Don’t allow any cheater to play tricks on your mind…

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…Fear is the ghost of ancient.
It consumes faithless human.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
“As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables
“When I think of the Crucifixion, I commit the sin of envy.”
― Simone Weil, Waiting for God
“The cure for our modern maladies is dirt under the fingernails and the feel of thick grass between the toes. The cure for our listlessness is to be out within the invigorating wind. The cure for our uselessness is to take back up our stewardship; for it is not that there has been no work to be done, we simply have not been attending to it.”
― L.M. Browning, Ruminations at Twilight: Poetry Exploring the Sacred
“And whose rules will choose to you follow? God’s? Or man’s? You say you want to break the outmoded patterns and crate a new model? Then do it. That is part of your destiny, boy.”
― Kathleen McGowan, The Poet Prince
“In the beginning, the call of God was not propositional. It was experiential. (p. 10)”
― Robin R. Meyers, Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus
“In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid.”
― Andrew Sullivan
“There we go, that word again: faith. Pajo fuckin loves it. I fuckin hate it. I hate it cos there’s no way o trickin yerself into it, no amount o thinkin about it can get yeh there – yeh have it or yeh don’t. And I don’t.”
― Trevor Byrne, Ghosts & Lightning
“If our future generations were much wilier than us,
then it might be them who have led us all this time,
to make decisions which fit to their pre-existence,
left us live in the world of uncertainty or by faith.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
“I believe in study. I believe that men learn much through study. As a matter of fact, it has been my observation
that they learn little concerning things as they are, as they were, or as they are to come without study. I also
believe, however, and know, that learning by study is greatly accelerated by faith.”
― Marion G. Romney
“What about you, Snipes?” Dunbar asked. “You think there to be mountain lions up here or is it just folks’ imaginings?”

Snipes pondered the question a few moments before speaking.

They’s many a man of science would claim there aint because you got no irredeemable evidence like panther scat or fur or tooth or tail. In other words, some part of the animal in questions. Or better yet having the actual critter itself, the whole think kit and caboodle head to tail, which all your men of science argue is the best proof of all a thing exists, whether it be a panther, or a bird, or even a dinosaur.”

To put it another way, if you was to stub your toe and tell the man of science what happened he’d not believe a word of it less he could see how it’d stoved up or was bleeding. But your philosophers and theologians and such say there’s things in the world that’s every bit as real even though you can’t see them.”

Like what?” Dunbar asked.

Well,” Snipes said. “They’s love, that’s one. And courage. You can’t see neither of them, but they’re real. And air, of course. That’s one of your most important examples. You wouldn’t be alive a minute if there wasn’t air, but nobody’s ever seen a single speck of it.”

… “All I’m saying is there is a lot more to this old world than meets the eye.”

… “And darkness. You can’t see it no more than you can see air, but when its all around you sure enough know it.” (Serena, 65-66)”
― Ron Rash
“Acuerdate de lo que te digo, mi niño. No tengas miedo. Todo lo que te ha pasado te ayudará. Vas a salir adelante.”
― Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Stay with Me: A Novel
“Japan likewise put her hopes of victory on a different basis from that prevalent in the United States. (…) Even when she was winning, her civilian statesmen, her High Command, and her soldiers repeated that this was no contest between armaments; it was pitting of our faith in things against their faith in spirit.”
― Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
“This is the one who will find us. He’s the one who will lead them all back to me someday. He’s the explorer. El curioso.”
― Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Stay with Me: A Novel
“The South African artist William Kentridge speaks to this type of certainty: ‘To say that one needs art, or politics, that incorporate ambiguity and contradiction is not to say that one then stops recognizing and condemning things as evil. However, it might stop one being so utterly convinced of the certainty of one’s own solutions. There needs to be a strong understanding of fallibility and how the very act of certainty or authoritativeness can bring disasters.’

