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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Rhythms of Life

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you’ve lived for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that it is said that “timing is everything” for a good reason. Everything works out in a cycle. Those cycles are partly under our control, …

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Greater Love

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 While this quote is commonly referred to in the context of the crucifixion of Jesus, there are many other levels of “laying down [one’s] life for [one’s] friends” which are worthy of consideration and actualization. …

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