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"On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned." Make picture quote!
"Old friends die on you, and they're irreplaceable. You become dependent." Make picture quote!
"My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston." Make picture quote!
"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely." Make picture quote!
"It's more fun to watch without joining in." Make picture quote!
"It was admitted by the early rabbis that the sectarians could be as full of good works as eggs were full of meat." Make picture quote!
"It is not possible to unknow what you do know - the result of that is fanaticism." Make picture quote!
"Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity." Make picture quote!
"I was not comfortable worshipping another Jew." Make picture quote!
"I was not allowed a physical lover. Falling in love with Love was the best I could get." Make picture quote!
"In speaking of Jesus, I must speak about Christianity because I do not think it possible or profitable to divide the two." Make picture quote!
"Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life." Make picture quote!
"So many plusses, so many minuses." Make picture quote!
"I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay." Make picture quote!
"The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians." Make picture quote!
"Some of the parables of the Kingdom made wonderful sense, but the exclusivity in the New Testament put me off." Make picture quote!
"The real evidence is not practically speaking in scholarship but in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practising Christians. Their lives are the proofs of their beliefs." Make picture quote!
"The secular world is more spiritual than it thinks, just as the ecclesiastical world is more materialist than it cares to acknowledge." Make picture quote!
"This Christian poison hasn't stopped yet." Make picture quote!
"To change, to convert? Why bother?" Make picture quote!
"What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst." Make picture quote!
"For a Christian, Jesus is the unique and only way that God has fully revealed himself. For a Jew this cannot be." Make picture quote!
"The Christian use of religion as a personal love affair both shocked me, and attracted me." Make picture quote!
"An aged rabbi, crazed with liberalism, once said to me, We Jews are just ordinary human beings. Only a bit more so!" Make picture quote!
"At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming." Make picture quote!
"Because of my Marxism, I was not into myths or miracles, whether it was the virgin birth, the physical resurrection or casting out demons from an epileptic." Make picture quote!
"Christianity had two faces which bewildered me - two pictures which didn't fit." Make picture quote!
"Discrimination against Jews can be read in Thomas Aquinas, and insults against Jews in Martin Luther." Make picture quote!
"I thought of such Christian inventions as the ghetto and the Jewish badge of shame. The Nazis didn't have to go very far to pick up their know-how." Make picture quote!
"Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again." Make picture quote!
"For a devotee or lover, the being, worshipped or loved, will always be the only one for her or him." Make picture quote!
"For some years I deserted religion in favour of Marxism. The republic of goodness seemed more attainable than the Kingdom of God." Make picture quote!
"Good things come, and I'm not just referring to riding the buses." Make picture quote!
"I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford." Make picture quote!
"During the Second World War, evacuated to non-Jewish households, I encountered Christianity at home and in school." Make picture quote!
"I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version." Make picture quote!
"I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly." Make picture quote!
"I have ended as a Reform Rabbi, grateful to Christianity for so many good things." Make picture quote!
"I have begun to sympathetically understand Paul, though I don't like him much." Make picture quote!
"I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven, heaven happened. These things changed my life. I owe them to my encounter with Christianity." Make picture quote!
"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen." Make picture quote!
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs." Make picture quote!
"I began to see that my problems, seen spiritually, were really my soul's plusses." Make picture quote!
"I still go to a Christian priory for retreats." Make picture quote!




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