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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A Piece of Chalk by G.K. Chesterton- Creation and Poetry

I remember one splendid morning, all blue and silver, in the summer holidays when I reluctantly tore myself away from the task of doing nothing in particular, and put on a hat of some sort and picked up a walking-stick, and put six very bright-colored chalks in my pocket. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-05 19:30:54. 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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The Boondock Saints Prayer: The Family Prayer

The Boondock Saints Prayer a.k.a. the Family prayer:

 And Shepherds we shall be

For thee, my Lord, for thee.

Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-23 19:26:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How to Be a Hypocrite For Life Pt I by Vere Ilith

Author: Vere Ilith

If you want to successfully become a hypocrite for life, here is part I of a hypocrite guide with some useful hints. It takes a lot of hard work and focus to become a hypocrite because lacking integrity doesn’t happen on accident, it requires persistent opposition to personal integrity.

Here are four introductory requirements to successfully become a durable and evolving hypocrite. How to begin?

1 Be Flexible-

Whenever possible, try to emphasize feelings over actual intent or probable consequences that stem from your decisions (which mature adults should anticipate). If you do something obviously contradictory with your convictions try to point out that you could not have known the consequences. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-15 19:26:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Virtue and Necessity of Prejudice and Inequality

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell

            Ideas control the world. They guide human decisions. They tell us what decisions are available and which ones are worth choosing; what is laudable and what is despicable. Ideas are the paradigms of our lives. Has there ever been a stirring in human history without the impulsion of ideas? Deception is the sale of one idea wrapped in the appearance of another. Successful deceits, the ones that make impressions on history, are invariably couched in the banners of light, goodness, and righteousness; in some form at least. Is anyone so confident that Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-13 07:26:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Government and the Rights of Man G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, July 30, 1921

I could never see why a man who is not free to open his mouth to drink should be free to open it to talk. Talking does far more direct harm to other people. The village suffers less directly from the village drunkard than it might from the village tale bearer, or the village tub-thumper, or the village villain who seduces the village maiden. These and twenty other types of evil are done simply by talking; Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-22 07:30:51. 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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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 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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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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