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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.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

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

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.


And of all plagues with which mankind are cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.

Daniel Defoe (1661-1731) 1661-1731, British Author

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) English novelist and dramatist.

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

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

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

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899) American politician and orator.

This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.