Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.