You've earned it.

by be wise 1 Replies latest jw friends

  • be wise
    be wise

    This threads a bit deep but what the hell. Anyone got any Philosophies on religion; [funny or not] I reckon we’ve earned them. Here’s one of mine,

    The man that doesn’t have a connection with his inner self doesn’t possess a foundation for which he can form his own mind independent from another influence or source. Religion is like a wall that blocks peoples minds from their inner self. The religious thought that has no ‘outside’ influence, that is free from being challenged, that is based totally on the groups self inflicted 'pure' vacuum of thought is a very directional and powerful thing, although, totally unbalanced and unhealthy, it's very one dimensional and specific in emotion and intent.

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    I don't know if this counts, since technically it's not about religion, but I've always applied this to Jehovah's Witnesses.

    It is not the critic who counts;
    not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
    or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
    whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
    who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;
    because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;
    but who does actually strive to do the deed;
    who knows the great enthusiasm,
    the great devotion,
    who spends himself in a worthy cause,
    who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement
    and who at the worst, if he fails,
    at least he fails while daring greatly.

    So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
    who know neither victory nor defeat.

    --Theodore Roosevelt,
    (April 23, 1910)

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