A Bill of Rights that means what the majority wants it to mean is worthless.
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Devout Christians are destined to be regarded as fools in modern society. We are fools for Christ's sake. We must pray for courage to endure the scorn of the sophisticated world.
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I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.
In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along.
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