It was all over, and he had to bear the loss of the fickle girl as best he might. They had their problems and we have ours. Why should the Creator of all things threaten to kill a priest who approached his altar without having washed his hands and feet? Victor Lamont's fickle fancy for his companion had been a short-lived one. Just as one is good, another is bad. She did not understand the workings of Pee-wee's active and fickle mind.
Query, but is it constancy where there is no temptation to be fickle? We are told in the thirtieth chapter of Exodus, that the Lord commanded Moses to take myrrh, cinnamon, sweet calamus, cassia, and olive oil, and make a holy ointment for the purpose of anointing the tabernacle, tables, candlesticks and other utensils, as well as Aaron and his sons; saying, at the same time, that whosoever compounded any like it, or whoever put any of it on a stranger, should be put to death. It is a fickle ally at best, and to rely on its support is to lean on a split reed. These commandments and these penalties would disgrace the vainest tyrant that ever sat, by chance, upon a throne. Chronicling the battle against a host of life obstacles from bad grammar, drugs, and crime to paralysis-inducing political correctness, fickle lovers, and domestic violence, Nobody Roots for Goliath is a serious-minded, absorbing novel that reads like a true story because it draws so heavily upon harsh reality. Cities and countries are as alive and feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people.
The only answer that makes sense when it comes to relevance regarding religions and time periods is Christ, and the chances are slim that men could have invented it. Why concern yourself with the capricious opinions of others who are less impressed with who you really are and more impressed by the carefully crafted image you present to them - an image that is entirely surface with no inherent value? Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. They were far beyond fickle - they were insensible, like kittens,predatory little things, distracted by the first bit of string or shiny bauble that rolled across the floor, and nothing I could ever say or do could possibly make any kind of dent in their willful ignorance. Take away the things and the status and see who notices you. Why should an infinite God care whether mankind made ointments and perfumes like his or not? Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.
Emotions have a great purpose - to allow us to enjoy life, to mourn loss, to have a tangible way to experience love - but feelings are fickle, and they are not meant to be the guiding force in our life. Why do you need a rank or a status to tell others who you are? The fickle hand of Fate came in between just in time to share in the matter. People think some of the Old Testament laws are absurd now because we live in a very different culture, a different time period. God is constant but man is not, and he foreknew the ever-changing world his people would have to deal with; therefore, and if there is indeed an omniscient God, a Christ-like figure would be our only rational, possible connection to a constant, holy God throughout the evolution of culture and social law. He is vicious and fickle, and I do not like to feel that any of us should be in his power.
In the same chapter, the Lord furnishes Moses with a recipe for making a perfume, saying, that whoever should make any which smelled like it, should be cut off from his people. Of these the forms should be fixed, and not allowed to depend on the fickle breath of the multitude. . Dumaresque agreed that it was true of any fancy, to one of fickle nature. This, to me, sounds so unreasonable that I cannot believe it.
Vere, Artois thought, might be violent, but would not be fickle. . . . .
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