Staff & Sling
Ministry

Joseph E. Hébert, Ph.D.

98119 N 3745 Rd
Okemah, OK  74859
918 623 3078

Ponderables

Most of the following are lines that I have written or said, though a few may be from other sources. What they all have in common are nuggets of profound truth that isn't necessarily obvious. And yes, I expect I will add to this list in the future.


  • Lamenting the modern sound-bite attention span - "Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it is also the bane of reasoned deliberation."

  • In response to being asked how I can be both a preacher and a scientist - "Anyone who believes that science and theology are in anyway at odds doesn't understand either very well."

  • In response to Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech (as well as all else Marxist) - "Prosperity comes from liberty, not the other way round."

  • In response to being asked what I believe about evolution - "I believe it takes a peculiar kind of stupid to think that figuring out how God did something somehow proves He didn't."

  • From multiple instances, but mostly for its self-evidence - "Obfuscation and confusion are the tools with which deception is wrought."

  • In response to a particular network's self-promotion - "What is the virtue of balancing the truth with deceit? Where is the valor in giving your adversary a fair chance?"

  • Not originally mine, but worth pondering nonetheless - "Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss the weather. Small minds discuss others."

  • Concerning the Second Amendment - "Only brigands and tyrants need fear my guns."

  • Concerning the First Amendment - "Exactly how does freedom of religion and speech protect filth-mongers like Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt while prohibiting high school seniors from praying at their own graduation?"

  • Concerning the single rationale for every item of the progressive agenda - "There is no fear in love;" (I John 4: 18a).

  • To those who shirk responsibility, et al - "Life without consequence is inconsequential."

  • As to why incrementalism works for some, but not for others - Incremental progress is only effective for tearing down, never for building up; a little leaven leaveneth the whole loaf, but a little unleaven doesn't unleaveneth anything.

  • To the assertion that bureaucracy is the price we pay for impartiality - Bureaucracy doesn't produce impartiality; it produces indifference.

  • "If you find that God hates all the same people as you, then you've created God in your own image."

    the Rev. Mr. Don Baker, pastor
    Last Chance Baptist Church
    Okemah, OK

  • It is not possible to have a nation without a national religion. All society is the manifestation of the commonly held religious beliefs.

  • A secular government is not a religiously neutral government.