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    I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist, and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: age  atheist  christian  year 
     
    Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement.
    — Marvin Olasky
    I don't know the right number of immigrants to let in.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: right 
     
    Epidemics historically have tended to kill the very young and the very old, but AIDS is different: Those ages 20 to 40 are most affected, which means that so far over 12 million African children have been orphaned because of AIDS.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: children  young  age  child 
     
    And yet, those who speak loudly and call anyone who disagrees with them a wimp often do a disservice to the cause they are promoting.
    — Marvin Olasky
    A job should employ God-given talents in a way that glorifies Him.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: talent  job 
     
    The data, however, do indicate that Christians who see Jews through a 17th-century lens, believing that most are thoroughly religious, are thoroughly wrong.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts.
    — Marvin Olasky
    On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: real  courage 
     
    Lack of understanding, along with outright anti-Christian prejudice, leads to journalistic amazement or horror at the supposed self-deception of those who do see a spiritual realm.
    — Marvin Olasky
    [The disestablishment of religion] may not have been such a good idea.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: ideas 
     
    We do not increase compassion by expanding it to cover anything. Instead, we kill a good word by making it mean too much, and nothing.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: compassion 
     
    The holy land was supposed to be spotless, a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: holy 
     
    Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: women  job 
     
    Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: regret 
     
    Since governmental quotas expand bureaucratic power, provoke a backlash and are unfair to individuals, we need to find a better way to increase minority opportunities.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: humility 
     
    More people need to understand the games secular liberals play. Here's one rule-of-thumb: No matter how bad a story sounds - particularly if it sounds bad - recognize the pattern of defamation.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: people  bad  stories  games 
     
    Political journalists love graduate student intelligence, the ability to make clever allusions in seminars, and in 1999-2000, they hassled George W Bush for not having it. They didn't realise what this book succinctly displays: that the president has something far more important - CEO intelligence, the ability to ask tough questions, garner essential information and make discerning decisions.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Many journalists seem to desire 'liberation' from Christian roots.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: desires  christian 
     
    Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart.
    — Marvin Olasky
    For nearly a decade Democrats have sought a religious wedge issue that could separate big chunks of white evangelical voters from their Republican home. Now they've found it, and are thrusting at the Social Darwinist/Ayn Rand underbelly of American conservatism.
    — Marvin Olasky
    But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Do we want to know whether Christ was resurrected on Easter? God provides the grace to believe in that, but note: Such belief requires less faith in things unseen than believing that the world as we know it evolved out of nothing.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: belief  world  believe  grace  god  faith  christ 
     
    Powerful groups with anti-Christian worldviews dominate major media and major educational institutions.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: winter  christian 
     
    Biblical social scientists have an advantage because they know truths about human nature. Those who dismiss the Bible and create surveys that don't measure crucial factors are the ones who have closed minds. Sometimes the Bible gives us clear answers and sometimes it doesn't, but it always helps us to ask the right questions.
    — Marvin Olasky
    Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad primarily as an internal struggle to improve.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: struggle  american 
     
    It starts this way: The worth of a job is not defined by what it allows you to do when you're not working.
    — Marvin Olasky
    tags: job  worth 
     
    I still favor alternatives to governmental race-based preferences.
    — Marvin Olasky
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