The narrator says that his invisibility can serve both as an advantage and as a constant aggravation. Being invisible sometimes makes him doubt whether he really exists. He describes his anguished, aching need to make others recognize him, and says he has found that such attempts rarely succeed.
I believe the purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.
A congregation needs nothing so much as sun. Reichs This is the true spirit of insolent dogmatism: We have proved to the satisfaction of every honest man, that we are right, and that you are wrong; and therefore, if you are not convinced, it must be owing to your own perversity.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. She read many books, some wise, some vague, some full of superstition, all unsatisfactory to one who wanted a living God.
She went to many churches, studied many creeds, and watched their fruits as well as she could; but still remained unsatisfied There was too much machinery, too many walls, laws, and penalties between the Father and his children.
Too much fear, too little love A Story of Experience, God made so many different kinds of people. Why would he allow only one way to serve him? There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Say and do what you like, religion is always religion. The rich, perhaps, can get along without it, but it is necessary for people like us When one is unhappy Only that, and love. Tucker Religion — an intellectual colouring book for adults.
The human soul, like any other noble vessel, was not built to be anchored, but to sail. An anchorage may, indeed, be at times a temporary need, in order to make some special repairs, or to take fresh cargo in; yet the natural destiny of both ship and soul is not the harbor, but the ocean; to cut with even keel the vast and beautiful expanse; to pass from island to island Men must forget the eternity through which they have yet to sail, when they talk of anchoring here upon this bank and shoal of time.
It would be a tragedy to see the shipping of the world whitening the seas no more, and idly riding at anchor in And as with individuals, so with communities. I meet men who want to wipe off from the page of history all the creeds that ever were constructed If I could think that for nineteen centuries thoughtful, earnest, devout men had been wrestling with the great problems of human life, wondering who God is and how He rules this world, and what we are and what we are here for and what lies in the future, and that in all these centuries they had found out nothing, I should give it up and be an agnostic.
The creeds of the future must grow out of the creeds of the past. But a creed is not a rock to which your ship is anchored, while it swings back and forth in the tide and the barnacles gather on its bottom. The creed is a seed planted and out of that is to grow a nobler and better creed.
No new theology is worth having which cuts asunder from the past. And no theology is worth having which remains identical with the creeds of the past. The theology that is not a growing theology is a dead theology.
Take the experience of the past, and make it minister to the wisdom and the grace—aye, and I dare to say the glory—of the future. Christianity is the wisdom of love.
I want a Father to whom I can go with all my sins and sorrows, all my hopes and joys, as freely and fearlessly as I used to go to my human father, sure of help and sympathy and love. Shall I ever find Him?
A Story of Experience, Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin, he does not say, "You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.
Chesterton Religion is speculation pretending to be revelation. A Story of Experience, The whole point of Christianity is that everyone in the world, from Charles Manson to Mother Teresa, deserves to go to hell. Chesterton It is our happiness to live in a time when all religions are at last outgrowing their mythologies, and emancipated men are stretching out their hands to share together "the luxury of a religion that does not degrade.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The earth moves, and the mind opens. I am glad to believe society contains a class of humble souls who enjoy the luxury of a religion that does not degradeListing of authors who have written many stories published on the Nifty Archive.
Pericles: A Man of the People - Pericles was born in Athens to an aristocratic family roughly in BC (Lewis). His father, Xanthippus, was a military leader in the battle of Mycale in BC where the last vestiges of Xerxes’ fleet were defeated (Halsall).
Jul 31, · An Online Tagalog - English Dictionary Learn Tagalog or Filipino Language for free. Black writers of this period found alternatives to the Richard Wright tradition of angry social protest.
James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, both protégés of Wright, wrote polemical essays calling for a literature that reflected the full complexity of black life in the. Quotations about religion, from The Quote Garden. I believe the purpose of all major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.
~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, c The Hollywood Reporter is your source for breaking news about Hollywood and entertainment, including movies, TV, reviews and industry blogs.