Posts Tagged ‘The Devil’

08 – The New Man

We examine the meaning of being tempted and how temptation is employed to bring us to the point of decision between the higher and the lower in us.

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19 – The House on the Rock

A look at the Stone Age, world governments, intelligence agencies, evil, the devil and this present darkness in which we find ourselves and our world.

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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.