Big goals should not scare us. Failing should not scare us, either. With failing, we learn and get better. With goals, we have direction and a challenge to push us to excel. My goals are insanely huge. My life experience over the last few decades has not only prepared me for this, but has given … More Statement of Purpose: Rod Martin, Jr.
A rock cannot perform a miracle. It is an artifact of this physical universe. Miracles are done from the viewpoint of spirit; not from the body or ego. If anything is important in our life, then likely we are not in spirit. And by “important” I mean anything that causes us concern, worry, fear, anger, … More Barriers to Miracles
The topics of religion and spirituality remain a highly confused mix. Some religious people shy away from spirituality, not understanding what it truly means. Some spiritual people shy away from religion, thinking it’s all bad. There is some truth to both their viewpoints. Both can become corrupted by ego and self-concern. Virtually all religions start … More Religion vs. Spirituality — How to Make Sense of Them Both
Science relies heavily on replication—the ability to repeat phenomena given the same inputs and conditions. If a phenomenon cannot be replicated, then one unavoidable possibility is that the initial conditions have not yet been replicated. The only other possibility is that the known conditions were not causally linked, so it’s likely the phenomenon will never … More How Science Fails to Recognize Initial Conditions
Atheists have long been faced with a paradox of which they have remained entirely blind. After decades of contemplation, only a couple of days ago did I finally realize this paradox with such clarity. So, I’m not surprised that the very people who need this understanding the most, and who avoid it the most fervently, have not yet found it. … More The Atheists’ Paradox
Finding happiness seems more and more difficult for more and more people, these days. Jobless rates have skyrocketed over the last several years. Government statistics don’t seem to reflect those who have given up the search. Many crime rates seem to be down, but the perpetual state of war is now more than 14 years … More Finding Happiness in an Increasingly Crazy World