Monthly Archives: September 2012

Personal freedom and responsibility vs. the Collective

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg provides insights into this heated topic, suggesting that we make a thoughtful study of how God governs the angels in heaven. Swedenborg observed that heaven represents an organic community called the  “Grand Human.” Angels function as analogs … Continue reading

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“Balls to the wall” harmony

Some serious thinking individuals have used the fact that the universe was sufficiently fine-tuned for organic life to emerge as providing scientific evidence for Intelligent Design and a purposeful Deity. Even bolder was scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, who suggested that the … Continue reading

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Will scientists finally accept the existence of dragons?

This question is key to reconciling the sharp differences between science and religion. Scientists will tell you that giant, ferocious dragons don’t exist and are merely mythological creatures created by non-sophisticated minds and fantastical, superstitious storytelling. Search as you might, … Continue reading

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Larry learns about a new environmental hazard

Larry lived in a very forward-thinking community. Every year the town held free health examinations and blood tests at its high school for its citizens to be examined for various toxins or pathogens in their bodies. The township also offered … Continue reading

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Fun at a funeral

In the introduction to his epic work, Beelzebub’s Tales To His Grandson (over a thousand pages), George Gurdjieff shares some lessons that helped him find true spiritual growth and genuine liberty. He recounts that as a young boy his grandmother … Continue reading

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