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Some lessons I’ve learned to get me through life

April 27, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
Some lessons I’ve learned to get me through life

I’m constantly learning valuable new lessons, but I generally find it difficult to recall any particular good lessons at any particular moment. I got the same problem with jokes. I’ve heard a lot of good jokes in my life, but if I’m put on the spot, I’m at a loss to remember more than one […]

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The problem of evil, as described circa 300 B.C.

April 17, 2008 | By | 449 Replies More
The problem of evil, as described circa 300 B.C.

In about 300 B.C., Epicurus eloquently summed up the problem of the existence of evil. It has come to be known as the Riddle of Epicurus or the Epicurean paradox. It was translated by David Hume in the Dialogues concerning Natural Religion: If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to Then […]

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The quotes that started the so-called Iraq “war”

March 20, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
The quotes that started the so-called Iraq “war”

I refuse to use the term “war” when referring to the U.S. occupation of Iraq for these reasons. Do you remember the many politicians and news media personalities who assured us that we needed to go to “war” with Iraq and that it would be easy, fast and relatively painless for American soldiers?   Well, Huffpo has put […]

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What is life? What is the meaning of life?

March 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
What is life?  What is the meaning of life?

Here are some of my favorite quotes on this ultimate topic of the meaning of life.  I pulled many of these quotes from my favorite quote site:  The Quotations Page, where you can find hundreds more quotes on the meaning of life” and thousands of quotes on numerous other topics. Is there life before death? Graffito, […]

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Days “chopped into pieces”.

February 22, 2008 | By | 5 Replies More
Days “chopped into pieces”.

I want to share with everyone a passage from the opening of the movie The Gods Must be Crazy. This silly 1980s movie provides a very oversimplified, idealized image of African Bushmen, but at the same time gets its label of modern westernized man spot-on. This excerpt from the film’s opening narration always makes me […]

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Why we do the things we do.

February 5, 2008 | By | 10 Replies More
Why we do the things we do.

Does anyone really know the answer? Ever? That’s the point of this excerpt from a short essay by novelist Harlan Ellison: . . . [My] fourth marriage just sort of happened: It seemed like a good idea at the time. In fact—and this is the core of all my wisdom about love—whenever we try to explain […]

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Quote of the day

January 25, 2008 | By | Reply More
Quote of the day

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001) Via The Quotations […]

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How many more bars of soap will I buy before I die?

January 21, 2008 | By | 6 Replies More
How many more bars of soap will I buy before I die?

Today, I find myself wondering how many more bars of soap I will buy before I die.  How many more bars of soap will I buy ever?  What brought this on? I recently went to Costco.  I needed soap and Costco sells big packs of soap at a good price.  Therefore, I bought a pack […]

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Won’t and Can’t

January 6, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Won’t and Can’t

Yesterday, I saw the following quote on a t-shirt in a little souvineer shop in Hannibal, Missouri: A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. This quote uses a formula that could work for many other verbs, too.   Instead of “read,” you can substitute “think,” “vote,” “empathize,” “speak,” “listen,” or […]

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