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Our Talks With Correspondents

Under this heading we are prepared, month by month, to give needful advice, and to deal with the questions and difficulties of our readers. To insure a reply in the subsequent issue letters should reach us not later than the 7th.

Correspondents may choose their own nom-de plume, but no letters will be answered unless accompanied by the full name and address.

T. R. says:—“In your Editorial for October, one paragraph beginning—" The wise do not say ‘God exists’ or, ‘God does not exist’"—I must say rather staggered me. There is no better term for Love, Truth, Being, Mind, Intelligence, and justice, as an Entity, than the word ‘God.’ Why should it be unwise to say ‘God exists?’"

Answer:—It is unwise to say "God exists," because it is unwise to say "God does not exist." The wise man controls his tongue, and does not discuss as to whether things are or are not, for that way lie folly and strife. The wise man, moreover is a peacemaker, and meets all opinions with equal justice and charity, withholding himself from conflict, not taking sides. Above all opinions about God is the practice of charity, the living of a pure and blameless life.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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