MARTIN LUTHER 2018-16 Posted 2-13-18
Martin Luther was a German monk, priest, composer, theologist, and professor of the 15th Century and was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. The Lutheran religion of today is named after Martin Luther. He made many statements and is quoted herein as just part of the thoughts that he had.
The below quotes are taken at random and are offered now:
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Pray, and let God worry.
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY 2018-15
The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.
No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community.
and ALSO AGAIN:
It is the right of government to protect the weak; it is the right of the weak to find in their courts fair treatment before the law.
Robert F. Kennedy
HAMZA HUSUF 2018-13 Posted 2-10-18
Much to the chagrin of the staunchly secular among us, religion shows no sign of going away. Predictions of the demise of religion, faith, tradition – and even God – have consistently been proven wrong.
God is much greater than anything we can imagine. Hamza Yusuf
Yusuf was born as Mark Hanson in Walla Walla, Washington, January 1, 1958, to two academics working at Whitman College and he was raised in northern California.
Yusuf has taken a stance against religious justifications for terrorist attacks He described the 9/11 attacks as “an act of mass murder, pure and simple.” Condemning the attacks, he has also stated “Islam was hijacked… on that plane as an innocent victim.
Jordan’s Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre currently places him 36th on its list of the top 500 most influential Muslims in the world. The magazine Egypt Today described him as a kind of theological rock star, “the Elvis Presley of western Muslims.” In its 2016 edition Yusuf is described “as one of the foremost authorities on Islam outside of the Muslim world” by The 500 Most Influential Muslims, edited by John Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
DEEPAK CHOPRA 2018-11
Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal.
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
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.”
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