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It is incomparably easier to change and be renewed and reformed in the spirit than in the flesh. Hence, a wise person seeks and strives to dwell and live in the spirit.

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The dog himself has no motive, or interest in attacking anyone. He merely does what his master tells him.

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Give the People What They Want, or "Better late than never..."

["Polar Lights 1:25 1966 Batmobile Snap Kit First Look"]

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Nemo repente fuit turpissimus

Don't know what all the gloom and pessimism about the economy is about. It seems everywhere I look -- what with the prevalence of tattoos; omnipresent bald heads with concomitant goatees; the moguls of media controlling all that's seen and heard while telling the public what everyone is to supposed to like; fair competition and human rights banned or discouraged; technological innovation killed off; mediocrity awarded; character, talent and merit punished; good taste and literacy at an all time low, and brainlessness and vulgarity at an all time high; sacrificial victims (both human and animal) regularly slaughtered and offered up -- all the necessary steps are and have been taken to propitiate the gods of wealth and prosperity.

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He wouldn't be much of a devil, would he, if he couldn't pretend to be exactly what he isn't?

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You're waiting for something to happen. (I know, I know.) Not to worry! Rest assured, it will. It will!

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We are usually indifferent or mostly indifferent to others rejection of us unless we are fond of them. In which latter case, we are inclined to take particular offense, and thus see that person as overly proud and, in turn, especially blameworthy.

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The more criminals are enriched, empowered and made respectable, the more everyone else is lessened and recede in importance. For which reason, if we can't substantially eradicate professional crime from our midst, it will do little good to try saving the economy otherwise.

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"If I stop bothering you, then who am I supposed to use these brain torture radios on?"

You're not supposed to be using brain torture radios on anyone!...Do something else with yourself for once.

"Like what, for example?"

Well, go grab yourself a bag of "Pirates Booty" and watch "Despicable Me." You know your own people spend a lot of money making those movies, and the least you could do is show some moral support.

Like the good book says, "Frankenstein Must be Destroyed." But where is the bomb that will blow up the atom bomb?

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Sometimes, and in a manner of speaking, to be cursed by the devil is to be blessed by God. Yet at other times it doesn't mean anything; other than that you have some weirdo stalking you.

So I said to him:

Stop leeching on people (who donít want you), and go live your own life. That's how it's done...or didn't Dr. Frankenstein explain all that to you?...Look, you've been at this game for many years now. And what good does it do? Why not turn things around finally and use those negative, trouble-making powers of yours against someone who really deserves it. Why not then rebel against the Superior Oaf?

"What? And betray my evil master? What do you take me for? A traitor?"

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The following is a portion of a fragment "discovered by Muratori in the Ambrosian Library of Milan, and published by him in his Antiquitates Italica in 1740." It is believed to have been written about the middle or else latter half of the second cenury A.D., and is spoken of as the earliest formal catalogue of New Testament books. The writer is conjecured to be Caius, a presbyter of Rome; but most scholars seem to agree as to the uncertainty of authorship. For an indepth study of this unusual work, see Canon Muratorianus by Samuel Prideaux Tregelles.

"...those things at which he was present he placed thus. The third book of the Gospel, that according to Luke, the well-known physician Luke wrote in his own name in order after the ascension of Christ, and when Paul had associated him with himself as one studious of right. Nor did he himself see the Lord in the flesh; and he, according as he was able to accomplish it, began his narrative with the nativity of John. The fourth Gospel is that of John, one of the disciples. When his fellow disciples and bishops entreated him, he said, 'Fast now with me for the space of three days, and let us recount to each other whatever may be revealed to each of us.' On the same night it was revealed to Andrew, one of the apostles, that John should narrate all things in his own name as they called them to mind. And hence, although different points are taught us in the several books of the Gospels, there is no difference as regards the faith of believers, inasmuch as in all of them all things are related under one imperial Spirit, which concern the Lord's nativity, His passion, His resurrection, His conversation with His disciples, and His twofold advent, -- the first in the humiliation of rejection, which is now past, and the second in the glory of royal power, which is yet in the future. What marvel is it, then, that John brings forward these several things [1 John 1:1] so constantly in his epistles also, saying in his own person, 'What we have seen with our eyes, and heard with our ears, and our hands have handled, that have we written.' For thus he professes himself to be not only the eye-witness, but also the hearer; and besides that, the historian of all the wondrous facts concerning the Lord in their order."
~ from the fragment "Canon Muratorianus"

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Although decreed as a heretic and vigorously combatted against by Cyprian for his teachings on refusing absolution to those who avoided martyrdom, Novation (c. 200-258), also a Roman presbyter, himself apparently died as a martyr during the persecuion of Emperor Valerian. This extract of writings, in which he sounds a bit in spirit like Plotinus or a Brahmin, comes from chapter 2 of his Treatise Concerning the Trinity.

