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Faith Must Be Flaunted

In the current political milieu, private beliefs and personal prayer aren’t sufficient. To really do the trick, faith must be flaunted. What good is religiosity if you don’t wear it on your sleeve and get a lot of good press? … Continue reading

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Sole Possession of Truth

When people in the name of religion claim to have sole possession of truth, they have crossed the line from faith to arrogance. Paul Simon, former Senator, P.S.: The Autobiography of Paul Simon, 1999, requoted in What Liberals Believe, page … Continue reading

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Democracy is Anti-Absolutist

If believers feel that their faith is trivialized and their true selves compromised by a society that will not give religious imperatives special weight, their problem is not that secularists are anti-democratic but that democracy is anti-absolutist. Ellen Willis, “Freedom … Continue reading

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Loving, Forgiving, Faith, Hoping

Loving means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all; faith means believing the unbelievable, or it is no virtue at all. … Continue reading

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We Must Be Saved By…

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved … Continue reading

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Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, he learns to … Continue reading

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