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Rev. Alvin O’Neal Jackson
It's a pattern you get into. It happens bit by bit. You end up using more and more. You're using a little material maybe initially, and then using more. It's really not rational.
Behind this judicial wall of separation there is a tyranny of lies that will fall... I say to you, my friends, let it fall!
The only way those Ten Commandments and prayer would be stripped from that Courtroom is with the force of arms.
[James vowed again to] use the National Guard and state troopers to prevent the removal [of
Judge Roy Moore's Commandments display].
A good butt-whipping and then a prayer is a wonderful remedy.
To take an oath is in itself a deadly sin; but the man who only swears outwardly, without inwardly intending to do so, is not bound by his oath; he does not swear, he only jests.
Woman is the gate of the devil, the road to iniquity, the sting of the scorpion, in a word, a dangerous species.
Susan Wixon: Filthy and Obsessed
Jerome was the dirty fellow who lived in one garment till he died, letting his body go unwashed and half-starved, despising and mortifying the same, in order to preserve his soul. At the death of this notable saint, his ragged garment, full of lively tenants, was held up as proof of his right to be known as a saint and blessed martyr. This gave him the undoubted right to thus discourse regarding women.
|Saint John of Damascus (675?-749)|
Christian Church Doctor who opposed the Iconoclastic edicts of Byzantine Emperor Leo III
Woman is the daughter of falsehood, a sentinel of hell, the enemy of peace.
Consequently, theories of evolution which, in accordance with the philosophies
inspiring them, consider the mind as emerging from the forces of living matter,
or as a mere epiphenomenon of this matter, are incompatible with the truth
about man. Nor are they able to ground the dignity of the person.
Christ called as his Apostles only men. He did this in a totally free and sovereign way.
I've been having an affair, but I still believe in family values.
Our strategy has been to change the subject a bit so that we can get the issue of intelligent design, which really means the reality of God, before the academic world and into the schools.
[Evolution] doesn't mean God-guided, gradual creation. It means unguided,
purposeless change. The Darwinian theory doesn't say that God created slowly.
It says that naturalistic evolution is the creator, and so God had nothing to do
Scientific naturalism is a story that reduces reality to physical particles and
impersonal laws, [and] portrays life as a meaningless competition among
organisms that exist only to survive and reproduce.
In our universal experience unintelligent material
processes do not create life
Naturalism and materialism mean
essentially the same thing.
In our greatest universities, naturalism -- the doctrine that nature is "all there
is" -- is the virtually unquestioned assumption that underlies not only natural
science but intellectual work of all kinds.
very fact the universe is on the whole orderly, in a manner comprehensible to our
intellect, is evidence that we and it were fashioned by a common intelligence.
Robert T Pennock: Slick Courtroom Manipulator
He knows how to draw upon his strengths and makes a classic courtroom move
of shifting the locus of argument in a way that seeks to undermine the expert
testimony of his scientist adversaries. His key argument is broadly philosophical,
but Johnson also uses his considerable rhetorical skills to try to turn the tables on
scientists by portraying them as na´vely doctrinaire and intolerant, while
portraying creationists as rational and fair-minded skeptics.
Kenneth Miller: Legal Brief, Not Scientific Case
When I first read Phillip Johnson's book, Darwin on Trial, I read it as a scientist
and it puzzled me. In every chapter he attacked what he considered to be a weak
spot in evolutionary theory, implying in each and every case that there might be
another explanation, a better one than evolution. This is a common strategy in a
scientific argument. As I neared the end of the book, I expected Johnson to do
what one of my scientific colleagues would do at the conclusion of a provocative
seminar -- to lift the curtain and reveal that better explanation. Like any scientist,
I expected him to present a model that would fit the data more precisely, a
model that would possess powers of explanation and prediction well beyond
the theory he had attacked. But Johnson did nothing of the kind....
Vic Stenger: Seeks to Convict Science of Fraud
Unlike those theists who at least pay lip service to science and scientific method,
Johnson is out to convict science of fraud in the court of public opinion.
