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"Too many people are looking at this instead of looking at ME!"
— Pastor Jim Jones, after hurling his Bible to the ground

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.

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"I believe in two things; discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord. Your ass belongs to me."
Warden Norton, The Shawshank Redemption

Rev. Septimus Harding: I have listened to the word of Obadiah Slope. More important, I have listened to the music of his soul, and I found the melody somewhat tasteless.
Mary Bold: But you must consider the possibility that you misunderstand him.
Harding: Yes. And you must consider the possibility that I understand him TOTALLY!
The Barchester Chronicles ("The Warden")

"What can I say? I work in some pretty mysterious ways. (stabs Molly in the gut) And also some fairly straightforward ones."
Caleb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Dirty Girls")

"The Lord forgives everything, but I'm just a prophet... so I don't have to. Amen."
Father Zachary Hale Comstock, Bioshock Infinite

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"Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. For thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. DIE, FUCKERS!!!"
Sarah Newlin, True Blood

Those who appear holiest to men are often the more corrupted in the sight of God. The Fallen clergyman makes a real effort to seem as pious and virtuous as possible; the contrast between his pristine exterior and the deeds he performs in secret makes his corruption that much more horrible.

"O forlorn disciples, ye who the things of God, which ought to be the bridges of holiness, rapaciously for silver and gold do prostitute, for you the trumpet sound, because in this [Hell] ye abide."
Inferno, Canto XIX

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My vow of poverty has made me rich, my vow of obedience has made me a lord. My vow of chastity? Ah...
Abbot, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Career Compendium - The Ultimate Career Reference


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