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    Both Marx and Nietzsche understood that moral outrage is the last resort of the powerless. That is why Marx refused to issue moral condemnations of capitalism, preferring instead to lay out, calmly and ruthlessly, his reasons for believing that it is destined to be replaced by socialism. And that is why Nietzsche mocks Christianity for portraying its crucified Saviour as bait wriggling on a hook to catch unsuspecting souls.
    — Robert Paul Wolff
    Yet Buddhism is four hundred years older than Christianity, and if it's not a universal religion I don't know what a universal religion is. There's also a strong focus on selectionism and the notion that religion plays a functional role in the evolutionary process. But religion is dysfunctional all the time, as well as functional. It's not so simple.
    — Robert Neelly Bellah
    The central icon of Catholic Christianity is mother and child. That motif is so deep in not just our human experience but in our animal, biological past.
    — Robert Neelly Bellah
    I am really interested in who owns ideas of religion. What if I say I'm a libertarian, socialist, Occupy-supporting, anti-war, Christian? Is that a controversial idea? I don't see anything really in the original semiotics of Christianity, in the specific parable of the radical socialist Jew from Galilee who becomes the hero figure in the Homeric-word-of-mouth-gossip-novel that becomes the Bible that should make that a paradox.
    — Robert Montgomery
    Well-referenced, with numerous quotations from renowned Egyptologists and classical scholars, Acharya's penetrating research clearly lays out the very ancient pre-Christian basis of modern Christianity. Those who espouse Christianity beware! After digesting the evidence, you will never again view your religion in the same light.
    — Robert M. Schoch
    I do not expect that the mere fact that I was once an evangelical apologist and now see things differently should itself count as evidence that I must be right. That would be the genetic fallacy. It would be just as erroneous to think that John Rankin must be right in having embraced evangelical Christianity since he had once been an agnostic Unitarian and repudiated it for the Christian faith.
    — Robert M. Price
    "the doctrinal differences between Hinduism and Buddhism and Taoism are not anywhere near as important as doctrinal differences among Christianity and Islam and Judaism. Holy wars are not fought over them because verbalized statements about reality are never presumed to be reality itself.
    — Robert M. Pirsig
    The philanthropic tradition is older than democracy, older than Christianity, and older than higher education. It gives form and purpose to personal and social life that cannot be provided by the self-interest of economic enterprise or required by the mandate of political institutions.
    — Robert L. Payton
    Christianity alone teaches that our only way for reconciliation with God is by his grace that is received through faith.
    — Robert Jeffress
    tags: grace  alone  god  christianity  faith 
     
    Christianity and the Holy Spirit is not just for a special group of people, it's for all of us. That's when I really began to seek God and his will for my life.
    — Robert Hood
    The classical error of historical Christianity is that we have never started with the value of the person. Rather, we have started from the 'unworthiness of the sinner', and that starting point has set the stage for the glorification of human shame in Christian theology.
    — Robert H. Schuller
    The core of original sin, then is LOT - Lack of Trust. Or, it could be considered an innate inability to adequately value ourselves. Label it a 'negative self-image,' but do not say that the central core of the human soul is wickedness. ... positive Christianity does not hold to human depravity, but to human inability.
    — Robert H. Schuller
    ...the kingdom of God is that invisible collection of committed Christians that transcends cultures, ideologies... and creeds- all bound by the golden commitment to say nothing and do nothing that would attack the self-esteem, the self-respect, and the dignity of any other human being, whether or not they are committed members of the kingdom of God. The dignity of the person then is the irreducible cell of true Christianity.
    — Robert H. Schuller
    Historical theology has too often failed to interpret repentance as a positive creative force. ... Essentially, if Christianity is to succeed in the next millennium, it must cease to be a negative religion and must become positive.
    — Robert H. Schuller
    In the name of religious freedom, relativists have banished religion from the public square. They say they have to destroy public displays of religion in order to protect it. They response has been a culturewide gag order on Christianity in governmental and even commercial circumstances.
    — Robert H. Knight
    The Emperor Constantine, who lifted Christianity into power, murdered his wife Fausta, and his eldest son Crispus, the same year that he convened the Council of Nice to decide whether Jesus Christ was a man or the Son of God. The council decided that Christ was consubstantial with the father. This was in the year 325. We are thus indebted to a wife-murderer for settling the vexed question of the divinity of the Savior.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    At the bottom of religious persecution is the doctrine of self-defence; that is to say, the defence of the soul. If the founder of Christianity had plainly said: 'It is not necessary to believe in order to be saved; it is only necessary to do, and he who really loves his fellow-men, who is kind, honest, just and charitable, is to be forever blest' - if he had only said that, there would probably have been but little persecution.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    Christianity has such a contemptible opinion of human nature that it does not believe a man can tell the truth unless frightened by a belief in god. No lower opinion of the human race has ever been expressed.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and, I might add, infinitely absurd.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    If this religion is true, then there is only one Savior, only one narrow path to life. Christianity cannot live in peace with any other religion.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    tags: peace  live  true  christianity  path 
     
