"It wouldn't be any fun to run it without God."

Donna Drebenstedt, whose A&W restaurant in Frisco, Colorado, was told by corporate headquarters to stop posting Bible verses on its signs. The owners of the franchise are part of a Messianic Jewish ministry.

"People are afraid Muslims will take over the church and use it as a mosque."

Hallvard Gjerden, Norwegian Lutheran Mission worker in the small town of Bykle, Norway (pop. 864), noting that the local church faces Mecca "to the millimeter."

"This is our third apology but, unlike the first two, this one is being offered physically to the family [in person]."

Ratu Filimoni Nawawabalavu, chief of the village of Nabutautau, Fiji, whose residents killed and ate British missionary Thomas Baker 136 years ago.

"Terrorism … is not only a betrayal of our common humanity but is absolutely incapable of laying the necessary political, moral, and spiritual foundations for a people's freedom and authentic self-determination."

Pope John Paul II, speaking to a group of Palestinian Christians who were representing the PLO in a meeting with him.

Sources: Summit Daily News, Aftenposten (alt.), Associated Press, The Vatican

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