The outcome of the current crisis is already determined.”
― Nick Flynn, The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir
“Bí ann nó as
táimse ag triall Ort

agus má tá
cuirim geasa Ort
mé a shábháil
ón dream
a deir
gur fear fuar
sa spéir Thú.”
― Caitlín Maude, Dánta, Drámaíocht agus Prós
“Religious sentiments are many a times much above reality. All are aware of reality but blinded by faith and faith has always led to many a myths become reality”.”
― Amit Abraham
“The people who pray together build together a better world”
― Poet Justice Truth

“Going back to legalistic roots contaminates the blood of Jesus.”
― Sherry K. White
“Faith has size.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut
“Even fear afraid of faith.”
― Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza
“Duty performed gives clearness and firmness to faith, and faith thus strengthened through duty becomes the more assured and satisfying to the soul.”
― Tryon Edwards
“You don’t need great faith to move mountains, you only need to use the poor faith you say you have.”
― Neil Velez
“- A sentyment staje się uciążliwy. W końcu jest coś nazbyt fizycznego w próbie zachowania cząstki dzieciństwa na swoim mostku.
– Nie pan pierwszy sprowadza wiarę do zmysłu dotyku.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin
“Faith, he had learned that night in front of the flickering television, was most glorious when it was most untouched by reason.”
― Michael Thomas Ford, Looking For It
“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”
― George Müller
“Strength of conviction for ones faith is celebrated by the church- except when that conviction runs contrary to the status quo.”
― Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“If we aren’t willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren’t willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.”
― Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
“Oh, I’m a great believer in IDIC, Commander: Infinite diversity in infinite combination. The beauty of it is that nobody’s wrong. Logic, Battle. They’re all facets of the same thing. As if the true reality of the universe, whatever final answers there are to be discovered—if they can be discovered—is like a hyperdimensional string. Look at it one way it’s an electron. Another way and it’s a proton. Yet another one you can see a veteran. But it’s all the same thing, just different ways of looking is all.”
― Judith Reeves-Stevens, The Fall of Terok Nor
“Destiny takes away something from us and then we surrender our whole self to destiny; the biggest mistake a man can make.”
― Alka Dimri Saklani, Beyond Secrets
“«Questi due individui,» comincio a spiegargli, «vivono sotto una machera, ma non l’hanno creata loro. Hanno entrambi una visione limitata. È pesante e annebbiata. A volte è come se stessero per affogare a causa dell’onda. Comunque, c’è molto altro oltre. È una questione di prospettiva.»
«E il punto in cui le loro mani s’incontrano?» chiede, senza guardarmi. «Che cosa è?»
«È tutt’altro. È il modo in cui riescono davvero a trovarsi. È la forza di cui hanno bisogno per scacciare la falsità, l’onda.»
«Ha un nome?»
«Non ufficialmente, ma nasce dal loro amore. Distrugge tutto il resto. Attraversa le barriere, permettendogli di essere liberi come individui e come coppia.»
Foster mi stringe la mano. Si abbassa e mi bacia una guancia.
Immagino il calore che cresce dove i nostri corpi si uniscono, espandendosi tra di noi mentre tutto il resto scompare.
«Ed è così che ci vedi?» mi sussurra.
«Sì.» Annuisco. «Nessuno di noi è l’acqua. Tu non lo sei, e nemmeno io. Siamo più dell’acqua.»”
― Renee Ericson, More Than Water – Oltre Te
“…as a child, she had believed in God because it was so clear, so obvious, that he existed. She couldn’t imagine how anyone could think differently. And then, ten years on, the same absolute conviction that there was no deity, no otherness, only the material world that could be seen, heard and felt. How could anyone possibly believe in God? It wasn’t until a further ten years on that she had come to the possibility of agnosticism, and the ability to live with an uncertainty. Even then, she had trouble understanding how anyone could believe firmly one way or the other.”
― Jenny Diski, The Vanishing Princess
“Ukiitwa mtoto kidini ina maana una imani na unyenyekevu mbele ya Mungu, kama ambavyo mtoto ana imani na unyenyekevu mbele ya mzazi wake. Lakini ukiitwa mtoto kidunia watu watakudharau.”
― Enock Maregesi
“Faith is the beginning, love is the end, union of two is God”
― Unknown
“People easily understand that ‘primitives’ cement their social order by believing in ghosts and spirits, and gathering each full moon to dance together around the campfire. What we fail to appreciate is that our modern institutions function on exactly the same basis. Take for example the world of business corporations, Modern business-people and lawyers are, in fact, powerful sorcerers. The principal difference between them and tribal shamans is that modern lawyers tell far stranger tales.”
― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
“At the end of today’s service, you’ll have a chance to vote on whether I should remain as your pastor. Many of you are upset with me because I’ve chosen to defend a man of another faith who I believe is innocent. Many of you have already decided that he is guilty. But even if you want to assume that this man is guilty, does that mean I shouldn’t represent him? Did Christ make you prove your innocence before he died for your sins?”
― Randy Singer, Fatal Convictions
“Licha ya matatizo yanayotokea tunapaswa kujua kwa imani kwamba Mungu asiyeonekana na mwenye nguvu bado yuko kwenye kiti chake cha enzi, akisimamia kila kitu kinachoendelea, huku akijua bayana kwamba mapenzi yake lazima yatimie, bila kujali watu wasiomwamini wenye upofu wa rohoni.”
― Enock Maregesi
“Sometimes the way God chooses to lead us is through our own disquieted Spirit.

