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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Reagan quote #12

I'm still mulling over this one, but I think I generally agree with it.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.


Blogger dana in the desert declared,

I read this today and thought you may appreciate it. This story was told by Former Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson.
"Years ago we had a breakfast in Washington for Malcolm Muggeridge, who as some of you may know is very pessimistic. After giving his speech, one gentleman, who happened to be constitutionally incapable of hearing anything pessimistic, approached him and said, "Brother Muggeridge, you've been very pessimistic, can't you say anything optimistic?" He responded, "Why my friend, I'm very optimistic because my hope is only in Jesus Christ." He let that response settle for a moment. Then he said this, "Just suppose the apostolic church had pinned its hopes on the Roman empire?" I've never been able to forget that. In a day when we are pinning our hope on the good old U.S.A. There's a little text that came to mean a great deal to me a few years ago when I was preparing to preach an ordination sermon. Jesus said, "I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." I can't believe He has ever failed, or ever will fail in doing that. So I have to believe He is building His church. The problem is the church we're building."

5/31/2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Very, very nice Dana...thanks so much for that!

5/31/2006 2:58 PM  
Anonymous David declared,

Reagan (not counting the horrible mistake of running from Lebanon) understood at a root level that the only way to stop a bully his not to convince him you will attack, but rather to convince him that there was no logical way to determine our level of response to a threat.

Bomb a disco - lose a daughter. What would your next move be?

5/31/2006 6:54 PM  

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