"though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth" -Corinthians 13
“The real mistake of the Muslims is something much more modern in its application than any particular passing persecution of Christians as such. It lay in the very fact that they did think they had a simpler and saner sort of Christianity, as do many modern Christians. They thought it could be made universal merely by being made uninteresting. Now a man preaching what he thinks is a platitude is far more intolerant than a man preaching what he admits is a paradox. It was exactly because it seemed self-evident, to Muslims as to Bolshevists, that their simple creed was suited to everybody, that they wished in that particular sweeping fashion to impose it on everybody.”
“Remember what we said on 9-11? They will not change us. Well I’m afraid they already have. They’ve changed our country, but our country is not a piece of paper, our country is not a collection of laws, and it is certainly not parties or politicians. It is not our money, it is not our stuff, it is us. To [change] America they must fundamentally change us. They are indoctrinating our children, they are fining us, they are making it illegal to live your life the way you always have lived your life. They’re making it illegal to have your kids help you on your own family farm. They are doing everything they can to fundamentally transform.
Read “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl”
Glenn Beck, Radio H1, 4-17-13
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl’s theory—known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (“meaning”)—holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. -Amazon
“There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion. Its least interference with it would be a most flagrant usurpation. I can appeal to my uniform conduct on this subject, that I have warmly supported religious freedom.”
– James Madison, the Virginia Ratifying convention.
“Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.”
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.
"I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it." So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain’n from ‘tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours.” So God made a farmer.
God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church.
"Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’" So God made a farmer.
There is an interesting phrase used in Israel which is recited when one unexpectedly encounters a person for the second time within a short period: pa’am shlisheet, glida (“third time, ice cream”). This is commonly understood to mean: If we…
Actually, it’s a blessing thanking G-d for creating the human body in His great wisdom and how it functions properly but ok.
we love our biology. Don’t even man.
What is that bull****. It doesn’t thank G-d for what the image states; it acknowledge that G-d created our bodies in a way that is even one small problem were to arise, it could kill us. It also acknowledges that G-d sustains us.
That is why people sometimes also say it after an operation.
And I wouldn’t call it a prayer, it’s a brocho - a blessing.
Finally, this appears somewhat subtly anti-Semitic. Twisting the truth [even when your source doesn’t say what you have] to make Orthodox Jews appear in a negative light.
We acknowledge G-d’s presence and support in all aspects of our lives, as well as the authority G-d has over us. I think did-you-kno needs to revise that little poster and put it in a more respectful frame.
Here’s the prayer in English, and a link to information about it. It is from a children’s site but so what? The information is valid.
“Blessed are You, Hashem, our G-d, King of the universe, Who formed man with wisdom and created within him many openings and many hollows (cavities). It is obvious and known before Your Throne of Glory that if but one of them were to be ruptured or if one of them were to be blocked it would be impossible to survive and to stand before You (even for a short period of time). Blessed are You, Hashem, Who heals all flesh and acts wonderously.”
Tell me this isn’t beautiful.
“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and, in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity, shall from time to time be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.”
I actually got in a debate with a liberal in regards to creationism versus evolution. After I gave him a Bible verse showing how they knew the Earth was round before we did; he goes “well; huurrr; its more probable that the creation of the Earth was a result of spontaneous mutations.” Yep; just like how Darwin thought that flies emerged “spontaneously” from the mud. He then went on to say that “religion obstructs scientific progress.” Nope; just people like you; clearly.