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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 31, 2002
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. - Nelson Mandela
Source: Quotation-Gazette http://www.quotationdepot.com/gazette/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Matthew Henry, a famous scholar, was once stopped by high-waymen and robbed of his purse with all of its contents. It was his first such experience. In his diary for that day the following record was discovered years later:
"Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed! "
We always have something for which to be thankful.
Source: 501 Illustrations, By Robert H. Pierson, Copyright (c) 1965, Southern Publishing Association, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Sign in a medical waiting room: Patience, Patients.
Tour the Eternal City: Roam Rome
Mr. Ed with a cold: Hoarse horse
Has-been star actor: Idle idol
Nasty attitude: Mean mien
Poison alert: Toxin tocsin
Gush: Ooze oohs
Source: Colorado Comments, http://coloradocomments.com/
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
The difference between truth and fiction:
Fiction has to make sense.
- Mark Twain
Source: Inspire, http://www.inspirelist.com/
Scientists Believe In God?
One thousand scientists, randomly selected from the long listing in American Men and Women of Science, were queried about their belief in God. The questionnaire defined God very narrowly; to be considered believers in God the respondents had to agree to the statement: "I believe in a God in intellectual and affective communication with humankind; i.e., a God to whom one may pray in expectation of receiving an answer. By 'answer' I mean more than the subjective psychological effect of prayer."
About 40 percent of those surveyed said they believed in the kind of God described above; 45 percent did not, and 15 percent said they didn't know. Interestingly, this 1996 survey was a repeat of an identical one taken 80 years earlier with just about the same results.
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) November 2002, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha