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Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 07 Jun 2017, 07:31
by Heber13
All major world religious traditions carry the same message: The message of love, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, self-discipline.

All religious traditions.

So these are common ground, and common practice. On that level we can build genuine harmony on the basis of mutual respect, mutual learning.
- Dalai Lama Sept 18 2016

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 09:02
by Heber13
The rotation of the earth really makes my day!

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 11:18
by Curt Sunshine
I screamed at God for the starving child until I saw that the starving child was God screaming at me.

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 16:54
by Curt Sunshine
"Those who govern their thoughts and actions solely by the principles of liberalism or conservatism or intellectualism cannot be expected to agree with all of the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Dallin H. Oaks - from a talk entitled "Criticism" delivered at a Latter-day Saint Student Association fireside in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on 4 May 1986. A condensed version was published in the February 1987 Ensign.


I love that he focused on extremism in thought, no matter the exact manifestation - and that he included "conservatism" explicitly as an example.

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 01 Feb 2018, 13:39
by Curt Sunshine
"Sometimes we are just the collateral damage in someone else's war against themselves." - Unknown

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 03 Feb 2018, 13:21
by Curt Sunshine
“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
(C. S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity, p. 89)

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 03 Feb 2018, 15:57
by mom3
Amen.

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 12:17
by Heber13
Life is a gift and Attitude a choice…appreciate it and choose wisely.

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 01 Aug 2018, 11:23
by DarkJedi
Certainly individual, moral agency occupies a remarkably privileged place, according to Joseph and Brigham, in cosmological history and in Mormon theology. Given these positions on freedom of will and man’s ontological autonomy, one might expect to find in Mormonism an uncommon hostility toward dogma, hierarchy and church authority. Indeed Joseph affirmed the sanctity of conscience when he insisted that he only taught his people “correct principles, and they govern themselves,” elsewhere adding that “we are not disposed, had we the power, to deprive any of exercising that free independence of mind that heaven has so graciously bestowed upon the human family as one of its choicest gifts.” So it is all the more ironic that the church Joseph founded is one of the most centralized, hierarchical, authoritarian churches in America to come out of an era famous for the “democratization of religion.”
(Terryl Givens, People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture)

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Posted: 01 Aug 2018, 22:55
by mom3
^^^^^^ Wow. I love this. Thanks Dark Jedi ^^^^