No one can escape the desire to be happy.

J.S. Mill said:

“Orthodox Christians who are tempted to think that those who stoned to death the first martyrs must have been worse men than they themselves are ought to remember that one of those persecutors was Saint Paul.”

helvetebrann:

Please, for the love of all that you believe is holy, stop trying to tear down the f*cking wall!!!

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thelachster:

Science goes here does it?

What about history? what about philosophy? anthropology? economics?

I think they would all be very useful disciplines for the endeavour of running a state.

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Apparently science is the be all and end all of human inquiry.

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If you think there is some necessary dichotomy between religion and science, you have a very impoverished understanding of science.

It’s funny how much we romanticise ‘dying to self’ until we try it: till we feel the burning, crushing injury to our heart of flesh. Death was never meant to be easy or fun. But the same Lord who requires it of us is the Lord our healer.