I wonder that religion can live or die on the strength of a faint, stirring breeze. The scent trail shifts, causing the predator to miss the pounce. One god draws in the breath of life and rises; another god expires.
("The Poisonwood Bible")
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We can´t know what we haven´t been taught
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Prayer had always struck me as more or less a glorified attempt at a business transaction.
Mi'ija, in a world as wrong as this one, all we can do is to make things as right as we can.
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