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Views on Faith From Emerson and Penn Jillette

While reading Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” I throughly enjoyed how much honesty he included in his writing. Knowing that many of his readers may not necessarily agree with the things he was saying or thoughts he had, he still kept his voice consistent throughout the entirety of the essay. 613 more words

This I Believe

Emerson, Neuroscience, & The Book of Nature - On Fate & Freedom

The book of Nature is the book of Fate. She turns the gigantic pages, — leaf after leaf, — never returning one.  … The element running through entire nature, which we popularly call Fate, is known to us as limitation.

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Dystopian Reflections

Fear your dreams

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. 

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If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!

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Forget Paradise: Traveling in Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego

I grew up in Clinton, Massachusetts — a small town in Worcester County. We were once the crowning achievement of the Industrial Revolution, and the factories from the Bigelow Carpet Factory are still on Main Street, serving as a reminder of a former life. 514 more words

Joseph Lapin