Tag Archives: Conscience

First Principles: Laws, To Be Just, Must Give A Reciprocation of Right. Without This, They Are Mere Arbitrary Rules of Conduct

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” – Thomas Jefferson (1782)   … 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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First Principles: The Liberty Enjoyed By the People of Worshipping God To Their Conscience Is Among the Choices of Their Blessings

“The liberty enjoyed by the people of these states of worshiping Almighty God agreeably to their conscience, is not only among the choicest of their blessings, but also of their rights.” – George Washington      

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First Principles: No Person Shall Be Harmed For Worshipping God In the Manner Most Agreeable To Their Own Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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More Forgiveness Than I Deserve

The part of the sermon that I caught today had to do with forgiveness.  Really I suppose it’s a matter of perception, correct? And it’s not about deserving.  We all deserve ‘justice’.  What we get is God’s mercy and love … Continue reading

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In A Relevance of Universal Mind

A rose by any other name is still a rose.  That’s the proposition of Shakespeare, correct?  All the same no matter how inspired or inspiring it is still simply part of the created.  God known by any other name is … Continue reading

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The Unflinching Eye

Halloween Poem #29: The Unflinching Eye by Michael Romani We drink a toast among us Because it is what’s done and simply because To the unflinching eye of the intellectual soul It is most gratifying to have death under our … Continue reading

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Further Reaches

There’s magic in the stardust that goes beyond the physical world we live in.  This is a bit half inspired by a tale of two worlds and of course blended with thoughts about my recent past… Further Reaches by Michael … Continue reading

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First Principles: Matters of Faith Must Be Left To the Conviction and Conscience of Every Person

“Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, “that religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.” … Continue reading

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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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