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Make your own Bible.  Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
  ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson
On This Day In:
2018 Choose Goodness
2017 Developing Translations
2016 Think Like A Hero
2015 Reductionism
2014 Gravitation, n.
2013 Ups And Downs
2012 Nerd Heard – And Good-Bye
Your Continuum
2011 Career Tips (Part 2)

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No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
   —  George Bernard Shaw
On This Day In:
2016 Marriage Advice
2015 To James (and ‘Tasha)
2014 Ssshhush, You Are Not Alone
2013 So I Chose Living…
2012 For However Short A Time…
2011 Take A Deep Breath And Continue (Or Not)
2010 Tootsie-Roll Day

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Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

—  1 John Ch4: V7

Who is the King of glory?

— Psalm 24:10

As for me, I shall call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.

—  Psalm 55:16

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Omnis cellula e cellula…
Latin for: “Every cell from a cell
  —  Rudolph Virchow
[This was the very first entry in my journal when I was a child.  At the time, I hoped to be a scientist when I grew up and considered myself to be an evolutionist.  This statement was my shout-out to the universe (“I think, therefore I am!“) that I did not believe in religious dogma – a literal interpretation of the Bible as described in the book of Genesis . Obviously, the irony of the statement versus the actual theory of evolution escaped me at the time.  —  KMAB]


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We found out that we learned a lot when we tried to put a small part of the Bible into our own words; we agreed that this exercise was an ideal way to get into the real meaning of the original.  After this experience we were, in fact, glad that the Bible was not written in English; we even felt a bit sorry for Greek-speaking people, who don’t have the opportunity to translate the Bible into their own language.  We were able to do this sort of thing with the Bible in spite of the fact that we were untrained in Greek, because the experts have made their scholarship available in convenient reference works.
  —  Donald E. Knuth
From his book:  “Things A Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About
[For me, the important point is the value of alternative sources in learning.  Knuth is reading the Bible in his native tongue, then looking at and translating the original language, then looking at what other Bible scholars have said are their interpretations.  The rich tapestry of interwoven viewpoints is what is creating the learning and personal growth experience.  This is consistent with my own method of learning.  I purchase books by different authors to get a more varied presentation of the material.  —  KMAB]


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