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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Of Atheism by Sir Francis Bacon

I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore, God never wrought miracle, to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-17 19:26:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Desire and Riches- Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich

DESIRE: THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT

The First Step toward Riches:

WHEN Edwin C. Barnes climbed down from the freight train in Orange, N. J., more than thirty years ago, he may have resembled a tramp, but his thoughts were those of a king! As he made his way from the railroad tracks to Thomas A. Edison’s office, his mind was at work. He saw himself standing in Edison’s presence. He heard himself asking Mr. Edison for an opportunity to carry out the one CONSUMING OBSESSION OF HIS LIFE, a BURNING DESIRE to become the business associate of the great inventor. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-10 14:04:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Formula for Self-Confidence: Napoleon Hill

First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-11 17:29:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Faith in Christ and God: Rationally Irrational

Too many people talk past each other when discussing belief, faith, reason and rationality. Each side harbors their own blurry conceptions that justify their side, while never endeavoring to pin down the concepts clearly. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-17 15:51:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Roots of the World by G.K. Chesterton

Once upon a time a little boy lived in a garden in which he was permitted to pick the flowers but forbidden to pull them up by the roots. There was, however, one particular plant, insignificant, somewhat thorny, with a small, star-like flower, which he very much wanted to pull up by the roots. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-24 13:05:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How to Convert Desire Into Riches: Six Steps

The method by which DESIRE for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent, consists of six definite, practical steps, viz:

First. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter). Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-11 16:56:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Asparagus by G. K. Chesterton- A Discourse on Politics

At about twenty-one minutes past two today I suddenly saw that asparagus is the secret of aristocracy. I was trying to put long limp stalks into my mouth, when the idea came into my head; and the stalk failed to do so. I do not refer to any merely metaphorical and superficial comparisons Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-11-16 15:21:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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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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Courage, Leadership and Followers- N. Hill

Courage is more than bravery. Bravery is fearlessness- the absence of fear. The merest dolt may be brave, because he lacks the mentality to appreciate his danger; he doesn’t know enough to be afraid.

Courage, however, is that firmness of spirit, that moral backbone which, while fully appreciating the danger involved, nevertheless goes on with the undertaking. Bravery is physical; courage is mental and moral. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-29 07:50:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Reason, Faith and Religious Knowledge: According to Hodge

What is the precise sense in which the term “Reason” is used by those who contrast it to Faith as the source of Religious Knowledge? The term “Reason ” is used in various senses by different classes of Rationalists.  Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-03 16:50:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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