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Quotes about Theology

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Elbert Hubbard
(1856 - 1915)
Theology is an attempt to explain a subject by men who do not understand it. The intent is not to tell the truth but to satisfy the questioner.
- (American editor, publisher and author)
Jimmy CarterSome major churches overemphasize the importance of preaching as a means to increase membership and fail to reach out with compassion to their neighbors in need.
John Dominic CrossanThree million years from stone to iron weapons, but three thousand years from iron to atomic weapons. Not bad progress that, for a smart ape from Africa. Violence is not the inevitability of human nature but only the normalcy of human civilization. The Christian Bible presents the radicality of a just and nonviolent God repeatedly and relentlessly confronting the normalcy of an unjust and violent civilization. Peace by Victory (Civilization), Peace by Justice (Post-Civilization), or Peace by Death (Anti-Civilization) - It is in the challenge of human evolution that we are called to Post-Civilization, to imagine it, to create it, and to enjoy it on a transfigured earth.
- (OD & EMPIRE - Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now)
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