Shortcuts to God

In the RT on Tuesday, looking over my shoulder to the left of me was a girl reading a book. It was called “Shortcuts to God.”

What stuck out for me was a sentence, “No longer will I choose to let my rational mind and my physical senses determine what is real for me.” (p.78)

That’s messed up. What else are you going to use? Your soul? Good luck. this!

6 Responses so far

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    Asmaa said,

    August 25, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    There are two extremes here: first, not believing anything beyond your physical senses. Second, blind faith without rational thought, logic or reason. Neither is healthy. Neither will bring you happiness or success. Islam is about balance, the middle way.

    You should have told her the shortest cut to God is the Qur’an. Then again, she most likely would have been freaked out.

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    nomes said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    Why, exactly, should I believe in anything beyond rational understanding and physical senses?

    I don’t believe there is a God, or that there is much to one, but if you’re going to believe in one don’t let go of your rationality and physical senses. That’s a great way to induce complacency.

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    Asmaa said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    You don’t believe in God?

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    nomes said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 3:28 pm


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    Adnan said,

    August 27, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

    Coming from someone who does magic, believing your physical senses is overrated.

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    nomes said,

    August 27, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

    There is a rational explanation for all of your magic. It’s like a kid looking at a plane fly, it defies all explanation. Until you learn about Bernoulli’s principle.

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