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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet and critic 1772-1834+1
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-18090
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death.
American religeous writer, poet 1915-19680
Churches and cities are the most wonderful solitudes.
American theatre critic 1894-19840
I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-18950
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-19700
I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.Source: Collection 1: , Brighthouse
English playwright and poet 1564-16160
If to do were as easy as to know, what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men's cottages princes'palaces.
Charles Horton Cooley
American sociologist 1864-19290
Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.
American Evangelist 1918-0
It's no secret that in New York during the last 30 years there has been a tragic exodus from the churches into materialism, secularism and humanism.
American Evangelist 1918-0
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
Michel de Certeau
Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.
Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
The churches... have lost much of their authority over youth because they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology, psychology and sociology.