pg. 241”
― Janette Oke, When Tomorrow Comes

“Your ideology is the only thing that will be alive even after your death. You will be remembered for it. Your divine faith is your ideology. And don’t change it for anybody, never ever do it forcefully. You can redesign it when you, yourself, find a flaw or a necessity to bring a change. Then do that happily.”
― Yash Thakur
“If we have faith that some higher powers, some enlightened beings, are helping us to develop spiritually, then you begin to relate to life completely differently. And I suppose life starts to become a little more magical. Every opportunity must be seen as a chance to learn. We have to be open to whatever happens, good or bad. Because anything that happens is a chance to increase our wisdom, and to walk further down the path to enlightenment. So if you miss the bus, that’s an opportunity to learn. If you become ill, that’s an opportunity to learn something new, like compassion maybe. – 319”
― Danny Wallace, Yes Man
“You must be a myth that your lover can’t grasp
and you must chase the moon like a wolf in the night, as if it will show you something only you can understand. Everything you do is a ritual that can mean something more and you must connect and create bonds with the spirits both outer and inner. Seek the strange and mysterious, otherworldly explanations for yourself and things around. There is always more. Always more.
Nothing is ordinary,
and you must make love to him like his touch is your salvation.
You must dare to love and lose and hear your heart break into a million little pieces, glittering like diamonds in the night.
Don’t run into hiding when the rain hits us like planets shot down to see who wants to survive
the most
for you want to survive
the most
and you must not hide from madness.

You must love and live and write like you’re obsessed and possessed. Go mad for what you believe in.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

