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Wednesday, August 28, 2019    

I count him braver who overcomes his desires, than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is the victory over self.
   --Aristotle (384–322 BC)
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Sunday, August 25, 2019    

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
   --Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
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Sunday, August 18, 2019    

Everyone has a belief system, B.S., the trick is to learn not to take anyone's B.S. too seriously, especially your own.
  --Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007)

(115:1.1) Partial, incomplete, and evolving intellects would be helpless in the master universe, would be unable to form the first rational thought pattern, were it not for the innate ability of all mind, high or low, to form a universe frame in which to think. If mind cannot fathom conclusions, if it cannot penetrate to true origins, then will such mind unfailingly postulate conclusions and invent origins that it may have a means of logical thought within the frame of these mind-created postulates. And while such universe frames for creature thought are indispensable to rational intellectual operations, they are, without exception, erroneous to a greater or lesser degree.

 

     Robert Anton Wilson was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized by Discordianism as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings and interviews.
     Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything."

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Thursday, August 15, 2019    

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
  ---Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)
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Monday, August 12, 2019    

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
  --Carl Sandburg, (1878-1967)
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Thursday, August 08, 2019    

In religion, faith is a virtue. In science, faith is a vice.
--Jerry Coyne, biology professor (b. 1949)  Read More

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Monday, August 05, 2019    

If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to him.
--Rebecca West, author and journalist (1892-1983)
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Thursday, August 01, 2019    

Listen to God in silence when we have spoken to Him, for he speaks in His turn during prayer.
  --Jean Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)
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