We are enjoined to love our neighbor, not our tribe.
To me, many of what seemed to be Bible contradictions only pointed to the grace of Christ. It is not so much a rule book on how to be holy as it is a prophecy of the One who can make you holy. In this, I see God as the least bigoted of all in existence: While men always, in their hearts, delight in vengeance for being wronged, God is the only Being who wants to free you from the penalty of His own laws.
When a woman teams up with a snake a moral storm threatens somewhere.
Saying that you are moral because you believe in a god is like saying you are an economist because you play monopoly.
What ranks above all else for economic and political reconstruction is a radical change of ideologies. Economic prosperity is not so much a material problem; it is, first of all, an intellectual, spiritual, and moral problem.
We all need a moral compass. Before you say or do anything, check your inner G.P.S. by asking, “Does this show respect for
When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.
Why do people fear hell so much? With so much hatred and division amongst mankind, we are already in it.
Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I’ve discarded a belief in right and wrong.”
“But the Almighty determines what is right!”
“Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality — which answers only to my heart — is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.
To learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.