Some Well-Known Believers and Their Comments On Religion

Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith…We need believing people.  ***Adolf Hitler

For the first time ever, everything is in place for the Battle of Armageddon and the second coming of Christ. ***Ronald Reagan

I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you.  I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you.  Yes, hate is good…Our goal is a Christian nation.  We have a biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country.  We don’t want equal time.  We don’t want pluralism. ***Randall Terry (founder of Operation Rescue)

What profit has not that fable of Christ brought us! ***Pope Leo X

No one need think that the world cannot be ruled without blood.  The civil sword can and must be bloody. ***Martin Luther

We have religion to keep the poor from murdering the rich. ***Napoleon

Be fiercely angry against thyself, and suffer no pride to dwell in thee, but show thyself so humble, so very small, that all may be able to walk over thee, and to tread thee down as the mire of the streets. ***Thomas A’ Kempis (medieval Christian monk and author)

The bliss of the elect in heaven would not be perfect unless they were able to look across the abyss and enjoy the agonies of their brethren in eternal fire. ***Pope Gregory I (The Great)

The Supreme Court of the United States of America is an institution damned by God almighty. ***Jimmy Swaggart (Christian minister)

God has revealed to me that those doing battle for Allah and our country and meeting death will immediately go to heaven. ***Ayatollah Khomeini

The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the devil to keep Christians from running their own country. ***Jerry Falwell (founder of the Moral Majority)

God is on our side, and Satan is on the side of the United States ***Saddam Hussein

The “Wall of separation between church and state” is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor that has proved useless as a guide to judging.  It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned. ***William Rehnquist (late Supreme Court Chief Justice)

Reason must be deluded, blinded and destroyed. ***Martin Luther

Use against heretics the spiritual sword of excommunication, and if this does not prove effective, use the material sword. ***Pope Innocent III

Christian soldiers are to wage the war of Christ their master without fearing that they sin in killing their enemies…If they kill it is to the profit of Christ; if they die it is to their own. ***St. Bernard

The Catholic faith, indeed, wishes that devils should be something, and should be able to injure by their works. ***St. Thomas Aquinas

Women, you ought to go about clad in mourning and rays, your eyes filled with tears of remorse, to make us forget you have been mankind’s destruction.  Woman, you are the gate to hell. ***St. Tertullian

If my own father were a heretic, I would personally gather the wood to burn him. ***Pope Paul IV

From the polluted fountain of indifferentism flows that absurd and erroneous doctrine, or rather raving, which claims and defends liberty of conscience for everyone.  From this comes, in a word, the worst plague of all—liberty of opinions and free speech. ***Pope Gregory VI

(On dealing with “This depraved and damned people of the Jews”) First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools…Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed…Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such adultery, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, be taken from them…Fourth, I advise that their Rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb…Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews…Sixth, I advise that…all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them…Seventh…Let whosoever can, throw brimstone and pitch upon them, so much the better…and if this be not enough, let them be driven like mad dogs out of the land…lest we partake in their abominable blasphemy and vices, deserving God’s wrath and be damned along with them.  I have done my part.  Let every man look to doing his.  My hands are clean. ***Martin Luther

The rivers of America will run with blood before they take our holy, God-inspired Bible from the schools. ***Billy Sunday (early 20th century minister)

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. ***Napoleon

There is not one verse in the Bible inhibiting slavery, but many regulating it.  It is not then, we conclude, immoral. ***Alexander Campbell (19th century church founder)

Let the gentlemen go to Revelation to learn the decree of God—let him go to the Bible and not to the report of the decisions of the courts.  I said that slavery was sanctioned in the Bible, authorized, regulated, and recognized from Genesis to Revelation…Slavery existed then in the earliest ages, and among the chosen people of God; and in Revelation we are told that it shall exist till the end of time shall come.  You find it in the Old and New Testaments—in the prophecies, psalms, and the epistles of Paul; you find it recognized-sanctioned everywhere. ***Jefferson Davis (president, Confederate States of America)

The hydrogen bomb is not the greatest danger of our time.  After all, the most it could do would be to transfer vast numbers of human beings from this world to another and more vital one into which they would someday go anyway. ***Archbishop of Canterbury, 1954

I hope I live to see the day when as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools.  The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them.  What a happy day that will be! ***Jerry Falwell

The strategy against the American radical left should be the same as General Douglas MacArthur employed against the Japanese in the Pacific…Blast the individuals out of their power bunkers with hand-to-hand combat.  The battle to regain the soul of America won’t be pleasant, but we will win it! ***Pat Robertson (Founder of the Christian Coalition)



By: Jon Nelson

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