9 Challenges to Common Thought

Voltaire (1694 - 1778) lived dangerously. A fine thinker and author, he challenged French authority, spent two sentences in jail and lived in exile.

Voltaire (1725) bravely observed:

It is a dangerous thing to be correct when those in authority are wrong.

Would you fly in the face of human reason to accept higher reason?

Could you be enticed to jump from the ledge of approval despite popular belief?

Proverbs so often challenge values that are contemporary to mankind's wisdom, that is their nature.

Which of these nine new proverbs could be dangerous to you?

  1. Blessed are those who acknowledge the Lord before kings and sinners for they shall be raised up at the last day.
  2. He who is sober in nature does not chase the wind.
  3. I saw a man once, twice, three times - he was not happy or content. I looked a fourth time, he was no longer there.
  4. Let him who is familiar with pain and hardship rejoice for soon he shall shine as a diamond. 
  5. Rest in strength, do not be quick to wear yourself out.
  6. Those who act in bitterness receive their own vengeance.
  7. Blessed is the man who is satisfied in piety, he envies the monk and not the wealthy.
  8. Woe to those who long for wealth for they shall know no peace.
  9. Blessed is the man who is not hasty to leave the Lord's presence.

Turn your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding. (Proverbs 2:2 SoulSupply paraphrase)

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'The wind of persecution often fans the torch of truth.' ~ David Thomas

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