In my mind, Augustine’s propositions relating to what evil is, helps one to live...– Turner Shull, His Last Philosophy Paper of His Undergrad Career
Worrying is praying for something you don’t want.– Bhagavan Das (via nirvikalpa)
Church and State
I must say that I am growing increasingly intolerable of the mingling of political agendas and Christianity. In fact, I’m weary to call it Christianity. For some reason it seems that if these Christians who put political propaganda on their church signs and promote radical nationalism in their pulpits had their way, the last thing America could be called is a Christian nation. We Christians...
Therefore we declare, state, define and pronounce that it is altogether...– Papal bull Unam Sanctam, 1302. (via hargaden) Not much wiggle room, eh?
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there...
When Jesus discovers that His beloved friend and cousin St. John the Baptist has been killed, He retreats to a place not inhabited by many people. This not only shows the disciple of the Lord Jesus that He too experienced loss and immense sadness, but that in the midst of that sadness, He still had compassion on people. For the next verse says that, “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd,...
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are...– Francis of Assisi (via josecabs)
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the...– Confucius (via philosophy-quotes)
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.– Soren Kierkegaard (via philosophy-quotes)
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the...– Mary Wollstonecraft (via philosophy-quotes)
In truth, there are only two kinds of people; those who accept dogma and know...– -G. K. Chesterson (via taylorzanesmith)
Let the inspired Scriptures then be our umpire, and the vote of truth will be...– St. Gregory of Nyssa
For concerning the divine and holy mysteries of the Faith, not even a casual...– St. Cyril
We have learned from none others the plan of our salvation, than from those...– St. Iraneus
And he well said, “a righteousness of mine own,” not that which I...– St. John Chrysostom,(Homily on Philippians 3)
They said that he who adhered to faith alone was cursed; but he, Paul, shows...– St. John Chrysostom