C. S. Lewis: I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

If you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?

Dean Stanley: The true call of a Christian is not to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

Edward R. Murrow: If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.

G. K. Chesterton: The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.

Harry Emerson Fosdick (attributed): Someone has said, “If we could get religion like a Baptist, experience it like a Methodist, be positive about it like a Disciple, be proud of it like an Episcopalian, pay for it like a Presbyterian, propagate it like an Adventist, and enjoy it like an Afro-American — that would be some religion!”

Minna Canth: Christianity has been buried inside the walls of churches and secured with the shackles of dogmatism. Let it be liberated to come into the midst of us and teach us freedom, equality and love.

Oliver Wendell Holmes: Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.

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