4 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2024
    1. “I’ve always wanted to write what to me is beautiful, true, and good, but I’m also interested in inventing new ways to tell stories. I wanted to turn everything inside out.”
  2. May 2023
    1. Because if you trust God to take care of you, you’re happier than if you don’t trust him.

      ...you're happier than if you don't trust him, but still believe he will judge you.

      If you don't believe that you are depraved, but that you are intrinsically good, you can be happier than if you trust in God!

  3. Jul 2022
    1. when a person does take goodness seriously, he or she finds that this is only possible on the assumption that goodness is not ephemeral–not an illusion, not just a reality constituted by personal opinion. To orient one’s life by the compass of a real commitment to knowing and doing what is good only happens through assuming that goodness is really real, enduringly real: that there is a moral dimension of meaning that does not come and go like flesh, or reputation, or money, or power.

      Socrates says that to take goodness seriously, we must hold that it is enduring.

  4. Oct 2013
    1. Now, the art of rhetoric being available for the enforcing either of truth or falsehood

      It can support both equally. Rhetoric is an object and its inherent goodness depends on application