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Top 68 Quotes About The American Church

#1. Those were comfortable, carefree years. The word I'd use now is idyllic. On Friday nights, we cheered on the Bulldogs of Midland High. On Sunday mornings, we went to church. Nobody locked their doors. Years later, when I would speak about the American Dream, it was Midland I had in mind. - Author: George W. Bush
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#2. The North American church at present is conspicuous for replacing the Jesus way with the American way. - Author: Eugene H. Peterson
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#3. The Supreme Court's 1947 decision which introduced the wall of separation between church and state 'has fueled a movement to sterilize anything in American public life from religion.' - Author: Mickey Edwards
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#4. The American people need no course in philosophy or political science of church history to know that God should not be made into a celestial party chairman. - Author: Mario Cuomo
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#5. The new American, like the new European, was the servant of the powerhouse, as the European of the twelfth century was the servant of the Church. - Author: Henry Adams
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#6. This isn't a very popular idea in the American church, where we separate our love for God from our service to God. We say we love God most, but it's a vague statement that yields little action. - Author: Francis Chan
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#7. A man I admire and respect - Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with the worst chapter in American history, segregation, deaths of children in church bombings, George Wallace. That, to me, was so hurtful. - Author: John McCain
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#8. Since much of American taxes prior to 1763 went to support the local clergy, one humorist suggested the opportunity to vote on that. If the minister was turned out, he could open a tavern and preach to his customers if he served them liquor. - Author: Colin G. Calloway
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#9. The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don't swear, and good church attendance. Taking the words of Christ literally and seriously is rarely considered. - Author: Francis Chan
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#10. The Catholic Church with its foreshortened American history and tangled puritanical roots was as inviolate to my mother and father as it was to the last-ditch aristocrats of Evelyn Waugh. - Author: Maureen Howard
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#11. To Western eyes and ears, Sharia law seems devoid of respect for differences of opinion or complex moral thinking. Certainly the American idea of separation between church and state is lost in Sharia-style governance. - Author: Jay Parini
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#12. To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any church, is an outrage against the liberty of conscience, which is one of the foundations of American life. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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#13. The Christian church in the U.S. is still strong numerically, but it has lost its decisive influence both in American public life and in American culture as a whole, especially in the major elite institutions of society. - Author: Os Guinness
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#14. I think it's far too easy to blame the American church without acknowledging that we are each part of the church and therefore responsible. - Author: Francis Chan
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#15. Children born to-day may see the beginnings of a genuine state church in the Republic, with a hierarchy of live wires and a purely American theology. I regret that I am too old to wait for it, for if it comes it will be a lulu. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#16. the American church is a difficult place to fit in if you want to live out New Testament Christianity. - Author: Francis Chan
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#17. Put differently, we've made the church into the American dream for our own ethnic group with the same set of convictions about next to everything. No one else feels welcome. What Jesus and the apostles taught was that you were welcomed because the church welcomed all to the table. - Author: Scot McKnight
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#18. Stop using the word 'Negro.' The word is a misnomer from every point of view. It does not represent a country or anything else ... I am an African-American. - Author: Mary Church Terrell
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#19. We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age. - Author: Peter Akinola
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#20. Forgiveness is a big part of - especially post-civil rights movement - is a big part of African-American Christianity, and I wasn't raised within the Christian church; I wasn't raised within any church. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#21. The African-American tradition, in the main, is very, very church-based, very, very Christian. It accepts, you know, certain narratives about the world. I didn't really have that present in my house. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#22. When the Holy Father passed away in 2005, Laura, Dad, Bill Clinton, and I flew together to his funeral in Rome. It was the first time an American president had attended the funeral of a pope, let alone brought two of his predecessors. - Author: George W. Bush
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#23. What church I go to on Sunday, what dogma of the Catholic Church I believe in, is my business; and whatever faith any other American has is his business. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#24. The American tradition of separation of church and state grew directly from the freethinking of the Founders. After political independence, they considered independence of thought and belief a logical next step. - Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk
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#25. It's a curious thing in American life that the most abject nonsense will be excused if the utterer can claim the sanction of religion. A country which forbids an established church by law is prey to any denomination. The best that can be said is that this is pluralism of a kind. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#26. It might be said that religious freedom in the American sense, incorporating the separation of church and state, has been the pivotal concept of the national development of the United States of America. - Author: Joseph Leon Blau
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#27. Pat Robertson is an embarrassment to the church and a danger to American politics, .. It's time for Christian leaders of all stripes to call on Robertson not just to apologize but to retire. - Author: Jim Wallis
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#28. To support its conclusion that 'this is a religious people ... this is a Christian nation,' the Court paraded a veritable litany of precedents from American history: taken from Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.; 143 U.S. 457-458 (1892). - Author: David Barton
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#29. My experiences growing up in both a Chinese American household and the Catholic Church define much of who I am. - Author: Gene Luen Yang
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#30. The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years. Getting rid of it was long overdue. - Author: Samuel Alito
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#31. The Typical American? He is sent to school Little or much, where he imbibes the rule Of safety first and comfort; in his youth He joins the church and ends the quest of truth. - Author: Edgar Lee Masters
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#32. I believe that the real difference in the American church is not between conservatives and liberals, fundamentalists and charismatics, nor between Republicans and Democrats. The real difference is between the aware and the unaware. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#33. The greatest heresy in the American Evangelical and Protestant church is that if you pray and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart, He will definitely come in! - Author: Paul Washer
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#34. For a long time, the church in America has assumed that its cultural conservatism was American, that most people at least ideally wanted to live up to our conception of the good life. Those with eyes to see ought to recognize that if those days ever existed, they are no more. - Author: Russell D. Moore
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#35. [The Drafters of the Constitution] were intent on avoiding more than 100 years of religious intolerance and persecution in American colonial history and an even longer heritage of church-state problems in Europe. - Author: John M Swomley
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#36. My primary assessment would be because American Christians tend to be incredibly self-indulgent, so they see the church as a place there for them to meet their needs and to express faith in a way that is meaningful for them. - Author: Erwin McManus
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#37. I was immersed in comfortable Christianity. Years ago, I found myself living what seemed like the American church dream - pastoring a large church, living in a large house, and surrounded by all the comforts this world has to offer. But inside I had a sinking feeling that I was missing the point. - Author: David Platt
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#38. Give me liberty or give me death.
