Monday, February 18, 2013


“Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
"life is inherently tragic, and that is the truth that only faith, but not our seeming logic, can accept."
Richard Rohr - Falling Upward
"Faith is our response to loss, to the fact that, in time, we grow up and see through the self-perpetuating myths that seek to control us.  We see through this.  An yet we still pray!  Love is called for from us in spite of everything!  We cannot imagine a life where sacrifice and love do not exist hand in hand and become the foundation for everything we hold dear." 

"Is our longing for God more than an elaborate cover for our fear of death?  Why does the silence of God need to be covered up by a torrent of human words?  Is theology more than an excuse for God's bad behavior?  That we seek meaning is another way to say we fear death.  We call our desire for meaning the voice of God.  Maybe the desire for meaning is itslef an indication that there is a God, indeed, the voice of God in us.  Does a child call out for her mother in the night if she has never known her?  Perhaps our longing for meaning is the echo of God.  I hope so."

Frank Schaeffer