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If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.

If one age believes too much it is natural that another believes too little.

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In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is read more

In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is usually embraced with vehemence and extremism, for we have to convince ourselves that what we took as second choice is the best there ever was. Thus blind faith is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves; insatiable desire a substitute for hope; accumulation a substitute for growth; fervent hustling a substitute for purposeful action; and pride a substitute for an unattainable self-respect.

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We are anxious when there is a dissonance between our "knowledge" and the perceivable facts. Since our "knowledge" is not read more

We are anxious when there is a dissonance between our "knowledge" and the perceivable facts. Since our "knowledge" is not to be doubted or questioned, it is the facts that have to be altered...

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John Wesley said that if you give up the witchcraft, you must give up the Bible. He is right. The read more

John Wesley said that if you give up the witchcraft, you must give up the Bible. He is right. The choice is easy for me.

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The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, read more

The biblical account of Noah's Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?

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A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

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It was a hug that said you're not alone. It was a hug that, just when I thought all my read more

It was a hug that said you're not alone. It was a hug that, just when I thought all my strength was used up, and I couldn't go on, renewed me.

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The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.

The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.

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You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; read more

You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.

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