The church is more than a bundle of ideals, as these younger fellows seem to believe. It’s more than a spiritual Boy Scout troop. The church is a Force… and one does not set a Force in motion lightly.

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

I could not believe in a God that would challenge faith like this.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

As always at these times when he felt really in need of God the front of his mind was serene, but the deeper part, where faith did constant battle with doubt, was terrified that there would be no answer.

Stephen King, Desperation

You said ‘God is cruel’ the way a person who’s lived his whole life on Tahiti might say ‘Snow is cold’.

Stephen King, Desperation

Small children believe themselves to be gods, or some of them do, and they can only be satisfied when the rest of the world goes along with their way of seeing things.

Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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