Current trials do prepare to overcome greater ones later. This is a recurring theme in all cultures (that I know) and it takes various forms such as “What does not kill you makes you stronger” or the related more drastic “sink or swim” method etc… The oposite is also true “Spare rod, spoil the child” etc..
To that effect I came accross this picture, which I found fitting, but given the religious reference, I had to wonder also about the exaltation of unnecessary pain on the basis of some future (or hidden) reward.
As in…. trials as means of growth or trials as martyrdom?… well in any case the following did shed light and I find it quite amusing.
Just because some people use their cross as a bridge does not mean there isn’t one already
I really hate writing about this guy, which I personally like and admire… actually it’s probably because I like him that I do… anyhow, yes Ben Carson is full of….! (at least on these points 🙂
I would like to stress I have no qualms against is positions, just his **reasoning**, which to a certain extent makes things worse.
That said, please do watch the entire speech which is quite enjoyable and really is not what media nuts (or even my post title) make it out to be. As far as I am concerned a lot of what he said is quite sensible.
This is in reaction to the *portion* highlighted by Cavuto in in which he makes a couple of claims:
A) The fact that his is a Doctor does not limit his ability to comment on Policy
B) He and others are quite successful in using fact-driven analysis to solve numerous problems
C) A flat tax is fair.
D) God gave a 10% across the board tithing system which should be imitated.