An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.
Under no circumstances would I ever vote for an atheist [for President] because they are terrible [and have] no moral code.
What apology? I didn't apologize to anyone. SJ
Let me be clear on one thing. My relationship with God is the most
important relationship in my life. I believe that Christ is the Son
of God and is the risen savior. I believe in the power of the Holy
Spirit. I believe that with faith in God, all things are possible.
My life is a living testimony to His goodness and everything that I
have ever accomplished has been with his help. There is no decision
that I make, or have made in my lifetime that does not include a talk
with God during a time of prayer...
If you don't find a God by five o'clock this afternoon you must leave the college.
Here I come, my name is Jowett
Post-Taliban president of Afghanistan (where church still equals state, we fear)
Please, my dear brothers, let your wives and sisters go to the voter registration process. Later, you can control who she votes for, but please, let her go.
Louisiana State Senator
If I had my way, I would have the Book of Genesis taught in all our elementary schools.
Former Christian televangelist who broadcast a show called "Live Prayer with Bill Keller"
A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Satan.
Trust not to friends and kindred, neither do thou put off the care of thy
soul's welfare til hereafter; for men will sooner forget thee than thou art aware of.
It is much safer to obey than to rule.
How much more forcefully can I say it? The time has come, and it is long overdue,
when Christians and conservatives and all men and women who believe in the birthright of freedom must rise up and reclaim America for Jesus Christ.
Rights come from God and only from God.
That money was for working eight to twelve hour days ... it was not a welfare check.
|Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini|
20th century fundamentalist Islamic Leader of Iran
Familiarize the people with the truth of Islam so that the young generation may not think that the men of religion in the mosques of Qum and al-Najaf believe in the separation of church from state, that they study nothing other than menstruation and childbirth and that they have nothing to do with politics. The colonialists have spread in school curricula the need to separate church from the state and have deluded people into believing that the ulema [religious experts] of Islam are not qualified to interfere in the political and social affairs. The lackeys and followers of the colonialists have reiterated these words. In the prophet's time, was the church separated from the state? Were there at the time theologians and politicians? At the time of the caliphs and the time of Ali, the amir of the faithful, was the state separated from the church? Was there an agency for the church
and another for the state?
The ACLU hates Christianity, the Christ of the Bible, and we hate the ACLU.
|John Knox (1513?–1572)|
Scottish religious reformer, founder of Presbyterianism in Scotland
None provoking the people to idolatrie oght to be exempted from the punishment of death.... The whole tribes did in verie dede execute that sharp judgement against the tribe of Benjamin for a lesse offense than for idolatrie. And the same oght to be done wheresoever Christ Jesus and his Evangill is so receaved in any realme province or citie that the magistrates and people have solemnly avowed and promised to defend the same, as under King Edward of late days was done in England. In such places, I say, it is not only lawful to punish to the death such as labour to subvert the true religion, but the magistrates and people are bound to do so onless they wil provoke the wrath of God against themselves.... And therefore, my Lordes, to return to you, seing that God hath armed your handes with the sworde of justice, seing that His law most streatly commandeth idolaters and fals prophetes
to be punished with death, and that you be placed above your subjects to reigne as fathers over their children, and further seing that not only I, but with me manie thousand famous, godlie, and learned persons, accuse your Byshoppes and the whole rabble of the Papistical clergie of idolatrie, of murther, and of blasphemie against God committed: it appertaineth to your Honours to be vigilant and carefull in so weightie a matter. The question is not of earthly substance, but of the glorie of God, and of the salvation of yourselves.
If God does not exist, and if religion is an illusion that the majority of men cannot live without ... let men believe in the lies of religion since they cannot do without them, and let then a handful of sages, who know the truth and can live with it, keep it among themselves. Men are then divided into the wise and the foolish, the philosophers and the common men, and atheism becomes a guarded, esoteric doctrine -- for if the illusions of religion were to be discredited, there is no telling with what madness men would be seized, with what uncontrollable anguish.
The Subtle Fulmination of the Encircled Sea
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