Life Will Answer – The Book: Your God, or Mine?

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If there is no Source, no Infinite Intelligence—or Supreme Being, or God, or Allah, or Consciousness, or for that matter, no Flying Spaghetti Monster*—then the Universe came into existence as a result of a magical, outside-of-science science which caused the Big Bang to serve as the first unit and moment of this Universe. How do we define or understand the concept of “no preceding cause?”  

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Looking Left and Right: Authoritarianism Pt 4

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Can you also sense from these items the energy, the commitment, the submission, and the zeal that authoritarian followers are ready to give to their in-groups, and the satisfaction they would get from being a part of a vast, powerful movement in which everyone thought the same way? The common metaphor for authoritarian followers is a herd of sheep, but it may be more accurate to think of them as a column of army ants on the march….
Authoritarian followers want to belong, and being part of their in-group means a lot to them. Loyalty to that group ranks among the highest virtues… – Robert Altemeyer, The Authoritarians

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Looking Left and Right: Authoritarianism Pt 3

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The pessimism within significant sectors of the GOP is more than the unhappiness partisans typically feel when the other side is in power. It’s rooted in a belief that things have fundamentally changed in America, and there is an ominous possibility they just can’t be put right again. [1] 

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Life Will Answer – The Book: What If?

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With so many different religions espousing so many different beliefs and ideas about what is and what is not permitted by an external, separate, and independent Source, at some point we must all awaken to the fact that what we are doing and believing as it stands now makes absolutely no sense. Asking questions is not only okay, we should do no less every day!  

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Looking Left and Right: Authoritarianism Pt 2

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Authoritarianism is not a new, untested concept in the American electorate. Since the rise of Nazi Germany, it has been one of the most widely studied ideas in social science. While its causes are still debated, the political behavior of authoritarians is not. Authoritarians obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From pledging to ‘make America great again’ by building a wall on the border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations. [1]

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Life Will Answer – The Book: Dueling Deities

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Humanity cannot continue to resolve twenty-first-century dilemmas with first-century guidelines—much less guidelines that came before that time….
Tomorrow’s moral, ethical, and social challenges cannot be met using eighteenth- or tenth- or sixth-century understandings and instructions. Those instructions and those understandings were not ‘wrong,’ they were not ‘bad,’ they were simply incomplete.
Yet unless you acknowledge this, unless humanity can admit that it does not know all there is to know about God and about Life, there can be no hope of continuing life as you have known it on your planet a great deal longer. [1]  

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