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Revolutionary Quotes

“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.”

“I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.”

“The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about.”

C.S. Lewis – Reflections on the Psalms

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Balance Vs. Moderation

Don’t confuse one with the other. Finding the proper balance between extremes is not necessarily the same as moderation. Before you embrace the “moderation in all things” motto, consider the following instruction from one demon to another in The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis:

Talk to him about “moderation in all things”. If you can once get him to the
point of thinking that “religion is all very well up to a point”, you can feel
quite happy about his soul. A moderated religion is as good for us [devils] as
no religion at all and more amusing.

Remember sin in moderation is still sin!

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