Because I cite words written by wise and sensitive people that are not holy scripture, you attempt to make some sort of anti-religious insinuation??<quoted text>
Notice how your shift has a growing distance from Scripture.
However, this I acknowledge. I don't mince words here usually.
I'm reminded of these quotes;
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.~Albert Einstein
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.~Sigmund Freud
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.~T.S. Eliot
Deep denial is dangerous. You pretend it is not.
And then, you turn around and do the same thing with quotes from Einstein, Freud and Eliot??
What! Am I your sock-puppet leader?
LMFAO!!!...(the F stands for Friar)
YOU were the one denying the reality of what you have written.
YOU were the one claiming that your statements are true when they clearly are not.
YOU were the one making the snap judgments about people you don't either know or understand, using scripture to justify your prejudice.
Yes. Reality does collide with illusions ... and delusions.
No. I don't claim perfection. Only discipleship. Every day.
No pretend smiles and smirks. Though, I can be found appreciating God's handiwork and sharing that appreciation with others. Like the old time saying says to do - Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
The power of the Word being what it is, there is at least one other quote that I like to keep fairly close to the fore ....
"Suffer the little children to come to me ..." and I do not take this out of context.