Quick Guide to Being More Rational

Don’t be an irrational person…think! Develop habits of thinking well, and engaging the world with everything you have: mind and body, body and soul, ideas with action, thinking with gratitude… Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-24 12:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Belief, Truth and God: Belief and Truth are Different Things

Religious conversation is often complicated because we use terms without clear ideas behind them. Lack of clarity in the beginning leads to frustration soon after. Belief and truth are different things, and should not be confused. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-28 14:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Decision and the Mastery of Procrastination – NH

[The Seventh Step toward Riches]

ACCURATE analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, disclosed the fact that LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of FAILURE. This is no mere statement of a theory– it is a fact. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-17 17:18:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Faith is Reasonable: Faith is Rational

Many discuss faith and reason without providing precise and accurate definitions.

Faith is reliance. Faith cannot be relied on (not if we are speaking precisely). So, faith does not rely on evidence or lack or evidence. If I see a person in front of me, I don’t believe this person exists in front of me because I have a body of reasons, yet it is reasonable to conclude there is a person in front of me. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-16 19:26:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Persecution of Religion by G. K. Chesterton

(Collected Works, Volume xxxiii, The Illustrated London News 1923-1925, Ignatius Press, 1990, pp. 286-290)

Most of us feel something rather arresting, not to say alarming, about the case of the man who was locked up in a lunatic asylum for eight years for being religious, or for taking a reasonable interest in the word “parallelogram,” and the idea of the end of the world. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-19 07:26:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Extraordinary Cabman by G.K. Chesterton

From time to time I have introduced into this newspaper column the narration of incidents that have really occurred. I do not mean to insinuate that in this respect it stands alone among newspaper columns. I mean only that I have found that my meaning was better expressed by some practical parable out of daily life Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-01 07:48:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Teleological Argument from A.A. Hodge

7. State the Teleological Argument.

Teleology from telov, end, and logov [greek], discourse, is the science of final causes, or of purposes or design as exhibited in the adjustments of parts to wholes, of means to ends, of organs to uses in nature. It is also familiarly called the Argument from Design, and is ultimately based upon the recognition of the operations of an intelligent cause in nature. It may be profitably stated in two forms based respectively on the more general and the more special manifestations of that intelligence.  Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-23 07:31:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Success in the New Age

What does thriving in the information age mean? What does thriving mean? We all want to thrive, don’t we? Of course we do. We want more than surviving. Let us live life to the fullest by understanding 4 simple ideas: 1) Reality, 2) Discrimination, 3) The Why and the How, and 4) The Mantra of Wisdom.

Only read if you desire to understand life. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-14 07:38:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Westminster Confession of Faith

 Chapter 1. Of the Holy Scripture.

 1. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men (8) inexcusable;a yet (9) are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-02 19:26:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Against the Inner Light: Hodge & Chesterton

“Of all conceivable forms of enlightenment the worst is what these people call the Inner Light. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the god within. Any one who knows any body knows how it would work; any one who knows any one from the Higher Thought Centre knows how it does work. That Jones shall worship the god within him turns out ultimately to mean that Jones shall worship Jones. Let Jones worship the sun or moon, anything rather than the Inner Light; let Jones worship cats or crocodiles, if he can find any in his street, but not the god within. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-03 16:34:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Doubts About Darwinism by G. K. Chesterton

Since objections have been raised against remarks of mine, here and elsewhere, on the subject of science and the system of evolution, I feel it may be fair to acknowledge them here by explaining my meaning more fully. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-29 19:46:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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