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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life

It's not what we don't know that gets us into trouble. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so. -Mark Twain quoted in Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p12

We cannot navigate without something to aim and, while we are in this world we must always navigate.-Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p92

What you aim at determines what you see.--Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p96

Life doesn't have the problem; you do. -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p99


The tendency for modern people to think, when confronted with Jehovah. 'I would never believe in a God like that.'With the old Testament god doesn't much care what modern people think. He often and didn't care what old Testament people thought either.- -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p104

Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. --Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p111

Parents should come in pairs.-Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p142

Solzhenitsyn's writing utterly and finally demolished the intellectual credibility of communism as ideology or society, - Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p155

It is the greatest temptation of the rational faculty to glorify its own capacity and its own productions and to claim that in the face of its theories, nothing transcendent or outside its domain need exist. - -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life p.218

Life is suffering. That's clear.There is no more basic, irrefutable truth, - - Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p 161

The Word that produced order from Chaos sacrifices everything, even itself to God. That single sentence, wise beyond comprehension, sums up Christianity, - Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,  (surely Himself not itself- GJW)

Things fall apart. This is one of the great discoveries of humanity. -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p 228

Your inaction, inertia and cynicism removes fro the word that part of you that could learn to quell suffering and make peace..  -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p 367

At the beginning of time ... the Word of God transformed chaos into Being through the act of speech.   We also transform chaos into Being through speech. - Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p 230

Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don't.Things fall apart. This is one of the great discoveries of humanity. -Jordan B Peterson, 12 Rules for Life,p 228

Quotes 25 Apr

If you wish you had a better pastor, pray for the pastor you have now.-
Sam Allberry@SamAllberry

Is God the same forever both in himself and in his dealings with his children? Has God before used his power for their protection, his wisdom for their direction and his mercy for their consolation? Then he will do the same for us. - John Dod 1549-1645

“Faith and fear go hand in hand. Faith keeps the heart cheerful, fear keeps the heart serious. Faith keeps the heart from sinking in despair, fear keeps it from floating in presumption.”- Thomas Watson@TheThomasWatson

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Quotes Apr 24

Great nations are never impoverished by private, though they sometimes are by public prodigality and misconduct. It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people.For kings and ministers are themselves always, and without exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.  - Adam Smith

Under the pseudonym 'William Ross', More published a lengthy Response ad Lutherum, which conveyed low personal invective in elevated humanist Latin - a text disconcertingly full of sewage, shit, vomit, poison, pimps, asses and pigs. - - Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers,p. 127

Ex-friar Barnes --- replied from the same pulpit ... denouncing Gardiner (Bishop Stephen Gardiner is the Bishop of Winchester ) as ' as a 'sower of evil herbs in the garden of scripture'. - - Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers,p. 278

Quotes Apr 23

You have conquered, Galilean.
     --Julian (332-363)
      (In Theodoret's _Ecclesiastical History_ [c. 429];
       Book 3, Chapter 20)

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret?
There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
     --C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.
     --George Washington (1732-1799)
      (Last words; December 14, 1799)

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.  Longevity has its
place.  But I'm not concerned about that now.  I just want to do
God's will.  And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.  And
I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land.  I may not get
there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people
will get to the promised land . . . . So I'm happy tonight.  I'm not
worried about anything.  I'm not fearing any man.
     --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
      _Address to sanitation workers, Memphis, Tennessee_
       [April 3, 1968], (The night before his assassination)

The soul-stirring image of death is no bugbear to the sage, and is
looked on without despair by the pious.  It teaches the former to
live, and it strengthens the hopes of the latter in salvation in the
midst of distress.  Death is new life to both.
     --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
      _Herman and Dorothea_ [1797]

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Quotes Aor 22

May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths,
And superficial relationships
So that you may live
Deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression,
And exploitation of people,
So that you may work for
Justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears,
To shed for those who suffer pain,
Rejection, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand
To comfort them and
To turn their pain to joy.

And may God bless you
With enough foolishness
To believe that you can
Make a difference in the world,
So that you can do
What others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness
To all our children and the poor.
A prayer Francis of Assisi.


Foe Wyclif, the bible was the only source of truth and revelation, and nothing in faith, morals or law could be bubbling unless scripture expressly authorised it.- - Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers,p. 100  p.101

(Henry VIII) was a 'a stupid and sacreligious king',  'an ass',  'dunghill',  'lying buffoon', 'spawn of an adder', a 'mad fool with a frothy mouth and whorish face.' - Martin Luther, Contra Henry Regicem Angliae, 1522 quoted in - Peter Marshall, Heretics and Believers,p. 100 p.127

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Quotes Easter 2019

If Easter is not true, death is Lord.
If Easter is true, Jesus is Lord.
It's one or the other.
Glen Scrivener @glenscrivener

To Christ, who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransom'd race
For ever and for evermore.
Isaac Watts, When I survey the wondrous cross

Friday, 19 April 2019

Quotes 20 Apr

Christ yielded himself to be crushed by the weight of divine wrath for those who had no love for him and were his enemies. In love he resolved to yield himself up to the will of God to take the cup of wrath and drink it.- Jonathan Edwards

"If the Cross of Christ is anything to the mind, it is surely everything – the most profound reality and the sublimest mystery", John Stott, The Cross of Christ.

"...in an age of synthesis, men will not take our protestations of truth seriously unless they see by our actions that we practice truth and antithesis in the unity we try to establish, and in our activities." ~Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There Appendix C. The Practice of Truth