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The Search for Truth

Or, as I usually put it, we need to teach people how to think, not what to think. Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate (Literature, 1950).

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Happy Holidays

Upset at “Happy Holidays” because it “leaves Christ out of Christmas”? Really: you’re upset at someone wishing you happy holy day?! Didn’t think much about that choice to be offended. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa — whatever you celebrate. May it be a peaceful holiday for you.

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Why Did God Create Atheists?

This is lengthy, but really worth it. (As always, you can click the pic to see it larger.) Hasidim: a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly. —WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart […]

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Confiscation Begins

Clickable article link: http://bit.ly/4000guns Not that I’m suggesting it’s a bad idea: they did somehow manage to get guns despite failing the background check. Yet what are we continually told? Little steps lead to big steps. After all, wasn’t that what was behind the February headlines like Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People […]

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The Advantage You Never Had?

The quote is from Heinlein’s 1973 book Time Enough for Love, which has another gem that’s right up my alley: “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” Illustration: Heinlein’s portrait from the April-May 1953 issue of Amazing Stories (unknown artist).

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Look Higher

I’ve always thought this quote was profound. When I posted it, I commented: It’s often attributed to “Paul Brandt” — but it’s not clear if that refers to Canadian country music artist Paul Rennée Belobersycky (Brandt is his stage name), or someone less famous. I searched music lyric sites to see if it’s in one of […]

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Eyes Wide Open

Look back to learn and forward to change. Or you can always try this from a previous post: I Hear You Calling… Posting Note: When my assistant created this graphic, she did it as a re-do of a poorly executed one found online. And she copied it over as a quotation, complete with an attribution […]

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