The Week in Words-MY inagural post

Monday, May 31st, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Every week, Barbara H. hosts a meme “The Week in Words”, in which bloggers list some of their favorite quotes read throughout the week. Since I’m definitely a reader and somewhat of a quote junkie, I figured I’d jump in to the melee!

The Week in Words

Read at Justin Taylor:

“Lust is the craving for salt of a person who is dying of thirst.”

—Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC, revised and expanded (San Francisco: Harper, 1993), 65.

The Vodka Pundit explains why the concept of “state’s rights” is mistaken:

“In other words, individuals have rights, and governments are instituted with powers to protect those rights, and are (or ought to be) restricted from abusing them.

With me so far? Individuals have rights; governments have powers.”

Azam Kamguian speaking of Sharia law in Canada:

“We cannot let multiculturalism become the last refuge of repression. To accept religion as a justification for human rights abuses is to discriminate against the abused and to send the message that they are undeserving of human right protection.”
(Read in Opposing Viewpoints: Human Rights, page 78)

From Tim Keller’s Prodigal God:

“When a newspaper posed the question, ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ the Catholic thinker G.K. Chesterton reputedly wrote a brief letter in response: “Dear Sirs: I am. Sincerely Yours, G.K. Chesterton.'”

From Richard B. Gaffin’s essay in Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views:

“Theology that ceases being swept up more or less spontaneously in doxology, like that of Romans 11:33-36, needs to reexamine itself.”

Check out some more Week in Words posts at Stray Thoughts

Reader Comments (1):

  1. Barbara H. says:

    Thanks so much for participating! You have quite and eclectic group there!

    I haven’t read Tim Keller, but I have heard his books referred to, and he sounds like someone I should read.

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