Quotes Blaise Pascal #1 2015-133

Quotes   Blaise Pascal #1 2015-133 

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction”

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.                   Blaise Pascal 

How true, how true. Religion is a way of life for some and a way that is not of life. I say this because of the unmentionable young man in Oregon that killed people, apparently after asking them if they were religious.

I don’t think it mattered, what religion they were, just people that believed. How sad and terrible. I don’t know if the shooter was religious or not, but it does not matter either, he was a person doing evil things.      Den Betts

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Quotes —- C. S. Lewis #2 2015-131

Quotes —- C. S. Lewis #2    2015-131 

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

C.S. LEWIS            

            The evil one likes to make it easy for us to take the path that we would not want to tread if we knew we were going that way. Many of us are affected by this “easy way” that allows us to be tempted to do the things that go contrary to what we would not normally attempt. Each time I see on TV something that has happened by a person doing something stupid or bad, I think if that person had it to do over, would they? Or would they want those minutes back to try something different or better. This is true for many of us daily……… Den Betts

JFK Quote #2 2015-117

                                      JFK Quote #2     2015-117

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” JFK 

When will we as a society realize that being intolerant is not the way to be? We do NOT have to like the ways other people are that are different than us, but being tolerant of them is something we could try to achieve.

If we believe in something that is not the same as others, so be it. Also, so be it, if the others do not believe in what we believe; simple as that….. To condemn or oppress those that have the opposite thoughts is a persecution of others that cannot be reconciled.

The turmoil that pervades the world today, in the name of religion, is an example of this intolerance. Just where will it go? I do not know or course, but can see where nations of the world MUST do more than react in a war like atmosphere, and instead rely on intelligent means of communication to combat these feelings. I worry that the intelligence is not there though. These processes of thinking are not one about one religion, but about ALL religions to consider obtaining an answer to the problems that affect many or all of us today.

 

Den Betts

JOHN F. KENNEDY #1 2015-95

JOHN F. KENNEDY #1   2015-95 

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” JFK       

Much of this could pertain to today with the lack of compromise in Congress today. This is especially true with the election process coming this next year for President of the U.S.

Today, 6-25-15, the Supreme Court of the U.S. upheld what is called “Obama Care” or the “Affordable Health Care Law”. Is it a good law or a bad one? It does not matter, because it CAN be made into an excellent one if the Congress would quit being so partisan and tweak it where needed.

I feel that I am blessed with the Social Security Law and the Medicare Law that were passed in the past. I am fortunate that the leaders then, saw a need, and made and improved on the laws that make it possible to live the life I live now. So, I implore that those leaders today, DO SOMETHING, and quit blaming the “other side” and be responsible to the people that elected them.

Den Betts

C.S. Lewis #1 2015-77

Quotes—-                              C.S. Lewis #1       2015-77

This quote is by the author, C.S. Lewis. He has written many books and has credit for many other endeavors in his lifetime from 1898-1963. His radio broadcasts during WWII brought him wide acclaim. I highly recommend his book, “Mere Christianity”, which is probably one of the most influential books regarding, or for evangelicals since 1945.

 

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”, C.S. Lewis

To hear from God with an answer would be or I could say IS a great thing, but I would think that asking God in a nonsense way would not elicit a response from Him.

Den Betts