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"More people have been brought into the church by the kindness of real Christian love than by all the theological arguments in the world." - William Barclay

"The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely, the saints the Church has produced, and the art which has grown in her womb." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"Consumption is the death of capital, and the only valid arguments in favor of consumption are arguments in favor of death itself." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"You are free to reject God. Make sure that you're really rejecting God, not some caricature of God that the church has shown you. But I, one, respect a God who not only allows us to reject Him but includes the arguments we can use against Him in the Bible. I respect that." - Philip Yancey

"There are really no serious arguments for communion in the hand. But there are the most gravely serious kinds of arguments against it." - Dietrich von Hildebrand

"We have arguments [with my father] and we had a lot of arguments in the years when I was at Michigan." - Bill Ayers

"Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong." - Jeanjacques Rousseau

"Oratory is the power of beating down your adversary's arguments and putting better in their place." - Samuel Johnson

"The finding of arguments for a conclusion given in advance is not philosophy, but special pleading" - Bertrand Russell

"Good and happy people who believe in God are the greatest living arguments for God's existence" - Dennis Prager

"We don't have ways of resolving the arguments in idea meritocratic way." - Ray Dalio

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions." - Oscar Wilde

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." - Milton Friedman

"Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion." - Oscar Wilde

"Use soft words in hard arguments." - Henry George Bohn

"In comedy laughter settles all arguments." - Robert Mckee

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"Infinite are the arguments of mages," - Ursula K Le Guin

"Arguments are healthy. They clear the air." - John Deacon

"I know that with consecration on the part of believers, separation from the world, disentanglement from enslaving sins, and a mighty baptism of the Holy Spirit, the church would become a conquering power in the world, not by its constructed theology, not by its Sabbath services, not by its arguments to convince the intellect, but by its simple story of Jesus' love, by the Cross, the Cross-God's hammer, God's fire." - Abbott Eliot Kittredge

"As the twentieth century began, science equaled a materialistic worldview. As the twenty-first century began, the worldview of science, at least of physics and astronomy, may have traded place with that of religion. Consider Einstein's famous equation E = mc2. Nothing of matter dies but continues on in another form, elsewhere. The church divines and theologians for two thousand years have devised arguments and "proofs" of immortality but nothing equal to this." - Huston Smith

"There are constraints on what counts as "Reformed." It's more than a name or a label. It's about belonging to a particular theological stream or tradition, which is shaped in important respects by particular thinkers and their work, particular arguments and ideas, a particular community (especially, particular church communities, denominations, and so on), particular liturgies or ways of worshipping and living out the Christian life, and particular confessions that inform the practices of these communities." - Oliver D. Crisp

"For hundreds of pages the closely-reasoned arguments unroll, axioms and theorems interlock. And what remains with us in the end? A general sense that the world can be expressed in closely-reasoned arguments, in interlocking axioms and theorems." - Michael Frayn

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"One of the duties of a baseball fan is to engage in arguments with the man behind him." - Sharon Olds

"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals." - Peter Singer

"In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church." - Tina Turner

"In science , all conclusions are provisional, subject to new evidence and better arguments, the very antithesis of religious faith." - Michael Shermer

"It's very hard to make arguments about the effects of cloning on family relations if family relations are in tatters." - Leon Kass

"There are legitimate, even powerful arguments, to be made against the Bush administration's foreign policy. But those arguments are complicated, hard to explain, and, in the end, not all that sensational." - Tucker Carlson

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"Though you see a Church-man ill, yet continue in the Church still." - George Herbert

"I'm happiest in an empty church. I love the smell of a church." - Michael Patrick King

"When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one, then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and cancelling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains." - Benjamin Franklin

"Is the Church of England an Anglican church? The church did not start in Canterbury, the church did not start in Rome. Whether Canterbury is Anglican or not is immaterial. We are Anglicans. They are the Church of England." - Peter Akinola

