->''"...make not my Father's house a house of merchandise."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/TheBible John 2:16]]'''

->''"So you need a new car?\\
Let your fingers take a walk\\
Through the business guide\\
For the 'Born Again' flock\\
You'll be keeping all your money\\
In the Kingdom now\\
And you'll only drink milk\\
From a Christian cow"''
-->--'''Music/SteveTaylor''', "Guilt By Association"

->Someone might argue, "If my falsehood enhances God's truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?" Why not say -- as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say -- "Let us do evil that good may result?" Their condemnation is deserved.
-->--''Romans 3:7--8''

->Men have been enslaving each other since they invented gods to forgive themselves for it.
-->--'''Adam''', ''Literature/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter''

->'''Gabrielle''': Has anyone talked to the Bishop?\\
'''Countesss''': Nowadays, only money talks to the Bishop.
-->--''The Madwoman of Chaillot''

->Once upon a time, Christianity created its own enemy and called it Satanism. Everything was a matter of good and evil, plain and simple, black and white . . . but this is a gray world. The two extremes, Christ and Satan, finally merged in the Christian militia. There was always a powerful attraction there; now it's been fulfilled. Christ and Anti-Christ in one. Only took two thousand years.
-->--'''Seal''', ''Dad's Nuke''

->IT'S NOT A FUCKIN' BOOK! It's a weapon. A weapon aimed right at the hearts and minds of the weak and the desperate. It will give us control of them. If we want to rule more than one small fuckin' town, we have to have it. People will come from all over, they'll do exactly what I tell 'em if the words are from the book. It's happened before and it'll happen again. All we need is that book.
-->--'''Carnegie''', ''Film/TheBookOfEli''

->People ''want'' to be told how to act. Most people are idiots, and that's exactly who my teachings appeal to!
-->--'''Pastor Richards''', ''Pressing Issues'' (Radio/GTARadio)

->''Faith moves mountains...of inventory.''
-->--'''[[Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #104]]'''

->'''Elizabeth:''' Fifty percent of everything people earn here goes directly to Comstock as a tithe.\\
'''Booker:''' I gotta get ''me'' a job in the prophet business.

->We have no need for military might. We wield two of the sharpest swords ever forged: Faith in our left hand, Wealth in our right.
-->--'''Vuliev of the Ghost Council''', FlavorText for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=97219 Castigate]], ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''

->'''Priest:''''' Is God a jar of strawberry preserves, a size 12 sneaker, a footlong Hogie, an all-expense paid trip to Brazil, or a [[Series/ThePriceIsRight NEWWW CARRRRR!?]]''\\
'''Choice number 6:''' None of the above, it's a trick question.
->'''Priest:''''' Oh, I'm so sorry. He is in fact an all-expense paid trip to Brazil. You have not seen the light, my son... but we shall open your eyes... even if we must shut them first...''
-->-- ''{{VideoGame/Harvester}} ''

->God's blessing has its price.
-->-- '''[[UsefulNotes/ThePope Rodrigo Borgia]]''', ''Series/TheBorgias''

->''And here’s to the churches of Mississippi''\\
''Where the cross, once made of silver, now is caked with rust''\\
''And the Sunday morning sermons pander to their lust''\\
''The fallen face of Jesus is choking in the dust''\\
''Heaven only knows in which God they can trust''
-->--'''Music/PhilOchs''', "Here’s to the State of Mississippi"

->''"...the chief difference between [[SinisterMinister myself]] and other ecclesiastics is that I serve the Devil wittingly and of my own free will, while they do the same in sanctimonious blindness."''
-->--'''Bishop Azéderac''', "The Holiness of Azéderac", Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith

->Poverty'': The vow taken by members of the Roman Catholic Church (you know them, right? Biggest land-owners on the planet?)''
->syn: ''bullshit''

->How it may be lawful and fitting to use falsehood as a medicine, and for the benefit of those who want to be deceived.
-->--'''Eusebius of Caesarea''' (c. AD 260 or 265 – 339 or 340), bishop to Emperor Constantine

->Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
-->--Seneca The Younger (4BCE to 65CE)

->In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for [[TheQuisling protection to his own]].

->After one of his political speeches in Texas, a group of Baptist elders approached him and offered him a fine church and house in Houston if he would become their minister. He thanked them and said that the offer was very fine indeed but he couldn't take it as he didn't believe in God. "Come now, Mr. Gore, that's not the proposition we made you, is it?"
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''' on Sen. T.P. Gore, ''Palimpsest''