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  • Duping Ourselves

    building"An utterly fascinating illustration of this duping of ourselves is the latest arts building opened at Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, another one of our chimerical exploits in the name of intellectual advance.

    Newsweek branded this building "America's first deconstructionist building." It's white scaffolding, red brick turrets, and Colorado grass pods evoke a double take.

    But puzzlement only intensifies when you enter the building, for inside you encounter stairways that go nowhere, pillars that hang from the ceiling without purpose, and angled surfaces configured to create a sense of vertigo.

  • My Argument

    c s lewis"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.

    But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

    If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?

  • Quote #1423

    Tozer"Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies."
    - A.W. Tozer

  • Quote #1461

    quote 1461

    Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters...

  • Quote #1469

    quote 1469

    "As scarce as truth is, it has always been in excess of the demand."

    - Josh Billings

  • Quote #1482

    quote 1482

    "Saying something is NOT okay is not being any more judgmental than the person who says it is. Permissiveness doesn't negate judgment."

    - Norm Funk

  • Quote #1487

    quote 1487

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

    - Mark Twain

  • Quote #1490

    quote 1490

    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

    – John Burroughs

  • Quote #1493

    quote 1493

     "When the dead hand of rationalism holds Christianity in its stony grip, all energy and vitality is drained out of it, not to mention miracle and mystery."

     - Leonard Sweet

  • Quote #1500

    quote 1500

    "We must beware in our attitude toward people who are suffering that we do not blunder by imagining our point of view to be the only one."

    - Oswald Chambers, in Baffled to Fight Better from Quotable Oswald Chambers

  • Quote #1506

    quote 1506

    Two things to remember in life:

    1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
    2. Take care of your words when you are with people.
  • Quote #1525

    quote 1525

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Dan Zadra

  • Quote #1527

    quote 1527

    "If you can't explain it to a 6 year old, you don't understand it yourself."

    - Albert Einstein

  • Quote #1534

    quote 1534

    "Sometimes you have to tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to just sit down and shut up."

    - TobyMac #Speak Life

  • Quote #1543

    quote 1543

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Quote #1546

    quote 1546

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C.S. Lewis

  • Quote #1549

    quote 1549

    "We must beware in our attitude toward people who are suffering that we do not blunder by imagining our point of view to be the only one."

    - Oswald Chambers, in Baffled to Fight Better

  • Quote #1551

    quote 1551

    "I myself am the enemy who also must be loved..."

    - Carl Jung

  • Quote #1552

    quote 1552

    "St. Gregory wrote that every time the sacred text describes a fact, it reveals a mystery. Preachers, are you listening? We have for too long ruptured people's minds with facts rather than raptured their souls with mystery."

    - Flannery O'Connor

  • Quote #1563

    quote 1563

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1564

    quote 1564

    "People are equal in the same way pennies are equal. Some are bright, others are dull; some are worn smooth, others are sharp and fresh. But all are equal in value for each penny bears the image of the sovereign, each person bears the image of the King of Kings."

    - G.K. Chesterton

  • Quote #1583

    quote 1583

    "If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be."

    - Charles H. Spurgeon

  • Quote #1588

    quote 1588

    "Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid."

    - Frederick Buechner

  • Quote #1591

    quote 1591

    "Don't allow what has been done to you to become bigger than what Jesus did for you."

    - TobyMac #SpeakLife

  • Quote #1604

    quote 1604

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • Quote #1607

    quote 1607

    "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." 

    - Suzy Kassem

  • Quote #1611

    quote 1611

    "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1622

    quote 1622

    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1623

    quote 1623

    "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

    - Socrates

  • Quote #1629

    quote 1629

    "The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."

    - Milan Kumar

  • Quote #1631

    quote 1631

    Individuality: "You laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at you because you're all the same!"

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1633

    quote 1633

    "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior."

    - John Newton, 1807

  • Quote #1642

    quote 1642

    "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • Quote #1643

    quote 1643

    "Be more concerned with being thoughtful than being beautiful."

    - Ann Voskamp

  • Quote #1651

    quote 1651

    "The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think."

    - David Icke

  • Quote #1659

    Charles Spurgeon quote

    "If you sincerely drink poison, it will kill you: if you sincerely cut your throat, you will die. If you sincerely believe a lie, you will suffer the consequences. You must not only be sincere, but you must be right."

    - Charles Spurgeon

  • Quote #1661

    quote 1661

    "If you're tired of starting over, stop givingstarting over fix up."

    - Autumn Calbrese

  • Quote #1662

    quote 1662

    "If any man think ill of you, do not be angry with him for you are worse than he thinks you to be."

    - C. H. Spurgeon