We must be compelled to hold this doctrine to be false, and the old and new law called the Old and new Testament, to be impositions, fables and forgeries
Cookbooks are almost a substitution for a lost sense of culture. People want some other life than the one they’re living, so they buy a cookbook with pictures and imagine themselves as part of that life.
Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools.
Who we are is not a question we can ask without seeking to understand the context in which we live. Biblical counselors seek to understand the influences that shape the responses of the human heart.
The same magazines which not long before advertised products which would quickly allow women to return to their war work now extolled elaborate recipes which women could attempt if they stayed home and vacated jobs for men.
One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
America is the world’s top war-master; the most sophisticated killer-culture in history.
In America religion is the road to knowledge, and the observance of the divine laws leads man to civil freedom.
You cannot impose a culture from the top–it must come from under. It grows out of the soil, out of the people, out of their daily life and work. It is a spontaneous expression of their joy of life, of their joy in work, and if this does not exist, the culture will not exist. Joy is a spiritual quality, an impalpable quality: that too cannot be forced. It must be an inevitable state of mind, born of the elementary processes of life, a by-product of natural human growth.
But we’re not humanity, we’re just one culture – one culture out of hundreds of thousands that have lived their vision on this planet and sung their song. If it were humanity that needed changing, then we’d be out of luck. But it isn’t humanity that needs changing, it’s just…us.