"When you're a Christian and a middle linebacker for the Colts, you still hit people when they come over the middle. You just make sure it isn't a cheap shot."
Political strategist Ralph Reed, on why he uses negative campaign ads. He says he admits mistakes in going too far, but says, that as with Malchus's severed ear, "we have to trust Christ to heal it."

"Nothing is normal here. You try to get used to church in a war zone where people bring weapons into God's sanctuary. Once we had to leave to help with a mass casualty coming into our main aid station. Today we have no musicians because they are all out on a mission."
Charlie Fenton, chief military chaplain at the U.S. Army base outside Baquba, Iraq.

"More Chinese feel unstable and harassed by the rootless lives they lead now. The standards of morality are declining. People don't trust each other anymore. They are looking for something to anchor their lives in."
Liu Zhongyu, professor at East China Normal University, on a government-sponsored survey that found 300 million religious believers in the country. Government statistics had previously put the figure at 100 million.

"There should be no confusion that deliverance from habitual, life-controlling problems is a journey and not an event. Ted will need years of accountability to demonstrate his victory over both actions and tendencies."
Larry Stockstill, a Baton Rouge, La., pastor and overseer of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where National Association of Evangelicals president Ted Haggard served as pastor. Stockstill was responding to another overseer's remarks that Haggard is now "completely heterosexual" and media reports that Haggard had been "cured."

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