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Straumur by wimdenijs http://ift.tt/1edcLSa

50bestphotos:

Straumur by wimdenijs http://ift.tt/1edcLSa

"it is not possible to be ‘incidentally a Christian’. The fact of Christianity must be overwhelmingly first or nothing. This suggests a reason for the dislike of Christians by nominal or non Christians: their lives contain no overwhelming firsts but many balances."

— the Overwhelming First

"to believe with certainty, somebody said, one has to begin by doubting. Wherever it began, what it was was a coming together of disparate things - - our love for each other and for beauty, our longing for unpressured time and the night of the cold sea-fire on Grey Goose, the quality of our Christian friends and the Oxford built by hands and the Oxford that I saw in the face of the Warden of All Souls. They came together in focus, and the Light fell upon them."
"it is like the disguised prince in the fairy tale who wins a heroine’s love before she knows he is anything more than a woodcutter. What would be a bribe if it came first had better to come last."
"Are we interested in explaining our faith for personal matters? Are we sure that He is even interested in the kind of Theism which would be a compelled logical assent to a conclusive argument? 
I demand from a friend a trust in good faith which is certain without demonstrative proof. It wouldn’t be confidence at all if he waited for rigorous proof. Hang it all, the very fairy tales embody the truth.

The magnanimity, the generosity which will trust on a reasonable probability, is required of us.

"Are we interested in explaining our faith for personal matters? Are we sure that He is even interested in the kind of Theism which would be a compelled logical assent to a conclusive argument? 

I demand from a friend a trust in good faith which is certain without demonstrative proof. It wouldn’t be confidence at all if he waited for rigorous proof. Hang it all, the very fairy tales embody the truth.

The magnanimity, the generosity which will trust on a reasonable probability, is required of us.

"Kierkegaard’s life is more relevant to his work than is the case for many writers. Much of the thrust of his critique of Hegelianism is that its system of thought is abstracted from the everyday lives of its proponents. This existential critique consists in demonstrating how the life and work of a philosopher contradict one another. Kierkegaard derived this form of critique from the Greek notion of judging philosophers by their lives rather than simply by their intellectual artefacts. The Christian ideal, according to Kierkegaard, is even more exacting since the totality of an individual’s existence is the artefact on the basis of which s/he is judged by God for h/er eternal validity. Of course a writer’s work is an important part of h/er existence, but for the purpose of judgement we should focus on the whole life not just on one part."

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Mo Devlin (USA) - Frozen Posies

Over his thirty years in the hobby, American photographer Mo Devlin has successfully bred many of the Central and South American cichlid fishes. His passion for the aquarium hobby is only rivaled by his love of photography. Recently he develops the love of taking pictures of frozen flowers with a macro lens to create abstract compositions. He captures different patterns, light, texture and details of each frozen flower. (src. Artist’s biography & Fubiz)

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If I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.

          -Hayao Miyazaki (x)

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that’s my brother.

that’s my brother.

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