quote from “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen –

““So You will be what you will to be; Let failure find its false content In that poor word, ‘environment,’ But spirit scorns it, and is free. “It masters time, it conquers space; It cowes that boastful trickster, Chance, And bids the tyrant Circumstance Uncrown, and fill a servant’s place. “The human Will, that force unseen, The offspring of a deathless Soul, Can hew a way to any goal, Though walls of granite intervene. “Be not impatient in delays But wait as one who understands; When spirit rises and commands The gods are ready to obey.””

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The Teacher

Whether the stories are real or not, it’s evident that Jesus (and all messiahs) have played a significant role in the history of mankind. How knowing of their stories is a path to understanding god’s potential. Their teachings and behaviors are important and worthy of emulating, but I believe Jesus (and all messiahs) need put in their realistic places of mankind. I see them as I do all leaders or any human of great accomplishment; they are all pinnacles of human’s capabilities, all a result of god.

Why must it be believed that Jesus was a miracle worker and the only presence of a Continue reading

Ancient Text

It is socially acceptable, even required that we do not believe the stories told in fairy tales, fiction books, or movies of our current era. But, if any of those stories portray a moral, functional, or emotional principle we agree with, then we may adopt and utilize it to better our own existence; encouraging others to do the same.

We would doubt the legitimacy of any current era non-fiction writing if the author made wild unprovable claims. We would correct our thinking and redirect our actions if any long held belief in science was found to be untrue. We should hold on to what is still believed to be correct while integrating our new found information. Why then must we be damned or forbidden from doing that with the ancient text of the past?

Believers hold Continue reading

Know Thy Self

The more informed we are about a particular aspect of our existence, the better equipped we are at making it the best it can be. We don’t need to know how to fix a vehicle to drive one, but if it breaks down, we will want the person working on it to know everything there is to know about that vehicle before they touch it. We do not need to know biology or anatomy to exist, but if our bodies are injured, we will want to ensure we have a competent doctor to help us heal. The mind, however, is the one thing that no one else can repair. The only thing anyone else can do, no matter how much they know, is give us the tools and support to repair it ourselves. Continue reading

A Healthy Society

If citizens, mental health professionals, and church leaders really wanted to help create a healthier society they would focus their resources and support on offering free mental health education to everyone. A healthy mind makes healthy choices. Healthy choices lead to healthy bodies. Healthy people create a healthy society.

From my perspective, most citizens are more concerned with managing symptoms instead of finding solutions. Mental health facilities are bound by Continue reading

The Great Dark Chasm

What is called inference in science is called a leap of faith in religion. Either way; it leads people to believe their conclusions are correct. These conclusions are then accepted by many as fact. These facts are then used as the foundation in which future studies and belief systems get built upon.

The principles that govern the scientific community demonstrate the mind of man that would have discovered and contributed to the worshiping of a God, Gods, or Continue reading

The relevance of knowing;

The big question I’ve been asked is; “What is the relevance of knowing god this way?”

The old ideas of God have not brought the world the peace it promises. Continue reading