Here I swear, and as I break my oath may eternity blast me, here I swear that never will I forgive Christianity! It is the only point on which I allow myself to encourage revenge. Oh, how I wish I were the Antichrist, that it were mine to crush the Demon; to hurl him to his native Hell never to rise again -- I expect to gratify some of this insatiable feeling in Poetry.
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Profession: British Poet
Is your Christianity ancient history--or current events?
Author: Samuel M. Shoemaker
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Profession: American Social Reformer and Women's Suffrage Leader
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
Author: C. T. Studd
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.
Author: Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
Profession: Russian Novelist, Philosopher
If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; But it you make but little of Christ, He will make but little of you.
Author: R. A. Torrey
Christianity, above all, has given a clear-cut answer to the demands of the human soul.
One ABC of Christianity: ''Always Be Cheerful'' [1 Thessalonians 5:16]
Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.
Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
Author: John Updike (1932)
Profession: American Novelist, Critic
Christian means coming from Christ. Just as a Californian comes from California and a Bostonian is someone who comes from Boston, A Christian is one who comes from Christ.
Author: Don Walk
Profession: American Minister
The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest.
Author: Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
Profession: British Poet
The trouble with some of us is that we have been inoculated with small doses of Christianity which keep us from catching the real thing.
Author: Leslie Weatherhead
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)
Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic