The Best Religion Quotes

  • 1

    A Favorite of 384 users

    This is one of the best explanations of why God allows pain and suffering that I have seen. It's an explanation other people will understand.

    A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

    When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

    "Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

    "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."

    The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and un-kept.

    The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."

    "How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

    "No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

    "Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me."
    "Exactly!"- affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

    March 14, 2006 by melmel in Religion  ID#:65681
  • 2

    A Favorite of 369 users

    God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith. but it’s worth the wait. ♥

    July 4, 2011 by DanaeHL in Religion  ID#:423895
  • 3

    A Favorite of 305 users

    The university professor challenged his students with this question.

    "Did God create everything that exists?" A student bravely replied, "Yes, He did!"
    "God created everything?" The professor asked.
    "Yes sir", the student replied.
    The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil".
    The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with him self and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

    Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question professor?"
    "Of course", replied the professor.
    The student stood up and asked, "Professor does cold exist?"
    "What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?"
    The students snickered at the young man's question.
    The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is
    what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

    The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"
    The professor responded, "Of course it does."
    The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into colors to study the various wavelengths of each color. You can not measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

    Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"
    Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."

    To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light." The professor sat down.

    The young man's name: Albert Einstein

    September 20, 2005 by vanna12 in Religion  ID#:48708
  • 4

    A Favorite of 288 users

    God only puts us through as much as we can handle, So the people who struggle the most, have been chosen by God to be the strongest ones.

    January 13, 2008 by Rocky in Religion  ID#:157728
  • 5

    A Favorite of 286 users

    Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.

    October 14, 2007 by amanduhhhox in Religion  ID#:143962
  • 6

    A Favorite of 269 users

    4%of teens will stand up for christ if one of that 4% put this in your favorites

    January 26, 2008 by allyboo715 in Religion  ID#:159375
  • 7

    A Favorite of 251 users

    A teenage girl about 17 had gone to
    visit some friends one evening and
    time passed quickly as each shared
    their various experiences of the
    past year.

    She ended up staying longer than
    planned, and had to walk home alone.
    She wasn't afraid because it was a
    small town and she lived only a few
    blocks away.

    As she walked along under the tall elm
    trees , Diane asked God to keep her
    safe from harm and danger.

    When she reached the alley, which was
    a short cut to her house, she decided
    to take it.

    However, halfway down the alley she
    noticed a man standing at the end as
    though he were waiting for her.

    She became uneasy and began to pray,
    asking for God's protection.

    Instantly a comforting feeling of
    quietness and security wrapped round
    her, she felt as though someone was
    walking with her.

    When she reached the end of the alley,
    she walked right past the man and
    arrived home safely.

    The following day, she read in the
    newspaper that a young girl had been
    raped in the same alley just twenty
    minutes after she had been there.

    Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy
    and the fact that it could have been
    her, she began to weep.

    Thanking the Lord for her safety and
    to help this young woman, she decided
    to go to the police station.

    She felt she could recognize the man,
    so she told them her story.

    The police asked her if she would be
    willing to look at a lineup to see
    if she could identify him.

    She agreed and immediately pointed
    out the man she had seen in the alley
    the night before.

    When the man was told he had been
    identified, he immediately broke down
    and confessed.

    The officer thanked Diane for her
    bravery and asked if there was
    anything they could do for her.

    She asked if they would ask the man
    one question.

    Diane was curious as to why he had
    not attacked her.

    When the policeman asked him, he
    answered, "Because she wasn't alone.
    She had two tall men walking on
    either side of her."

    Amazingly, whether you believe or
    not, you're never alone. Did you know
    that 98% of teenagers will not stand
    up for God?

    PS: God is always there in your heart
    and loves you no matter what.....and
    if you stand up 4 him he will stand up for you.

    January 13, 2008 by Katherine_:) in Religion  ID#:157796
  • 8

    A Favorite of 235 users

    1. Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill
    seems like such a large
    amount when
    you donate it to church, but
    such a small amount
    when you go shopping?

    2. Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when
    you're at church, and how
    short they seem when you're
    watching a good movie?

    3. Isn't it strange that you can't
    find a word to say when
    you're praying,
    but you have no trouble
    thinking what to talk about
    with a friend?

    4. Isn't it strange how difficult
    and boring it is to read
    one chapter
    of the Bible, but how easy
    it is to read 100 pages of
    a popular novel or ZANE GREY book?

    5. Isn't it strange how everyone
    wants front-row-tickets
    to concerts or
    games, but they do whatever
    is possible to sit at the last
    row in Church?

    6. Isn't it strange how we need to
    know about an event for Church 2-3
    weeks before the day so we can
    include it in our agenda, but we can
    adjust it for other events at
    the last minute?

    7. Isn't it strange how difficult it
    is to learn a fact about God to share it
    with others, but how easy
    it is to learn, understand,
    extend and repeat gossip?

    8. Isn't it strange how we
    believe everything
    that magazines and newspapers
    say, but we question the words in the

    9. Isn't it strange how everyone
    wants a place in
    heaven, but they don't want
    to believe, do, or say anything
    to get there?

    10. Isn't it strange how we send
    jokes in e-mails and they
    are forwarded right away,
    but when we are going to send
    messages about God, we think
    about it twice before we share
    it with others?

    January 24, 2006 by twpgroovy in Religion  ID#:60136
  • 9

    A Favorite of 214 users

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I'm not shouting, "I am saved"
    I'm whispering, "I was lost"
    That is why I chose this way.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I don't speak of this with pride.
    I'm confessing that I stumble
    And need someone to be my guide.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I'm not trying to be strong.
    I'm professing that I'm weak
    And pray for strength to carry on.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I'm not bragging of success.
    I'm admitting I have failed
    And cannot ever pay the debt.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I'm not claiming to be perfect,
    My flaws are all too visible,
    But God believes I'm worth it.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I still feel the sting of pain
    I have my share of heartaches
    Which is why I speak His name.

    When I say..."I am a Christian"
    I do not wish to judge.
    I have no authority.
    I only know I'm loved.

    May 14, 2006 by innessa362 in Religion  ID#:75116
  • 10

    A Favorite of 214 users

    Don't forget to pray today, because god didn't forget to wake you up this morning.

    December 12, 2011 by Cha3koekaa in Religion  ID#:473015