Faith and Religion News and Opinion
“I just believe a spirit told me.”
“A sweeping abuse of the religious freedoms of those under their leadership.”
“In the past it has been flown from time to time at city hall.”
“I couldn’t imagine that.”
“We make decisions on our own about what we say and how we talk about things.”
“And I said, ‘Why don’t you go scare white people. That’s what I would do if I were you.’”
“Had a great impact on the growth of Christianity.”
“If they discovered that there’s life on Mars, they’re going to need to hear the gospel.”
“Justice was served today.”
If Christians in this country experienced in a full year the sort of violence that Christians elsewhere in the world encounter in a day, I’m betting many of us would be screaming for a new Crusade.
“There is no indication that race is involved at all.”
“I don’t think you want to say a word to me, Mr. Smith.”
“It’s really reaching a critical tipping point.”
“Scholars have taken this as a confirmation of the biblical narrative of Jeremiah…”
“The show is so nostalgic. It’s still so relevant today.”
“If this is real … this is amazing.”
“U.K. go to hell!”
“They brainwashed her.”
“Would we care if the victims were Methodist or Baptist or Catholic or Mormon? I guarantee you we would.”
“I do not want to get married.”
“My four laws, I think, trump your one little city ordinance.”
“I don’t believe same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.”
“Wrong, damaging and offensive.”
“No one came forward to help me.”
“There’s nothing more honorable than serving one’s country and there’s no greater heroes to our country than our military, but…”
“A bold programming swing.”
“When is A Cross-Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High? When is A Yarmulke Wearer’s Challenge day at Mason High?”
“You’re still wearing Fonzie’s jacket.”
“I feel like it’s just warehousing people. It’s not helping.”
“It was a miracle!”
“It’s more about glorifying God, and our family will give him the credit for everything we’ve done.”
The victims “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim.”
Education policy should be based on facts, rather than prejudices. Schools should at least recognize that religious involvement in the home helps the educational development of children.
“Every young guy has to have a gun.”
“You’re a phony.”
“If people want to change the definition of marriage they should petition their state legislature.”
“We can’t put our head in the sand about that any longer.”
“Don’t you take her, God, don’t you answer her prayer like this.”
“We are holding on to our faith and convictions…”
“‘You know what? This dress is amazing, and I feel gorgeous in it — and I’m modest.”
“Public schools may not advance or promote religion.”
“All the childhood memories of the man who rules the White House are Shiite memories.”
“I did not have all the words to express my thoughts and feelings until my late twenties and early thirties.”
“Singer Kanye West and his wife.”
“More than half of the world’s languages…”
“The content of the lesson is provided to generate academic discussion…”
“Unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you.”
When did we decide it was okay for pastors to be overweight but not okay for them to struggle with porn?
“We don’t know if this was to try and resurrect the spirit of the child…”
“Given your Jewish identity…”
“It was crazy that everything that we were filming was actually playing out on television.”
“The word in and of itself is sufficient to put the idea in the back of your mind…”
Ready or not, parents are tasked with the most important job there is – raising kids with character.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii are aborting babies for research and using their mothers to study the effects of a certain drug to stop bleeding during the procedure.
“I looked him in the eye.”
“I’m okay with messy and difficult.”
“[God] wins in the end, so what are we afraid of?”
“It allows us to practice our Catholic faith without qualifying it.”
“It seems that the human family has refused to learn from its mistakes caused by the law of terror.”
“[F]ront-line fighters or suicide bombers…are given girls as a reward.”
“[J]ourney of a lifetime!”
“Tone and choice of words matter … “
“Islam is the motherlode of bad ideas.”
“There’s another side to the story.”
You can’t fall victim to your love dying. It’s not some resource that runs out. Love is a decision that you make. It’s entirely up to you. Entirely.
Many Egyptian Copts have pointed out they have done everything legally to renovate and build a church, so if Muslim protesters get their way every time, it suggests something else other than Egypt’s government is ruling Egypt.
“We said we would never let the world fall into this darkness again.”
As far as my own marriage goes, the differences are many. I don’t think they can all be reconciled, and I’m sure I wouldn’t want them to be.
“We decided it would be wrong to air our report”
“I was about to be raw. I’m pulling it back.”
Just like an elite athlete needs their positive mantra to push through, every mom needs her momtra – a positive, repeated reel of self-talk that moves her forward when things get hard.
“To channel God’s blessing from on high to the people of Israel.”
Even the name of the village reflects the long Christian connection to the area.
“The church is not just a collection of beautiful, old buildings; it is a living, active force doing great works right across our country.”
“…chained to toilet as punishment…”
Francis prayed for an end to the “absurd bloodshed and all barbarous acts of violence” around the world.
The difference between ”discrimination” and “discretion.”
“We’re declaring to our city, to our nation, to our world — Christ has risen.”
“I was just praying to my God.”
Time for people on both sides to come together, find common ground and have a discussion that involves a fair look at all of the factors.
“I think this is a ginned-up controversy by people who play identity politics.”
“Between 2010 and 2050, the world’s total population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion…”
“On the whole, America is still committed to Jesus.”
“The president expressed appreciation for the church’s leadership role on resolving the issues of religious freedom and non-discrimination…”
The recent kerfuffle over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act reveals a deep problem in America that has nothing to do with religion or gay rights: we are losing our thirst for truth.
“The small town owners of pizzeria have more courage than most Christian leaders and certainly the Republican Party.”
“How did 12 guys take down Rome?”
“I don’t think Miss Patel is the monster she’s portrayed to be.”
“Reclaim the sanctity of marriage.”
“We’re not going to put up with discrimination in the name of God.”
“What is un-American is not to allow everyone to have the same rights.”
“Breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.”
“I have a lot of respect for Ridley (Scott) and Darren (Aronosfky), but they’re both avowed atheists.”
“You’re never going to be content with who you are unless you allow God to come in.”
Jesus—the revolutionary, the political dissident, and the nonviolent activist—lived and died in a police state.
“We want to make it clear that Hoosier hospitality is not a slogan, it’s our way of life.”
“I literally almost dropped the phone and broke out into tears.”
“We’re living in an upside down republic right now.”