who believe in God are not good. So where does that leave you?’ He had looked around and decided that religion is responsible for a lot of trouble in the world.’ Noyce, always pushing against the limits of accepted knowledge, told Bowers that what bothered him most about organized religions was that ‘people don’t think in churches.