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If you need to believe, try the God of Spinoza

If you need to believe, try the God of Spinoza

When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the question students asked him most was:Do you believe in God? And he always answered: I believe in the God of Spinoza. Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, along with Descartes. According to Spinoza, God would say: … Continue reading

The Story of the Fisher King

Did you ever hear the story of the Fisher King? It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he’s spending the night alone, he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the … Continue reading

James Taylor – Shower the People

You can play the game, You can act out the part, Though you know it wasn’t written for you. Tell me how can you stand there With your broken heart, Ashamed to playin’ a fool? When one thing can lead to another, It doesn’t take any sacrifice. Oh, Father and Mother, And sister and brother, … Continue reading

Endless War

by Roland Van Deusen On September 16, CBS “SIXTY MINUTES” reported that 300,000 post-9/11 combat veterans now suffer from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, where it’s said “your brain slowly dies.” This is the condition that has led former professional football players to commit suicide. The combat vets got theirs from exposure to explosions. This is in … Continue reading

More Quotes for Life

for the Brat, with love Winnie the Pooh On love: “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh On the importance of the little things: Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. On being present: “What day is it?” “It’s today,” … Continue reading

The Pope on can I go to Heaven

The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class. We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ … Continue reading

by George Carlin

by George Carlin

 The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but … Continue reading

Wise and Happy

Welcome to My World The quieter you become, the more you can hear – Ram Dass All you have to do to be happy, is to be grateful – Martin the dog We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create illusion, for the moment, that … Continue reading