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People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus (BC 525-BC 456) Greek dramatist.

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

Fred A. Allen (1894-1956) American comedian.

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within.

Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty, necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.

Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Sink the Bible to the bottom of the sea, and man's obligation to God would be unchanged. He would have the same path to tread, only his lamp and his guide would be gone; he would have the same voyage to make, only his compass and chart would be overboard.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.

William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

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