As G. K. Chesterton once bemoaned, once people stop believing in God, the problem is not that they will believe nothing; rather, the problem is that they will believe anything.
— J. P. Moreland, from Love Your God With All Your Mind, kindle location 303
Ideas have consequences. This is what Richard Weaver titled his seminal work, asserting that the catastrophes of our age are the product not of necessity but of choice.
— James Emery White, from A Mind for God, kindle location 147
The basic problem of the Christians in this country … is that they have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals. They have very gradually become disturbed over permissiveness, pornography, the public school, the breakdown of the family, and finally abortion…. They have failed to see that all of this has come about due to a shift in a world view—that is, through a fundamental change in the overall way people think and view the world and life as a whole.
— Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, p. 19
At the foundation of a person’s life, we find his beliefs. These beliefs shape his values, and his values drive his actions.
— Glen Schultz, quoted by Mark Mittelberg in Reasons for Faith, Norman Geisler and Chad Meister editors, p. 27
People will not always live what they profess, but they will always live what they believe.
— Neil T. Anderson, quoted by Mary Jo Sharp during the 07/12/09 Stand to Reason podcast at 26:05
Ideas have consequences: what we believe will determine how we behave, and ultimately who we become. This is true for individuals, for families, for institutions, for nations and for cultures.
— David Horner, from Mind Your Faith, kindle location 328
More consequences for thought and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other question.
— Mortimer Adler, quoted in Just Thinking, the triannual communique of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Summer 2004