Friday, March 20, 2015

Ink is handicapped, and other quotes

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"Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries." -- Christopher Morley

"Western Christianity never looks more lavish, or less like Jesus, than when its leaders are embroiled in scandal." -- Joel Rainey 

"If you quoted the Bible and got it wrong then [when almost all used the KJV], people were more likely to notice because there was only one text. Today, so many different translations are used that almost no one can tell for sure if something supposedly from the Bible is being quoted accurately or not." -- Douglas Jacobsen

"We often infect the Bible with our own values and morals, not asking what the Bible's values and morals really are." -- Sidnie White Crawford

"Everyone in this room is in favor of marriage equality. We all want the law to treat all marriages equally. But the only way we can know whether any state law is treating marriages equally is if we know what a marriage is. Every state law will draw lines between what is a marriage and what isn’t a marriage. If those lines are to be drawn on principle, if those lines are to reflect the truth, we have to know what sort of relationship is marital, as contrasted with other forms of consenting adult relationships." --  Ryan T. Anderson

"Overprotected from the real world, these unfortunate children are immersed in an unreal world where boys cannot be boys, and girls cannot be girls. All must be safe and sterile. Every physical risk is avoided while every moral danger is embraced and marked by an intolerable tolerance." -- John Horvat

Variations on a theme
"Jesus is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be pondered." -- Unknown
"Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived." -- J. J. van der Leeuw
"Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved." -- Søren Kierkegaard

Variations on a theme 2
"You are more wicked and sinful than ever imagined…But in Christ you are more accepted than you could have hoped." -- Tim Keller
"I am more flawed and sinful than I ever dared believe, but I am even more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope." -- Tim Keller in How Can I Know God?
"We are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope — at the very same time." -- Tim Keller in Paul's Letter to the Galatians: Living in Line with the Truth of the Gospel

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