+37“The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to be good. They hope, by being good, to please God if there is one; or — if they think there is not — at least they hope to deserve approval from good men. But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.” C.S. Lewis
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+599There should be a Pedobear seal of approval button just for me right in between the "Yeah you are!" and the "No way" buttons, amirite?
+1Religion and the belief in God is based on man's instinctual fear of death and the unknown. We all Die. There is no God. A life spent seeking the approval of and appeasing a fictitious being is a life wasted. If it makes the pathetically short time you exist easier, relish the joy of breathing.
+76Obviously everything has its ups and downs, but all in all, it's not surprising that the government approval rating is below 25%.
+20This is one of the truest bible quotes:"there's trouble ahead when you only live for the approval of others.saying what flatters them,doing what indulges them.popularity contests are not truth contests.your goal is to be true,not popular. amirite?
Why are people allowed to kill endangered species? Cecil the lion strolls around in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe in November 2012. (Paula French via AP) So you thought there was only one American health-care worker paying big bucks to slaughter majestic African wildlife and running afoul of authorities in Africa in the process? Turns out there’s another. Walter Palmer, meet, Jan Seski — doctor, Pennsylvania resident, hunter and, more recently, suspect. On Sunday, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Seski, 68, a gynecologic oncologist and surgeon who practices in the Pittsburgh area, of illegally killing a lion in April, inflaming the growing international outrage sparked by Palmer’s killing of the iconic lion known as Cecil in early July. [Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say] The wildlife authority said Seski killed the animal — without approval — with a bow and arrow on land where it was not allowed, near Zimbabwe’s Hwange