Grondwetten, legalistisch gelijk en substantieel gelijk

Boudewijn Bouckaert, prof. Rechten UGent:
“Betekent legalistisch gelijk steeds ook substantieel gelijk? Wie dit beweert miskent een filosofisch-juridische traditie in het Westen van meer dan tweeduizend jaar. (…) De pijnlijke consequenties van dit wetspositivisme werden duidelijk na de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De Rassenwetten van Neurenberg, waarbij de Joodse Duitsers in feite civiel dood werden verklaard, waren op 15 september 1935 netjes gestemd door de Reichstag en dus grondwettelijk in orde. In de logica van pepé Rajoy, Juncker en Macron moet je die dan ook correct uitvoeren, ook al ben je het er misschien niet mee eens. Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog verhief de Duitse rechtsfilosoof Gustav Radbruch zijn stem: grondwetten en wetten, ook al zijn ze correct tot stand gekomen, kunnen strijdig zijn met supra-positieve beginselen en zijn bijgevolg niet bindend voor de onderdanen.”

Een meer dan Grote God om naar op zoek te gaan

God is zo groot, dat het de moeite waard is om het hele leven op zoek naar hem te gaan.

– Teresa van Avila (1515-1582), Spaanse mystica tijdens de katholieke Reformatie van de 16e en 17e eeuwse Spanje.


English version / Engelse versie > A more than Great God to look for


  • Object Of His Love (
    Some times we just need to be reminded. We get so busy, so crazy, so wrapped up in our own world we forget; we forget about God. And then in His mercy, He lets us come across a passage like the one today and it calls us back to what is real, back to Him and His love for us. The author reminds us that even though God made all of the universe and everything in it, He choose you and I to be the object of His love. The God of gods, Lord of lords, the Great God, mighty and awesome, chose you and I to be the object of His love.
  • God Is Forever Faithful (
    Whatever battles we may be facing in life we know that God loves us much more than we can ever imagine, and He is always faithful to come to our assistance.
  • God’s Voice (
    It may be that many people who wish to hear God’s voice, have rejected the truth of the Great Flood.  If one rejects the Great Flood, he or she might be deaf to the majestic and powerful voice of God.

    In rejecting or ignoring the truth in the Holy Bible, there is much in life that cannot be revealed to us.

    Spend time in His Word, listen to His voice.  “Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.” Psalm 29:10b

  • Praise Him (
    We can never Praise God enough, here are a few reasons to Praise Him more.

    The God that loves us is Great, Praise Him:

    Psalm 48 verse1: “Great is The Lord and greatly to be Praised”.

    The God that loves us calls us to Him, Praise Him.

    Psalm 100 verse 4: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with Praise. Give thanks to Him and Praise His Name.”

    Great is The Lord discover it for ourselves, Praise Him:

    Exodus 15 verse 2: “Th Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will Praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

  • Have Faith (
    Even if the Scriptures are preached for earthly gain or whatever wrong reason, they will still have their effect.

    Even if a near death account is falsified, if it causes even one person to think about the possibility of heaven…of God; then read on.

  • Speak Lord: Raise the lowly (
    We are countless, seeming passing, and so regularly treated so poorly by our own kind. Yet God loves and cares and tends us in our brokenness.
  • 15. Daily Bible Verse (
    For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age
  • Object Of His Love (
    Some times we just need to be reminded. We get so busy, so crazy, so wrapped up in our own world we forget; we forget about God.
    The God of gods, Lord of lords, the Great God, mighty and awesome, chose you and I to be the object of His love. To truly know this and believe it, changes everything.
    +Dear Lord God Almighty. I thank You for choosing me to be an object of Your love. Forgive me for taking that for granted. I come to You now and surrender my life to You, for You are the mighty and awesome God, worthy of all my praise and devotion.
  • Judges 13 (
    We tend to quickly forget God when things are going well and we get self-absorbed and fail to keep God in His rightful place, as Lord of our lives.
    God enabled a woman who was barren to become pregnant, spoke to her and her husband of the plan, and then enabled a son to be born.  He was a special boy and God blessed him as he grew and the Spirit became part of him.  God is preparing to do some great things through Samson.
  • Work for God by Andrew and Vanessa Roebert (
    Let’s put God first in all we do and say.
    – Don’t be half-hearted in your approach to life.

Geluk een innerlijke toestand

Geluk is een innerlijke toestand, beïnvloed door externe omstandigheden, maar niet afhankelijk van hen

English version / Engelse versie > Happiness an inner state


Aanvullende lectuur:

In Dutch:

  1. Hoe is jouw film van je leven?
  2. Geluk is als manna
  3. Dorst naar geluk en zingeving
  4. Heb een echte gelukkige dag vandaag!
  5. Vind uw diepste geluk bij Jehovah

In English:

  1. Thirst for happiness and meaning
  2. Luck
  3. Happiness is like manna
  4. Have a real happy day today!
  5. A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces
  6. Make your happiness independent of circumstances and others.
  7. Show Them How..
  8. Finally Happy.
  9. How shall the film of your life be?
  10. Rest thy delight on Jehovah


Nederlands: De vermogens in de bewust vereenze...

De vermogens in de bewust vereenzelvigde toestand, dikwijls het geluk in de weg staand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)