Marvin Olasky, American Educator ( June 12, 1950 - )

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A job should employ God-given talents in a way that glorifies Him.~Marvin Olasky

Job Way Him

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

Winter Christian Skating

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

People Play Story

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

Spring Baseball Rules

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

Good Humility Prudence

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.~Marvin Olasky

Strong Look Be Strong

I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist, and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian.~Marvin Olasky

Age Christian Jewish

On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.~Marvin Olasky

Courage Real Talk

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

Age Believe Fighting

Many American Muslims are peaceful and define jihad primarily as an internal struggle to improve.~Marvin Olasky

Struggle American Peaceful

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

Learning Poverty Tired

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

Children Young Old

Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination.~Marvin Olasky

Women Today Discrimination

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

Single Candy Land

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

Speak Call Loudly

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

Power Opportunities Better

I don't know the right number of immigrants to let in.~Marvin Olasky

Know Immigrants Right

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

Culture Powerful Media

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

Women Beautiful Angry

Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.~Marvin Olasky

Regret Themselves Give

Now that it's officially summer, here's my advice to parents who want to continue teaching their kids during the next two months and learn something themselves: visit Civil War battlefields.~Marvin Olasky

War Parents Summer

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

Job You Working

I still favor alternatives to governmental race-based preferences.~Marvin Olasky

Still Favor Preferences

That should be our test regarding immigrants. Those who come to America to tear it down or live off of others should not be welcomed.~Marvin Olasky

America Live Down

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

Data Lens See