Monthly Archives: April 2010

Authentic; Fearless; Not Fully Alone; Patriotism; Memes; Tithes; Julia in My Mind

1. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 208: Another word of warning.  I know from experience that some men…will try to use the same psychology mechanically.  They will try to boost the other man’s ego, not … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Brothers and Sisters, Greco-Roman, Lost, Movies, Rabbinics, Religion, Social Skills, Television

Tenacious Dickens; Good on Paper; Adoption; Elephants; Church Tradition; Tithed; True Church

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 187: The praise, the recognition that he received by getting one story in print, changed his whole career, for if it hadn’t been for that encouragement, he might have … Continue reading

Posted in Abstinence, Bible, Church, Greco-Roman, Religion, Social Skills

Culpable Eddie?; War Is Hell; Authors of Anti-Oppression Psalms; Eratosthenes on Homeric “Errors”; Origen on Christ’s Imminent Coming; Inductive and Neat; Flashing Light

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 154: Dale Carnegie says that our backgrounds have influenced how we’ve turned out.  If we had the same body, temperament, mind, environment, and experiences as Al Capone, Carnegie states, then … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Bible, Desperate Housewives, Greco-Roman, Psychology, Religion, Social Skills, Television, Uncategorized

Unloaded Questions; Outsider’s Test; Thank You; Smart Guy; Reason for Origen’s Universalism; Allowed This Time; Self-Acceptance

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 136: Carnegie quotes Dr. Overstreet, who states: “It often seems as if people get a sense of their own importance by antagonizing at the outset.  The radical comes into … Continue reading

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Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 118: By the way, I am not revealing anything new in this chapter.  Nineteen centuries ago, Jesus said: “Agree with thine adversary quickly.”  In other words, don’t argue with … Continue reading

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Humility; Miracles; New Heart; Ancient Libraries; Early Christian Sabbatarianism; Textus Receptus; Women Priests

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 111: I believe now hardly anything that I believed twenty years ago—except the multiplication table; and I begin to doubt even that when I read about Einstein.  In another … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Greco-Roman, Religion, Social Skills

Another Person’s Interest, Fifth Column

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 86-98: One rule that Dale Carnegie affirms is that we should talk with other people about what interests them.  Theodore Roosevelt would research a subject the night before meeting … Continue reading

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II Kings 2

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied II Kings 2.  In it, Elijah is carried off to heaven, Elisha succeeds Elijah after receiving a double portion of his spirit, Elisha heals the bitter waters of Jericho, and Elisha … Continue reading

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Three Social Skills, Finny, Baffling P, Homer: The Platonic Edition, Origen and AA, “Translation”, Me to a T

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 70-86: The lessons today were smile, call people by their names to show them that they’re important to you, and listen to them talk about themselves and their interests.  … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Asperger's, Autism, Barnabas, Bible, Greco-Roman, Religion, Social Skills

Doggy Social Skills; Strong Introvert; Covenants; Ancient Academia; Projecting the Christ of Faith onto the Historical Jesus; Peace through War; Bipartisan Earth Day

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 57-69: The lesson for today is that we should be genuinely interested in people.  We should also give the impression that we are happy to see them.  Carnegie refers … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Bible, Environment, Greco-Roman, Life, Origen, Politics, Religion, Social Skills