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welcome... me.. just the sinner.. a listener, an observer, a thinker, an admirer... I am an Orthodox Catholic Christian interested in computers, electronics, automation, soccer, life, love, Truth, The Holy Church, The Holy Trinity, The Holy Bible, ethics, morality, philosophy, religion, spirituality, and pro-life.

The Holy Orthodox Church in America received me into membership by Chrismation by Fr. Rev. E.A. (Simeon) Weare, memory eternal, in the parish St. Nicholas the Wonder-Maker in 1992.

Favorite Quotations: `The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' —Edmund Burke

`The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.' —Bill Watterson

`The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.' — Friedrich Hegel

`Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.' —Terry Pratchett

`Political correctness is tyranny with manners.' —Charlton Heston

`You were born an original. Don't die a copy.' —John Mason

`One today is worth two tomorrows.' —Benjamin Franklin

`Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.' —John W. Gardner

`Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.' —Maria Robinson

`The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.' —Russian Proverb

`Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.' —Napoleon Bonaparte

`Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.' —Friedrich Nietzsche

`Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.' —Plato

`A liberal is someone who only wants to be free from the consequences of freedom.' —Mike Adams

`Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.' —Bruce Lee

`Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.' —Bruce Lee

`Simplicity is the key to brilliance.' —Bruce Lee

`The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.' —Nelson Henderson

`Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.' —GK Chesterton

`Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.' —William Blake

`Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to #nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.' —Frank A. Clark

`The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.' —K'ung Fu-Tzu (Confucius)

`If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.' —K'ung Fu-Tzu (Confucius)

`I teach them all the good I can, and recommend them to others from whom I think they will get some moral benefit. And the treasures that the wise men of old have left us in their writings I open and explore with my friends. If we come on any good thing, we extract it, and we set much store on being useful to one another.' —Socrates

`The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.' —Aristotle

`We walk by the light we are given.' —Frank Shaeffer

`Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.' —William James

`It is strictly and philosophically true in nature and reason that there is no such thing as chance or accident; it being evident that these words do not signify anything really existing, anything that is truly an agent or the cause of any event; but they signify merely men's ignorance of the real and immediate cause.' —Samuel Clark

`While the admission of a design for the universe ultimately raises the question of a Designer (a subject outside of science), the scientific method does not allow us to exclude data which lead to the conclusion that the universe, life and man are based on design. To be forced to believe only one conclusion--that everything in the universe happened by chance would violate the very objectivity of science itself.' —Werner Von Braun, Ph.D., the father of the NASA space Program

`Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.' —Albert Einstein

'If everyone has his own truth, then where is falsehood?' —Archbishop Stephan (Kalaidjishvili)

`God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing.' —C.S. Lewis

`War in the name of religion is war against religion.' —His all Holyness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

`And so it is incumbent upon us to strive, rather, to correct our faults and to improve our behavior.' —St. John Cassian

`If we have obtained the grace of God, none shall prevail against us, but we shall be stronger than all who oppose us.' —St. John Chrysostom

`In imitation of the method of the bee, I shall make my composition from those things which are conformable with the truth and from our enemies themselves gather the fruit of salvation. But I shall reject all that is worthless and falsely labeled as knowledge.' —St. John the Damascene

`But our opinion is in accordance with the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn establishes our opinion.' —St. Irenaeus

`Shun the praise of men and love the one who, in the fear of the Lord, reprimands you.' —St. Pachomius

`Humility consists, not in condemning our conscience, but in recognizing God's grace and compassion.' —St. Mark the Ascetic

`Humility is the only thing that no devil can imitate.' —St. John Climacus

`The man who is deemed worthy to see himself is greater than he who is deemed worthy to see angels.' —St. Isaac the Syrian

`Sin is the fruit of free will. There was a time when sin did not exist, and there will be a time when it will not exist.' —St. Isaac

`What can sin do where there is penitence? And of what use is love where there is pride?' —Abba Elias

`Run from pride, for it is a passion more treacherous than any other.' —St. John Chrysostom

`He made Him who was righteous to be a sinner, that He might make sinners righteous.' —St. John Chrysostom

`Look at the world around you. It supplies all your bodily needs. It feasts your eyes with its beauty. And its glory reflects the glory of God, so it feasts your soul also. Look at the plants and the trees. Can you count all the different species? Can you describe all the different shapes of the leaves, the color and fragrances of the flowers? Look, too, at the animals and the insects. Are you not enthralled by their different sizes and shapes, by the different colors and textures of their skin and fur, by the different ways in which they move about and gather food? And the wonder why God has created all this. Has he created the marvelous universe just to supply our needs and to feast our eyes and souls? or is there some other purpose in it all? The answer is that he has created all things--for their own sake. Each creature has its own purpose and destiny, which God in his infinite wisdom and love has planned. Do not try to understand God’s plans; the human mind is hardly better than that of an ant in discerning the ways of God. Simply accept all his plans and rejoice in them.' —St. John Chrysostom

`Some people see the houses in which they live as their kingdom; and although in their minds they know that death will one day force them to leave, in their hearts they feel they will stay forever. They take pride in the size of their houses and the fine material with which they are built. They take pleasure in decorating their houses with bright colors, and in obtaining the best and most solid furniture to fill the rooms. They imagine that they can find peace and security by owning a house whose walls and roof will last for many generations. We, by contrast, know that we are only temporary guests on earth. We recognize that the houses in which we live serve only as hostels on the road to eternal life. We do not seek peace or security from the material walls around us or the roof above our heads. Rather we want to surround ourselves with a wall of divine grace; and we look upward to heaven as our roof. And the furniture of our lives should be good works, performed in a spirit of love.' —St. John Chrysostom

`Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.' —St. Augustine

`If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.' —Proverbs 29:9

`Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.' —Jeremiah 1:5

`Let no one fear death; for the death of the Savior has set us free.' —St. John Chrysostom

`There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.' —C.S. Lewis