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If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.

Ronald Reagan, president

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

George Carlin, comedian

I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.

Jensen Ackles, actor

For millions of men and women, the church has been the hospital for the soul, the school for the mind and the safe depository for moral ideas.

Gerald R. Ford, president

Hearing Mass is the ceremony I most favor during my travels. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

James Madison, president

I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.

Mark Haddon, novelist

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.

Don Marquis, poet

The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.

James Madison, president

It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.

Matthew Henry, clergyman

The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur.

John Corry,

The greatest block today in the way of woman's emancipation is the church, the canon law, the Bible and the priesthood.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, activist

Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one.

Samuel Butler, poet

In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.

John Strachan, clergyman

If you had told me 28 years ago that the largest organization in the world touching the lives of gays and lesbians would be a church, I would not have believed you.

Troy Perry, clergyman

I like the aesthetics of the Church.

Andres Serrano, photographer

If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles, and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.

Joseph Smith, Jr., clergyman

I ground my faith upon God's word, and not upon the church.

Jane Grey, royalty

Christians often want to hide behind the walls of the church, where we are comfortable, but sometimes we have to come out of the box.

Cheryl James, musician

Both my parents are Methodist preachers, I grew up in a church.

Wes Bentley, actor

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.

Ulysses S. Grant, president

Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?

Sandra Day O'Connor, judge

Each heartfelt prayer, each Church meeting attended, each worthy friend, each righteous decision, each act of service perfomed all precede that goal of eternal life.

Thomas S. Monson, clergyman

I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.

Frank McCourt, author

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign.

Rowan D. Williams, clergyman

They're after one world religion and one world government. That's why they've attacked the Catholic Church so strongly, to ultimately take control over it by their doctrine.

Hutton Gibson, writer

Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth?

Stephen Vizinczey,

There is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.

Thomas Aquinas, theologian

The first time I got onstage was when I was about 5 years old. It was at a church social, and I had a poem to recite.

Willie Nelson, musician

It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.

Fridtjof Nansen, explorer

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

Joel Osteen, clergyman

We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.

Saint Ignatius, saint

For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.

Annie Besant, philosopher

For me Christianity is about the Kingdom, not about the Church: it has to do with human growth and development nor church growth and development.

Michael Taylor, criminal

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

Alan Watts, philosopher

We need religion as a guide. We need it because we are imperfect. Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they are sinners can bring to democracy the tolerance it requires in order to survive.

Jeff Miller, politician

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.

Richard G. Scott, clergyman

People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

The relationships that people have - that are sexual, psychological, emotional - these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, writer

The Foxy character and Inga Marchand are two different people. My fiance calls me Inga. No one around me calls me Foxy. I go to church every Sunday. I go to Bible study every Friday night. I'm saved.

Foxy Brown, musician

We follow the rules laid out in the Bible for running our church.

William Brewster,

Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I'm not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they'll keep it up.

Tyler Perry, actor

My dad would give me $10, which is a lot of money when you're 9, to sing at church, on tables at restaurants, at family functions, just about anywhere.

Katy Perry, musician

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.

Roland Allen, clergyman

Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.

Laurence J. Peter, writer

The faith of the church must be tried by God's word, and not God's word by the church; neither yet my faith.

Jane Grey, royalty

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.

Bernadette Devlin, politician

From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom.

Seth Low, educator

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.

Melina Mercouri, actress

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position.

Peter Akinola, clergyman

The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.

John Foxe, writer

I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words.

Glenn Beck, journalist

You should enter a ballpark the way you enter a church.

Bill Lee, athlete

My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.

Barack Obama, president

For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty.

Douglas Sirk, director

I get asked a lot why Apple's customers are so loyal. It's not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That's ridiculous.

Steve Jobs, businessman

I am not the Jesus of the official church tolerated by those in power. I am not your superstar.

Klaus Kinski, actor

As long as the house of The Holy Spirit remains a haven for criminals the reputation of the church will remain in ruins.

Sinead O'Connor, musician

I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it.

Joseph Smith, Jr., clergyman

When I came to CBS it was the mother church. I mean that was - everybody wanted to go to work for CBS News.

Mike Wallace, journalist

My childhood was limited to mostly gospel music. We didn't have, like, a lot of records in our house, you know. It was like my grandparents who raised me. They were pretty old-fashioned in their religious ways, so it was like church, church, church, school, school, school.

Faith Evans, musician

We were married in Capri almost two years ago and we have made a pact with each other to visit the beautiful island and the church where we were married every year for the rest of our lives.

Giuliana Rancic, journalist

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.

Robert A. Heinlein, writer

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist.

Bono, musician

He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

I go to St. Matthews in Pacific Palisades, an Episcopal Church.

Stephen Collins, actor

When I walk into an Orthodox Church... one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St. Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth. You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!

Thomas Howard,

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.

Ezra Pound, poet

My mind is my own church.

Thomas Paine, writer

When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.

Bill Lee, athlete

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.

Peter Akinola, clergyman

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun.

Stephen Spender, poet

I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing.

Fantasia Barrino, musician

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.

Pope John XXIII, clergyman

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.

Pope John XXIII, clergyman

The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.

Igor Stravinsky, composer

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women. What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.

Shirley Williams, politician

Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.

Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Elbert Hubbard, writer

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing, civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary, ignorant people.

Kenneth Clark, author

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th.

Lance Morrow,

The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk.

Lance Morrow,

I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church.

Tom DeLay, politician

Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.

Winston Churchill, politician

If you want to get healthy, you just might not want to go to a doctor. You might instead, go to church.

Mark Hyman,

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.

James Brown, musician

A church debt is the devil's salary.

Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman

Even at church, people would not shake my hand.

Bryan White, musician

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?

Martin Luther, monk

The ordinary ministry is that which receives all of its direction from the will of God revealed in the Scriptures and from those means which God has appointed in the church for its continual edification.

William James, philosopher

Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church.

William James, philosopher

You may invite the entire 35th Division to your wedding if you want to. I guess it's going to be yours as well as mine. We might as well have the church full while we are at it.

Bess Truman, first lady

We went to church every Sunday. I do think it's my duty to give back. That's why I'm involved with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Jesse McCartney, musician

I discovered the same thing Gram Parsons did, that soul music and country music are practically identical. Based off of the same chord structures, and the songs are of heartache and loss. The main connection is they both came up in church.

Justin Townes Earle, musician

I consider myself spiritual and I'm married to a man who is both an atheist and a humanist, and my kids have been raised with the traditions of different religions, but they do not go to church or temple. My feeling is that everyone should be able to believe what they want or need to believe.

Jodi Picoult, author

Which prophecy of Christ we see wonderfully to be verified, insomuch that the whole course of the Church to this day may seem nothing else but a verifying of the said prophecy.

John Foxe, writer

'The Tree of Life' is a collection of conversations that lost souls and true believers have with themselves while keeping their heads to the sky. But the movie is church via the planetarium.

Wesley Morris, critic

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production. It was wonderful. He's very sharp, very sharp. It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have a Brit do a church gospel movie.

Cuba Gooding, Jr., actor

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