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Read NOW! This Einstein letter sold October 18, 2012 on Auction for $3,000,000.“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. ... For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstition.”—Albert Einstein, Princeton, March 1, 1954 in a letter to Eric Gutkind, Jewish Philosopher/Author. From: http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/einstein.htm By 1939 Einstein became quite confident in propagating his views against anthropomorphic religion. In a speech at the Princeton Theological Seminary he forcefully proposed that the time had come for them to take the lead in dismantling religions based on the view of a “personal” God: “In the struggle for ethical good teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God, that is give up the source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast powers in the hands of priests.”[xxiii] They also should avail themselves of “the forces that are capable of cultivating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in humanity itself.”[xxiv]
JEWISH TRADITIONAL RELIGION
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Ron Reagan, jr Son of President Ronald Reagan
Ron Reagan undertook a different philosophical and political path from his father at an early age. At 12, he told his parents that he would not be going to church anymore because he was an atheist.
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- George Washington,1st President, Virginia
2) Thomas Jefferson, 3rd, Virginia
3) James Madison, 4th, Virginia
4) James Monroe, 5th, Virginia
5) Andrew Jackson, 7th, South Carolina/Tennessee
6) Martin Van Buren, 8th, New York
7) William Henry Harrison, 9th, Virginia
8) John Tyler, 10th, Virginia
9) James K. Polk, 11th, North Carolina
10) Zachary Taylor, 12th, Virginia
*) James Buchanan, 15th, Pennsylvania
11) Andrew Johnson, 17th, North Carolina
12) Ulysses S. Grant, 18th, Ohio
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION
More Christianity as a Justification for Slavery
Slave owners had many justifications for why holding people in bondage was acceptable. From the idea that African Americans were a lesser race who needed taking care of by white patriarchs to the economic justification, slave owners were always trying to find new ways to dispute those who disagreed with their choice to hold others in captivity. Charleston slave holders were no exception in attempting to find justifications to mask their guilt. Often, religion came into play, on both the slavery and anti-slavery sides of the debate. In 1835, at the end of two long articles about religion and slavery in the Charleston Mercury, it was said that both the Old and New Testament give permission to hold others as slaves. In the Old Testament, God and the Patriarchs approve. As for the New Testament, Jesus and the Apostles show that slavery is permissible. Therefore, slavery, to those who wrote the article, was not an anti-Christian institution. It was just the opposite. Furthermore, they added, it is impious to say slavery is anti-Christian because such a conclusion contradicted God.
- Such extremist beliefs were common in the slavery/antislavery debate. Slaveholders believed that slavery would liberate Africans from their savage-like ways, especially if they were infused with Christianity. As religion ran deep through slavery, white Christian slaveholders argued that slavery was a necessary evil because it would control the sinful, less humane, black race.
It’s Ok to have slaves IF they are from a neighboring country, but not from your own country: Following the Bible, this seems to say an American can have a Canadian (s) as a slave (s)?
44 ” ‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. 46 You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
Expectation influencing results in education:
The Rosenthal and Jacobson Experiment:
Robert Rosenthal was a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
Lenore F Jacobson was principal of an elementary school in the South San Francisco Unified School District
Rosenthal interests included self-fulfilling prophecies.
Rosenthal and Jacobson collaborated in a famous expectation experiment, sometimes termed at the Pygmalion Effect: the effect of teachers’ expectations on students.
I had a high school (Polytechnic High School, San Francisco) friend who later worked in the South San Francisco Unified School District for 31 years, ended up as a principal and, in retirement, and as acting Assistant Superintendent for 9 months, so I asked him, Bob Parr, (Boris Pistruiloff) about the Rosenthal experiment, approximately as follows:
“I heard that the principal told three South San Francisco elementary teachers (I think three) that because they were such good teachers that they would get the best students in the new semester, and because of the expectation that they were teaching the better students, the students did better than not only the school, but 20% better than the WHOLE SCHOOL DISTRICT. At the end, the principal told them that they pulled the names of the students “out of a hat”. Well, the teachers said, “you said we were the best teachers”. Then the principal told them “we pulled your names out of a hat”! It was all about expectation theory. Do you think the story I read was embellished? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_effect “
Here is my friend Bob Parr’s response about whether he had heard of the Rosenthal experiment. :
“Yes I have. A student of Rosenthal, a woman PhD, Stanford grad, principal of one of our elementary schools, did a smaller/reduced version of the original and, ostensibly, met with the same results. i.e. it is all about expectations that you place on the student and the ensuing results. Bob “
The work of Rosenthal and Jacobsen (1968), among others, shows that teacher expectations influence student performance. Positive expectations influence performance positively, and negative expectations influence performance negatively.
