Tag Archives: Authority

From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Declaration of Independence Rests … On The Harmonizing Sentiments of the Day, Whether Expressed In Conversation, In Letters, Printed Essays, Or In the Elementary Books of Public Right, As Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, Et al.

“All [the] authority [of the Declaration of Independence] rests … on the harmonizing sentiments of the day, whether expressed in conversation, in letters, printed essays, or in the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.” – Thomas Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Vilest Form of Self-Abasement and Self-Destruction Is the Subordination of Your Mind To the Mind of Another

“Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind … Continue reading

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In His Faithfulness

Based in part on Romans 6:   In His Faithfulness by Michael Doyle For all our fears and all of our doubt The Lord will guard us faithfully Established as guard that we might work out That the Lord has … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Homo Sapiens Is the Species That Invents Symbols In Which To Invest Passion and Authority, Then Forgets That Symbols Are Inventions

“Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.” – Joyce Carol Oates, writer (b. 16 Jun 1938)      

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On the Gains of Godly Meditation

Based in part on Psalm 19:14: On the Gains of Godly Meditation by Michael Doyle The Bible isn’t just words but application We must understand before proper supplication Thinking and asking in prayer and open heart Listening to God, hopeful … Continue reading

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Blowing Down the Walls

Based in part on 2 Corinthians 2:14-16: Blowing Down the Walls by Michael Doyle Blown away by righteousness and grace Profound joy takes down all my walls Mercy has taken me to this place I have found my peace in … Continue reading

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The Wolf Knows Its Howl

Enforced surveillance and censorship of the creative mind, particularly by oppressive government is nothing short of a crime against humanity. The Wolf Knows Its Howl by Michael Doyle When a writer must be brave To memorize just to save The … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Dogma Is the Conviction of One Man Imposed Authoritatively On Others

“Dogma is the convictions of one man imposed authoritatively upon others.” – Felix Adler (1851-1933)      

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Covenant (Hesed)

Of all love, there is one love that stands above all else.  In this world in which love has become a very conditional thing given the give way at any moment of discontent or raised temporal passion, covenant love (hesed) … Continue reading

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