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    Ukraine is a vital link for Europe: our energy transportation networks; our location between the European Union and Eurasia. We're the melting pot of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The democracy we founded with the Orange Revolution has to be an example for other post-Soviet states.
    — Yulia Tymoshenko
    Men had been living a proud life, having felt no need for the spirit-until Christianity invented it.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: men  living  christianity 
     
    If Christians had ever been brave enough to make Christ alive, nobody would now be saying that Christianity is dead.
    — Winifred Kirkland
    I realized there was very little in Hollywood I would ever feel comfortable doing. If I kept one foot there and one foot in my Christianity, I would never grow.
    — Willie Aames
    tags: christianity 
     
    If Christianity were true religious persecution would become a pious and charitable duty: if God designs to punish men for their opinions it would be an act of mercy to mankind to extinguish such opinions. By burning the bodies of those who diffuse them many souls would be saved that would otherwise be lost, and so there would be an economy of torment in the long run. It is therefore not surprising that enthusiasts should be intolerant.
    — William Winwood Reade
    Christianity has been successfully attacked and marginalized" because those who professed belief were unable to defend the faith from attack, even though its attackers' arguments were deeply flawed.
    — William Wilberforce
    It is the distinguishing glory of Christianity not to rest satisfied with superficial appearances, but to rectify the motives, and purify the heart.
    — William Wilberforce
    Is it not the great end of religion, and, in particular, the glory of Christianity, to extinguish the malignant passions; to curb the violence, to control the appetites, and to smooth the asperities of man; to make us compassionate and kind, and forgiving one to another; to make us good husbands, good fathers, good friends; and to render us active and useful in the discharge of the relative social and civil duties?
    — William Wilberforce
    Christianity founds hospitals and atheists are cured in them, never knowing they owe their cure to Christ.
    — William Temple
    Christians have no business thinking that the good life consists mainly in not doing bad things. We have no business thinking that to do evil in this world you have to be a Bengal tiger, when, in fact, it is enough to be a tame tabby-a nice person but not a good one. In short, Pentecost makes it clear that nothing is so fatal to Christianity as indifference.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    I ... am endeavoring ... to attend to my own duty only as a Christian. ... let us take care that our Christianity, though put to the test ... be not shaken, and that our love for things really good wax not cold.
    — William Samuel Johnson
    No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
    — William Ralph Inge
    Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: men  christianity 
     
    Surely the principles of Christianity lead to action as well as meditation.
    — William Pitt
    Jesus is not the 'founder of Christianity.
    — William P. Young
    The God of Evangelical Christianity is a Monster.
    — William P. Young
    tags: god  christianity 
     
    I think people are tired of religion and how it divides and damages people. You can name it whatever you want, Islam or Christianity, but if you have a system in which God is distant and angry all the time, and you're trying to please him through the right disciplines, it isn't going to work for everyone.
    — William P. Young
    Christianity has sufficient inner strength to survive and flourish on its own. It does not need state subsidies, nor state privileges, nor state prestige. The more it obtains state support the greater it curtails human freedom.
    — William O. Douglas
    There is no inevitable connection between Christianity and cynicism. Truth is not a salad, is it, that you must always dress it with vinegar?
    — William Morley Punshon
    This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
    — William Law
    If, therefore, a man will so live as to show that he feels and believes the most fundamental doctrines of Christianity, he must live above the world.
    — William Law
    The way in which I know Christianity is true is first and foremost is the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit in my heart. And this gives me self-authenticating means of knowing Christianity is true wholly apart from the evidence. And therefore, even if in some historically contingent circumstances the evidence that I have available to me should turn against Christianity, I do not think that controverts the witness of the Holy Spirit.
    — William Lane Craig
    The Nazi regime intended eventually to destroy Christianity in Germany, if it could, and substitute the old paganism of the early Germanic gods and the new paganism of the Nazi extremists.
    — William L. Shirer
    If evolution wins, Christianity goes!
    — William Jennings Bryan
    No one of Lincoln's old acquaintances in this city ever heard of his conversion to Christianity by Dr. Smith or anyone else. It was never suggested nor thought of here until after his death.... I never saw him read a second of time in Dr. Smith's book on Infidelity. He threw at down upon our table - spit upon it as it were - and never opened it to my knowledge.
    — William Herndon
    No man can run up the natural line of Evolution without coming to Christianity at the top.
    — William Henry Drummond
    No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes himself a better human being than his nature wants to be, if he followed his nature only. Whatever its symbol - cross or crescent or whatever - that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race.
    — William Faulkner
    The duel between Christianity and atheism is the most important in the world, and the struggle between individualism and collectivism is the same struggle reproduced on another level.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Christianity finds all its doctrines stated in the Bible, and Christianity denies no part, nor attempts to add anything to the Word of God.
    — William F. Buckley, Jr.
    tags: god  christianity  bible 
     
    When it began, Christianity was regarded as a system entirely beyond the range and scope of human reason; it was impious to question; it was impious to examine; it was impious to discriminate. On the other hand, it was visibly instinct with the supernatural. Miracles of every order and degree of magnitude were flashing forth incessantly from all its parts.
    — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
    I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.
    — William Booth
    The essential fact of Christianity is that God thought all men worth the sacrifice of his son.
    — William Barclay
    The Christian is a [person] of joy... A gloomy Christian is a contradiction of terms, and nothing in all religious history has done Christianity more harm than its connection with black clothes and long faces.
    — William Barclay
    Christianity does not think of man finally submitting to the power of God, it thinks of Him as finally surrendering to the love of God. It is not that man's will is crushed, but that man's heart is broken.
    — William Barclay
    tags: men  heart  power  broken  god  christianity 
     
    It is fatally easy to think of Christianity as something to be discussed and not as something to be experienced.
    — William Barclay
    tags: christianity 
     
    It may well be a sign of the decadence of the Church and the failure of Christianity that gifts have to be coaxed out of people, and that often they will not give at all unless they get something for their money in the way of entertainment or of goods. Giving which is real giving has a certain recklessness in it.
    — William Barclay
    We may not understand how the spirit works; but the effect of the spirit on the lives of men is there for all to see; and the only unanswerable argument for Christianity is a Christian life. No man can disregard a religion and a faith and a power which is able to make bad men good. . .
    — William Barclay
    Thus, in its relation to Christianity, intelligent design should be viewed as a ground-clearing operation that gets rid of the intellectual rubbish that for generations has kept Christianity from receiving serious consideration.
    — William A. Dembski
    tags: christianity 
     
    I write as someone who has no more time for repressive Islam than he does for repressive Christianity or Judaism, but at least look at the face in the hijab - and try to imagine the one beneath the niqab - before you depersonalise its wearer.
    — Will Self
    Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it.
    — Will Durant
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