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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The Key to Divine Magic

The union of love and truth permits the projection of life. This is divine magic. When you experience the magic of a spring day, you are particularly open to the appreciation of the beauty of flowers or the loveliness of some grass or some trees or the sky. You are open to appreciation of design …

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