“I trace the letters on the tree behind us in the picture.
But there are many I disagree with, for example “All thinking men are atheists” (Ernest Hemmingway).
Help us in our fear and uncertainty, And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love.
Strengthen all those who work for peace, And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts.
Seuss [Philosophy's] sole function is to discover the truth about things divine and things human.A favorite of mine, in a similar vein to the Seneca the Younger quote: “If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods, that fancy enthusiasm or deceit adorned them, that weakness worships them, that credulity preserves them, and that custom respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests.” -Baron d’Holbach “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -Galileo …Although ambiguous, it is provocative considering yet another quote by a mind of approximately equal influence…“I had to set limits to reason in order to make room for faith.” -Kant I don’t think that is correct.An intellectual assent to this proposition only gets one so far; but with practice, as this sinks into “the heart” (choose another metaphor if this one’s unappealing to you), it may radically change the way you interact with people and how you live your life for the better.It may manifest in less time wasted, more fears overcome, and kinder interactions with others.John Mc Carthy Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.