A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Some Randomly Not Necessarily Connected Thoughts
Americans loves the Bible but don't spend too much time reading it. This is not a surprise. Is it possible to truly love what one does not know?
Are you a monkey's cousin? Check it out here.
Some lawmakers in NC have proposed a bill that would make Christianity the Tar Heel state religion. Of course, everyone is focusing on the Constitutional questions involved in such a proposal, but I am more concerned that making Christianity the official religion of any earthly political entity will corrupt the Christian faith, turning into something Jesus would never embrace. We continue to learn nothing from the tragedy called Constantinianism?
NASA is hoping to capture an asteroid by 2019 and send astronauts to explore it in 2021. I hope it happens. The space program has been woefully neglected for years. We human beings seem to be incurable explorers, and I for one am glad there is no cure for that.
In his book, The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis says of Hell-- "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened."
Well said, Clive Staples, well said.
Quotes of the Week (Possibly, but Not Necessarily Said This Week):
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius, 551 BC-479 BC
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. - Paul Valery, 1871-1945
Interesting and Somewhat Useless Trivia:
Donald Duck comics were initially banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. Put on some jeans there, Donald.
Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. As a lefty, this is not good news.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!-- It's a good thing we no longer have to lick them. Think of all the weight we have now lost.
This Week in History:
Pocahontas marries John Rolfe-- April 5, 1614