"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
I was listening to my CDs of Will and Ariel Durant's book, The Lessons of History. One thing that Will Durant said was that he felt religion, and particularly Christianity, was necessary to people because religion is a stronger support of moral codes than anything else, and that when religion is abandoned, so are morals. Dr. Durant is something of an agnostic. He says he believes in God if God is defined simply as a creative force.
My question for you, dear readers, is, "Do you think he's right?" Or do you think religion is no more necessary to maintain morality (and you can toss ethics into the mix, as well) than law or tradition or education or anything else?
I'm going through a spell of not being able to decide what to write about on my blogs, but I don't want to stop posting. One thing that is of interest to a great many people is cooking. We have to feed our families and there are always social events that require a contribution from us. We don't want to serve the same things all the time.
It's easy enough to Google for recipes and cooking sites. In fact, I once wrote a post covering a number of the common ones with recipes of every type for every occasion. You may find several sites in that piece that would be of interest to you.
There are a couple of sites that I would like to link to here because they have lots of different kinds of recipes and cookbook reviews and are general very interesting. One is Simply Recipesand the other is 101 Cookbookswhich features primarily vegetarian recipes. The variety and depth in these sites make them worth your time to see if you can find some things to add to your cooking repertoire.
And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. (Doctrine & Covenants 88:118)