If they’re used very much at all, written materials nowadays eventually wear out and fall apart and must be discarded. Our modern economy of disposable and replaceable abundance — including cheap paperbacks and, now, e-books — makes this “waste” inconsequential.In the ancient world, though, papyrus scrolls and parchments animal skin were very expensive and much more durable than modern books. Since they were written out and copied by hand, such books were both relatively rare and highly treasured.
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via Hamblin & Peterson: Christian beliefs are rooted in reliable early records | Deseret News.
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.”
― Elvis Presley
There are a lot of people who actually think that there is no truth. Most of us know that is just silly, but some actually believe this.
In order for the statement to be true there would have to be at least one truth, but if there is one truth the statement can’t be true.
There are two main types of truths. One is subjective truth, an example of subjective truth is that “I like cheesecake”. That statement is true as long as the speaker actually likes cheesecake. My husband on the other hand HATES cheesecake. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact that just means there is more cheesecake for me. My waistline may have a problem with that, but logically nothing is wrong here because the truth in each sentence depends on the subject’s taste buds.
The other kind of truth is objective truth. Fire is hot, is an example of objective truth. It doesn’t matter what your particular taste are in that truth. If you refuse to believe that fire is hot you will get hurt. You can not simply disagree with it and make it go away.
What kind of truth is religion? My religion says that God created the universe. The universe isn’t a matter of taste. It either is or it isn’t real. Since we are able to think about the universe, we have to believe it is real. Now if God did not create the universe then my beliefs are wrong. Simply thinking that God made the universe doesn’t make it so. So religion is an objective truth, having millions of people who disagree with me doesn’t change the matter one bit. I am either wrong or right. There is no “It’s true for you and not for me about it.”.
If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. But it is not. We cannot compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religions. How could we? We are dealing with Fact. Of course anyone can be simple if he has no facts to bother about. – C.S. Lewis
via C.S. Lewis on Make-Believe Christianity.
How many times have you promised someone you would pray for them, but when you got around to praying at the end of the day you forgot? I hope I am the only one who has done that, but just in case I am one of many ,I found an app for android devices that I think you might like Mobile Knee is a simple app that will help you keep track of all the prayers you have been meaning to pray. Check it out it’s free!
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