Archive for August, 2012

33 – The New Man

A simple way of looking at the mystery of prayer is to see it as response to request. What we must learn is how to make a proper request that will evoke the response we desire from something higher.

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01 – Seven Mansions

Our introduction to The Seven Mansions, by Brian Cleeve. After our tee up we read and discuss the first chapter.

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32 – The New Man

Prayer, as taught in the Gospels, is communication between something higher and something lower. There are requirements we must meet to open a communication with something higher. It takes specific knowledge and specific effort.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.