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William Penn was born 10/14/1644 at London.  Wm was the son of Admiral Penn (the King of England owing the Penn family money paid it by giving Wm. Pennsylvania, which Wm. named in honor of the Admiral).

Wm. converted to being a Quaker and underwent much persecution.  While imprisoned seven months in the infamous Tower of London he wrote No Cross, No Crown.  He was also imprisoned in Newgate (for preaching openly), and in Fleet.  In 1696 Penn made the acquaintance of Peter the Great, Czar of Russia.

Penn Quotes:

Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

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Of all the blood and gore

That has gone on before,

From ancient to this actual hour,

The individual murderous heart,

And wars hot murdering part,

Show carnality’s bloody power.

– eab, 11/15/07

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Dag Hammarskjöld (Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld) died 9/18/1961 in Africa. He was en route to negotiate a ceasefire between some African troops and some United Nations forces.  Before becoming the second secretary-general of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld was a Swedish statesman – born 7/29/1905.   Personal – I am definitely not a UN fan but if, IF there was a good man associated with it, Dag seems to be that man.      

Dag Hammarskjöld Quotes:

“I would rather live my life as though there is a God and die to find out that there isn’t, than to live my life as though there is no God and die to find out there is.”

“What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.”  

“You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds” 

“Life only demands from you the strength you possess.” 

“The longest journey is the journey inward.”

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Leo Tolstoy was born 9/9/1828, at Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Province, Russia.  He was a thinker, writer, a unique variety “Christian.”  He wrote the longest novel in the world War and Peace.  As you read about his life you admire some things and you question some things.  He died 11/20/1910 at Astapovo.

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The ripping thorn, the malicious horn,

Foot-grown corn, they that mourn,

Pain in being born, marriage partners torn

Perspiration being worn – The Curse

– eab, Aug. ‘80

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There are battles in the land of Canaan

 

Giants in the hills,

 

A daily dying to humanity,

 

A constant deadness to our wills.

    – eab, 5/19/2006

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The Almighty said “Thou shalt not kill” –

Exo 20.13.  

 

Government says, “Hey, it’s OK –

as long as you kill  for us.” 

 

The one you obey is YOUR GOD

on that subject.  

 

BTW, this includes HATING

American politicians. 😦

 

– 3/18/13

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Just because IT is state-legalized

 

 

 

is no sign IT is God-recognized. 

– eab, 2/19/13

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The killer may find forgiveness

 

for his sin/crime.

 

 

It’s too late for the ones he killed;

 

 

they’re beyond “repentance time.”  

– eab, 2/19/13

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Violence does NOT issue

 

 

from a carnal weapon (2Co 10.4).

 

Violence issues

 

from a carnal HEART

 

(“heart…desperately wicked” Jer 17.9).

– eab, 2/15/13

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