Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Quotes Part Duex

Just some more...

“Some of the church fathers goofed. Irenaeus (about 180 A.D.) reported that Gnostic’s believed ‘that marriage and procreation are from Satan.’ Marcion (another heretic in the 2nd. century) spoke of the ‘disgusting paraphernalia of reproduction.’ Augustine (a great church leader about A.D. 300) wrote that ‘the highway to hell lay between a woman’s thighs.’ Jerome (another great church leader A.D. 300) spoke of ‘the bestial act of intercourse.’ He also said, “Anyone who is too passionate a lover with his own wife is himself an adulterer.” Peter Lombard (theologian about A.D. 1100) warned ‘that the Holy Spirit left the room when a married couple had relations, even if for the purpose of conceiving a child.’ Fortunately, Martin Luther (about A.D. 1540) held a healthier view - that ‘the marital embrace might be a good posture in which to be found when Jesus returns.’ Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., said, in line with Hebrews 13:4 - ‘Sex for Christians . . . is a joy . . . not a toy. You do not play with fire. Sex needs context. It needs a fireplace.” - Jim Townsend

“My purpose here is to clearly demonstrate to all concerned that you are indeed insane. Please don’t change color when I am talking to you!” - Unknown

“Flesh‘ is a strong almost crude way of referring to human nature. John does not say, ‘the Word became man’, nor ‘the Word took a body’. He chooses that form of expression which puts what he wants to say most bluntly.” - Leon Morris

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The beauty of capitalism is that you can choose which group to be in. The ranks of the rich and the poor to include different people all the time.” - Anonymous

“The rich man needs to know how the poor man feels, and the poor man needs to know how hard the rich man works.” - Anonymous

“There is a cost to everything. That’s why every choice is a tradeoff.” - Anonymous

“Life is tough on the prairie and only the fittest survive. You live in a cruel universe. Don’t fool yourself.” - Anonymous

“Actions have consequences.” - Anonymous

“Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.” - Jean De La Bruyere

“It is never fun to die.” - A.W. Tozer


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