[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of Patrick Henry.] - Author: Patrick Henry
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#39. Every American has the right to feel safe in their schools, in their churches, in their movie theaters, and in their nightclubs. - Author: Jackie Speier
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#40. Look at the Native American culture. They revere the elders. - Author: Thomas Haden Church
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#41. Bonhoeffer's experiences with African American community underscored an idea that was developing in his mind: the only real piety and power that he had seen in the American church seemed to be in the churches where there were a present reality and a past history of suffering. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#42. It [slavery] has exercised absolute mastery over the American Church ... With the Bible in their hands, her priesthood have attempted to prove that slavery came down from God out of heaven. They have become slaveholders and dealers in human flesh. - Author: William Lloyd Garrison
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#43. The problem with most American churches is that they teach too much and don't do enough. - Author: Rick Warren
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#44. When I was a kid I got so much help from the Church. When I was a kid, our family was so poor they couldn't afford me to go to school, so there was an American family that send the money to the church to support my school fees. - Author: John Woo
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#45. That's the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our community
Chuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#46. I think the failure of The American church to affirm the goodness of civilizational life is our greatest failing today. - Author: Greg Forster
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#47. In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public. - Author: Frank Church
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#48. This determined bias against religion, especially Christianity, is clearly evident when viewed against the religious heritage of American culture as revealed in the Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 452. 1892. - Author: Mathew Staver
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#49. Wilmington, Del. (AP) June 14, 1966 - A fire that destroyed the city's oldest Negro church has led to the discovery of a wild slave narrative that highlights a little-known era of American history. The First United - Author: James McBride
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#50. The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church. - Author: Charles Eastman
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#51. During the settling of the American colonies, it was said that the Spaniards would first build a church, the Dutch would first build a fort and the English a tavern. Welcome to Charleston, an English colony founded in 1670. - Author: Mark R. Jones
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#52. I heard stories from my mother's mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers. - Author: Tina Turner
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#53. I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#54. Whenever we are tempted to despair about the shape of American Christianity, we should remember that Jesus never promised the triumph of the American church. He promised the triumph of the church. - Author: Russell D. Moore
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#55. My Heart burns with a never ending deep passion for Jesus Christ. My Heart longs and even aches for the American church to be in Revival - Author: Joe Joe Dawson
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#56. How a member of the church - one who had read the Good Lord's bible - could sit so calmly and watch a man be led to his destruction frightened me. - Author: Jay Grewal
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#57. The White Man goes into his church and talks about Jesus. The Indian goes into his tipi and talks with Jesus. - Author: Quanah Parker
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#58. The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known hereafter as the American language, and not the English language. - Author: Frank Church
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#59. I think here is the irony of American history. We don't have an established church. When you have an established church nobody takes religion as seriously as we do here. We have a free market in religion. The religious groups are competing with each other. - Author: Eric Foner
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#60. So pervasively has Enlightenment culture's anti-supernaturalism affected the Western church, especially educated European and North American Christians, that most of us are suspicious of anything supernatural. - Author: Craig S. Keener
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#61. Obviously, a big part of the American Revolution was there would be no Church of England the way there was in England. There was a specific attempt not to have an established church. - Author: Jeffrey Toobin
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#62. Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works - but our lives refute our faith. - Author: Brennan Manning
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#63. As a member of the Mormon church, Romney is instructed to tithe 10 percent of his income. That's in keeping with most charitable giving: Religious institutions get about one-third of all contributions, according to 'The American' magazine. - Author: John Podhoretz
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#64. I believe in the American tradition of separation of church and state which is expressed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. By my office - and by personal conviction - I am sworn to uphold that tradition. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#65. Robert Hayward THE THIRTEENTH STEP Ancient Solutions to Contemporary Problems of Alcoholism and Addiction Using the Timeless Wisdom of the Native American Church Ceremony - Author: Robert Hayward
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#66. The African American's relationship to Africa has long been ambivalent, at least since the early nineteenth century, when 3,000 black men crowded into Bishop Richard Allen's African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest noisily a plan to recolonize free blacks in Africa. - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#67. It is easy to forget, since the Catholic Church is now the only large American religious denomination whose ecclesiastical hierarchy continues to oppose birth control, that only a century ago the leaders of nearly all churches were united in their resistance to any public discussion of the subject. - Author: Susan Jacoby
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#68. The freedom to be able to offer education, human services, and health care in accordance with our own identity as a church should not be denied us simply because there may be the perception of a political majority who favors a new understanding of the American tradition of pluralism. - Author: Donald Wuerl
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