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A full-dressed ecclesiastic is a sort of go-cart of divinity; an ethical automaton. A clerical prig is, in general, a very dangerous as well as contemptible character. The utmost that those who thus habitually confound their opinions and sentiments with the outside coverings of their bodies can aspire to, is a negative and neutral character, like wax-work figures, where the dress is done as much to the life as the man, and where both are respectable pieces of pasteboard, or harmless compositions of fleecy hosiery.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

I'm a priest, not a priestess. ''Priestess'' implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world -- it's better than being invisible.

Author: Carter Heyward

Profession:

But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed -- a compass, not a weathercock.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.

Author: Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

Profession: American Orator, Lawyer

The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.

Author: John Paul II (1920)

Profession: Polish-Born Italian Pope

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.

Author: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)

Profession: Thirty-sixth President of the USA

This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.

Author: James Joyce (1882-1941)

Profession: Irish Author

Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.

Author: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Profession: American Black Leader, Nobel Prize Winner, 1964

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.

Author: Lord Melbourne (1779-1848)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

Archbishop -- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.

Author: Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Profession: American Evangelist