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Saturday Nov 09, 2002

Miracles Come Before Faith

If you believe in God, the Creator, because someone else tells you to, then you are doing so out of dogma and doing your self a cosmic injustice.

The common perception is that one must have faith, that faith comes first without the need for proof.

This logic is backwards. I can’t prove it you, you must prove it to your self.

Once you experience a miracle, then the odyssey of faith first begins.

Friday Nov 08, 2002

Lure of the Trade Winds

“I have come to an unalterable decision—to go and live forever in Polynesia. Then I can end my days in peace and freedom, without thoughts of tomorrow and this eternal struggle against idiots.”

—Paul Gauguin, 1894

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Thursday Nov 07, 2002

Do you know it’s there?

What do you think about regarding unexplained phenomena?

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Wednesday Nov 06, 2002

Kafka and I

In “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka shocked readers with a grotesque fable about a man who wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into an insect, which dovetails with the Buddhist world view of rebirth, or transmigration of the soul. Is this possible? When asked about reincarnation, the French wit and philosopher, Voltaire, replied that it is just as remarkable to have been born once, as to have been born twice. Nightmarish at first glance, Kafka’s born again parable is about waking up, to become self-aware and see yourself as you are without illusion and the dulling veneer of ingrained social conditioning imposed by the establishment.

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Tuesday Nov 05, 2002

The Man with the Dog

“Sir, are you the man with the dog?” said the pretty airline representative.

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