reverence

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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23 “9 to 5” ain’t all bad

Cranking up this blog involved countless lessons in solopreneurship.  Entrepreneurship is assumed to be a livelihood; blogging is not.  After I get my book-in-progress together, time will tell whether there is enough participation here to sell enough books to keep the blog free.  It is an inviting prospect.  Readers recognize that one way or another they must keep me alive. The lively world of be-your-own boss offers a reward of quitting your 9 to 5.  Until then, if you can’t afford a $300 investment in business tools, you are advised to keep your day job a little longer.  The world …

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