Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months, while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives. It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

-- Cindy Sheehan

Saturday, May 26, 2007

"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness."

-- Reinhold Niebuhr

Friday, May 25, 2007

"Well, many of the songs, they aren't sad, they're hopeless."

-- Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997), after being asked why he only wrote sad songs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"We are a deeply divided Communion. ... The decisions, actions, defiance and continuing intransigence of The Episcopal Church are at the heart of our crisis, the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church (is) determined to pursue their own unbiblical agenda and exacerbate our current divisions. In the middle of all of this the Lord’s name has been dishonoured. If we fail to act, many will be lost to the church and thousands of souls will be imperilled. This we cannot and will not allow to happen."

-- The Most Revd. Peter J Akinola, CON, DD

Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria.

Monday, May 14, 2007

"We must be strong and we must be vigilant. But we also need to be smart, and getting smart means ending our infatuation with war and rediscovering the possibilities of politics."

-- Col.
Andrew J. Bacevich, U.S. Army, Retired, professor of International Relations at Boston University, from an article in The American Conservative magazine, September 2006.

Professor Bacevich's son,
First Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., U.S. Army, died in Iraq today from combat injuries.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."

-- GK Chesterton

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"The Christian faith is good for the world because it provides the fixed standard which atheism cannot provide and because it provides forgiveness for sins, which atheism cannot provide either. We need the direction of the standard because we are confused sinners. We need the forgiveness because we are guilty sinners. Atheism not only keeps the guilt, but it also keeps the confusion."

-- Douglas Wilson