Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Tradition of Christianity, Part I. Famous Quotes about Christianity and Jesus Christ

Part I. Famous Quotes about Christianity

The tradition of Christianity officially began in the year 0 A.D. and then began to spread like wild-fire after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Rabbi Joshua (Jesus) in 33 A.D. Here are just a few samples of famous quotes from historically important people about the tradition of Christianity.

Famous Quotes about the Christian Bible

Both read the
Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.

- William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher

Famous Quotes about Rabbi Joshua (Jesus)

Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.

- Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general

Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.

- Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.

- Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian

Famous Quotes about Christianity

will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock and roll or Christianity.

- John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.

-C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar

Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty, necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.

-James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer

Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.

-William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.

The word ''Christianity'' is already a misunderstanding -- in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher

I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.

- C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Christianity makes suffering contagious.

- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer

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

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world's.

- Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.

- Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.

- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

- William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter

People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.

- Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist

The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist

I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.

- Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Famous Quotes about Christians

If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in the Bible, all of India would be Christian today.

- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.

-Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.

- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.

- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet

To be like Christ is to be a Christian.

- William Penn (1644-1718) British religious leader.

What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.

- Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

The early Christian rules of life were not made to last, because the early Christians did not believe that the world itself was going to last.

- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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