Monthly Archives: February 2012

Before you become spiritual you have to become real

You can’t jump from being a schmuck to being a saint! The problem is that we think we can. But we do not grasp the full nature of the problem. Ever since we were young children we have learned to … Continue reading

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The future of publishing

Not long ago I was approached by a minister of a small denomination that does an incredible amount of book publishing for its size. He wanted to know if I would be willing to give a presentation on the new … Continue reading

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Fasting for Lent

I have been fasting during Lent for several decades. When I was in Seminary I was surprised that many of my fellow students found this to be unusual. I personally found this reaction strange since fasting is widely associated with … Continue reading

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The difference between magic and miracles

Magic and miracles are related topics. Both phenomena make use of the fact that the physical world of nature is an analog or mirror image of the non-material spiritual world. This correspondence between the two worlds makes it possible for … Continue reading

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Angels are just as evil as devils

The above headline may at first seem anti-intuitive but if you believe that all good and truth comes from the Lord God, it cannot be otherwise. According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, all angels and devils come from the human race. … Continue reading

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The problem with time travel

The first big problem is that “time” still remains a big mystery to today’s physicists. Unlike every other process in physics, which theoretically can be reversed, time seems to be stubborn in its directionality or one-way-ness. The reason for this … Continue reading

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Everyone eats and gets eaten!

Everyone knows that our physical bodies will become “worm food” after we die. Little attention is given to whom or to what we will feed in that other world beyond this one. The same bio-laws apply in both natural and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day “Massacre”

Most of us send cards and gifts to special loved ones for Valentine’s Day. In spite of this, marriage—which is the highest expression of true and intimate love—doesn’t work out for many people. Marriage is being massacred! Despite this lousy … Continue reading

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How the Devil screwed up God’s plans

A long, long time ago the Devil was in his cavernous laboratory studying a detailed picture of the human brain that his advanced technological equipment was projecting on a big viewing screen. One of his henchmen walked into the room … Continue reading

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God’s gamble

Einstein once said, “God doesn’t play with dice.” However, Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology would challenge this assumption. God gambled on Love when the universe was created. According to Swedenborg, because God is Infinite Love, a physical universe had to be created … Continue reading

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