God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.