Some faithful get offended that I show scant respect to their holy book. Does it deserve it? From my viewpoint it does pretty well without my help. Tactless as it is, I can't find any reason to champion it's contents or recommend it's use. How can a book that has as many invocations to hate, violence, bigotry, racism, murder, misogny, et al, as well as calls for brotherly love and kindness to others be useful at all. You can find and twist a piece of scriptural musing to support anything it seems? Therefore it's worth as a moral compass is zero. The koran (a Muslim variation on the Old Testament) is invoked by suicide bombers, yet the moderates say there is no scriptural basis for their actions... who do I believe? Thankfully the enlightenement has meant the Xtians no longer kill heathens like me, but they once did. So to my Xtian friends who only like the gentle bits, the kind bits and conveniently skip over or re-interpret the nasty bits, you are welcome to it. It's mostly dull and uninspired. Not one sentence or idea it contains could not have come from the mind of the men writng it.... and it is supposedly the inerrant word of the Almighty? The contradictions and disagreements in the New T gospels (don't mention the ones they dropped, found at Nag Hammadi) are enough to reveal their very earthy prosaic origins.
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
The next gold rush might take place in our sewers.
- Even though we think of it as exceedingly rare, gold can be found all around us.
- The trouble is, most of the gold is hard to get at; its too diluted in our waste or ocean waters to effectively extract.
- This new technique quickly, easily, and reliably extracts gold from most liquids.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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