“I have decided the two options for me are (1) to torment myself or (2) to trust the Lord. There is no earthly solution to the problems that confront me. But I can add to my problems, as I have believe I have done, by dwelling on them.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
“Primitive man, living in communities of restricted extent, providing for his needs by his own production or by direct co-operation, limiting his spiritual interests to personal experience or to simple tradition, surveys and controls the material of his existence more easily and completely than the man of higher culture. In the latter case life rests upon a thousand presuppositions which the individual can never trace back to their origins, and verify; but which he must accept upon faith and belief. In a much wider degree than people are accustomed to realize, modern civilized life—from the economic system which is constantly becoming more and more a credit-economy, to the pursuit of science, in which the majority of investigators must use countless results obtained by others, and not directly subject to verification—depends upon faith in the honor of others. We rest our most serious decisions upon a complicated system of conceptions, the majority of which presuppose confidence that we have not been deceived. Hence prevarication in modern circumstances becomes something much more devastating, something placing the foundations of life much more in jeopardy, than was earlier the case.”
― Georg Simmel, The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies
“For mig handler livet om at fastholde troen på sig selv som menneske, så ondskaben ikke får lov til at æde af én mere.”
― Sara Omar, Dødevaskeren
“Give your heart permission to let go of the need for certainty and leave space for the unknown.”
― Amber Cantorna
“When your child feels fully loved by you, then they will feel fully loved by God. That is how you keep them connected to their faith.”
― Amber Cantorna
“If you persist in continually chipping away at your bad theology, eventually the lies will crumble, and you will uncover nuggets of truth that will set you free.”
― Amber Cantorna
“I couldn’t earn my way into heaven any more than I could earn my way out of being gay.”
― Amber Cantorna, Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God
“I never dreamed that one day I would be married to a woman, and that my dad’s position at Focus would divide me from my family, rather than keep us focused on it, but that’s what happened.”
― Amber Cantorna, Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God
“I was unable to deny my love for Jesus, but equally unable to make my love toward women disappear.”
― Amber Cantorna, Refocusing My Family: Coming Out, Being Cast Out, and Discovering the True Love of God
“In truth, Thomas was being a faithful disciple of Jesus, who warned His disciples that “many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray” (Matt. 24:5). Indeed, Jesus affirms those who believe without seeing because such belief takes great faith. But that in no way suggests we should ignore evidence when it is available, as though doing so makes us more faithful. This impulse, combined with an often uncritical biblicism, not only neglects God’s command to love him with our minds, but leads us into unnecessary divisiveness and shallow literalism that blinds us to the deeper truth of Scripture. Therefore, during this process of self-emptying, we must be aware of and honest with our uncertainties. While we should never throw around our doubt with rebellious defiance, neither should we view our genuine questions and uncertainties as liabilities. Sometimes allowing ourselves to question deeply held beliefs opens us up to discovering that we were, in fact, in error, offering us the opportunity for more faithful understanding. Other times we discover that our fears are unfounded, returning to our former beliefs without doubt, yet stronger for it.”
― Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Vulnerable Faith: Missional Living in the Radical Way of St. Patrick
“If there should be but one at his Table mourning for sin, loving his salvation, & unfeignedly desirous to promote his praise, He will appreciate such sincerity amid abounding dissimulation & be known to that communicant in the breaking of Bread.
The Secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will show ‘them His covenant.’
Christ loved me and gave himself for me! From the abasement of Christ, faith rises to His Exaltation. The eye that looks up to the cross of Christ, looks up to the Heavens, and sees, in these heavens, the glory of God & Jesus standing at the right hand of God. — David King, ‘The Lord’s Supper”
― David King
“Have faith, Raphael, I know you remember how.”
― Cassandra Clare, Son of the Dawn
“Don’t let your inner demons
Take the best of your creeds.
If God gives you lemons,
You must plant the seeds.

Do not be so self-absorbed
That you can’t see the tree.
If you succumb to what’s morbid
You bury your chance to be free.”
― Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job
“Realizing we have a choice in what we think is incredibly empowering. Acceptance is key. Focusing on what we can do and not on what we can’t. Surrendering whatever is too much for us to handle to a greater power, to faith, to hope.”
― Akiroq Brost
“The Fall of Rome, the biggest and greatest of all Empires, was due to the Faith of people the Romans deemed weak and inconsequential. The more they tried to squash them, the stronger their faith grew until Rome, with all its might and cruelty, became the very weak and inconsequential people they looked down upon.”
― Kailin Gow
“This morning, when I was sitting in front of the window and taking a long, deep look outside at God and nature, I was happy, just plain happy. Peter, as long as people feel that kind of happiness within themselves, the joy of nature, health and much more besides, they’ll always be able to recapture that happiness.
Riches, prestige, everything can be lost. But the happiness in your own heart can only be dimmed; it will always be there, as long as you live, to make you happy again.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“You have always been enough.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter
“I request reason for your golden rule and ask the why and wherefore of your commandments.
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“By the power vested in me I grant myself light.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter

“Cast light to all you would touch.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter
“I had just vividly demonstrated to myself what a tremendous force faith is, and how easy it is to awaken. You just need to know a little bit more than the ones who are supposed to believe. Then it’s easy to work miracles.”
― Vladimir Bartol, Alamut
“There is no need to camouflage an already perfect canvas.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter
“Always face the sun.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter
“You are more than a survivor. You have been transformed.”
― Eleanor Brownn
“Usipoamini utashindwa.”
― Enock Maregesi
“In this arid wilderness of steel and stone I raise up my voice that you may hear. To the East and to the West I beckon. To the North and to the South I show a sign proclaiming: Death to the weakling, wealth to the strong!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Open your eyes that you may see, Oh men of mildewed minds, and listen to me ye bewildered millions!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you’ll know that you’re pure within and will find happiness once more.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“For I stand forth to challenge the wisdom of the world; to interrogate the “laws” of man and “You”!
Compton”
― Compton Gage