"God is Above All, Things, Himself Containing All Things, Immense, Eternal, Transcending the Mind of Man; Inexplicable in Discourse, Loftier Than All Sublimity. And over all these things He Himself, containing all things, having nothing vacant beyond Himself, has left room for no superior God, such as some people conceive. Since, indeed, He Himself has included all things in the bosom of perfect greatness and power, He is always intent upon His own work, and pervading all things, and moving all things, and quickening all things, and beholding all things, and so linking together discordant materials into the concord of all elements, that out of these unlike principles one world is so established by a conspiring union, that it can by no force be dissolved, save when He alone who made it commands it to be dissolved, for the purpose of bestowing other and greater things upon us. For we read that He contains all things, and therefore that there could have been nothing beyond Himself. Because, since He has not any beginning, so consequently He is not conscious of an ending; unless perchance -- and far from us be the thought -- He at some time began to be, and is not above all things, but as He began to be after something else, He would be beneath that which was before Himself, and would so be found to be of less power, in that He is designated as subsequent even in time itself. For this reason, therefore, He is always unbounded, because nothing is greater than He; always eternal, because nothing is more ancient than He. For that which is without beginning can be preceded by none, in that He has no time. He is on that account immortal, that He does not come to an end by any ending of His completeness. And since everything that is without beginning is without law, He excludes the mode of time by feeling Himself debtor to none. Concerning Him, therefore, and concerning those things which are of Himself, and are in Him, neither can the mind of man worthily conceive what they are, how great they are, and what they are like; nor does the eloquence of human discourse set forth a power that approaches the level of His majesty. For to conceive and to speak of His majesty, as well all eloquence is with reason mute, as all mind poor. For He is greater than mind itself; nor can it be conceived how great He is, seeing that, if He could be conceived, He would be smaller than the human mind wherein He could be conceived. He is greater, moreover, than all discourse, nor can He be declared; for if He could be declared, He would be less than human discourse, whereby being declared, He can both be encompassed and contained. For whatever could be thought concerning Him must be less than Himself; and whatever could be declared must be less than He, when compared in respect of Himself. Moreover, we can in some degree be conscious of Him in silence, but we cannot in discourse unfold Him as He is. For should you call Him Light, you would be speaking of His creature rather than of Himself -- you would not declare Him; or should you call Him Strength, you would rather be speaking of and bringing out His power than speaking of Himself; or should you call Him Majesty, you would rather be describing His honour than Himself. And why should I make a long business of going through His attributes one by one? I will at once unfold the whole. Whatever in any respect you might declare of Him, you would rather be unfolding some condition and power of His than Himself. For what can you fittingly either say or think concerning Him who is greater than all discourses and thoughts? Except that in one manner -- and how can we do this? How can we by possibility conceive how we may grasp these very things? -- we shall mentally grasp what God is, if we shall consider that He is that which cannot be understood either in quality or quantity, nor, indeed, can come even into the thought itself. For if the keenness of our eyes grows dull on looking at the sun, so that the gaze, overcome by the brightness of the rays that meet it, cannot look upon the orb itself, the keenness of our mental perception suffers the same thing in all our thinking about God, and in proportion as we give our endeavours more directly to consider God, so much the more the mind itself is blinded by the light of its own thought. For -- to repeat once more -- what can you worthily say of Him, who is loftier than all sublimity, and higher than all height, and deeper than all depth, and clearer than all light, and brighter than all brightness, more brilliant than all splendour, stronger than all strength, more powerful than all power, and more mighty than all might, and greater than all majesty, and more potent than all potency, and richer than all riches, more wise than all wisdom, and more benignant than all kindness, better than all goodness, juster than all justice, more merciful than all clemency? For all kinds of virtues must needs be less than Himself, who is both. God and Parent of all virtues, so that it may truly be said that God is that, which is such that nothing can be compared to Him. For He is above all that can be said. For He is a certain Mind generating and filling all things, which, without any beginning or end of time, controls, by the highest and most perfect reason, the naturally linked causes of things, so as to result in benefit to all."

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Magic frequently works along the same lines as camouflage -- what you see may actually be what it is, but not in the way you see it.

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He gets away with murder so much, even I, who should, don't know his name or who he really is. And if being a rich bum weren't bad enough, he also has to be an incorrigible busy body. He ruins just about everything -- every and all the time. And the why of all this? Because he has to do the wrong thing so regularly; and this, because he defers almost all his most important judgments and decisions to a ghost. So that, yes, in such circumstances wherever his mark or presence is imminent or close at hand, abstinence, as dreadful as that sounds to some, is often far better than indulgence; despite all these others telling you, you must have it.

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"No doubt this is something for Dr. Freud to unravel. I myself can't. I mean, I think the thing, yes. But why I do -- I don't know."

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O.K. the two songs themselves, as music, are fairly so-so. But you have to admit and cannot deny -- they got practically everything else just right.

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["En Vogue - Giving Him Something He Can Feel (Ultra High Quality)"] and ["En Vogue - Hold On (Remix) Ultra High Quality"]

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By and based on the law of conservation of matter (and leaving aside the question of spirit), any and all have been here, in one shape or form or other, since the Big Bang. Why then should this be grudged of Christ, when it is true of everyone and everything else?

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"You don't have to murder anyone. We'll take care of all that. All we're asking you to do is be the respectable citizen-billionaire who holds the money for us."

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