Corroborative Quotes for Great Sermon For avoiding irrelevant distractions, from Matthew 4:
‚ÄėMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.‚Äô
‚ÄėYou shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.‚Äô
3- Corroborative Quotes for Great Sermon! Socrates: ‚ÄúWhom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their dealings with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.‚ÄĚ
1- Historical Corroborations for Great Sermon! This sermon contains a lot of common sense that most people should easily understand, but for some the plain truth needs repeating. These and related concepts have been amply validated through the centuries:
Proverbs 6:22 "Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
Thomas Jefferson: "It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent‚Äôs refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father."
Socrates: "The goal of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him."
Socrates: ‚ÄúOne who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.‚ÄĚ
Socrates: ‚ÄúTo need nothing is divine, and the less a man needs the nearer does he approach to divinity.‚ÄĚ
Socrates: "It is not living that matters, but living rightly."
Socrates: "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
Socrates: "Wisdom begins in wonder."
Common Sense An early operational goal of the aspiring dictators, and of their mass media flunkies, is to dumb down the population-- so that the cultivated suckers ultimately accept their own enslavement without even realizing it is happening. A key tactic seen over and over is to offer bait today, and distract the suckers from noticing the trap they will encounter tomorrow. That's why they push easy enjoyments of right now while discounting the actual results. Once people are maneuvered into foolishly destroying their own families, they become ever more isolated, lost, and easy to steer around by the nose in any and all other scams, according to what Big Brother wants for increasing their dependency on the growing dictatorship. Instead of a lineage, they leave behind only their own dust. Apes and cavemen relied on teen-age alientation from parents to scatter the species around and not overgraze the area near the home stomping grounds. With the appearance of agriculture and civilization, intelligent humans learned the advantages of children staying close and learning from the previous generation, where there was now abundant food. Those who were thus successful wrote what they learned into the Bible, but degenerates have forgotten the lessons of the past and slipped down the easy ignor