“A smile is a blessing that needs no words.”
― Jessica Edouard, Send Sunshine: Dreams of Light & Laughter
“Before none of your printed idols do I bend in acquiescence, he who saith “thou shalt not” to me is my mortal foe!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“No hoary falsehood shall conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“I raise up in stern invasion the standard of the strong!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“I gaze into the glassy eye of yoursome god, and pluck him by the beard; I uplift a broad-axe, and split open his worm-eaten skull!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“I blast out the ghastly contents of philosophically whited sepulchers and laugh with sardonic wrath!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree.
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“I question all things. As I stand before the festering and varnished facades of your haughtiest moral dogmas, I write thereon in letters of blazing scorn: Lo and behold; all this is fraud!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Gather around me, Oh! ye death-defiant, and the earth itself shall be thine, to have and to hold!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Too long the dead hand has been permitted to sterilize living thought!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Too long right and wrong, good and evil have been inverted by false prophets!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“No creed must be accepted upon authority of a “divine” nature. Religions must be put to th question. No moral dogma must be taken for granted-no standard of measurement deified. There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom.
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“As environments change, no human ideal standeth sure!
Compton”
― Compton Gage
“Whenever, therefore, a lie has built unto itself a throne, let it be assailed without pity and without regret, for under the domination of an inconvenient falsehood, no one can prosper.
Compton”
― Compton Gage
Compulsory

But thou shalt remember the lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18
I can’t be used to obtain the savior and heaven.
-Money agreed.
Here money itself has agreed, I can’t be used to obtain a savior and heaven. What then can I say?
Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except to obtain a savior and heaven – W.F. Kumuyi.
On a leaflet was written, do you know that you’ll outlive the sun? Do you know that when the earth and the stars have all passed away, you’ll just be beginning your endless day – a time without end? Once you are born you’ll never cease to leave. You’ll live forever; you’ll be alive eternally. Eternity has no end. This is solemn and fearful truth. Suppose it were possible to tie a rope from the earth to heaven and an ant were to go to the end and return on this rope, when the ant has done that a hundred times, then a small fraction of eternity has passed. Suppose a small boy were to empty an ocean with a cup, the time it will take the boy to do so is a very tiny part of eternity. If it were possible to gather all the books that have ever been written in all fields of human Endeavour and in all languages, and a student were to read them one by one, the time he’ll spend reading all the books will only amount to a minute fraction of eternity. If a grain of sand at the seashore will represent a year only a small negligible part of eternity will all amount to. If a bird went to sharpen its beak once a year at a mountain, when the bird wears the mountain in this way, only an insignificant part of eternity would have passed. Eternity is the life- time of the never- dying God. And you’ll be alive eternally. Once born, a person remains consciously alive forever.
Eternity doesn’t terminate at the time of death. Death is just another wrung on the ladder of eternity. It’s only a gateway to eternity- eternity in heaven or in hell. There is the resurrection of life and there is the resurrection of damnation. There is no neutral place. These are stark realities you must face.
Choose you this day. Where do you want to spend eternity? You can only answer with an action.
Eternity in hell is sure for every sinner who refuses to repent. Choose you this day. Where’ll you spend eternity? With God in heaven? Then you must repent now. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. – Proverbs 28:13.

Confession (salvation pill)

Step one:
Place your right hand on your navel, close your eyes and imagine Jesus Christ standing before you.

Step two:
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for saving me. I believe you died for my sake. I surrender all to you. Purify, sanctify and justify me. Erase the consequences of my sins. Make me rapture able. Write my name in the book of life. Have mercy upon me and let your grace continually abide with me. Amen.

Wow!!! You have just signed into the resurrection of life. See how the hosts of angels are jubilating for you.
From now on:
But Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

You shall prosper
…And he (you) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his (your) fruit in his season, his leaves shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper… Psalm 1:1-3

Now therefore fear the lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods your fathers served… Joshua 24:14.

…as for me and my house (family), we will serve the LORD…Joshua 24:15-16

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