Many psychologists think that teachers do actually convey their expectations to their students, even if neither they nor the children ever actually realize it. Body language is just as important as verbal communication when conveying both positive and negative expectations, as is tone of voice. The use of body language is most commonly a subconscious form of communication, but it can prove to be very powerful. The response and interpretation of non-verbal signals is also often subconscious but tends to be long-lasting, especially when referring to one person’s expectations of another negatively. Rosenthal and Jacobson originally described the phenomenon as the Pygmalion Effect.
What about if you are told that if you go to a certain place, you may see a “vision”, or “apparition” and that other people have. If you go there and strongly expect to see one, you may “see what you expect to see”.
The power of expectation in music.
At its 1897 premiere, Rachmaninoff’s first symphony, though now considered a significant achievement, was derided by contemporary critics. Compounded by problems in his personal life, Rachmaninoff fell into a depression that lasted for several years. His second piano concerto confirmed his recovery from clinical depression and writer’s block, cured only by a course of hypnotherapy. The concerto was dedicated to Nikolai Dahl, a physician who had done much to restore Rachmaninoff’s self-confidence.
The story of Rachmaninoff’s creative crisis after the performance of his 1st Symphony and its resolution through hypnotherapy seems to be fairly well-known. The information is supposed to derive from his Recollections. The story goes that three months of hypnotherapy by the Russian physician Dr. Nikolai Dahl, together with the support of Rachmaninoff’s family enabled him to transcend the crisis and begin to compose again. Using hypnosis and affirmations, the physician told him repeatedly that he would compose and do excellent work, and Rachmaninoff’s subconscious mind was soon convinced. Dr. Dahl had been the student of Jean-Marie Charcot, the French neurologist whose work with hypnosis also inspired Freud.
The Result of Dr. Dahl’s work with Rachmaninoff’, was the awesome Second Piano Concerto, one of the best piano classical compositions in the world. Here is Sergei Rachmaninoff himself playing the Second Piano Concerto:
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A PEACEFUL WORLD AWAITS YOU BEYOND ALL RELIGION
Most all religions are based upon a bedrock of lies.
Christianity was chosen by a vote at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE over several other contending religions, for political purposes, based upon the myth of Mithra, a Persian savior god born on December 25 , son of a virgin. Mithra performed miracles and was later crucified. Pope Leo X (died 1521) called Christ a “Fable”. Later Pope Paul III expressed similar sentiments.
Moses is based on the Sumerian life and legends of Sargon I, King of Akkad, “set in a basket of rushes and “cast into the river”. Egyptians kept exhausting hieroglyphic records. There is a complete absence of any record of Moses leading over 600,000 men, women and children away from Pharaoh’s army.
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, was convicted in a court of Law of being an “impostor”, today a fraud, con man, in 1826. He wrote the Book of Mormon soon after.
Question: You decide: Does the text of the verses of the Qur’an correspond exactly to those revealed to Muhammad directly as the words of God, delivered to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel, as claimed?
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A possible illegal war in the footing?
It appears both Congress and the White House are conspiring together to conduct war without the proper authorization. In other words, illegally. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/05/congress-aumf-isis-war/394268/ War is a profitable racket for the “Big Shots” who call the shots. In their wars, they often cite religion, and the “Big Shots” are not among those shot. Promote the peace that awaits us beyond all religion and war profits.. Short change their profits by promoting peace!
BE AWARE OF SELF SABOTAGE
Committing suicide is the ultimate self sabotage. Right?
Beethoven was about to sabotage himself:
Beethoven even wrote a will addressed to his brothers Carl and Johann, (known as the Heiligenstadt Testament, after the location where it was written) He was contemplating suicide. In the middle of writing the will, he changed his mind, and wrote “
“I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.”
That was 25 years before Beethoven died and before some of his greatest works, including
Fifth Symphony 1807 (Da da da DAH!)
Piano Concerto #5 “Emperor”
Symphony #9 “Ode to Joy” 1822-24 (Many say this is the greatest music composition written. EVER)
He died in 1827, 25 years after he contemplated suicide. Incidentally, among his papers was found a love letter to his “Dearly Beloved”.(She has never been definitely identified. It is still a mystery.)
