Now, Socrates was holding forth for the existence of a personal being, or as we would say, thetan. And the religious ah, bigots, ah, bums, ah, tramp—ah, the religious hierarchy, excuse me, I was looking for that word! Having an awful time there—they disagreed with this. And they disagreed with this so [...]
A fabulous thing to observe: We think “Love thy Neighbor” has been the civilizing influence. It has not been. “Be free” has been.
The religious world may have dominated, at one time or another, the Middle Ages, but the religious world consisted in itself of a tyranny and was itself antipathetic to this very thing called [...]
Absolutism is a fine road to stagnation and I do not think Spencer meant to be so entirely absolute about his Knowable and Unknowable. SURVIVE! is the demarcation point between those things which can be experienced by the senses (our old friends Hume and Locke) and those things which cannot necessarily be known through the [...]