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Old 08-06-2018, 12:05 AM   #37
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I think all that not entering into heaven because of this that and the other is just a load of old dogmatic biblical rubbish. I'm pretty sure in the grand scheme of things that an all loving creator wouldn't shut the door on anyone just because they had fear in their heart at the moment that 10ft grizzly had you for supper.. All human emotions are deeply embedded in our design. For good reason. The important thing is to not let irrational fear control you. It's perfectly natural to feel a sense of fear if a 12 ft tiger shark bumps you while snorkeling. That's the little man in your head telling you that it's probably a good idea that you get out of the water. Like pretty sharpish.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius.

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