Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ"
"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears"
"We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things"
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich"
"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui"
"We are punished by our sins, not for them"
"Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known"
"I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her"
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither"
"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"
"If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul"
"I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit"
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads"
"Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?""
"Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth"
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation"
"Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious"
"The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs"
"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do"
"Born again?! No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the first time"
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife"
"I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist, so we went to both churches"
"When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land"
"A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society"
"If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses"
"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night"
"When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out"
"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters"