"In the case of a Christian clergyman, the tragic-comical is found in this:
that the Christian religion demands love from the faithful, even love for the
enemy. This demand, because it is indeed superhuman, he is unable to fulfill.
Thus intolerance and hatred ring through the oily words of the clergyman. The
love, which on the Christian side is the basis for the conciliatory attempt
towards Judaism is the same as the love of a child for a cake. That means that
it contains the hope that the object of the love will be eaten up..." Letter to Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Chicago's Anshe Emet Congregation
"If I would follow your advice and Jesus could perceive it, he, as a Jewish
teacher, surely would not approve of such behavior. " Reply to a Roman Catholic student urging him to pray to Jesus Christ,
the Virgin Mary, and convert to Christianity.
"The fact that man produces a concept 'I' besides the totality of his
mental and emotional experiences or perceptions does not prove that there must
be any specific existence behind such a concept. We are succumbing to
illusions produced by our self-created language, without reaching a better
understanding of anything. Most of so-called philosophy is due to this
kind of fallacy."
"One has a feeling that one has a kind of home in this timeless
community of human beings that strive for truth. ? I have always believed that
Jesus meant by the
Kingdom of God the small group scattered all through time of
intellectually and ethically valuable people."
"To take those fools in clerical garb seriously is to show them too much
honor." Comment on the Union of Orthodox Rabbis after expelling a rabbi because
of his disbelief in God as a
Hagar, in the Hagar comic strip for 1999-MAR-3:
"My son, always respect and honor the other fellow's point of view. Unless it's
different from yours, of course."
Adolf Hitler, Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany and genocidal
"The greatness of every mighty organization embodying an idea in this world
lies in the religious fanaticism and intolerance with which, fanatically
convinced of its own right, it intolerantly imposes its will against all
John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the
U.S. Supreme Court:
"Providence has given
to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty of our Christian nation to
select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States:
"I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance or admit
a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others."
"Romanism is a pagan counterfeit of the
Christian religion, ancient paganism and idolatry, claiming to be the
church which Christ founded...The Roman Church is not another
Christian denomination. It is a satanic counterfeit, an ecclesiastic
tyranny over the souls of men, not to bring them to salvation but to
hold them bound in sin and to hurl them into eternal damnation. It is
the old harlot of the book of the Revelation--'the Mother of
Harlots.'...Threats and fear have been her weapons. Her wealth has
dazzled, her ceremonies blinded the eyes of her devotees to the
blackness of her purpose and the rottenness of her heart." 1
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essay. The hyperlink is not necessarily still active today.
Bob Jones, Jr., "Romanism and the Charismatic Movement: Because
they ignore the Word of God, both papists and charismatics are doing the
work of the devil," Faith for the Family, 1981, Bob Jones University,