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My favorite quotes and Bible verses:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:23

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 (Jesus to Nicodemus)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

“Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them–this is the Law and the Prophets.”
— Jesus (Matthew 7:12, Golden Rule)

“In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Acts 20:35

“Walk softly, but carry a big stick.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

“One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.”

“Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.

“Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.”

“What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”

— Edmund Burke

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”

“Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.”

“We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one!”

“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant: It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

“The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.”

— Ronald Reagan

“Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! . . . Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

— Patrick Henry

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”

“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

“Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.”

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”

“When firearms go, all goes. We need them every hour.”

“It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”

— George Washington

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.”

— John Adams

“Consensus is the absense of leadership.” –Margaret Thatcher

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.”

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

“The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.”

“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

— Abraham Lincoln

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.”

“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

“For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead.”

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

— Thomas Jefferson

…mere complexity is not the issue. There are complex things that don’t point toward Intelligent Design, things like salt crystals. What that leaves out is the cosmological evidence for a beginning of the universe that begs the existence of a creator. It leaves out the fine-tuning of the universe, which looks at the way in which the universe is finely tuned to allow for life. It leaves out the biological information segment. It isn’t just that life is complex; it is that life has information. It’s not just raw complexity. It’s a message that we find in biological information such as DNA.

If you walk down the beach and you see ripples in the sand, it’s logical to say that’s a complex arrangement of the sand that the waves produced. But if you walk down the beach and you see “John Loves Mary” and a big heart around it and an arrow through it, you wouldn’t think the waves produced it. It’s information with content. The biological information of a living organism is biological information. Nature can’t produce that. It takes intelligence to produce information. Whenever we see a novel or a cave painting or data on a computer, we know there’s an intelligence behind it. When we look at the four-letter chemical alphabet of DNA and how it spells out the precise assembly instructions for every protein out of which our body is built, to me that points in the direction of an intelligence behind it. It isn’t just complexity.

–Lee Strobel

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