Truth cannot be sacrificed at the alter of a pretended tolerance. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Some beliefs are false, and we know them to be false. So it does no good to put a halo on the notion of tolerance as if everything could be equally true. To deem all beliefs equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that to deny that statement would also, then, be true. But if the denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true…
Ravi Zacharias (via kandacelee)
You have to answer the question, “What is the unborn?” before you can answer the question, “Can we kill the unborn?
And what arrogance, what absolute arrogance, and it has been an argument for so long in this human place that we live, that the stronger should dominate the weaker; should determine who lives and dies.
Gianna Jessen (Abortion Survivor)
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Corrie Ten Boom
Not free, what proof could they have giv’n sincere
Of true allegiance, constant faith or love
Where only what they needs must do appeared,
Not what they would? What praise could they receive?
What pleasure I from such obedience paid
When will and reason (reason also is a choice)
Useless and vain, of freedom both despoiled,
Made passive both, had served necessity,
Not Me? They therefore, as to right belonged,
So were created, nor can they justly accuse
Their Maker or their making or their fate,
As if predestination overruled
Their will disposed by absolute decree
Or high foreknowledge.
Milton’s Paradise Lost
Tolerance of harmful behavior is unloving
Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
We’ve forgotten as a society what love is, because supporting and justifying homosexuality is not real love any more than glorifying drinking helps the alcoholic or celebrating smoking helps wipe out lung cancer… The most loving stance for others to take is not to serve as enablers of self-destructive and immoral compulsions, but to stand in patient but firm opposition.
David Kupelian, The Marketing of Evil
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving
The Utopian schemes of leveling [re-distribution of the wealth] and a community of goods [central ownership of the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional.
Samuel Adams, (William V. Wells, The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams, 3 vols. [Bostron: Little, Brown and Company, 1865], 1:154.)
True law (or natural law) is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions…It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely. We cannot b freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it. And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge. Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst punishment.
Cicero, (Great Political Thinkers, p. 133.)
But the most foolish notion of all is the belief that everything is just which is found in the customs of laws of nations… What of the many deadly the many pestilential statutes which nations put in force? These no more deserve to be called laws than the rules a band of rovvers might pass in their assembly. For if ignorant and unskillful men have prescribed deadly poisons instead of healing drugs, these cannot possible be called physicians’ prescriptions; neither in a nation can a statute of any sort be called a law, even though the nation, in spite of being a ruinous regulation has accepted it.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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