"I was called to start a mission, not a church. … You don't try to preach … what is sin and what isn't sin. A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love."
Robert H. Schuller, of the Crystal Cathedral, after removing his son, Robert A. Schuller, from the Hour of Power television program.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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"If we can stay positive and hopeful, God will bring us through to a better day."
Joel Osteen, on the economic downturn.
(Source: Detroit Free Press)

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"We can't believe everything ancient writings tell us, but this research represents a confluence between the archaeological and scientific data and the Bible."
Thomas E. Levy, a University of California, San Diego, archaeologist, on new carbon dating of a copper smelting operation in ancient Edom that places it in the 10th century B.C., three centuries earlier than previously believed and consistent with the traditional timeline of King Solomon.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)

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"It's murder of a life."
Thomas White, vice president for student services and theology professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, on oral contraceptives. The pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. White says not all birth control is sinful, but that he sinned in not depending on God's timing for children.
(Source: WFAA)

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"There can never be service effectuated on the named defendant."
Judge Marlon Polk, of Douglas County (Neb.) District Court, throwing out Sen. Ernie Chambers's lawsuit against God because you cannot deliver him a summons to appear in court.
(Source: Omaha World Herald)



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