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In truth, there are only two kinds of people, those who accept dogmas and know it, and those who accept dogmas and don't know it.

 —G.K. Chesterton, from Dale Ahlquist’s book “The Complete Thinker”

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Starting with that childhood moment at The Creek, I'd always been acutely aware of the fleetingness of human life. Now that I took that same awareness and examined it in light of the existence heaven, everything changed. I'd always heard the ticking of the clock that counts down the seconds as we all get closer to death; now I should see its ticking as a countdown to the end of unjust suffering. As an atheist I mourned the fact that nothing good would last; now it was time to accept the fact that good did last, and it would last forever. Only suffering would end.

— Jennifer Fulwiler, from her book “Something Other Than God”

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It is to be noted that the Creed almost summarizes a life. How quickly it passes over the public life of our Lord. He was born, he suffered, he was buried, he rose, then he sat at the right hand of the Father in glory. This is destined to be the summary of every human life. Note, too, how it was divided, the life of our Lord. Thirty years obeying, three years teaching, three hours redeeming.

—Archbishop Fulton Sheen, from his CD set “Life Is Worth Living”

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