Author: greff (---.anitex.by)
Date: 02-05-06 22:36
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Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and
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Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I
had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable.
- C.S. Lewis, In Religion
Against that time, if ever that time come,
When I shall see thee frown on my defects,
When as thy love hath cast his utmost sum,
Call\'d to that audit by advis\'d respects;
Against that time when thou shalt strangely pass,
And scarcely greet me with that sun, thine eye,
When love, converted from the thing it was,
Shall reasons find of settled gravity;
Against that time do I ensconce me here,
Within the knowledge of mine own desert,
And this my hand, against my self uprear,
To guard the lawful reasons on thy part:
To leave poor me thou hast the strength of laws,
Since why to love I can allege no cause.
A man\'s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,
education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would
indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of
punishment and hope of reward after death. --Albert Einstein