Purge me, oh Lord, though it be with fire. Burn up the chaff of vanity and self-indulgence, of hasty prejudice, second-hand dogmas husks which do not feed my soul, with which I cannot be content, of which I feel ashamed daily and if there be any grain of wheat in me, any word or thought or power of action which may be of use as seed for my nation after me, gather it, oh Lord, into Thy garner.
As this brook not only washes off impurities, but overwhelms them, so that they can no longer be found, even so Thy Divine mercy, and the stream of my Saviour's blood, not only Purge away, but extinguish my sins, sweeping them into the depths of the sea, where through all eternity they shall be remembered no more.christian scriver
Come Purge my soul, Thou Master of my days, Of vain and empty words, of idle ways, Of base ambition and the urge to rule; That hidden serpent that corrupts a fool; and grant me, Lord, to see my sins alone. That I not call my brother to atone; Make chaste my heart and lend me from above Thy fortitude, humility, and love.A Prayer
It is God's purpose to save to save His people from their sins, to Purge out of them all hypocrisy, falsehood, injustice, and make of them honest men, true men, just men men created anew after His likeness. And this is the meaning of His salvation; and is the only salvation worth having, for this life or the life to come.Charles Kingsley, p. 529. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Scientologists also believe that 75 million years ago, an evil galactic warlord ... an evil warlord by the name of Xenu dumped 13 trillion aliens from different planets into the Earth's volcanoes and then vaporized them with H-Bombs. And the radioactive souls of these these poor, vaporized alien creatures continue to enter into our bodies implanting engrams and false ideas about Christ and God and psychiatry, and that's why we have to Purge ourselves of all of these engrams.Alan Shore, character on Boston Legal (October 17, 2006) "Whose God Is It Anyway?", Season 3, Episode 5.
Cheerfulness and good nature, Purge hatred and rancour.Muhammad Kulayni, Usul al-Kafi, vol.3, p.162
I’ll Purge, and leave sack, and live cleanly.Falstaff, scene iv
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