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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Faith is Love, Religion is Power, Knowledge explains the difference

My title is my paraphrase of the 1932-33 Serenity Prayer (my 2019 blog): "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." "Faith is love" is my reference to one of the ancient Greek words for love: divine love or agape. It even touches upon the essence of the word Yahweh,...

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Is a technological singularity realistic?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, an American professor in mathematics and computer science, published his essay The Coming Technological Singularity, "in which he wrote that it would signal the end of the human era, as the new superintelligence would continue to upgrade itself and would advance technologically at an incomprehensible rate. He wrote that he would be surprised...

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A healthy faith, by philosopher René ten Bos

Note: this text is a translation by LO of an article in the Dutch Financial Times (see my blog of this morning). Our health is the most important value in today's society. Values like freedom and safety were once more important but have been superseded by health. While health is basically nothing more than a rather precarious human situation that will come to an...

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Gezond geloof (René ten Bos in FD)

Financieel Dagblad titel: Gezond geloofAuteur: René ten Bos (Wiki)Datum: 14 juli 2021Note LO: see my blog of this afternoon for a translation into English. "Gezondheid is tegenwoordig de belangrijkste waarde in onze maatschappij. Waarden als vrijheid of veiligheid waren ooit belangrijker, maar zijn verdrongen door gezondheid. Dat terwijl gezondheid in feite niet...

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China wants to make its Christians more Chinese (The Economist)

The Economist title: China wants to make its Christians more Chinese The Economist subtitle: “Sinification” involves a five-year plan, of course Date: 3 April 2021 "In 1867 an English missionary, James Hudson Taylor, wrote a letter home defending his policy of encouraging fellow preachers in China to wear Chinese robes and the Manchu-style pigtail. By dressing in...

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Everything becomes fluid under pressure, except for Love

On 16 August 2019, I published my blog: Under pressure, everything becomes fluid. Recently, I had an epiphany: except for Love. Many, if not all, deeds, words and intentions become fluid under enough pressure. The most common tool is money. I think, feel and believe that Love cannot be pressured into becoming fluid. In other words: you cannot make people love you. A...

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