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 God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.
   —  James Barrie
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On This Day In:
2015 That’s Gotta Leave A Scar
It’s All About Me (…Not!)
2014 Bull’s-Eye Next
2013 Change ÷ Time
2012 High Anxiety
2011 To Be, Do
2010 In the Arena…
Not An Island, Today…

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When I had to consider the meaning of suffering I was faced with the ageless question: Why does God allow it?
I conceive the answer to be that God has need of us to suffer for him; otherwise he could not know the extent of his creation, since creation without suffering does not exist.
God has created us to suffer through us, and since we believe that God is compassionate, think what agony our suffering must cause Him, cosmic suffering, on such scale!
It must be hard for God to do this to us, it must cause Him endless, infinite pain, since he is incapable of release through sleep or death.  There he has shown us mercy; there we have the advantage of Him.
   —  Marcus Harrison
From his book: “The Memoirs of Jesus Christ
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On This Day In:
2015 Deeply
2014 Hi-Yo Silver, Away!
2013 Warning:
2012 Thinking About Beauty
2011 A Founding Father’s Argument Against Public Funding Of Religious Education
Weekend Update
So Far, So Good

 

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I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
    –  Oscar Wilde
[Notice the “h” in “his”…   Methinks, Oscar refers to the latter (man) rather than the former (God).  But I could be wrong…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 Is It Still Dark Out?
2014 Rule One
2013 Spelling God’s Name
2012 Love Your Life And Sing
Feeling Under the Weather?
2011 Cheers, Friend!

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Retribution

Though the mills of God grind slowly,
Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience he stands waiting,
With exactness grinds he all.
  —  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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On This Day In:
2015 Slow Faith
2014 Not In Any Sense
2013 The Circus On TV
2012 To Be Stronger
2011 Are You Sure?

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I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent.
     —  Thomas Paine
From: “The Crisis
23 December 1776
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On This Day In:
2014 More Likely
2013 Enjoyed The Desolation
Watching Faux News
2012 Speaking Of Products
2011 Ready To Be Immortal?

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I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.
   ―  Friedrich Nietzsche
[Or, sing…  Singing would be good, too.  Preferably both.    —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 A Measuring Stick For Progress
2013 Courtly Love Or Victory Over Habit
2012 Have We Met?
2011 Efficiently Useless

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There has never been any decisive proof either way about God’s existence.  Ours would be a decidedly queer world if the Creator of it were as visible as, say, a playwright at his opening night.  Here is the universe, a dazzle of orderly wonders, which seems to imply a Maker.  Here is human life, full of sadness and disaster and futility, ending always in black death; and it seems to many people to refute any notion that a God could exist.  To assert anything about God — that he is there or that he is not, that we can know him or that we cannot —  is to jump off into the dark, either way.
  —  Herman Wouk
From his book: “This Is My God
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On This Day In:
2014 I Would Be Sillier
2013 It Keeps Happening Anyway
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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The opposite of faith is not doubt: It is certainty.  It is madness.  You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do.
     —  Anne Lamott
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:  http://pastlifetourist.com/
The specific link is:   http://pastlifetourist.com/2015/04/11/the-opposite-of-faith/
  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 In Hand
2013 No Fear
2012 Comic Books
Keeping The Peace
2011 You Still Have To Pay For It

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Chance is the pseudonym God uses when he doesn’t want to sign his own name.
   —  Anatole France
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On This Day In:
2013 The Real Reason
From The Book
2012 When Young
2011 14 Ways To A Better Judgement

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The churches used to win their arguments against atheism, agnosticism, and other burning issues by burning the ismists, which is fine proof that there is a devil, but hardly evidence that there is a God.
  —  Wainwright Evans
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On This Day In:
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
Ooops, Again
 2011 Why Not?

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So, human beings complain that the world is ill-made, do they?  But ill-made for whom?  For Man, who, in the immense design of the Universe is no more than an unimportant mould!  The probability is that everything in this world which we think is botched or erroneous has its reasons at a totally different level of existence.  The mould endures, no doubt, a small amount of suffering, but somewhere there are giants who, huge in stature as in mind, live in a state of semi-divinity.  This is Voltaire’s answer to the problem of evil.  It is not very satisfactory because the mould need never have been created, and, in the eyes of God, it may well be that mere size is of no importance.
   —  André Maurois
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On This Day In:
2013 We Root For Ourselves
2012 Like A Shark
2011 Discernible Virtue

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God’s Word teaches a very hard, disturbing truth.  Those who neglect the poor and the oppressed are really not God’s people at all — no matter how frequently they practice their religious rituals nor how orthodox are their creeds and confessions.
 —  Theologian Ronal Sider
[Found on a blog I follow:  http://culturemonk.com/
The specific post is:  http://culturemonk.com/2014/03/26/its-probably-why-i-used-to-be-a-stripper-really/
  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Listening And Deserving
2012 I’m Still Not Certain
2011 True, False And Useful

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The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.
  —  President John Adams
second President of the United States
(In a letter to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1815)
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On This Day In:
2013 Make Heroes
2012 See And Hold
2011 Am Not, Are So

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Is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man?
  -–  Friedrich Nietzsche
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If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
  —  Voltaire
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