Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This is a collection of Aphorisms that that I have written:
Strengths and Weaknesses
"Capitalize on your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses."
"Every weakness is a strength out of context."
"Ambiguity breeds depth."
"Faith without works is hypocrisy, works without faith is legalism."
"Faith is the belief that meaning has been imposed upon our lives. Faithlessness is our attempt to make up our own meaning."
"Faith is God's litmus test of our desire."
"Cynicism is innuendo's 'siren song'. Faith is innuendo's 'Hallelujah Chorus.'"
"I've lost faith... in coincidence."
"At the heart of Christianity, stands the crucifixion of the divine purpose maker. At the heart of secularism, stands the crucifixion of purpose itself."
"If the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, then the love of God is the completion of it."
"Wisdom is a predictor. Foolishness is predictable."
"Wisdom is prophetic. Foolishness is pathetic."
"Wisdom provides the right answers by asking the right questions."
"The limitations of wisdom are manifest in surprise."
"Wisdom cannot escape doubt. Foolishness cannot escape certainty."
"Foolishness is incompetence unrecognized."
"Humility and wisdom can only coexist if wisdom always doubts itself at least 5%."
"The difference between a lie and a deception is that deception is based upon truth."
"Before we can know the world, we must know ourselves."
"I assess criticism for the same reason that I welcome it; to err is human."
"Reason necessitates its own limitations. Faith compensates for them."
"Although we can never have comprehensive knowledge, we can have a comprehensive worldview."
"Start with the right questions and the right answers will work themselves out."
"Science has replaced our narrative with proposition and our faith with technology."
"Life is like a sailboat where the heart is the sail and only a story can move it."
"A church that renders the world irrelevant becomes irrelevant."
"Theory is spread through information. Creativity is spread through inspiration."
"Some people see the glass as half empty, others as half full. I see the glass and ask for a refill."
"Brevity is the soul of wit, levity is the soul of nit."
"Life... what a fantasic idea!"
"Continue to ask "Why?" until you are forced to ask "Who?"."
"Just as miracles authenticate the speaker, technology authenticates the science."
"Moderation in belief, often leads to extremism in action."
"Two wrongs might not make a right, but three lefts do."
"War is not a battle of men, but of ideas. The peaceniks attempt to wage peace with the idea that they can rid the world of ideas. After all, a world without ideas is not worth fighting for. The problem is that such a world is also not worth living for."
"We often know what we are supposed to do, but fail to be motivated to do what we know."
"The road to the presence of God is paved by thanksgiving."
“Humility is the ability to stare weakness in the eye.”
"Life is not about what you have, it's about what you DO with what you have."
"Never end your theology with a proposition."
"In a changing world, we preserve something's essence by changing its form."
""Sometimes God's grace speaks loudest via silence."
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