Too many of today’s premises are being surmised out of existence by those who don’t understand the premises while at the same time too many of today’s surmises are being premised into existence by those who don’t understand the surmises.Share
I would rather be happy with being unhappy than trying to be happy with being unhappy.
Or trying to be happy with something I don’t know. In other words, being happy with a known has the potential be be far less stressful than being unhappy with an unknown. And in even other words, a man has to know his limitations. 🙂Share
Why is it so easy to disguise the truth as a lie and so hard to disguise a lie as the truth? Or is there a difference?
There is a thin line between disguising the truth as a lie and disguising the lie as a truth.Share
We should all be blessed with a timely demise. —R-U.S.Share
I find myself always torn between two beliefs: the belief that life should be better than it is and the belief that when it appears better it is really worse.Share
I think I would rather side with those who are less right than with those who couldn’t be more wrong.Share
Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but – more frequently than not – struggles against the Divine Word….
Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and … know nothing but the word of God.
– Martin Luther
What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church … a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them.
– Martin Luther
And just to show nothing in Christianity has really changed:
And the spirit of curiosity is not a good spirit. It is the spirit of dispersion, of distancing oneself from God, the spirit of talking too much. And Jesus also tells us something interesting: this spirit of curiosity, which is worldly, leads us to confusion.
– Pope Francis
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
– Thomas Paine
Have you ever noticed that exchanging profundity for popularity is so easy while exchanging popularity for profundity seems almost impossible? 🙂Share
Limit limitations not expectations. —R-U.S.Share
Fundamentalism has demonic traits. It destroys the humble honesty of the search for truth, it splits the conscience of its thoughtful adherents, and it makes them fanatical because they are forced to suppress elements of truth of which they are DIMLY aware. -P.T.Share
If happiness is the yardstick, one can find more of it through acceptance than unacceptance.Share