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Wise stuff I’ve Heard … pt 3 March 30, 2009

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Woo Hoo! It’s the next round of quotes. Strangely, no Bono this go around. I’ve got some interesting people here. At the bottom are down loadable PDF files of  a 45 page eBook of quotes I put together. Feel free to add your own fav quotes in the comments!

previous editions of Wise Stuff are here:

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard pt 1

and here:

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard pt 2

What other people think of me is none of my business. –RuPaul

You want to know how big God’s love is?  The answer is: It’s very big. It’s bigger than you’re comfortable with.” –Anne Lamott

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.— Dom Helder Camara, former Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil.

Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. –Timothy Leary, philosopher and psychologist

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one’s neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell.–Aleister Crowley Author and occultist

The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.–Albert Einstein,

Einstein and his tongue.

Einstein and his tongue.theoretical physicist

The wiser you are, the more you believe in equality, because the difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to all that is unknown.–Albert Einstein

You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image, when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.–Unknown

I screamed at God for all the starving children, and then I realized that all of the starving children were God screaming at me.–Unknown

I think it’s about time we gave up religion and got back to God.–Lenny Bruce, Stand-up comedian, writer, social critic and satirist

If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian. –Mahatma Gandhi

Religious tolerance is not religious indifference. Tolerance means to value the right of another person to hold beliefs that you know are absolutely wrong.–Unknown

I have a dream…that some day my children will be judged not by the color of their skin but rather by the content of their character.–Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Germany, the Nazis first came for the Communists, and I did not speak up, for I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up, for I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up, for I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up, for I was a Protestant. And then they came for me, and by that time, no one was left to speak up.–Martin Niemoller

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.–Helen Keller

What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me.–Helen Keller

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.–Pierre Abelard

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.–Bertrand Russell


Wise Man

Wise Man

Here are a booklet of quotes I did some time ago. Each have 15 pages of quotes. Download them!

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard  pt 1 (pages 1-15)

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard pt 2 (pages 16-30)

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard pt 3 (pages 31-45)

Wise Stuff I’ve Heard pt 4 (pages 46-60

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Blue Like Jazz pt 1 March 21, 2009

bluelikejazz_500x200500wtnHey guys, I’m reading a cool book called Blue Like Jazz – Nonreligious Thoughts On Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller. He really is able to put into words things I’ve thought or experienced as well as things I’ve never even though of in that way. I thought I would add some excerpts and talk a bit about them. Donald’s stuff is in blue (aren’t I clever). Here are 3 PDF files: Chapter 1 of Blue Like Jazz, a press kit and a study guide. COOL! Click them to open the file.


Blue Like Jazz Chapter 1

Blue Like Jazz Presskit

Blue Like Jazz – Study Guide


I didn’t feel like I knew God, and yet He was making me experience this conviction (guilt over wrong done etc.) I felt that the least He could have done was to come down and introduce Himself and explain these feelings of conviction in person. If you don’t love somebody, it gets annoying when they tell you what to do or what to feel. When you love them you get pleasure form their pleasure, and it makes it easy to serve. I didn’t love God because I didn’t know Him. Still, I knew, because of my own feelings, there was something wrong with me, and I knew it wasn’t only me. I knew it was everybody. It was like a bacteria or a cancer or a trance. It wasn’t on the skin; it was in the soul. It showed up in loneliness, lust, anger, jealousy, and depression. It had people screwed up bad everywhere you went—at the store, at home, at church; it was ugly and deep. Lots of singers on the radio were singing about it, and cops had jobs because of it. It was as if we were broken, I thought, as if we were never supposed to feel these sticky emotions. It was as if we were cracked, couldn’t love right, couldn’t feel good things for very long without screwing it all up. We were like gasoline engines running on diesel. It is hard for us to admit we have a sin nature because we live in this system of checks and balances. If we get caught, we will be punished. But that doesn’t make us good people; it only makes us subdued. Just think about the Congress and Senate and even the President. The genius of the American system is not freedom; the genius of the American system is checks and balances. Nobody gets all the power. Everybody is watching everybody else. It is as if the founding fathers knew, intrinsically, that the soul of man, unwatched, is perverse. The goofy thing about Christian faith…is that you believe it and don’t believe at the same time. It isn’t unlike having an imaginary friend. I believe in Jesus; I believe he is the Son of God, but every time I sit down to explain this to somebody I feel like a palm reader, like somebody who works at a circus or a kid who is always making things up or somebody at a Star Trek convention who hasn’t figured out the show isn’t real.


Yep, It’s hard not to feel like a cult member when we talk about God and faith in general. Even though it is hard or uncomfortable, I believe it and care enough for you that I will look like a dork or a fanatic to share it with you. It’s almost like having the cure for cancer or something. I would be evil and wrong if you had cancer to not try and share it with you. I believe Jesus to be the cure for life’s problems.


The greatest trick of the devil…is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. If he can sink a man’s mind into habit, he will prevent his heart from engaging God.”


I recently heard a Pastor say that the devil doesn’t want a Christian to be rebellious but wants us to be religious. The people Jesus had a problem with weren’t the thief or the prostitute. It was with the religious people. and a warm fuzzy poem by C.S. Lewis All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you I never had a selfless thought since I was born I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through I want GOD, you, all friends to merely serve my turn Peace, reassurance, pleasure are the good I seek I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin I talk of love, a scholar’s parrot may talk Greek But self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

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Center of the Universe March 9, 2009

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I’ve always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is – and it’s me. –Homer Simpson

So it turns out, I’m not the center of the universe.

Turns out you aren’t the center either, but we think we are. If you don’t believe me, read on … Imagine you are late, it is really important, you need to be somewhere. You are going to be late. Arrgh, you have to turn right but you are in the left lane. You put on your signal for a couple of blinks but “Mister I’m the King of the Road” won’t let you over. Can’t he see your blinker? He is obviously oblivious to your plight. You are going to be late! You speed up and cut off the road king and make your quick right. He gestures and you gesture back and continue on to your

Right.

appointment. Now imagine you are just coming home after the appointment, your in no real hurry just heading home when someone changes lanes in front of you. It’s not really all that close but, hey, you are driving there. You give them a little blast of the horn so they realize their mistake.

So the deal is we don’t really think of other people. It really doesn’t matter why someone inconveniences us. If the driver cuts us off, the store clerk is rude, the waitress doesn’t give us the service we deserve. We have no idea what each person is going through. I can tell you something absolutely, they are going through something. We are all struggling through life.

Now don’t think I’m here just smacking you around, I act the same way. It’s so easy for me to recognize it in you because I’m the same. I just wonder how better the world would be if we tried to think of others as even remotely as important as ourselves. Let me know what you think. -m

You are really, really, really small.

You are really, really, really small.