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Faith Crucial to Life and State

Steve970 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:06 PM
Well, you certainly could say that reality is a "higher power" than the mind -- since wishing won't change reality. But in the specific terms of a human being's life, there is no higher cognitive and moral power than his own mind and rational judgment.

"Here in the hall, she casts an unlikely silhouette -- unassuming in a lineup of proud stares, challenging us once more to look up and draw strength from stillness."

Speaker of the House John Boehner was referring to the new statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol's rotunda.

Boehner told a Washington crowd about how Parks' strong religious faith bolstered her at every turn, and gave her the quiet yet steely courage necessary for the tough civil-rights battles that she fought, and which ultimately changed the face of American society.

"Humility isn't incompatible with bravery," Boehner reflected. "When we put God before ourselves ......