"My departure from the Faith was like a conversion on the road to Damascus. My return was slow, hesitant, doubting. So it will always be; but I know I shall never make the same mistake again."
A. N. Wilson, biographer of C. S. Lewis and Jesus, on returning to Christianity after 20 years as an ardent atheist.
(Source: New Statesman)
"It was the worst possible mistake."
Rich Evans, editorial manager of Brigham Young University's The Daily Universe, on a front-page caption referring to Mormonism's "Twelve Apostates" rather than apostles.
(Source: The Salt Lake Tribune)
"He is mentally not stable, because he had the courage to say in his blog that he is a Christian. Anyone in his right mind in Saudi Arabia wouldn't do that."
Gamal Eid, director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, explaining why Saudi officials released blogger Hamoud Saleh Al-Amri.
(Source: Compass Direct News)
"Maybe I've broken the law, but from a moral standpoint, it feels justified."
Simon Widén, owner of 7EHimlen, a Swedish Christian dating site. By notifying church officials about a pastor's sexual comments on the site, Widén broke privacy laws.
(Source: The Local)
"There are some cases that will drive you to your knees … [to] ask for strength and wisdom. Beyond that, it would be illigitimate … to incorporate my religious beliefs into the decision-making process."
Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
(Source: The New York Times)
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