Another collection of tasty treats:
“Your picture is on God’s fridge”
– Susan Cottrell
“When we say that Christ “paid the debt, once and for all”, it simply means that God’s job is to make up for all deficiencies in the universe.
“What else would God do?
“Basically, grace is Gods first name, and probably last too. Grace is what God does to keep all things he has made in love and alive- forever
“Grace is not something God gives; grace is who God is”
– Richard Rohr
[After explaining a medical question, in a simple way, to a friend] “This is science, but it’s not rocket science. I don’t do that 😀 ”
[Speaking of someone making racist, bigoted comments] “So, on that front the man also deserves an epic fail as a human being”.
“Your life is not there to fulfil someone else’s wish list” – Me
“If one person is offended by your post that’s all it takes – to end the freedom of speech we all enjoy. To deny someone the right to show a swastika is to endorse everything the swastika stood for”.
“If your picture of God is starting to feel too good to be true, you’re starting to move in the right direction.”
– Greg Boyd
“…it also makes me wonder just how real some people’s faith really is. Maybe there are those who do not actually know the Shepherd’s Voice, for whatever reason, and they are afraid of those who do know that Voice. You see, God is unpredictable, which is a) why they like Him to be shut in a book, and b) why they try to make Him conform to their expectations. Either way, they’re on a losing wicket 😉 ”
“You cannot offend anyone. People can be offended by what you say. It’s their interpretation, and not your problem”.
…and related: ” The difficulty with offence is that it is taken, not given. People choose what they find offensive. That should not be prescribed for them.”
“I think it might be an idea if you re-read what you just wrote, but with your sensible lenses on. And then re-write it using your sensible pen”. – Me
“Loyalty is interesting. It’s actually an emotion. It’s not the same as trust. Trust is calculated and is developed through our powers of reason. We can cultivate trust if, a person is trustworthy. But loyalty is a natural reaction.
“The only people that ask/demand loyalty from you are abusive mates, high-control cults, and manipulative salespeople”.
“Make no mistake – the desire to please God through following rules almost always turns into trying to please men, because in actual fact it’s their rules you end up trying to keep, not God’s”.
“A God who cannot handle your questions cannot be your answer”.
– Jeff Turner
“I do think that the opposite of love is not hate, but fear”
– David Hayward
“When it becomes clear that your beliefs are keeping you from being better, allow yourself the freedom to become better than your beliefs”.
– Jeff Turner
“If you were going to give the Bible an enema, Numbers is where the tube would go. Or maybe Deuteronomy”. – Me