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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on church, god, and people

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

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Palm Sunday sermon St Clement's Episcopal Church, quoted by J. Leonard NY Times, 30 April 1980.

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on church, darkness, driving, emptiness, faith, falsehood, glory, gold, hypocrisy, jesus, life, praise, and sacred

Oh Jesus, they have built these churches for the sake of their own glory, and embellished them with silk and melted gold. . . . They left the bodies of Thy chosen poor wrapped in tattered raiment in the cold night. . . . They filled the sky with the smoke of burning candles and incense and left the bodies of Thy faithful worshipers empty of bread. . . . They raised their voices with hymns of praise, but deafened themselves to the cry and moan of the widows and orphans. Come again, Oh Living Jesus, and drive the vendors of Thy faith from Thy sacred temple, for they have turned it into a dark cave where vipers of hypocrisy and falsehood crawl and abound.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Joseph K. Folsom on advertising, art, caring, christ, church, clothes, communication, control, emotion, exercise, food, health, home, honesty, learning, love, management, money, music, nations, needs, neighbors, people, sex, sharing, skill, sl

Important skills to teach young people in the home: The material processing skills, such as food handling, clothing, laundry, cleaning, taking care of what you have, throwing away or sharing with others what you don't need. The art of handling money. The arts of health management including sex, reproduction, nutrition, exercise, sleep. Mechanical skills, recreational skills, the art of managing time., The art of choosing wisely, (we have almost everything spread out before us and pushed on us by advertising. Do we feel sure that we always know how to choose wisely? The art of communication, the art of love (we need more in our own families, different peoples, cultural groups, races, nations.) The art of controlling our emotions, the art of learning a talent - love of music, and song, a love for church and Christ. The art of honesty, caring for your neighbor, volunteering. The art of studying and learning. (If we can learn all of this in the home before we leave the nest, how can we possibly go wrong.)

Joseph K. Folsom

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Joseph Henry Shorthouse on church, compromise, and doubt

"The Church of England," I said, seeing that Mr. Inglesant paused, "is no doubt a compromise."

Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1838 - 1900)

Source: John Inglesant

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on church, journeys, travel, and water

I always like to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the Church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by John Wesley on church, life, order, soul, tenacity, and thought

I could scarcely reconcile myself at first to this strange way of preaching in the fields, of which Whitfield set me an example on Sunday; having been all my life (till very lately) so tenacious of every point relating to decency and order, that I should have thought the saving of souls almost a sin, if it had not been done in a church.

John Wesley (1703 - 1791)

Source: John Wesley's Journal

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A Quote by John Tillotson on authority, christ, church, disobedience, indifference, lies, and obedience

Many man's scruples lie almost wholly about obedience to authority and compliance with indifferent customs, but very seldom about the dangers of disobedience and unpeaceableness and rending in pieces the Church of Christ by needless separations and endless divisions.

John Tillotson (1630 - 1694)

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A Quote by John Muir on church, enthusiasm, god, life, music, silence, songs, wonder, and worship

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by John Milton on church and god

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God is decreeing to begin some new and great period in His Church, even to the reforming of Reformation itself. What does He then but reveal Himself to His servants, and as His manner is, first to His Englishmen?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Areopagitica

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A Quote by John Heywood on church and god

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The neer to the church, the further from God.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. ix. 1546

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