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Advanced Digestion

We use digestive metaphors to describe mental processes all the time. For instance, when pondering a thought we will use the words, “I’ll chew on that.” Also, we easily exchange the phrase “ruminating over” for mental activity. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Spiritual flowers

Everything in nature corresponds to an inner quality of the human heart and mind. In this way we can discover many hidden secrets about reality by taking a higher or more elevated view of things we find in the natural … Continue reading

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Why does the Bible speak of two deaths?

There is a curious passage in Holy Scripture (Rev. 2:11) that states, “He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death.” Are we to suffer two deaths? Isn’t one enough? We all worry about our physical death, so … Continue reading

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Is there any proof that scientists love to eat the flesh off their arms?

Plenty! Actually, anybody who touts their self-importance loves to munch on their own flesh! And many scientists certainly consider themselves as living in the rare air of exalted human intelligence. This unfortunate condition of negative psycho-spiritual consumption is rampant in … Continue reading

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My daughter’s wedding was perfect—almost!

Last Saturday (June 19) my daughter Tara had her beautiful wedding ceremony aboard a yacht (called Romantica), which traveled around much of Manhattan Island.  Weather conditions were ideal and all the guests got to see the sun setting on New … Continue reading

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Throwing shoes at President Bush

While I do not condone the Muslim reporter throwing shoes at a world leader I do applaud the Muslim use of symbolism in this instance. I say this as a Christian as well. Politics and ideologies aside, using a shoe … Continue reading

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Ghouls, Goblins, and God

With Halloween just around the corner I thought that this might be a perfect time to both enlighten you and scare you. All the horror movies ever made can provide unexpected insights into the challenges we must face for the … Continue reading

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Psycho-fruit. Beware of what you eat.

You are what you eat. It is common knowledge that the food we eat is turned into “us” through the body’s digestive process. For instance, when we eat an apple its essential nutrients are turned into our very bio-structure. What … Continue reading

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Can you handle a hot potato from God?

In my last post, I addressed the seemingly odd idea that God must keep secrets from us for our own good. If one simply observes the world, it can easily be ascertained that humans are constantly screwing things up. Would … Continue reading

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The Subtlety of Prehistoric Human Thought

Are we smarter than our ancestors? Do present day humans make better use of their brains than did cavemen and women? If you look at intelligence as gathering useful information about the physical world—information that leads to new technology—it seems … Continue reading

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