"Compromise in your arguments, not in your expectations." - Ron Kaufman

"The church is in Christ, as Eve was in Adam." - Richard Hooker

"I get in fewer arguments when I'm alone." - Paula Poundstone

"Victory settles a lot of arguments in most men's heads." - Robert Jordan

"Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions." - Booth Tarkington

"In the visible church the true Christians are invisible." - Proverbs

"If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out." - Charles Grandison Finney

"Some communities don't permit open, honest inquiry about the things that matter most. Lots of people have voiced a concern, expressed a doubt, or raised a question, only to be told by their family, church, friends, or tribe: "We don't discuss those things here." I believe the discussion itself is divine. Abraham does his best to bargain with God, most of the book of Job consists of arguments by Job and his friends about the deepest questions of human suffering, God is practically on trial in the book of Lamentations, and Jesus responds to almost every question he's asked with...a question." - Rob Bell

"The best causes tend to attract to their support the worst arguments, which seems to be equally true in the intellectual and in the moral sense." - Ronald Fisher

"... the best causes tend to attract to their support the worst arguments, which seems to be equally true in the intellectual and in the moral sense." - Ronald Fisher

"The more history I learnt, the less interested I got in winning arguments and the more interested in establishing the truth." - Hilary Mantel

"Leadership in church is one of the biggest challenges that the Church is facing because without strong leadership, the church rarely lives out its redemptive potentials." - Bill Hybels

"There's nobody who doesn't have problems with the church, because there's sin in the church. But there's no other place to be a Christian except the church." - Eugene H Peterson

"Maybe you are the key to revival in your church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"That's so cute! They have birdbaths in the church!" - Hilary Duff

"Art in the Church fundamentally exists for evangelization" - Pope Francis

"You will find God in the church of your choice." - Bob Dylan

"Any opportunity to serve in the Church is a blessing." - Lance B. Wickman

"Integrating in the Church doesn't mean receiving communion." - Pope Francis

"I believe in the separation of church and planet." - Eric Idle

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Jean Francois Paul de Gondi

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Cardinal de Retz

"Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced." - Benjamin Cardozo

"Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand." - Jean Francois Paul De Gon

"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute." - Josh Billings

"Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine

"I'm not denouncing the church, and I'm not interested in people who want me to denounce the church. It's not a church worthy of denouncing." - Barack Obama

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church." - Martin Luther

"The master of superstition is the people, and in all superstition wise men follow fools, and arguments are fitted to practice in a reversed order." - Francis Bacon

"The master of superstition, is the people; and in all superstition, wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order." - Francis Bacon

"Love is a grin, a look in the eye whispering what are we doing, appearing in silly arguments had for the sake of them." - Craig Stone

"In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church." - John Wesley

"It is fairly clear that many of the arguments against proposition testing are really arguments against propositions themselves." - Stephen King

"I want my arguments to be good arguments on the basis of what I actually have to say." - Judith Butler

"Literature is by definition opinionated. It is bound to provoke the arguments in many quarters, not excluding the hometown or even the family of the author." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards." - George Santayana

"Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in the long run, defeats itself." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments." - Anton Chekhov

"Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children." - Judith Martin

"The National Catholic Register's coverage of the Church universal, and the Church in our own country, is splendid." - Timothy M. Dolan

"The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion" - Anthony Trollope

"The Republicans, in the various arguments, repeat exactly the same phrases one after another, with no sense of embarrassment, no sense of shame, no sense of intellectual integrity." - Jay Rockefeller

"I've learned to be true to yourself, stick to the big arguments, don't get distracted by the everyday kerfuffle that is in the nature of any democratic system." - George Osborne

"One thing and one thing alone keeps us from complete decay in this hour - the church, the true Church." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A missional church is a church that must live the dialectic. It must stay in the journey." - Alan Hirsch

"I do object to the sensationalism or even the voyeurism of doing things in church or out of church." - Pierre Trudeau

"By the time we get to church, I need church cuz I've been yelled at by everyone in the family." - Jeff Foxworthy

"When a church is faithless to its duties, the real church is outside its walls, in the community." - Henry Ward Beecher

"When you talk and think of the Absolute, you have to do it in the relative; so all these logical arguments apply." - Swami Vivekananda

"Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one's arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page." - Hyman Rickover

"It seems strange to make a priori arguments about the relative performance of governments and the markets in health care when there is so much empirical evidence." - John Quiggin

"Let us face it: in the world today, money and economic strength remain more powerful arguments than the number of people you represent." - Guy Verhofstadt

"Unfortunately, things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect." - Freeman Dyson

"Our arguments - and those of hundreds more Venezuelans suffering the same injustice - are clear and forceful: political disqualification violates laws in Venezuela and throughout the continent." - Leopoldo Lopez

"Of course, there were huge disagreements in the arguments of military intervention, .. There is no point at the moment on focusing on those disagreements." - Chris Patten

"Humanity is in the highest degree irrational, so that there is no prospect of influencing it by reasonable arguments. Against prejudice one can do nothing." - Sigmund Freud

"The Catholic clergy seldom bother to make their arguments plausible; it is plain that they have little respect for human intelligence, and indeed little belief in its existence." - H L Mencken

"I know too well that these arguments from probabilities are imposters, and unless great caution is observed in the use of them, they are apt to be deceptive." - Plato

"Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible" - Mark Twain

"A scholar's heart is a dark well in which are buried many aborted feelings that rise to the surface as arguments." - Natalie Clifford Barney

"Use the word 'cybernetics', Norbert, because nobody knows what it means. This will always put you at an advantage in arguments." - Claude Shannon

"Having a highly homogeneous background, education, values, preferences, etc, in the very early team is better than not - cuts down on time-wasting arguments." - Max Levchin

"One battle would do more towards a Declaration of Independence than a long chain of conclusive arguments in a provincial convention or the Continental Congress." - Samuel Adams

"Some philosophical arguments (e.g., in connection with the mind/body problem) look pretty good, while others (e.g., those that criticize moral realism) do not." - Elliott Sober

"Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible." - Mark Twain

"When I wrote Words Get in the Way my husband and I had just had a horrendous argument.... My husband said, We have to have more arguments." - Gloria Estefan

"There have been no sects in the Christian world, however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture." - Laurence Sterne

"I've never been mugged, never really experienced street fear. In fact, I'm the one who gets into arguments because I don't keep my mouth shut." - Jodie Whittaker

"It would behoove you to have your thesis finely tuned and the logical arguments utilized in support of it tightly woven into a credible, and creatively persuasive tapestry." - Alan Woods

"What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?" - George Orwell

"A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I did not grow up in the church. I'm not a church-goer now. I'm a very spiritual person." - Malcolm D Lee

"I grew up in the United Methodist Church, and church was always a very big part of my growing up." - Hilarie Burton

"I had come out of a church that was filled with petty arguments and hatred. I just wanted to meet with some friends and worship with them." - Francis Chan

"Instead of creating aesthetically pleasing prose, you have to dig into a product or service, uncover the reasons why consumers would want to buy the product, and present those sales arguments in copy that is read, understood, and reacted to-copy that makes the arguments so convincingly the customer can't help but want to buy the product being advertised." - Robert W. Bly

"Instead of creating aesthetically pleasing prose, you have to dig into a product or service, uncover the reasons why consumers would want to buy the product, and present those sales arguments in copy that is read, understood, and reacted to-copy that makes the arguments so convincingly the customer ca' help but want to buy the product being advertised." - Robert W. Bly

"Instead of creating aesthetically pleasing prose, you have to dig into a product or service, uncover the reasons why consumers would want to buy the product, and present those sales arguments in copy that is read, understood, and reacted to-copy that makes the arguments so convincingly the customer can't help but want to buy the product being advertised." - Robert W. Bly

"If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced." - Robert A Heinlein

"Ordinarily logic is divided into the examination of ideas, judgments, arguments, and methods. The two latter are generally reduced to judgments, that is, arguments are reduced to apodictic judgments that such and such conclusions follow from such and such premises, and method is reduced to judgments that prescribe the procedure that should be followed in the search for truth." - Andre-Marie Ampere

