The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.


Charles Baudelaire

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So I’ve made some emoticons for church, perhaps you can think of more?.

“If God has made us in his image, we have certainly returned the compliment”.


Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) Le Sottisier xxxii

“I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I:
We are two spirits dwelling in one body.
If thou seest me, thou seest Him,
And if thou seest Him, thou seest us both.”


Husayn ibn Mansur (al-Hallaj) quoted in Nicholson, The Mystics of Islam

“You say that you people don’t burn folk and sacrifice people anymore, but that’s what true faith would mean y’see? Sacrificin’ your own life, one day at a time, to the flame, declaring’ the truth of it, workin’ for it, breathin’ the soul of it. That’s religion. Anything else is just …. Is just bein’ nice. “


Terry Pratchett – Carpe Jugulum

But if we are to call ourselves Christians, we had better avoid intellectual and moral blindness. Throughout the New Testament we are reminded of the need for enlightenment. We are commanded to love God, not only with our hearts and souls, but also with our minds.


Strength to love – Martin Luther King