This-Worldly Christianity

“Isn’t it odd? Christians created a theological scenario that placed the soul of every person at risk of eternal damnation. To counter that threat, we interpreted the life and death of Jesus in a particular way, then spent billions of dollars battling the threat we created. Wouldn’t it just be easier to stop perpetuating the [Read More...]

Bootstraps

The quote comes from Eddie Arthur’s post “Poverty Simply Explained” (which also quotes from Terry Pratchett’s novel Men at Arms). [Read more...]

Security as Superstition

Via Rebecca Trotter. Does anyone know the actual precise source of the quotation? [Read more...]

A Mature Kind of Faith

The quote is taken from an interview Candida Moss did with The Blaze. [Read more...]

Spiritual Consumers

“You can’t just be a spiritual consumer. You have to be a spiritual producer because other people need what you have.” – Father Lou DelFra (quoted in Got Religion? by Naomi Schaefer Riley) [Read more...]

John Dominic Crossan on Literalism

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Hungering for Justice

Herein is the difference between private charity and social justice, between doing acts of mercy and confronting systems of injustice. Private charity responds to the needs of the homeless and the poor, but social justice tries to get at the reasons why there are homeless and poor people in the first place and offer constructive [Read More...]

Attribute it to them Anyway

“Sometimes you will come across something on the internet falsely attributed to a famous person. Attribute it to them anyway.” – Mother Teresa Actually, the above is just my own sarcastic reworking of the phraseology that is characteristic of this purported quote from Mother Teresa: Someone who came across it, and who has learned to [Read More...]

Faith, Hope, and Doubt

The quote comes from the post “Doubt as Hope” on the blog Chesha in Motion. [Read more...]

Learn to Fail

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Maya Angelou Quotes

I presume that everyone has heard by now that Maya Angelou has passed away. I thought it would be fitting as a tribute to share some of her quotes that have been turned into memes here.       [Read more...]


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