Influenced by popular impression, many of us remain convinced that the United States is a Christian nation, enshrined by Constitutional authority. It is not. The founding fathers of the nation were the historically aware scholars of their time. They knew of the long history of religious wars, starting in Biblical accounts, on through the Crusades, the Inquisition and Martin Luther's di . . .
Fear, the Origin of Religion – Part One
Quote: 1651- Thomas Hobbs in The Story of Philosophy. " Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion."
Sept 23rd, 1963. The Los Angeles Times-The Week Magazine-- From the book: The Art of Imagination from the ‘The Art of Living’ authored by William A. Peterson: “Imagination,” said . . .
FEAR — Origin of Religion — Continued
A ruler's dream! If one could gain control of the developing creed; place into use the rules that would be most helpful to the ruler; justify it for being mandatory because God said so; use personal leadership and charisma to train and imbue the most trusted adjutants in the same belief; a tranquil status quo could be maintained; and then, because of resulting peace, 'it would be possible t . . .
The Golden Rule
My book ' Perspective' is subtitled "The Golden Rule. That is because I view the Golden Rule as a major component of my hopeful vision of our future world where war has become only PAST history. Utopian? Dreamer? Unrealistic? As questions, or as comments, those words could currently be thought to be accurate. As this is being written (April 2018) President Trump has joined Great Britai . . .