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By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The disruption of science is one which abandons the method and seeks to conquer grounds outside its territory. It is not at all religion but this pseudo-science that is the enemy of science.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Everyone has a natural slant towards seeking themselves. This gets in the way of seeking God unless God intervenes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Every exceptional bias against Christianity I find to be evidence for its validity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Christians walk as strangers in the world: They are untamed. They are free. To persevere with love, yet untamed by man, is often what leaves that open space for divine revelation when God so wills.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The Christian does not avoid sin to achieve salvation, but rather salvation brings him to a desire not to sin. The closer that one's spirit is synchronized with the holy knowledge of God, the more he comprehends how and why sin is destructive to himself and others in each and every circumstance. The dwindling desire for sin is a premature gift of Heaven - where there will be no sin, where all will, too, possess that full and complete wisdom; all will have perfect reasons not to sin. In this way, free will might still exist, but the shared wisdom of God will simply outwit all desires, impulses, and needs to sin.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

To be respected is not my concern. So long as I seek to live in obedience to my Lord, respect will come accordingly from the people He deems it necessary.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Mock and ridicule men who refuse to use reason and logic; use reason and logic against men who know only how to mock and ridicule.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

I've finally decided to write about profit for a change But before I really started I already started to feel lame Baby what's it to a beast who manely to money remains untamed

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The legions who attempt to love without Christ, without a new heart, are indeed able to love amongst themselves; however this love is made possible by restraining any anger or hatred deep within the old heart, only to release it all on whichever village idiot(s) they collectively feel a crucifixion would be justified.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The long-deluded will at last see the truth, and thus their expressions will have seen a ghost.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Peculiar I say, how so often the smallest, most seemingly insignificant details later unveil their faces as vital means for progression.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Imagination doesn't always make you long for what you cannot have, but rather thrive in what you do not have.

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

Still, one can be honest yet quite mistaken.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

We are not as some people like to assume nowadays 'just being real' by embracing passively the sinful, fallen versions of ourselves. Quite the opposite really: our true selves were, from the beginning, intended to resemble the example which was then set by Christ Jesus; hence God wants to restore us to how we would have been had original sin never once befell.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Pride can make one a stronger person in the one sense, or so it is often believed, when based solely on the surface, but in the other, and much more frequently, a stronger devil. When pride is undeniably found out of an evil, it saves face by doubling down.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

So the paradox goes: No man who is really ignorant is ever aware that he is ignorant. That is its finest, most faulty manifestation; there can be no true ignorance without first some claim of intelligence or consciousness, or superiority or enlightenment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

What may intimidate a man is a woman who thinks with her mind before she feels with her heart. Nevertheless what determines the strength in the man is his ability to accept one when he sees one.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

Tolerance is not infinite patience, but slain patience; patience that has lost its hope and love and has thrown in the towel.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Peace ought not be regarded the height of civilization, else like barbarians we forever battle for peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

To believe in the truth of Christ is to be introduced to another form of hatred, and that is not sharing Him.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Criss Jami

Work was intended not to give a man a reason to live, but rather to give him a means to live.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.

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 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren't so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

We first become salesmen as children in the confession booths of our parents.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

Truth in Christ is not a matter of being near or far like in martial arts when you strive for a black belt. He saves us then we grow; not the other way around.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

God is our final say in who and what's negative and who and what's positive in our lives. It is best not to have this so over-simplified as the illusioned superstitionists have it; an infinite being's tests may not always be so flowery, and the things we may see as positive are in many cases simply desires of our sinful nature. We are to protect our spirit without falling into the narcissistic mistake of trying to protect our selfish emotions, which the latter, in turn, is more than unlikely to bring peace and happiness. But rather guilt and emptiness. When one walks around constantly, in his mind, attempting to separate positive versus negative people, he is already controlled by something even worse than those he calls the 'negative people', and that is before he spots it soon enough to avoid it as he hypocritically tries to avoid them.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Criss Jami

Much like humans, opinions come in all shapes and forms, but in the end, they are just what they are; and may yet still be categorized in nature. The first you might say is the Indoctrinal, which is, of course, dictated by community and necessity, by the human need for acceptance; secondly, there is the Personal, and this is often dictated by individuality, by the yearning to seem interesting and intelligent, or free, or special; and lastly comes the Emotional. This is most commonly dictated by circumstance and bitterness and excitement. However, rarely do we find the case in which any of these are dictated by reason in the pure state: it is by this we see that at the core of a number of false opinions lies not always misinformation but quite often some issue of the human self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

Those who stand for different causes during different generations often experience the same oppositions and the same difficulties as those of the previous and the next generations. That is the basis of history repeating itself.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

The artist lives to have stories to tell and to learn to tell them well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy's lies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

As followers of Christ, we are to be careful not to remain victims of the many cultural presuppositions of who he is, and what he teaches, insofar as taking for granted our own caricatures of him. Let it boil in both mind and heart the question, 'If Jesus were to appear today, how many of us would actually recognize him and his teachings (or would it simply be a recount of his first visit)?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Even when the truth is in fact simple, simplicity is still relative.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

The only sort of pride that may serve a man well on that rarest occasion is his hatred of being wrong. It keeps his mouth shut, his ears open, and his research extensive. And yet this is also the deadliest because when he is in fact proven wrong, he absolutely refuses to acknowledge it. It then keeps his mouth open, his ears shut, and his research inexistent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Criss Jami

Honesty is not the same as truth. That is the obstacle of the notion of relative truths. I would like to put my trust in the lunatic. He is the one least concerned of what I think of him, the mark of an honest man. I can always depend on him to be completely honest in what he thinks and feels, about anything, no matter the consequences laid before him, however with no course of rationale, I cannot necessarily take his word for even the well-being of him in his own reality.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Growing up I sometimes imagined that for Christ's return perhaps He would appear as 'Black Jesus' to white people and 'White Jesus' to black people just to screw with the racists.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Criss Jami

Who you are in public is a test of your conviction; who you are in private, integrity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

It is ironic that constructive thinkers are often misunderstood as negative, as they differ from those longing for positivity: constructive thinkers have been conditioned to find positive in negative rather than suffering from the negative in negative. Or as Paul the Apostle wrote, 'I have learned the secret to contentment in any and every circumstance.' He was right. Indeed the Lord is our strength, especially under the commandment to love one another. Otherwise we are nothing and easily thrown about by both our own and other people's mind control in a painful, mental, physical desperation to run from every thought, every thing, and every one not seeming so positive or immediately beneficial to us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Criss Jami

There is such a thing as righteous judgment, but it seems that lately the word 'judgment' has become a curse word, period. The issue isn't whether or not we're insightful enough to avoid being judgmental, but whether or not we're secure enough to accept being judged. It is inevitable for every conscious human being to judge. It may spring from insight and experience and sincerity, and in such cases, it is quite beneficial on the receiving end.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

The young are often savvy in the cultural world but not so much the intellectual; the old the intellectual but not so much the cultural. But I tell you those who do the most damage during an era are very much aware of both.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Criss Jami

To claim that one can never live a positive life with a negative mind is a very negative claim to make!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

From attraction and affection Cover of perfection Failure beyond texture to a painful lesson Everything that was from the start wasn't from the heart

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Plot twist: everything goes exactly as planned.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Goodness is sparked by a caution for the sake of what is good, not a fear of what is bad.