Friday, November 25, 2016

Which Side Are You On?


"There are two great powers . . . and they've been fighting since time began. Every advance in human life, every scrap of knowledge and wisdom and decency we have has been torn by one side from the teeth of the other. Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know more and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit."

(from HIS DARK MATERIALS by Phillip Pulliam)

7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

That's a good quote and thought. I like to think I crossed over to the correct side a long time ago.

Frances said...

Vicki, I am smiling a little, because I thought the two forces were going to be nature vs. nurture. Same difference maybe? xo

Thérèse said...

Freedom stops where that of others begins..

Bernie said...

Oh my I love it when you post such a powerful post. Like John I crossed over a long time ago and am thankful for seeing the "light".
I do hope your healing continues dear friend. Xxx

NCmountainwoman said...

Never obey and submit. Otherwise, you will not find wisdom, decency or freedom. And they are so worth having. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

katy gilmore said...

I loved those books

Jim Egerton said...

How well put. The battle is intensifying in our America.