The challenge is to try and understand the concept of God through a human paradigm. It's like trying to explain 11 dimensions to a 3 dimension being. God has been personified for human cognition - in my opinion you're not questioning the existence of God but questioning the mental paradigm of how you interpret God.
Dawkins logic is interesting but again confined to 3 dimensions. Essentially what created God.. to be created implies a sense of time (birth) and if God is beyond dimensions then the creation point becomes mute. It's like arguing if energy can not be created or destroyed then what created it initially...
The other two books you have mentioned are just human fallacies within religion. Over time and as science progresses the evidence will come to light and it will not be called "God" but another pseudo scientific term.
David Goggins is considered by many to be among the world’s best ultra-endurance athletes. He has competed in more than 60 endurance races, has placed 3rd at the Badwater 135 Death Valley- considered the world’s toughest foot race, and regularly placing in the top five in other ultramarathons. He also held the Guinness World Record for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours completing 4,030 in 17 hours. He is the only member of the U.S. armed forces ever to complete training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger and Air Force Tactical Air Controller.
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No doubt 2020 has been a difficult year and as we move into 2021 it looks like more of the same albeit with a glimmer of hope provided by the Covid vaccine (offset by multiple strains of the virus).
The world may feel a little chaotic at the moment but chaos is good. Chaos forces us to change and appraise who we are. Rough oceans test a sailor. Instead of blindly driving in a direction which could lead to nowhere and a life of regret, chaos forces us out of our comfort zone.
Learn to lean into the chaos. In…
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Therefore, as we focus on recalibrating our bodies, we are also looking to rethink our goals and aspirations for the year.
What better way to start than to pick up a book that will make you think, as well as help push you on a better path.
by Andrew Steele
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What do you want in life?
Me: What do you want in life? Yes you.. the reader of this article?
You: As in what do I want now or tomorrow, what do you mean, as in anything… a Ferrari, six pack, a million dollars?
And therein lies the paradox - do we ever really know what we want? Imagine your boss pulling you aside one day and asking you that very question; in your mind you’re contemplating answering back with a reply signalling promotion, money, or a better work-life-balance…. all packaged up in either more “responsibility” or “progression”.
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