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To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain 'the last best hope of earth' for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.

John McCain


To our wounds only thy wounds can speak, and not a god has wounds but Thou alone.

Edward Shillito


Societies become secular not when they dispense with religion altogether, but when they are no longer especially agitated by it.

Terry Eagleton in Culture and the Death of God


Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning it.

Dallas Willard


The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Dante Alighieri


Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who are alive.

Howard Thurman via Gil Bailie in Violence Unveiled.


[Americans] share nothing in common other than the presumption that death is to be avoided at all costs. That is why in America hospitals have become our cathedrals and physicians our priests. Medical schools are much more serious about the moral formation of their students than divinity schools. Americans do not believe that an inadequately trained priest may damage their salvation, but they do believe an inadequately trained doctor can hurt them.

Stanley Hauerwas in “War and the American Difference”.