I stuck this up because I was testing which Internet browser works with MS Word, only one of 3 does the MS Internet Explorer.
You know that I accept the Greek philosophers' position of the gods, which is eloquently worded
in John Stuart Mill Autobiography, http://www.skeptically.org/enlightenment/id8.html where he puts his thoughts ascribed to
his father James Mill.
The saying by Russell is consistent with the Greek philosophers. Every center of population in the Greek dominated
world had a small school ran by philosophers for the elite. The largest
of these was in Alexandria which had a large Jewish population, mainly of
Hellenized Jews. Some of them undoubtedly attend the schools.
The Sermon on the Mount (plain in Luke) is an example of this philosophy of the Hellenistic period from about 323
BC until 31 BC when Rome conquered the Greek world.
rebirth gradually occurred in the Renaissance . Fill your heart with loving
feeling) as much as possible through activities that promote it, and that
include the silent whispers, called thoughts, avoiding emotional quarrels, and the
media that glorifies violence and ignorance.
Russell 3rd Earl of Russell, wrote in 1925, The good life is focused
on love and guided by knowledge. I
would replace love with fellow-feeing, the emotion which causes
through the action of dopamine the bonding to parents, attachment for car, pet,
spouse, plants, etc. This website and skeptically.org give me years full of fellow feeling. As Epicurus wrote,
we are a pleasure seeking animal; we have two masters pleasure and pain (happiness and discomfort). As B.F. Skinner
wrote, Original sin is the difference between your pleasure and mine--referring to the state of pair bonding.
Love you all.