Quote of the Day: Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore

“The ‘closed on Sundays’ sign on his stores is a countercultural statement that man does not live by bread alone, and there is more to life than a bottom line.”

– Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who died Monday.

Quote of the Day: Pastor Victoria Osteen

“When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy.”

– Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church, quoted in a sermon criticized by many Christians for promoting a “me-centered” Christianity.

Quote of the Day: Shimon Peres

“In the past, most wars were motivated by the idea of nationhood. Today, however, wars are incited above all using religion as an excuse.”

–Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, quoted in the Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana, ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 4).

Quote of the Day: President Obama

“Like Jim Foley before him, Steve’s life stood in sharp contrast to those who murdered him so brutally. They make the absurd claim that they kill in the name of religion, but it was Steven, his friends say, who deeply loved the Islamic world. His killers try to claim that they defend the oppressed, but it was Steven who traveled across the Middle East risking his life to tell the story of Muslim men and women demanding justice and dignity.”

 –President Obama on the beheading of Steve Sotloff by Islamic State militants.

 

 

Quote of the Day: Cardinal Gerhard Mueller

Above all we have to clarify that we are not misogynists, we don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!

–Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, quoted in L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, speaking about the investigation into the American nuns.

Quote of the Day: Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan

“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State. It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”

–Nidal Hasan, convicted shooter in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre quoted on Fox News in a letter he wrote to the leader of the Islamic State. 

Quote of the Day: Letter to President Obama from religious leaders

“While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer … There are better, more effective, more healthy and more humanizing ways to protect civilians and to engage this conflict.”

— Letter to President Obama signed by 53 religious leaders, academics and ministers urging alternatives to U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria.

Quote of the Day: Robert P. George

“Let’s hope it doesn’t come to the need to send American troops. But if it does, we’re going to have to stop them. We’re going to have to fight them somewhere. Do we want to fight them in New York? Or in Washington, D.C.? Terrorist attacks? Or should we fight them and defeat them in Iraq, joined with the international community? I say the latter.”

Robert P. George, Catholic conservative and political philosopher at Princeton, speaking to televangelist Pat Robertson on CBN’s ‘The 700 Club’ about the moral imperative for the U.S. to destroy the Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Quote of the Day: The Rev. Al Sharpton

 “Religion should confirm what we’re doing, not be an escape. Some of us are so heavenly bound that we’re no earthly good. When Michael Brown was on the ground, what did you do?”

–The Rev. Al Sharpton, speaking at the funeral for Michael Brown, an unarmed teen fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton was quoted by The Washington Post.

 

Quote of the Day: President Obama

“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. … Their ideology is bankrupt.”

– President Obama, speaking after militants from the Islamic State beheaded freelance journalist James Foley.