Abraham Lincoln’s clinical depression and thoughts of suicide:
Lincoln had not one, but two mental breakdowns. The first was the sickness and death of a friend Ann Rutledge, who died in 1835 of typhoid
Robert L. Wilson, who was elected to the Illinois state legislature with Lincoln in 1836:“when by himself, he told me that he was so overcome with mental depression, that he never dare carry a knife in his pocket.”
The second breakdown was in the winter of 1840—1841 Lincoln was trying to keep the debt-ridden State of Illinois from collapsing (and his political career with it).
Lincoln’s closest friend, Joshua Speed: “Lincoln went Crazy,” Speed recalled. “—had to remove razors from his room—take away all Knives and other such dangerous things—&—it was terrible.”
On January 23 (1841) Lincoln wrote to his law partner in Washington: “I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Whether I shall ever be better I can not tell; I awfully forebode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me.”
When I was a student at University of California, Berkeley, I lived in private residence that rented out rooms to students like me. Conveniently they served breakfast and dinner. One student that rented a room in the residence, had killed himself by hanging himself by his neckties in his closet. He was doing very well academically, and in fact was a “straight A” student. Why did he do such a self-sabotage act? The answer: He got one “B”, and didn’t want to disappoint his folks back home.
Another student a University of California, Berkeley, who became a movie star, winning an Academy Award, and had tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide: Not only an Academy Award, but an author: Her book: “Rita Moreno: A Memoir” instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. There’s more:
In June 2004, Ms. Moreno was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award, and her other awards include an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe. In January, 2014, she received the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Why did she attempt suicide? Think of what she would have missed if she succeeded. Why the suicide attempt?
Then came Brando, a love affair that was “off and on” for eight years. “Marlon has always liked Latin women,” she says. “I don’t think he ever went out with a blonde. He has the reputation of being tough or cold, but in reality he is a very gentle, loving man.” It was as much Moreno’s career frustration and “the dead-end environment” of Hollywood as her relationship with Brando that led to her near-fatal overdose of pills.
I met this great star when I was a First Lieutenant Navigator in the US Air Force:
She had already been on the cover of Life Magazine on March 1, 1954
I was the navigator on an Air Force C97 Stratocruiser, which was flying military passengers and dependents from San Francisco to Hawaii. There was a stationary Navy vessel in the middle between those two places called Ocean Station NAN, to help navigation in that Pacific Ocean route. On the plane was a movie star, Rita Moreno, who had been a star in the “King and I” and later winning an Academy Award as Anita in “West Side Story”. Rita Moreno came up to where I was working on my navigation maps, where I was about to make a required position report to Ocean Station NAN. We thought it would be fun for Rita to call the ship. She was a good sport and made the call for me. She did my work for me, reporting in a sexy voice something like “ Hi down there. This is Rita Moreno on Air Force 494 reporting our position 10 miles east of your station and I want to greet you with the big hearty hello, over.”
Al Gore, if he really wanted to be President, he could have been, but he sabotaged himself.
Besides winning the popular vote in 2000, there were controversies around the vote count, and the Supreme Court was involved in sabotaging him, he sabotaged himself, conceding the election to Bush. Later, Gore was a speculated candidate for the 2004 Presidential Election (a bumper sticker, “Re-elect Gore in 2004!” was popular). On December 16, 2002, however, Gore announced that he would not run in 2004. Despite Gore taking himself out of the race, a handful of his supporters formed a national campaign to draft him into running. One observer concluded it was “Al Gore who has the best chance to defeat the incumbent president.” (George W.Bush, who started a disastrous war with Iraq , based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, on March 20, 2003.)
If elected, the US would most probably not have gone to Bush’s “the war of choice”, Iraq. The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional$490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USBRE92D0PG20130314 )
In 2015, Al Gore is 67 years old.
Prison of your own beliefs.
Gourdieff and Swami Osho: You are in a prison and don’t know it. The way to get out of prison is to realize you are in a prison.
” Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for others.” Swami Osho
Matthew Maltz- I treated my brothers Bob and Ben to a lecture by Matthew Maltz in San Jose, California. His first words in the lecture was “Release yourself from the prison of your mind!”
