All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
Ask a deeply religious Christian if he'd rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don't seem so bad lately.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
"I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God."
Isaiah 43:11-13 (New International Version)
Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts 1:8 (New International Version)
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Laurence J. Peter
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust.
E. B. White
An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Charles Caleb Colton
Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn't be religious people.
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.
The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked.
He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
John 1:8 (New International Version)
As to the juror or the witness, bribe both
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
What do you get when you cross a Jehovah's Witness and an Atheist? Someone who knocks at your door for no apparent reason
This we can all bear witness to, living as we do plagued by unremitting anxiety . It becomes more and more imperative that the life of the spirit be avowed as the only firm basis upon which to establish happiness and peace.
When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.
Charles Caleb Colton
Our very presence is the witness example of what's available for them.
I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:19 (New International Version)
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