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  • Robert shared from The Man Who Sold the Moon and Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein
    Speed, and its derivatives, acceleration and flexure, are based on measured time.
    Note: think about this statement for a second. remove time from the equation and speed becomes either null or infinite
  • Robert shared from Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein
    There is no way to offer color to a colorblind man, nor is there any way for us to give the man of imperfect brain the canny skill to distinguish a lie from a truth.
    Note: more from Heinlein
  • Robert shared from Variable Star (Tor Science Fiction) by Robert A. Heinlein, Spider Robinson
    “People with opinions just go around bothering each other.”
    Note: so much for opinion
  • Robert shared from Revolt in 2100 by Robert A. Heinlein
    When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
    Note: worth understanding
  • Robert shared from Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity by Frank Viola
    I HAVE A DREAM I have a dream that one day the church of Jesus Christ will rise up to her God-given calling and begin to live out the true meaning of her identity—which is, the very heartthrob of God Almighty—the fiancée of the King of all Kings. I have a dream that Jesus Christ will one day be Head of His church again. Not in pious rhetoric, but in reality. I have a dream that groups of Christians everywhere will begin to flesh out the New Testament reality that the church is a living organism and not an institutional organization. I have a dream that the clergy/laity divide will someday...
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Robert Curtis