As a plastic surgeon, he found that many cosmetic surgery patients, after being treated, still felt “ugly”. It remained in their minds.
http://www.durbinhypnosis.com/maltz.htm#chapter 5: notes from maxwell maltz: the search for self respect
“Know that everything you need is within you, waiting to be discovered.”—Patricia Cori
Sometimes someone has to have faith in you, and tells you : “YOU CAN DO IT!”
That’s what Ben Carson’s mother told him when her son, a neurosurgeon was tackling a difficult operation that had never been done before-separating Siamese twins joined at their heads. Ben Carson’s mother, formerly an illiterate adult, told her son, pointing to her head, saying the answer is right here. Previously, her son as a child thought he was stupid, but it turned out he just needed glasses, which his mother, financially challenged, scraped together and bought him a pair.
Dr. Carson saw a faucet stop dripping, and he had a flash of genius –stop both the babies’ hearts (you can do that for up to an hour) while he performed the history making operation that was successful. He has done that operation 4 times more after the first one.
His mother had told him as a child that he could be anything he wanted to be.
He is currently running for President of the United States, as a candidate for the 2016 election.
Instead of sabotaging yourself, it is beneficial to have someone who has faith in you, and believes in you.
Temple Grandin , who is autistic, couldn’t talk until she was four years old and doctors advised her mother to institutionalize her. One doctor, after Temple’s mother objected to that recommendation, said “Why don’t you talk to your husband, he will tell you.” Mrs. Grandin said “I have a degree from Harvard. Why don’t you tell me, Doctor?” Temple’s mother instead chose to seek intensive treatment for Grandin, and as a result of mother Grandin’s confidence, Temple eventually earned a PHD. Dr. Grandin has become famous as a lecturer, and Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University is a top innovator in the field of animal behavior. Grandin’s life was the inspiration for an HBO film “Temple Grandin”, released in 2010, which won five Emmys.
Trailer of movie “Temple Grandin”:
From Inspiring Stories of Transforming Failure to Success http://www.wanttoknow.info/060520inspirationalstories
:Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn’t read until he was seven. His teacher described him as “mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” He was expelled and refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School. The University of Bern turned down his Ph.D. dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful.
Further samples from this great and wonderful http://www.wanttoknow.info source:
“Colonel Sanders had the construction of a new road put him out of business in 1967. He went to over 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found a buyer interested in his 11 herbs and spices. Seven years later, at the age of 75, Colonel Sanders sold his fried chicken company for a finger-lickin’ $15 million!”
— from: A failure to success story from A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soulby Jack Canfield and Mark V. Hansen
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. Disney also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.
Charln,es Darwin, father of the theory of evolution, gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect.
The movie Star Wars was rejected by every movie studio in Hollywood before 20th-Century Fox finally produced it. It went on to be one of the largest grossing movies in film history.
Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15 out of 22 in chemistry.
The above is just a sample. There are nine more at http://www.wanttoknow.info/060520inspirationalstories
My high school civics teacher, Mr. Kermoyan, had faith in me and told me I should run for senior class council.
I would have to give a speech before the whole student body, and I was afraid because I had never done public speaking and I didn’t think I would be a good speaker. But he had confidence in me told me I could do it. I ran and in front of the audience I boldly said “I am the man for this job!”, and repeated “I am the man for this job!” to surprising (to me) applause from the students. (The position I was seeking was Athletic Manager, who just sold tickets to the Football Games.) I ran and won over a cool cashmere wearing hail- fellow- well- met opponent! Later in my life, I became President of the San Francisco toastmasters club (Public speaking club).
Instead of Self SABOTAGE :
Convince yourself you can do it (whatever you want).
Sometimes someone has to tell you YOU CAN DO IT!
Believe that you can have a “FLASH of genius”.
- The inventor of the sewing machine (had a dream of natives with spears with holes in the end of their spears).
- People with cars in the rain used to get out and personally wipe rain off their windshield. The inventor of windshield wipers for cars was in court where Ford Motor Company, who stole his idea, was contesting his windshield wiper patent. The court wanted something to seal the uniqueness of his patent. He told the court he noticed how a person’s eyelid closes up and down over a person’s eye). That was a “flash of genius” that the court recognized, and ruled against Ford, awarding the inventor 18 million dollars. Later, the inventor settled with Chrysler. His flash of genius earned him a total of $30 million. There is a movie “Flash of Genius” heralding the inventor winning against these huge corporations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbeElXuXZqU
- Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and the faucet that stopped dripping. See the story above.
