Glen's Quotes Db (3169 total)

These are quotes which stood out to me, possibly for use in a sermon someday. Their presence here does not mean I agree with them, it merely shows that I might want to reference them later. The default view is five random selections. Use the tag list on the right to view all quotes relevant to that theme.

The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win you're still a rat.

Although the 18th century writer Voltaire is widely recognized as an opponent of religion, calling Christianity an "infamy" to be destroyed, even he found the influence of faith to be useful. He wrote, "I want my attorney, my tailor, my servants, even my wife to believe in God. . . then I shall be robbed and cuckolded less often." Myers tells of how Voltaire once silenced a discussion on atheism until he had excused his servants, lest in forfeiting their faith they might lose their morality.

Iran, at least for a while, had a guy whose job it was to censor films. He was blind. Literally--he could not see. That's just crazy.

Becoming a faithful follower of LaRouche is like entering the Bizarro World of the Superman comic books, says Paul Kacprzak, 45, who joined LaRouche as an idealistic teenager in the 1970s and worked for him for about a decade. As long as you stay inside the movement, everything you are told makes a certain sense. But if you try to view it from the outside, he says, "it's Bizarro World."

College Enhances Faith

Last but not least, higher education is not especially damaging to religious faith. Given the wealth of religious options available on campus, it should not be surprising to learn that college students are less likely than other young adults to lose their religion. Though religious participation tends to decrease in the young adult years, a University of Texas study found that going to college decreased the risk of religious decline.<sup>46</sup> Such findings suggest the need for a new evangelical advice book: How to Stay Christian Outside of College. In the final analysis, the student union may be one of the most religious places in American society. Footnote <sup>46</sup> reads: Jeremy E. Uecker, Mark D. Regnerus, Margaret L. Vaaler, “Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood.” Unpublished paper, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 7 March 2006. In a related study, the University of Notre Dame sociology graduate student Jonathan Hill found that college graduates were more likely to attend church than those with less education, arguing that there is “little support to the notion that college secularizes individuals.” See Hill, “Higher Education and Change in Religious Belief and Practice: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Paper delivered at the annual meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November 2006.

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