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1:5.10 Personality
1:6.6 Confirmation
1:7.2 Union with God
2:6.2 The Superworld
3:5 The Inevitabilities
3:6.5 Mechanized God
5:4.3 Bending the Self
12:9.1 Cosmic Allurements
15:4.7
Andromeda Nebula
16:7.2 The Motor Level
39:5.6 Divine Attunement
41:7.6 Oceans of Fire
42:11.6 Mindless Complexity
48:7.12 Righteousness
58:6.1 Plants or Animals?
58:7.12 The Living Dust
61:1.4 Passenger Birds
61:3.10 Horse and Elephant
62:5.11 A Broken Heart
68:2.11 Self-Gratification
68:4.6 Discarded Customs
71:7.4 Higher Education
72:5.9 New Form of Disgust
77:4.8 Sumerian Records
79:1.8 Asian Andites
84:1.9 A Man and a Woman
85:0.4 Self Worship
85:3.5 Religious Symbolism
85:2.5 The Christmas Tree
86:5.8 Werewolf Souls
89:3.3 Renuniciation
89:4.9 No Empty Boast
89:6.2 Shaman Sacrifice
90:1.6 Shaman Shrewdness
91:4.2 Ethical Prayer
91:8.9 Spiritual Currents
92:6.5 Power of an Idea
94:3.3 The Absolute Tao
95:2.7 Pole Star Pointer
95:7.6 Elements of Islam
99:2.2 Institutional Religion
100:1.4 Tadpole to Frog
100:7.4 The Perfect Man
100:7.5 Originality of Jesus
101:2.11 Spiritual Insight
101:7.5 The Aesthetic Cult
101:7.6 Great Fairy Tales
101:8.1 Faith and Belief
102:3.1 Paradoxical Thinking
103:4.5 The Child's Motives
103:8.3 Test of True Love
111:4.5 Master Patterns
112:1.17 Relationships
118:3.3 Inconcussible Truth
118:5.1 Square Circles
122:5.3 Indignation
122:8.7 Extraordinary Fact
123:4.3 The Boy Carpenter
124:10 Flower Garden
130:8.1 The Downcast Fellow
132:1.2 The True Scientist
133:5.5 Ten Sheep Shearers
134:6.6-7 War the Symptom
140:5.1 Fatherly Love
140:5.16 Manly Tenderness
141:3.6 Unfortunate Images
141:3:6 Images of Jesus
144:4.8 Universe Broadcasts
149:6.9 Worm of the Dust
154:4.2 Words of Jesus
155:6.5 Religion of the Spirit
156:2.1 Only a Bridge
156:2.8 Humorless Jews
159:3.8 An Added Power
160:3.4 Finding the Key
162:4.2 The Hated Fortress
167:7.2 Angels
169:4.2 Existence of God
171:7.5 The Unhurried Jesus
181:1.7-8 Superb Inner Peace
188:5.5 The Moral Struggle
195:5:12 Checkerboard World
195:9.9 Lowered Ideals
195:10.9 Loyalty to Christ
196:0.3 A Living Reality
196:0.13 Believe with Him
196:0.13 "Follow Me"
196:3.15 Weighing Love
196:3.24 Moral Compass
196:3.20 Service No Substitute

 
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Unbelieving materialists and fatalists can hope to enjoy only two kinds of peace and soul comfort: Either they must be stoics, with steadfast resolution determined to face the inevitable and to endure the worst; or they must be optimists, ever indulging that hope which springs eternal in the human breast, vainly longing for a peace which never really comes.

A certain amount of both stoicism and optimism are serviceable in living a life on earth, but neither has aught to do with that superb peace which the Son of God bestows upon his brethren in the flesh (181:1.7-8).

George Herbert Palmer (1842-1933)
Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy and Civil Polity, Harvard University
Two inferior forms of hardihood have often appeared. One of them is Stoicism, the refusal to be crushed, the sense of an inner dignity which enables me to stand on my own feet, no matter what happens. A second or milder aspect is the habit of looking on the bright side. In everything one side is brighter than another. Let me turn my face in that direction. Before Jesus revealed the strength available through the fatherhood of God, these palliatives had value. But they are superficial and do not touch the sources of inner peace as do the words of Jesus.
George Herbert Palmer (1930)