Cafe Church June 2010



Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
Luke 4:14-14 (NIV)

I'm a born-again atheist.
Gore Vidal

I don't believe in heaven or hell, but I do believe in puberty.
school exam answer

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best - and therefore never scrutinize or question.
Stephen Jay Gould

"I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown."
Luke 4:24 (NIV)

You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.
Doris Egan

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
G. K. Chesterton

We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Samuel Johnson

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudner

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?
James Thurber

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour.
Robert Frost

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Bernard Bailey

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
Luke 4:20-21 (NIV)

First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
Evelyn Waugh

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Anais Nin

Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.
Dan Barker

At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent." And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea
Luke 4:42-44 (NIV)

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Sir William Osler

With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
P. B. Medawar

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
H. L. Mencken

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
Frank Zappa

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide

I see denominations in the same light as in-laws. They come with the relationship, and it helps if you can get along.
Tim Rowe

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson

He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.
Luke 4:16 (NIV)

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