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Archive for February 24th, 2010

Some have the “ability,”

 

To say “what they think,”

 

WITHOUT thinking!

 

– eab, 2/24/10

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TWICE A YEAR

Twice in every passing year,

Man becomes acutely aware,

That time, which always passes away,

Has brought an unusual day.

 

One is the eve of a new year

More forcibly pressing as it draws near,

Twenty-nine – thirty – now thirty-one

December’s gone; January begun.

 

The other point in every year

The day upon which alertness is clear

Is the day he commemorates his birth

A milestone, marking his passage on earth.

          – eab, 2/10/05

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“The statement that God is dead comes from Nietzsche

and has recently been trumpeted abroad by some German and American theologians.

But the good Lord has not died of this; He who dwells in the heaven laughs at them.”

Karl Barth on this date, 2/24/1967, is said to have written the above in a letter.  One may not agree with all this Swiss Reformed theologian said/wrote but there is surely truth here – God is not dead, He is not even sick.

Barth was born 5/10/1886 at Basel, Switzerland and died there 12/10/1968.

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