- The mother of Temple Grandin was told by a doctor that Temple was hopeless and should “be institutionalized”. She now has a PHD and Dr. Temple Grandin teaches classes about autism, and promotes the use of art as a help to those afflicted: http://strokesofgeniusinc.org/about_us/what_is_train_the_talent%E2%84%A0
Many Years ago, I was lucky enough to attend a RAM DASS lecture at The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco. He was the author of the famous book “Be Here Now”. The initial publication sold over 2 million copies. People were very excited, and there must’ve been about 1000 people attending.
He told us a story about the Sage King.
There was a very wise and spiritual King, RAM Dass told us. He lived in a very opulent Palace. One time a young Turk (a contentious young person who goes against the system) came to the Palace and challenged the wise King , saying “ You are not spiritual. You are surrounded by gold and precious gems”, pointing to the walls of the Palace.
The wise King just clapped his hands. Without the King saying a word, a servant suddenly appeared. The King told the servant to put a pitcher of milk on the head of the young Turk. Then the King told the young man to go out into the marketplace in the noon day sun, and go around the marketplace and come back into the Palace, but not to spill one drop of milk from the pitcher. And just to make sure that the young man did not spill any milk, he had another servant follow him with a razor-sharp sword(scimitar), and the man with the scimitar was told to cut off the head of the young man if he spilled as much as one drop of milk.
So the young man, being followed by the servant wielding the scimitar, went past the basket weaver, the snake charmer, the gourd designer, the purse maker, etc., etc. and lo and behold, came back into the Palace, head intact. He said, “See, I made it back without spilling a drop of milk!”
The Sage King, asked the boasting young man to tell him, in sequence, all the stalls he passed in his tour, in their proper order. The young man said,
“I can’t do that- I was concentrating on not spilling milk from the pitcher.”
The Sage King raised his hands, turning his body, gazing at the gold, and precious stones, etc. on the walls in the palace, indicating that although he was surrounded by these things of wealth, that was not what he was about, or on which he concentrated or gave attention .
That was a very insightful story about on which you focus, which is often not what people think. The audience was very impressed. Some claimed they even saw Ram Dass levitate!
Importantly, this story is about what you focus upon,
If you have negative unacceptable thoughts, you can change your thoughts immediately to other positive substitute thouhts. I like the idea of the chocolate chips and ice cream, or a beautiful peaceful scene in nature. Also good is become aware of your breath. Focus on your breath.
Swami Mooji says “I tell my best students “Empty your Mind. No identity. That’s it!”
Someone I knew at one time was a professional gambler. He was very interested in psychology. When he was at Yale (he first went there on a Scholarship from high school), a well-known Psychology professor, Chris Argryis, (author of Immaturity/Maturity Theory) told him he would do well in Psychology if he followed in that direction .
In Poker, players were in fear sometimes and even perspired when he, after he graduated from Yale, sat at the table of the poker gambling club in South San Francisco. Why? Because he could “read them”. He kept notes-“Gus’s left eye twitches when he is bluffing”. Etc. Successful as he was, he finally quit gambling, and went into business for himself, hauling trash and cleaning basements in his own truck Why did he quit his successful gambling? Because “I felt that I wanted to ruin everybody at the table. I didn’t think that was healthy”, he told me.
One time we were both in the back seat of a car on Market Street, driven by a long-time friend, Leon , who sometimes wore a chauffer’s cap, approaching a concrete “island” where prospective passengers would alight on the local public transportation, whether it be rail streetcar or bus.. Standing on that island, a man was looking at the contents of his wallet, shaking his head, and looked dejected. As we were arriving on the inside of the traffic island, ____(He doesn’t want his name mentioned -maybe because in this instant he took money from an indigent : -)) said to us in the car “Watch this”. When we were abreast of the man on the island, ______rolled down his window and without saying a word, put his hand toward the dejected man, like asking him for the money in his wallet. The man sadly took out the last few bills in his wallet, emptying it into _______ hand. We were amazed!. ______ explained it this way. “It’s called Gambler’s Ruin” When a gambler is down and out, he is thinking, might as well lose it all, and inside actually yearns to lose it all, and re-start from nothing. The only way from there is up. An example of a self sabotaging act.
DON’T LET RELIGION LEAD YOU INTO SABOTAGING YOURSELF
Religion is masterful at leading followers into feelings of guilt and shame.
There are ways out from these traps, some hidden in the Internet.
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