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Repent of bad eating habits: “Never Binge Again.” Free ebook.

January 18th, 2018 by Bookslinger

“Never Binge Again” by Glenn Livingston, PhD, is free in Kindle format.

Subtitled: “Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person. Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice.”

Of over 1,300 Amazon reviews, 73% rate it 5-star (out of 5), and 11% rate it 4-star. 

This book is not a diet. This is not about how to stick to a diet.  Note the subtitle says “Food Plan,” not “diet.” (more…)

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January 18th, 2018 05:00:13

Repentance Blesses Righteousness.

January 12th, 2018 by G.

I had a moment of illumination yesterday. Suppose you had a society where everyone took honesty and integrity extremely seriously. Suppose also that reputation mattered a lot in that society. Let us call this society the Victorians for convenience. (Whether the actual Victorians were that way, I can’t say). Once I got inside that society in my head, I instantly saw why the society might be pretty stiff and rigid. Because loose talk is dangerous, and therefore being too easily relaxed is dangerous, and being with bad or unknown companions in any but the most formal and correct setting is dangerous, because with a frivolous choice of words you could upend your whole life in a moment. In fact, I believe that is the plot to more than one Victorian novel I’ve read. (more…)

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January 12th, 2018 12:27:05

Repentance is Suicide

May 01st, 2015 by MC

 

The fear of change is the fear of death. They are not similar fears; they are the same fear, only manifested in different circumstances. (more…)

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May 01st, 2015 01:11:51

Rome, Religion, and Rates of Change: Juxtapositions X

April 21st, 2015 by G.

  • The Roman East was rich and the Roman West wasn’t. Maybe that’s not why Rome fell why Constantinople kept on truckin’, but it didn’t help. It’s hard to fight for your life on a budget. But the Roman East was probably always richer. Rome rose in the poorer area. The difference was the trajectory. When Rome rose, the poor West was getting richer fast while the rich East was static. That meant a lot of new resources and capital that a savvy power could use for momentum. When Rome fell, neither the West nor the East were growing, but Rome was poorer.

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April 21st, 2015 11:45:30

Repenting through Christ

March 10th, 2015 by G.

Bruce Charlton is thinking deeply about the Atonement. He is working out alternatives to the customary belief that Christ took on the punitive consequences of sin for us and to the customary liberal notion that the atonement was fundamentally an act of symbolic engineering to excise our retrograde belief in sin and guilt. Charlton thinks he’s found one. (more…)

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March 10th, 2015 10:56:59

The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, in Daily Life

August 27th, 2014 by G.

The temple presents the Garden of Eden experience as a basic archetype that underlies human life. The temple–prepare to be shocked–is right. (more…)

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August 27th, 2014 11:54:39

Who Loses His Life Shall Find It

April 29th, 2014 by G.

Just as we have parts that exist in space, we have parts that exist over time. We are the sum of our temporal parts, even though not every one of those parts is essential for our identity. Conversely, none of our temporal parts is the whole of who we are. As four dimensional wholes, we are never simply the person who exists at a single point in time.

All the temporal parts of a person (or object) carry the same ontological weight

Think of heaven as the place where the ontological equality of temporal parts becomes absolutely real.

Stephen Webb

I’ve believed that for awhile. I thought I was the only one, so its comforting to see that this is path others have made.

But I’m not sure about his notion that we can continue to act at any point in time, rewriting the past, as it were. This past doesn’t look rewritten.

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April 29th, 2014 10:51:56

After Prayers, Lie Cold

February 07th, 2014 by G.

Arise my body, my small body, we have striven
Enough, and He is merciful; we are forgiven.
Arise small body, puppet-like and pale, and go,
White as the bed-clothes into bed, and cold as snow,
Undress with small, cold fingers and put out the light,
And be alone, hush’d mortal, in the sacred night,
-A meadow whipt flat with the rain, a cup
Emptied and clean, a garment washed and folded up,
Faded in colour, thinned almost to raggedness
By dirt and by the washing of that dirtiness.
Be not too quickly warm again. Lie cold; consent
To weariness’ and pardon’s watery element.
Drink up the bitter water, breathe the chilly death;
Soon enough comes the riot of our blood and breath.

Thus C.S. Lewis.

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February 07th, 2014 12:01:43

Forsake your sins

February 28th, 2010 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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February 28th, 2010 22:05:24