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I am James! Which disciple are you?


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj

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The last supper by Leonardo da Vinci
The last supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Today, I came across the Play Buzz website. It said: “Take this short quiz to find out which of Christ’s Disciples best matches your personality!”

Well, I couldn’t resist the challenge and I took the quiz.

Oh! According to the result I am “James”. Read this:

Like James, you are a systematic and incisive thinker. You voraciously ingest information and apply sharp logical analysis to produce sound insights and strategies. You are focused and determined, and you let little stand in the way of achieving your goals. You never back down from an argument once you are sure you have thought things through.

However, like James, your unbending logic may be a bit too biting. Like a true “Son of Thunder” your ambition and temper may be perceived by others as callous and stinging. Your rough edge may alienate your audience, even if your insights are correct. And your persistent focus on accuracy and improvement may make you a target of those wishing to preserve the status quo.

Your role as a disciple of Christ is that of a reliable expert and truth-teller. You don’t mince words, and you bring clarity and consistency to the more ambiguous matters of religion and spirituality. Other people look to you for sound teaching as you fight for truth until the end.

So, why not take the quiz like I did and find out which disciple of Jesus resembled you!

To find out, click on this link: Which Disciple are You?

 

 

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Six Word Saturday – June 2, 2012 : Voltaire


Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name ‘Voltaire‘, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state.

In his opinion, the French bourgeoisie were too small and ineffective, the aristocracy were parasitic and corrupt, the commoners were superstitious and ignorant, and the church was a static force only useful as a counterbalance since its “religious tax”, or the tithe, helped to cement a powerbase against the monarchy.

Voltaire distrusted the democratic was of governance. He said that democracy was propagating the idiocy of the masses. He essentially believed monarchy to be the key to progress and change.

Since the king’s rational interest was to improve the power and wealth of France in the world, Voltaire presumed that only an enlightened monarch, advised by philosophers like himself, could bring about change.

Voltaire is quoted as saying that he “would rather obey one lion, than 200 rats of (his own) species”.

Today, Voltaire is remembered and honoured in France as a courageous polemicist, who tirelessly fought for civil rights, the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion, and who denounced the hypocrisies and injustices of the ancient regime.

But he had his own detractors in some of his critics, like Thomas Carlyle, who argued that while he was unsurpassed in literary form, not even the most elaborate of his works was of much value for matter, and that he had never come up with any significant idea of his own.

Here’s my entry for Six Word Saturday:

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” – Voltaire

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Six Word Saturday – May 19, 2012


Here’s my entry for Six Word Saturday: Pearls of Blessed [Mother] Teresa of Calcutta:

Life is a game, play it.

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Six Word Saturday – May 12, 2012


Olivia Hussey as Mother Teresa of Calcutta in a new television series for Italian TV, produced by Lux Vide.

Renowned English actress Olivia Hussey has spoken of her delight at being chosen to play Mother Teresa of Calcutta in a new television series for Italian TV, produced by Lux Vide. It was shown around the time of the beatification of the world’s most famous nun, October 2003.

“I never met Mother Teresa, but I spoke to some of the sisters of her order: the light on their faces has impressed me greatly … For 20 years, I have dreamt of having this role, and I knew that Mother Teresa would not have been displeased,” said Ms Hussey.

Here’s my entry for Six Word Saturday: Pearls of Blessed [Mother] Teresa of Calcutta:

Life is a duty, complete it.

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Six Word Saturday – May 5, 2012


Deutsch: Mutter Teresa (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); 1...

Here’s my entry for Six Word Saturday:

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Pearls of Blessed [Mother] Teresa of Calcutta.

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