Tag Archives: Pride

“Idol Ceremony”

And what have kings that privates have not too, Save ceremony, save general ceremony? And what art thou, thou idol ceremony? – King Henry V (Shakespeare’s Henry V, 4.1) The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker … Continue reading

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“The Next Guy”

I’ve never met “the next guy” who tells me he isn’t as good as his neighbour, I only meet the ones who are better. Continue reading

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Stubborn and Proud

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth. – Joseph Joubert Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. – Solomon (Proverbs 13:10)

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No Imperial Ministers

Pastors are not to mar our example and then hide behind the “Man of God” title as if it is an indulgence which grants us absolution even before we sin. Continue reading

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What I Answered on Sunday

If “it isn’t my temptation,” it is all the more important to speak up, because those for whom it is a temptation may not see the danger. Continue reading

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Knowledge and Scorn

But we are all that way: when we know a thing we have only scorn for other people who don’t happen to know it. – Mark Twain (Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc) Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.  And … Continue reading

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Britain’s State Religion

This religion is SUPERB as a state religion advocated by politicians — talking matters, not action, and the best action is to compel others to be “virtuous” while you don’t bother. Continue reading

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