    Christianity has made more lunatics than it ever provided asylums for.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    tags: christianity 
     
    Christianity did not come with tidings of great joy, but with a message of eternal grief. It came with the threat of everlasting torture on its lips. It meant war on earth and perdition hereafter.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    tags: joy  grief  earth  christianity  war 
     
    Today the intelligence of the world denies the miraculous. Ignorance is the soil of the supernatural. The foundation of Christianity has crumbled, has disappeared, and the entire fabric must fall. The natural is true. The miraculous is false.
    — Robert Green Ingersoll
    Christianity is NOT a religion; it is the proclamation of the end of religion. Religion is a human activity dedicated to the job of reconciling God to humanity and humanity to itself. The Gospel, however - the Good News of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the astonishing announcement that God has done the whole work of reconciliation without a scrap of human assistance. It is the bizarre proclamation that religion is over - period.
    — Robert Farrar Capon
    Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion.
    — Robert Farrar Capon
    tags: christianity 
     
    Christianity is alone in thinking that sex is entirely the Devil's business and an offence to God, This is a strange doctrine and almost implies that God and the devil must have collaborated on the creation of humanity, God working above the belly button and the Devil below.
    — Robert Anton Wilson
    We're rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life.
    — Rob Bell
    tags: christianity 
     
    Many people confuse religion with God and walk away from them both. The point isn't Christianity, the point is being a Christian.
    — Rob Bell
    I used to believe in God. The Christian one, that is (There are a few thousand to choose from. But I was born in a country where the dominant religion was Christianity so I believed in that one. Isn't it weird how that always happens?). Luckily I was also interested in science and nature. And reason and logic. And honesty and truth. And equality and fairness. By the age of eight I was an atheist.
    — Ricky Gervais
    Christianity is not a religion or a philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others, as Jesus did, instead of ourselves.
    — Rick Warren
    That's the big difference between Christianity and other religions. The difference between Works and Grace or Do and Done.
    — Rick Warren
    tags: work  grace  christianity 
     
    As our culture has become increasingly hostile to Christianity, it has become correspondingly open to wickedness.
    — Rick Scarborough
    In America, about the only thing censored today is Christianity, the same Christianity that was the driving force behind the building of this great nation.
    — Rick Scarborough
    Those who are anti-God and anti-Christian in America have infiltrated the highest levels of the educational establishment. They have a philosophical commitment to eliminating any vestige of biblical Christianity from American thought and life. They are well-positioned, well-funded and well-connected. They are a very small minority in America, yet their level of commitment is rarely matched among Christians.
    — Rick Scarborough
    Would the potential attraction to Mormonism by simply having a Mormon in the White House threaten traditional Christianity by leading more Americans to a church that some Christians believe misleadingly calls itself Christian, is an active missionary church, and a dangerous cult?
    — Rick Santorum
    True Christianity is a life of sacrifice. It requires that in everything we live for the Lord and others, not ourselves.
    — Rick Joyner
    What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening, it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity.
    — Rick Joyner
    The change that is coming to the body of Christ is so profound that the world will have a new definition of Christianity... Those who submit to Him in truth... will be the most dangerous and powerful people on earth, and will be the greatest threat to the Antichrist spirit that now sits in the church as a substitute for Him.
    — Rick Joyner
    We are in the times of the beginning of a new epoch for Christianity. True apostolic Christianity is being restored to the earth.
    — Rick Joyner
    tags: time  earth  true  christianity 
     
    The depreciation of Christianity by indifference is a more insidious and less curable evil than infidelity itself.
    — Richard Whately
    tags: evil  christianity 
     
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