"I believe in what I believe, and I think after all these years I've heard a lot of arguments, and I'm convinced by the superiority of the arguments that are made on the conservative side. I think that's a better way to run a society." - Charles Krauthammer

"It is a mistake to think that programmers wares are programs. Programmers have to produce trustworthy solutions and present it in the form of cogent arguments. Programs source code is just the accompanying material to which these arguments are to be applied to." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Scientists and theologians can't offer better than circular arguments, because there are no other kinds of arguments. Bible believers quote the Bible, and scientists quote other scientists. How do either scientists or theologians answer this question about the accuracy of their conclusions: "In reference to what?" - Frank Schaeffer

"Scientists and theologians ca' offer better than circular arguments, because there are no other kinds of arguments. Bible believers quote the Bible, and scientists quote other scientists. How do either scientists or theologians answer this question about the accuracy of their conclusions: "In reference to what?" - Frank Schaeffer

"If liberals were prevented from ever again calling Republicans dumb, they would be robbed of half their arguments. To be sure, they would still have racist, fascist, homophobe, ugly, and a few other highly nuanced arguments in the quiver. But the loss of dumb would nearly cripple them." - Ann Coulter

"Scientists and theologians can't offer better than circular arguments, because there are no other kinds of arguments. Bible believers quote the Bible, and scientists quote other scientists. How do either scientists or theologians answer this question about the accuracy of their conclusions: "In reference to what?" - Frank Schaeffer

"When I was growing up, I'd be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I'd sing in the church." - Enya

"No service in the Church or in the community transcends that given in the home." - Boyd K. Packer

"We knowingly chose to protest in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, the most important church in the country, to denounce the connection between the church and Putin." - Yekaterina Samutsevich

"All Church power arises from the indwelling of the Spirit; therefore those in whom the Spirit dwells are the seat of Church power. But the Spirit dwells in the whole Church, and therefore the whole Church is the seat of Church power." - Charles Hodge

"Some people throw a bit of their personality after their bad arguments, as if that might straighten their paths and turn them into right and good arguments-just as a man in a bowling alley, after he has let go of the ball, still tries to direct it with gestures." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The world I want to live in is a world where everybody is a bit more uncertain about their arguments and is a bit more open to other people's arguments. I think that we can engage ideas without ad hominem attacks." - Adam Davidson

"Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'." - Edith Stein

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter T. Forsyth

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter Forsyth

"It's time for a new Reformation in the Church-to call the Church back to the authority of the Word of God, beginning in Genesis." - Ken Ham

"I looked for the church and I found it in the world; I looked for the world and I found it in the church." - Horatius Bonar

"We must reinstate Jesus in the rightful place which belongs to Him in the church; or the church will soon be driven into the wilderness." - Thomas March Clark

"It appears likely that there was no normative pattern of church government in the apostolic age, and that the organizational structure of the church is no essential element in the theology of the church." - George Eldon Ladd

"The Church in the colonies is the white people's Church, the foreigner's Church. She does not call the native to God's ways but to the ways of the white man, of the master, of the oppressor." - Frantz Fanon

"The church is in trouble-that's what they say anyways. The problem is most of what they call the church is not the church, and the church is not quite as in trouble as everybody thinks. As a matter of fact, the church today is absolutely beautiful-she's glorious, she's humble, she's broken, and she's confessing her sin. The problem is what everybody's calling the church today isn't the church. Basically, by and large, what's called the church today is nothing more than a bunch of unconverted church people with unconverted pastors." - Paul Washer

"The Church must send or the church will end." - Mendell Taylor

"It is the voice of the Church that is heard in singing together. It is not you that sings, it is the Church that is singing, and you, as a member of the Church, may share in its song." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ and therefore I shy away from church." - John Lennon

"Nowhere nor in anything, except in the assertion of the Church, can we find that God or Christ founded anything like what churchmen understand by the Church." - Leo Tolstoy

"The Church has lost a great religious poet in me; but I have lost an infinity of fun in the church, so the loss is even." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"I grew up in the Southern Baptist Church, where my father was a minister at music, so I sang in the church all the time." - Missi Pyle



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