Friday, 21 March 2014

Faith And Terror Both Eliminate Self-Respect

Both Faith and Terror
are instruments for the elimination of 
individual self- respect.
Terror crushes the autonomy of self-respect,
while Faith obtains its more or less voluntary surrender.
In both cases the result of the elimination
of individual autonomy is - automatism.
Both Faith and Terror reduce
the human entity to a formula
that can be manipulated at will.
-Eric Hoffer

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Wendell Berry: The Ecological Teaching Of The Bible Is Inescapable

"The ecological teaching of the Bible is inescapable:
God made the world because God wanted it made.
God thinks the world is good, and God loves it.
It is God's world; God has never relinquished title to it.
And God has never revoked the conditions...that oblige us to take excellent care of it.
If God loves the world,
then how might a person of faith be excused for not loving it or caring for it?
If God loves the world,
then how might a person of faith be...
justified in destroying it?"
-Wendell Berry

What a wonder-full winter of beauty. Click for more "chilling" pics.