Archive for October 27th, 2009

There are decent people


                who are not Christians


There are no Christians


                who are knowingly indecent.

– eab,10/25/09

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MAKE A god?

That man would make his own little god,

Make it of stone, chrome metal, or sod,

Make it faceless or with a long face,

Set it up in a prominent place,

Give his “making” a worshipful nod –

That, friend, is sadly, extremely odd.

                – eab, 10/27/06

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…He that covets can no more be a moral man than he that steals; since he does so in this mind.  Nor can he be one that robs his neighbor of his credit, or that craftily undermines him of his trade, or office.

                – William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 107. 

 William Penn on this date, 10/27/1682, arrived in America.  He was an English Quaker, a colonist, and the founder of Pennsylvania (which he named after his father).  He wrote “No Cross, no Crown; a Discourse showing the Nature & Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ” (1688).

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