"One of the pastors and group of church elders I have the most respect for, the pastor who takes just enough of a salary from the tithes and his other job as a Christian college professor and works another part time job on top of all that and the elders who were and are pillars of a good community who are mostly retired and teach good morals, good fair farming folks like my grandfather who are veterans and good men who would give the shirt off their back to another person. When my grandfather passed the proper funeral was only very close family but the public memorial we quickly ran out of seating, parking and food because we expected 100-200 and there was 4-500 who showed up to show respect in a tiny town but by the grace of God and enough veterans/active personnel and the sheriffs department getting surprised with the numbers we were able to make sure anyone from anywhere was able to be sheltered, fed and were able to honor a good man and a proper pastor. He didn't need or want to take a dime from the church so he didn't, he put money from his retirement account into funding the hard times the church went through when needed and he was just a middle class man."
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âWe must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.â
âScience investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.â
âWars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
âThe choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.â
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964.