A quote – what I believe – parts of life

WEDNESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 2015

“Jung was an atheist, but he preferred Christian socialism to the atheist communism he saw coming. He predicted that the freethinking atheist would fare better under the frowning brow of the Christian myth than under the trampling boot of the communist one.”

Source: SamHarris.ORG

FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2015

I believe in cooperation. And I believe the world can be a better place for everyone if people are more reasonable in their views, in their beliefs, in how they behave and in their attitudes towards other people.

Simple enough, you’d think.

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2015

Life is …

* what was given to you – genetic makeup, socio-economic background, language, culture and ethnicity;

* what other people do;

* your own choices;

* other people’s reactions to your choices and actions; plus

* what nature does.

In other words, life as we know it consists of three parts over which we have or had no control, one part where free will makes some difference, and one part that flows from our choices and actions but over which we do not have much control.

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