Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Quotes 31 Oct 17

“We know from the British Social Attitudes survey that religious people are becoming more socially liberal on issues like same sex relationships and abortion. With falling numbers some faith leaders might wonder whether they should be doing more to take their congregation’s lead on adapting to how society is changing.” - Roger Harding, Head of Public Attitudes at the National Centre for Social Research

Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do . -Ernest Benn (1875-1954) (In Laurence J. Peter's _Peter's Quotations: Ideas For Our Time_ [1977], "Leisure And Retirement"

Some Westerners, including President Bill Clinton, have argues that the west does not have problems with Islam but only with silent Islamist extremists. Fourteen hundred years of history demonstrate otherwise. -  Samuel P Huntington, The Clash of Civilisations, p  209

“The search for meaning is not new. What is new is that almost nothing in modern European culture applies itself to offering an answer. Nothing says, ‘here is an inheritance of thought and culture and philosophy and religion which has nurtured people for thousands of years and may well fulfill you too’. Instead, a voice at best says, ‘find your meaning where you will’. At worst the nihilist creed can be heard: ‘yours is a meaningless existence in a meaningless universe’. Any person who believes such a creed is liable to achieve literally nothing. Societies in which that is the case are likewise liable to achieve nothing. While nihilism may be understandable in some individuals, as a societal creed it is fatal.” Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe(p266)

To be Christian, will cost a man his love of ease!- J.C. Ryle

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