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

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How to be more rational: 3 Methods

Have you ever wondered how you can be more
rational, thoughtful and intelligent? Here is a primer:

1 Know what you believe. This is a process
though. Develop habits that engender understanding and precision in thinking.
If you want to know how to be more rational, you need to know what habits of
thinking develop rationality.

Francis Bacon once wrote in his essays Of Studies that “Reading maketh a
full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man”. This is very
true. Refining your beliefs is a step toward being more rational. Intelligent
people know that they are ignorant about many things. Be more intelligent by
being more aware of your ignorance and your knowledge. Continue reading

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The Diabolist by G.K. Chesterton

Every now and then I have introduced into my essays an element of truth. Things that really happened have been mentioned, such is meeting President Kruger or being thrown out of a cab. What I have now to relate really happened; yet there was no element in it of practical politics or of personal danger. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-04 07:44:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Perseverance Quotes

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” ~James A. Michener

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”~ Dale Carnegie

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. ” ~ Albert Einstein

 

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” ~ Samuel Johnson

 

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The God in the Cave by G. K. Chesterton

Traditions in art and literature and popular fable have quite sufficiently attested, as has been said, this particular paradox of the divine being in the cradle. Perhaps they have not so clearly emphasised the significance of the divine being in the cave. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-02 19:26:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Augsburg Confession

The Confession of Faith which was submitted to His Imperial Majesty Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg in the year 1530 by certain princes and cities.

 I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be put to shame. — Psalm 119:46 Continue reading

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Ten Commandments with Explanation. Martin Luther

I. The Ten Commandments: The Simple Way a Father Should Present Them to His Household Continue reading

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Considering Scripture: Theological Reasoning

We shall ruminate over the process of biblical interpretation and applying these statements to personal understanding (which should be the goal, right?). Or in more simple terms, how can we take words on paper from the Christian Bible, considering their divine provenance, and apply these ideas to our daily lives and worldview? Answering this requires theological reasoning. This is a brief outline regarding this topic.

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How to Apply for a Job- Napoleon Hill

WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY FOR A POSITION

The information described here is the net result of many years of experience during which thousands of men and women were helped to market their services effectively. It can, therefore, be relied upon as sound and practical. Continue reading

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Myths and Metaphors by G. K. Chesterton

Originally published in The Illustrated London News, 26th January 1929. (Source: G. K. Chesterton, Collected Works, Volume XXXV, The Illustrated London News 1929-1931, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1991. Pages 29-33.)
 

What I venture to criticize in certain men, whom some call scientists and I call materialists, is their perpetual use of Mythology. One half of what they say is so true as to be trite; the other half of what they say is so untrue as to be transparent. But they cover both their platitudes and their pretenses by an elaborate parade of legendary and allegorical images. I read this in some remarks on Darwinism by one of the last surviving Darwinians: Continue reading

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Faith, Cough Syrup, and Sehnsucht Pt I

What is faith? Is it a feeling, an intuition? I contend that it is primarily neither. Secondarily we do have feelings and intuitions about walking in faith; about our observations from our experiences of trying to be faithful to certain beliefs (and to certain persons), but these feelings and intuitions are not faith itself. Continue reading

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