What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have - and you don’t have to be a “Superman” to do it.
Of all the failures of which we have any history or knowledge, the missionary effort is the most conspicuous. The whole question has been decided here, in our own country, and conclusively settled. We have nearly exterminated the Indians, but we have converted few.
Single Serving Jesus. Or as Pharyngula says:
Jesus Christ is now a symbol you can buy in a sanitary, disposable, single serving container for 25 cents. Now that’s symbolic!
Plenty of kind, decent, caring people have no religious beliefs, and they act out of the goodness of their hearts. Conversely, plenty of people who profess to be religious, even those who worship regularly, show no particular interest in the world beyond themselves.
John Danforth, priest, ambassador, senator (b. 1936), via Wordsmith.org
Certainly, the concept of same-sex marriage is not found in the Bible. But the concept of government by democracy is also not found in the Bible, only that of monarchy. On strictly biblical grounds, the doctrine of the divine right of kings has a firmer base than government by the people. Human experience, however, has led us to believe that democracy is not an illegitimate, unbiblical form of government. Since the biblical models of marriage range from polygamy at one end to celibacy on the other, we shall have to find our own way and not claim that the Bible permits only one model of marriage.
Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
God can see your heart, and he knows that it is wicked.
From “Voucher School Tour” via The Progressive.