Quote — Albert Einstein

“I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religion than it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own — a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism.”

“I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.”

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

-Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist

 

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GOD – is ————

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God – is

              a VERB

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A Quote – Richard Feynman – God invented

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“God was invented to explain mystery.

God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand.”

Richard Feynman – Nobel Prize in 1965

Your comments are always most welcome


METAPHORES – facts or lies

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“Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious tradition are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.”

Joseph Campbell

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BE  STILL  &  KNOW

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Quote – Isaac Asimov

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“Emotionally, I am an atheist.

I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist,

but I so strongly suspect he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time.”

Isaac Asimov

Your comments are welcome – we can learn from you as you learn from us.

If you like looking at nature checkout some of the photos at:

Gardens at Waters East – any of the archives


AWE – – Sacred

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Awe

       is the presence of

                                   the Sacred.

 

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Transcend the Bonds of Belief – poem by OTL

Transcend the Bonds of Belief

 

What is “belief”?

What does one “believe”?

Belief:  in what, of what, for what, why?

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The reason, rationale, need for.

What is in the human character, or mind set, or fear of

          That makes humans admit to, cling to, resort to,

          Belief, any belief, in, of, for, etc.?

Is it a blind “want”

Or an infantile “need”?

 

Belief – a term that captures the non-provable

          Yet holds so many in a locked mindset.

 

A dictionary definition:

Belief – “mental acceptance of something as true, even though absolute certainty may be absent”

New World Dictionary

So intertwined with an even more frightening term:

Faith – “complete, unquestioning acceptance of something even in the absence of proof and especially of something not supported by reason”

New World Dictionary

 

How frightening and abusive to think that

          parents pass these patterns onto their children.

Thus, another generation has the tools to suppress and be suppressed

          and never discover – – Truth.

 

Belief is the base for one’s choices.

It forms the foundation of all one’s mental movements.

          Politics,

          Self esteem, high or low

          Religious zeal, radical, centered or other directed

          Focus to find and then hold as certain –

                    the answer to the ultimate question of:

                                   “after death” – then what?

Belief a means to assure that your goals are the only right goals,

All other goals of other people, are less in value.

Self serving, suppressive, or liberating – for whom?

Belief a concept used throughout the ages – whether for good or bad.

          It controls

          Even excuses persons

                   From responsibility – personal action.

          Often encourages action

          Even demands submission without question.

No wonder the world is so f##ked up.

Be on guard whenever the words “I believe” are uttered.

They designate:

          One who does not know – really.

          One who is less than truthful.

          One who tries to impose and control.

          One who is lost and grabbing for empty mental constructs

                   to justify meaning.

          One who will lead you astray!

The hopeful sign for humanity is that there are those who

 

        Transcend the Bonds of Belief.

 

It is they who have searched, have questioned, have found within

          The Answer

          Liberating the spirit

          Becoming

          Being.

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A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.     Emerson

Be Still – – – and Know

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