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Dane, preocupation and mistrust of belief has been a passion of mine since I've been a small boy. When I returned from my stint with the Marine Corps in Korea, in 1954, I was fortunate enough to find Eric Hoffer's The True Believer in a local bookstore. I read it from cover to cover and over again. Of course, Eric Hoffer dealt mainly with the aspects of True Believing to cause wars and dissension in the world.

The British scientist Haldane treated it as a type of natural force preventing some human types from disrupting the harmonious progress of evolution. I take that position myself.

I've written several books about belief which I had iuniverse print. Actually, belief is the bottom rung of human thinking. Regardless of the tremendous scientific triumphs we see nowadays, mankind is so far away from truth that he doesn't even know what it is yet. About all we can do so far is assume that truth is hazy. I have also assumed that Nature intends for each being to possess an ego. I came by this assumption after reading the Thomas Gospel and some Hindu works on the nature of Belief versus Truth.

In the absence of reliable approximations to truth, belief is our only bed partner, and a very unreliablem unfaithful and whorish one at that. God grant us the wisdom and steady scientific progress necessary to someday rid ourselves of this scourge!

Gene

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Questions about Truth 605 adequatedane 24-Jan-04 10:24
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Re: Questions about Truth 151 gene douglas 24-Jan-04 14:57
Re: Questions about Truth 123 Alex S 25-Jan-04 01:13
Re: Questions about Truth 117 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 04:04
Re: Questions about Truth 127 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:18
Re: Questions about Truth 139 gene douglas 26-Jan-04 02:14
Re: Questions about Truth 125 Alex S 27-Jan-04 01:57
Re: Questions about Truth 116 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 09:44
Re: Questions about Truth 105 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 08:34
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Re: Questions about Truth 125 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 10:05
Re: Questions about Truth 126 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 11:21
Re: Questions about Truth 120 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 15:40
Re: Questions about Truth 131 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 16:14
Re: Questions about Truth 123 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 17:06
Re: Questions about Truth 111 gene douglas 25-Jan-04 21:51
Re: Questions about Truth 122 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:50
Re: Questions about Truth 114 David L 24-Jan-04 15:55
Re: Questions about Truth 105 newrisingsun 24-Jan-04 17:32
Re: Questions about Truth 124 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:40
Re: Questions about Truth 144 David L 25-Jan-04 03:46
Re: Questions about Truth 114 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:45
Re: Questions about Truth 124 David L 25-Jan-04 20:49
Re: Questions about Truth 140 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:37
Re: Questions about Truth 119 David L 25-Jan-04 17:31
Re: Questions about Truth 111 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 22:55
Re: Questions about Truth 131 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 23:04
Re: Questions about Truth 112 David L 28-Jan-04 23:28
Re: Questions about Truth 114 adequatedane 29-Jan-04 23:01
Re: Questions about Truth 122 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 23:26
Re: Questions about Truth 127 David L 30-Jan-04 03:24
Re: Questions about Truth 137 wirelessguru1 30-Jan-04 03:48
Re: Questions about Truth 143 David L 30-Jan-04 22:32
Re: Questions about Truth 112 wirelessguru1 31-Jan-04 00:30
Re: Questions about Truth 110 adequatedane 30-Jan-04 21:01
Re: Questions about Truth 127 David L 30-Jan-04 22:24
Re: Questions about Truth 113 banah 31-Jan-04 09:13
Re: Questions about Truth 118 David L 31-Jan-04 14:20
Re: Questions about Truth 139 banah 31-Jan-04 20:20
Re: Questions about Truth 125 David L 01-Feb-04 01:59
Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 112 Richard Fusniak 01-Feb-04 14:28
Re: Jesus didn't say anything of the sort 152 banah 01-Feb-04 17:21
Re: Questions about Truth 112 Zurg 03-Feb-04 08:12
Re: Questions about Truth 112 banah 04-Feb-04 10:58
Re: Questions about Truth 140 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:17
Re: Questions about Truth 125 banah 31-Jan-04 09:20
Re: Questions about Truth 137 David L 30-Jan-04 03:26
We don't live in a "true or false" world... 112 David L 30-Jan-04 03:30
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 128 banah 31-Jan-04 09:27
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 117 adequatedane 31-Jan-04 10:53
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 112 David L 31-Jan-04 13:38
Re: We don't live in a "true or false" world... 118 banah 31-Jan-04 20:47
Re: Questions about Truth 100 RichardC 24-Jan-04 23:50
Re: Questions about Truth 138 adequatedane 25-Jan-04 09:48
Re: Questions about Truth 136 RichardC 25-Jan-04 19:49
Re: Questions about Truth 127 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:00
Re: Questions about Truth 146 RichardC 26-Jan-04 23:32
Re: Questions about Truth 141 banah 25-Jan-04 17:56
Re: Questions about Truth 116 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:24
No such thing 132 Nejc 25-Jan-04 23:13
Re: No such thing 133 adequatedane 26-Jan-04 23:40
Re: No such thing 115 Alex S 27-Jan-04 14:13
Re: No such thing 115 gene douglas 27-Jan-04 19:01
Re: Questions about Truth 130 Mark Staab 25-Jan-04 23:35
Re: Questions about Truth 120 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 00:15
Re: Questions about Truth 119 Mark Staab 27-Jan-04 02:00
Re: Questions about Truth 116 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:40
Re: Questions about Truth 132 banah 30-Jan-04 19:40
Re: Questions about Truth 112 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 22:22
Re: Questions about Truth 122 banah 31-Jan-04 11:05
Re: Questions about Truth 157 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 06:33
Re: Questions about Truth 149 banah 01-Feb-04 11:48
Re: Questions about Truth 121 adequatedane 01-Feb-04 16:06
Re: Questions about Truth 111 banah 01-Feb-04 17:25
Re: Questions about Truth 129 adequatedane 02-Feb-04 23:58
Re: Questions about Truth 133 banah 04-Feb-04 11:04
Re: Questions about Truth 122 adequatedane 05-Feb-04 22:26
Re: Questions about Truth 105 banah 07-Feb-04 13:19
Re: Questions about Truth 142 adequatedane 07-Feb-04 14:47
Re: ps 118 banah 01-Feb-04 17:29
Re: Questions about Truth 111 Mark Staab 01-Feb-04 23:42
Re: Questions about Truth 111 banah 04-Feb-04 11:07
Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 139 David L 01-Feb-04 21:33
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 137 Mark Staab 02-Feb-04 02:09
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 157 David L 02-Feb-04 23:50
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 118 Mark Staab 03-Feb-04 05:57
Re: Tree of knowledge is the kundalini shakti 156 David L 03-Feb-04 16:11
Regarding the Old Testament... 111 David L 03-Feb-04 16:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 126 banah 04-Feb-04 10:45
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 107 David L 04-Feb-04 13:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 124 Mark Staab 05-Feb-04 00:38
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 104 David L 05-Feb-04 01:07
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 135 banah 05-Feb-04 16:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 124 David L 05-Feb-04 19:51
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 123 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 142 David L 06-Feb-04 01:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 132 wirelessguru1 06-Feb-04 02:24
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 106 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:36
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 adequatedane 06-Feb-04 14:09
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 121 David L 06-Feb-04 18:37
Who speaks the truth... 133 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 01:37
Re: Who speaks the truth... 126 David L 07-Feb-04 06:12
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 123 banah 07-Feb-04 13:05
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 146 David L 07-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 124 Anne-Marie 06-Feb-04 07:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 wirelessguru1 07-Feb-04 02:28
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 129 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 08:19
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 108 banah 07-Feb-04 13:13
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 124 David L 07-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 123 Cesar 07-Feb-04 17:22
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 166 David L 07-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 120 Anne-Marie 07-Feb-04 19:59
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 125 David L 07-Feb-04 22:01
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 132 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 19:23
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 126 Anne-Marie 08-Feb-04 20:18
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 441 wirelessguru1 08-Feb-04 21:08
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 117 Cesar 08-Feb-04 18:31
Re: Regarding the Old Testament... 112 David L 08-Feb-04 19:15
Re: Questions about Truth 129 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 01:32
Re: Questions about Truth 134 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:49
Re: Questions about Truth 117 Caduceus 29-Jan-04 04:12
Re: Questions about Truth 131 xiang 27-Jan-04 03:16
Re: Questions about Truth 117 Caduceus 27-Jan-04 10:53
Re: Questions about Truth 125 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 17:49
Re: Questions about Truth 112 adequatedane 27-Jan-04 22:13
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Re: Questions about Truth 145 wirelessguru1 28-Jan-04 00:04
Re: Questions about Truth 133 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:32
Re: Questions about Truth 131 xiang 28-Jan-04 01:50
Re: Questions about Truth 133 adequatedane 28-Jan-04 21:55
Re: Questions about Truth 130 wirelessguru1 27-Jan-04 07:57
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Re: Questions about Truth 129 Zurg 30-Jan-04 13:19
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Re: Questions about Truth 125 Dominick Ohrbeck 30-Jan-04 21:39
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Re: Questions about Truth 116 Cesar 08-Feb-04 11:51


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