Quotations concerning or
By persons with last names beginning S to U
Some quotations which are religiously intolerant, or which discuss religious
intolerance, are listed below:
A Serbian student in Australia: 1
"If you are a Serb, you go to church, and a person who doesn't go to
church is by definition not a Serb. They are a Muslim, or one of those
American sensitive new-age faggot types, or some other form of low life."
Andrew Sandlin, writing for the Chalcedon Foundation, calls for
Christian believers to pray to God to exterminate those who think
differently from themselves:
"God extends his grace to his people
(and mankind in general) when he destroys the wicked, because in
destroying the wicked, he is averting their evil works that so plague
God's children and mankind in general. When he maims and kills cultists
and theological liberals, he prevents the spread of heretical doctrine
that damns souls...God's judgment -- not his favor -- leads the world to
righteousness. We should petition God's judgment on the wicked because
judgment is a form of grace." 2
Editor's note: We are unaware of any data
that shows that "cultists and theological liberals" have a higher rate of injury
or shorter lifespan than average.
John Shattuck, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department for Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor. Stated at a press conference concerning the Department's 1997 Country
Report on Human Rights on 1998-JAN-30:
"Ethnic and religious conflict remain the most intractable and dangerous
problems in the world today."
Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue. Reported by the
News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne,
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I
want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a
Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country.
We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
Editor's note: The word "pluralism" has two meanings. It is unclear whether he is referring
|"Pluralism" in the sense of religious diversity. or |
|"Pluralism" as the belief that all religions are valid when interpreted
within their own culture.|
We suspect the former. He appears to want either extermination or oppression
"TurtleSuds" posting to Progressiveu.org's blog:
"[Religious] Intolerance abounds. I argue that anyone seeking Truth need
look no further than the course of human history on the planet. In any honest
search, the scar that hate has left on the face of Earth cannot be minimized.
Individuals might plead for their souls at the foot of the throne of God, but
the overwhelming Truth will not hide or give refuge to propagators of hate."
"I believe that certain humans have been placed on the earth in order to
speak the voice of Truth. Those persons have lived,
preached, and died in the names of Peace and Love. The
world has responded cruelly and inhumanely to them. How is it that the
dominating world religions have gotten away with
promoting hate in their names?"
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church,
to participants in the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference for the
World Council of Churches in 2000-JAN.
"It was Christians, you know, not Pagans, who were
responsible for the Holocaust. It was Christians, not Pagans, who
lynched people here in the South, who burned people at the stake,
frequently in the name of this Jesus Christ."
Editor's note: In the same speech, he reminded his audience
that the racist apartheid policy in his native South Africa was also created by
Christians, not Pagans.
Unesco: Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST)
"As shown by the political impact of religious fundamentalism and
ethno-religious movements, religious difference is a main factor of
contemporary social conflict on local, national and global level."
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
- "Is Christianity a Confidence Trick?" Australian Union of
Students hate web site, at:
- Andrew Sandlin, "Hatred for God's Enemies," at:
- MOST's section on religious rights is at:
List copyright © 2002 to 2009 by Ontario Consultants on
Copyrights for the individual quotations held by their creators.
First published: 2002-FEB-19
Last updated and reviewed: 2009-FEB-15
Compiled by: B.A. Robinson