The Ultimate Adventure

Have you ever had a time where the perceived benefits of remaining silent or bending the truth seemed to weigh heavily against the potential consequences of telling the truth? Such decisions can be challenging, especially in situations where you stand to lose someone or something valuable in the process. Truth, in the world as it …

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Me and My Generation

Birthdays tend to remind us of our mortality. I recently passed my 49th year on earth, which doesn't seem like much, but when set against the life expectancies of our forebears and the number of people who have lived before me and my generation, it becomes immediately obvious that I have now outlived close to …

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Cheerfulness

What our Cheerfulness Signifies.—The most important of more recent events—that "God is dead," that the belief in the Christian God has become unworthy of belief—already begins to cast its first shadows over Europe. To the few at least whose eye, whose suspecting glance, is strong enough and subtle enough for this drama, some sun seems to have …

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Malice and Ignorance

I was recently introduced to a concept referred to as Hanlon's razor, which states: "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." It's a marvelous and liberating concept, really, one that provides and efficient philosophical razor for eliminating unlikely explanations for human behavior. Let's take it apart for a moment. "Never attribute …

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Truth used to matter more

Someone asked me the other day what the most significant shift has been on earth in my lifetime. I thought it was a beautiful question and volunteered after a few minutes of thought that the most significant change I could see was that truth used to matter more. What is truth? Nowadays it seems that …

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The Manufactured Gospel

If we rid ourselves of religion, we shall deprive ourselves of that which has kept us focused on becoming the best version of ourselves throughout history. If we rid ourselves of the distortions in religion, we shall begin to know the Father. We remember the Master taught us to pray, "Our Father which art in …

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