„God doesn't want us to pile up impressive phrases. He doesn't want us to use words without thinking about their meaning. He wants us to talk to him as to a friend or father - authentically, reverently, personally, earnestly.“

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—  Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,... 1706 - 1790
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„Because God loves us, because He wants us to grow into truth, He must necessarily make demands on us and must also correct us“

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„It doesn't matter what we believe about God. It's what He knows about us.“

—  Morris West Australian writer 1916 - 1999
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„If God wanted us to believe in him, he'd exist.“

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