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A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS
Terrorism Loses Humanity Wins
Years ago I told myself not to worry about a devil... that it's all in my mind. Then I realized that's the worst place it could possibly be.
I don't think there's an external devil stalking the planet for men's souls, but I do believe there's a point of consciousness in all of us -- whether we call it shadow, dark side, devil, or whatever -- that is not a beautiful thing. When this aspect is allowed to drive our thoughts and behavior -- whether as an individual or as a group -- it isn't just neurotic. It is beastly.
We can pretend all we want to that this doesn't exist. We can insist that reason, civilized behavior, international law, and civic institutions have the upper hand; we can be grateful for the fact that any group psychosis is over there somewhere and surely can't affect our daily lives. We can believe those things, but more and more now we know they aren't true. Today, the beast is stalking the planet and it's way too close to the barricades.
Yet how do we fight a collective psychosis, spreading like cancer and beginning to attack the major organs of our civilization? Whether it's ISIS in the Middle East, lone crazy people taking up the cause,
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