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By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

In the modern Christian attempt to take a stand as Christ did, and maybe for others, win the approval of the world, the Christian will often think that it consists of targeting and demoralizing fellow Christians and only fellow Christians. It is one thing to stand against religious hypocrisy when one sees it, but it is another to go on snorting at anything or anyone who might seem 'too Christian' to us. The irony is that by doing this we are further advocating hypocrisy and 'half-hearted Christians'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Hypocrisy versus authenticity among men is not always so black and white, and as is righteousness, humility is often self-proclaimed. The Church is most definitely supposed to be a hospital for the spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically sick, hurting, and broken individual, yet ironically, many of its critics are those who ran away and permanently denounced its members after they visited and felt that they were sneezed on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Criss Jami

The factory of love encompasses all, but on some days, does it seem to be one of suffocation, squeezing its target too tightly? And on other days not tight enough? Or maybe that is the breath of a living love knowing when to protect, when to release, and when to protect again. For we are the products of an active love - the Father the creator, the Son the perfecter, the Spirit the supervisor - but just like in a factory, to deny the process is to ultimately create a defect of oneself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren't quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

For the case that one thinks he has plateaued in life, God has already set yet another peak for him to reach: and a much more challenging peak than his own, one that which is to serve others.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

What decent philosopher was ever an appeaser? The former is a rare catch among the multitudes of modern opinionists. His role is to be one who loves truth. That is a place where his love for humanity is more powerful than his love for hot air about empowering humanity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

But what good is the popular opinion, if the lot of us just process like minions?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Religion, like science, is only noteworthy when it emphasizes a matter of what is true rather than whose belief is greater or lesser or which deity works for whom. Sincere religion and tested science are similar in that their assertions can be argued logically and objectively; otherwise, we get false cults and babble.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Growing up I often wondered how the world would be today if, since the beginning of human life, every person acted as I did.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

If I love a dose of (good) theology or philosophy, I probably also love discipline, improvement, wisdom, and challenges. If I hate it, I am probably too comfortable and proud to try to question myself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

People, generally, are equally insecure. They just show it (or hide it) differently.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

If Christians always seemed to be the most intelligent and the most righteous of men, I'd be a skeptic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Criss Jami

You are believing not in your god but in yourself if your god knows no better than you do...and yet, in this alone, I am afraid, you have already been fooling yourself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Heresy would like to think of itself as 'invented Truth'. But of course, all Reason and Logic would agree that no man can ever create Truth; he can only discover it. If heresy were ever at all beneficial, God would use it really to bring one right back to Truth, as countless 'inventions' have brought men to discovery.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Criss Jami

One of the bigger mistakes of our time, I suppose, was preaching the demonization of all judgment without teaching how to judge righteously. We now live in an age where, apart from the inability to bear even good judgment when it so passes by, still everyone, inevitably, has a viral opinion (judgment) about everything and everyone, but little skill in good judgment as its verification or harness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

If I do not love my fellow man, I can be sure of it that I do not love Jesus Christ. And I would do well if guilty of loving Jesus Christ even more than I love my fellow man, because only by this may I fully come to love my fellow man.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

People assume that repetition is always a static thing, but I beg to differ. Repetition is just as often the complete opposite of that: or a sign of rapid personal growth. In this repetition manifests one's ability to go on experiencing again the very same thing from a different perspective and in a brand-new light.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Usually without realizing it, our ultimate peace starts and ends in the authority of God alone, which means the solution to living in joy, peace, and harmony with our fellow men has been here for all since the beginning of mankind and throughout civilization. I have yet to feel the urge to argue politics: it reminds me of getting off the freeway to sit in raging traffic.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Love in this life is expanded by our anticipation of the next life. Those who love under God are never satisfied with small love, or love bound by the flaws of human emotion. Those who love under God dream of another life where they can experience it and live it in God's perfect form, so they seek to build it in this life as much as possible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

A number of our scientists boast intelligence but lack wisdom. I find those to be the predictable ones.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Those 'back burner' thoughts, the ones the brain isn't quite sure about yet, may cook the slowest yet they often manage to be the tastiest when they come out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Criss Jami

Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

The talk of sin is of course to many a big turn-off; to others, an even bigger myth - because in reality, sin is like the spiritual equivalent of a microscopic parasite, or a virus, or better yet even, an infectious disease. And just as one might never know of, until visiting a competent doctor, the tiny pathogens progressively eroding one's body, so we might never know that in sin we are eroding our being and losing direction until hearing the Word of God rightfully applied. Therefore I ask, which of the doctors would then be the more competent: the one who finds the problem and gives the solution, or the one who willfully ignores the problem (or rather finds the problem when it is much too late)? Seldom does anyone write off the knowledge of medicine for the physical body as primitive practice, so neither must the knowledge of the Word of God for one's spiritual well-being remain written off as primitive practice - quite the opposite really. As it is written thus: 'Lean not on your own understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

All things remarkable are surprisingly simple; albeit difficult to find.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

When focusing only on one's credentials one boasts his own incompetence in his capacity for discernment of the individual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

I often ask myself, 'Who would Jesus vote for?' Then I start to think that he wouldn't vote at all; however, it would not be out of apathy or disinterest, but out of perfection and light. As a miracle worker, I think he would, by the power of God's teachings, the perseverance and the truth, influence in a modern sense whoever is put into office how to best serve his fellow men. One, like his skeptics, may find that impractical. But there is a message in that no man in power can slow the momentum of the will of God, and the miracles of his teachings will be forever victorious.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Naturally, I always place my word over anyone else's simply because I know why I said what I said.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

When you mature in your relationship with God you realize how suffering and patience are like eating your spiritual vegetables.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Advanced technology does not always promise a more intelligent civilization. On the contrary, the more the common people rely on technology to do their thinking and solving for them, the less practice there is left for their own brains.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The Christian should never have to put others down in order to feel good about himself. Instead, he can simply check out the media's insistent portrayal of Christianity and feel grateful that he isn't as deceived as the masses who really swallow the garbage. Ignorance is ultimately how people put themselves down, and the mere Christian who knows what entails the mere Christian is ultimately free from such.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

The trouble with poetry is it's often written to the sound of a drum only the poet may hear; nonetheless, blessed are those poets who always manage to find unshakeable pleasure in their own works.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

An assumption is the joke; truth the punchline.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

There's no need to curse God if you're an ugly duckling. He chooses those strong enough to endure it so that they can guide others who've felt the same.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Of course we'll win. And even if we were to lose, we'd win at losing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

It is neither judgment nor judgment according to the status quo with which we have a problem, but rather judgment according to God's Word. We sharply dress ourselves, go out into the world, shape ourselves, our personalities according to the world's standards and preferences, allow ourselves to be made dull by the world and its desires in order to appear successful and happy and attractive in the eyes of the world: we love the world's judgment but we hate God's judgment. Absurdly enough, the one which really matters, the one out of the purest of loves rather than that of a mere contract in hopes of mutual gain, is the one from which we so adamantly try to cut off, shut off, and distance ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

The self-centered man will always expect nothing but praise. He will hope and expect all incoming criticism to be mere self-projection from the critic because when you're self-centered, self-projection is all you can imagine one can do.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

We often use the Bible as a source for personal validation and defense, a sidekick and a shield, but these will prove ineffective without first the other part. We must also allow ourselves to be wounded by it. We tend to forget its authority - that it is a double-edged sword. Our decrepit, depraved hearts must be completely ripped out in order to welcome that of God.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Sometimes you feel as though you've slandered yourself, but the joke's on them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Criss Jami

Labeled fools to the world are geniuses to the cosmos.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

Trends are about as fickle as the direction of the wind; as are the legacies of those who flow with them.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

I think that most artists scorned would prefer to be known as the one with the genius brain risking no career over the one with the good brain and great career.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Excitement is a crossroad which runs in all directions. No man lacks personality; he just never connected with you at the intersection.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

To be more precise about it, it is neither close nor open-mindedness but wisdom, discernment, and a pure heart that God wants.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Christ commands his people to love their enemies, because if not, that would rule out pretty much the entire world.