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04-06-2006, 10:23 PM
"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise."
~Johann von Goethe
I just wanted to share that with you all.....it's a thought I keep in the back of my head.
04-06-2006, 11:22 PM
What a wonderful quote! It's one that reminds me that who I am is okay - in the eyes of God, myself, and those who matter.
Another one I keep in mind is by Dr. Seuss ::
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss
Thanks for sharing!
04-07-2006, 10:34 AM
Thanks for those quotes! I love it.
One of my favorites is from Fred Rogers. It is very simple. “I like you just the way you are.” You know that man truly meant it when you heard him say it too.
04-07-2006, 10:41 AM
I have this one on my fridge:
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. ~Andre Gide
04-07-2006, 02:16 PM
I heard this one at an event on campus today from one of our students: "A person is a person through other people." Try to think on that one for a minute. It makes so much sense in a way that my head hurts!!!!!
04-07-2006, 05:22 PM
I always loved this one that we display at our Ally (a GSA-type alliance at our university) events:
"The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I'm gay" ~Rev. Troy Perry
I found this page with some really great quotes like the ones we've all already posted at quotegarden.com/homosexuality.html (http://www.quotegarden.com/homosexuality.html)
04-07-2006, 08:42 PM
Can't remember who its attributed to, but it goes something like this:
It's easier to believe a lie you've heard a thousand times than a truth you've never heard before.
04-08-2006, 04:01 PM
Thanks Mia14 for the quote page... Didn't know I'd been looking for it. Some GREAT stuff!
04-08-2006, 11:01 PM
interesting quote, trulyme, but i think some truth is lost in the generality.
i've always enjoyed the spiritual argument in Puddleglum's words:
"Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things - trees and grass and sun and moon and stars. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in any case, the made - up things seem a good deal more important then the real ones." ~The Silver Chair
Always comforting when we fight for what we truly believe in.
04-10-2006, 11:45 PM
Here are some of my favorites:
Which of us can say what the gods hold wicked?
There is only one success--to be able to spend life in your own way.
One day I said to God—
I’m going to search
For the meaning to my existence
I’m going to find the talent within me
Then develop it to the best of my ability
And I’m going to make the most of this Life
That I have been given
And I’m going to do this
Without infringing upon anyone else’s
Opportunity to do the same
And God replied
“I couldn’t ask for anything more”
I'm sure many of you have probably seen this before, but I find it amusing:
10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong
01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
And finally, here's a website with some good quotes:
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