I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn't any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that's all.
("The Amber Spyglass")
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We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
If the Disney Corp. wants to market this film as a great Christian story, they'll just have to tell lies about it.
It's not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue,
When he'd sworn at her and been sworn at in return, they became great friends.
The experience of being in the audience when a play or an opera is being performed is not simply passive. Children need to go to the theatre as much as they need to run about in the fresh air.
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We also need a fund that can say 'no'.
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One is, that they will feel about you that you're going to make something wonderful for them. And they help you by expressing themselves. Not telling you how to do it, but encouraging you and accepting your vision and working with you on that kind of a level.