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77 Do not kill unbelievers

You already know this This is self-evident: People who lean on you for validation are so insecure that they beg for your reinforcing belief. “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt” hides “I am trying to convince myself (and I’m not succeeding without your help).” Anger is a defense mechanism even when there is no attack. Being upset that I do not believe always reveals the upset person’s weakness, doubt, and uncertainty. The person fears the weakness, not my unbelief. Appropriately withholding belief is an act of generosity: Galileo contributed to science by refusing to believe the geocentric model …

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62 Eternal life

What I am now could have been described before I was born (article 61). That description is not predestination. Superhuman powers did not inescapably determine my present state. There was a necessary and irreversible history leading up to now. It did not depend on foreknowledge. My assertion is only that I could have been described beforehand, establishing timeless existence in concept before birth. Tuesday’s article further observed that a concept does not end when its physical manifestation and its human memory are extinguished. My spiritual concept also has timeless existence after my death. A fact is true before and after …

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