Who Knows

Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109682
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Is there really a God, and if so, what is God actually like? Is there an afterlife, and if so, is there such a thing as eternal punishment for unrepentant sinners, as many orthodox Christians and Muslims believe? And is it really true that our unconscious minds are connected to a higher spiritual reality, and if so, could this higher spiritual reality be the very same thing that religionists call "God"? In his latest book, Raymond M. Smullyan invites the reader to explore some beautiful and some horrible ideas related to religious and mystical thought. In Part One, Smullyan uses the writings on religion by fellow polymath Martin Gardner as the starting point for some inspired ideas about religion and belief. Part Two focuses on the doctrine of Hell and its justification, with Smullyan presenting powerful arguments on both sides of the controversy. "If God asked you to vote on the retention or abolition of Hell," he asks, "how would you vote?" Smullyan has posed this question to many believers and received some surprising answers. In the last part of his treasurable triptych, Smullyan takes up the "beautiful and inspiring" ideas of Richard Bucke and Edward Carpenter on Cosmic Consciousness. Readers will delight in Smullyan's observations on religion and in his clear-eyed presentation of many new and startling ideas about this most wonderful product of human consciousness.

A Reliable Car And A Woman Who Knows It

Author: Curt McConnell
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786409709
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The audacity of driving a horseless carriage from coast to coast in the early years of the 20th century is hard to imagine in an age of superhighways and global positioning systems. Roads might be nothing more than muddy ruts made by wagon wheels; sources of gasoline or replacement parts were few and agonizingly far between; frequent repairs and tire changes were necessary; and the traveler was subject to the whole range of nature's perils and discomforts. For a woman to attempt the trip was, at the time, a jaw-dropping event. Yet in 1909, 22-year-old Alice Ramsey and three female companions piled into a Maxwell in New York City, and 59 days later they triumphantly rolled into San Francisco. A few years later silent film star Anita King would become the first woman to make the transcontinental drive solo. These and other early coast-to-coast drives proved women's growing independence, as well as the automobile's long-distance viability. Detailed accounts of five coast-to-coast drives make up this lively history. Drawing from plentiful contemporary newspaper reports and the women's own words, author Curt McConnell recounts the bold adventurers' experiences day by day and mile by mile.

The One Who Knows God

Author: Saint Clement (of Alexandria)
Editor: Scroll Publishing Co.
ISBN: 9780924722028
Size: 13,43 MB
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She Who Knows Tomorrow

Author: Cara Lee
Editor: Misti Wolanski
Size: 14,68 MB
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They can find you if you Jump. (A multiverse sci-fi novella featuring expats from various universes who may or may not be legal. File has two versions of the story: one with mature language and one without.)

Who Knows Where Butterflies Die

Author: Pasha Parvaneh Hashemi
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491726326
Size: 12,80 MB
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Who Knows Where Butterflies Die is a timeless story of the human spirit's desire for freedom "We're made to believe that learning the alphabet or chemistry and mathematics and this and that is more important than learning how to act like humans. Yet, believe it or not, it's humanity that would save the world. Humanity is what prevents revolution and war. Humanity is what prevents tyranny, famine, mass killing, and torturing one another. It's sad to know that external forces are leading people to lose the respect and understanding they used to have towards each other. "With the never-ending invention of newer technologies, I feel that the world has fallen into a race to turn people to robots. Everyone seems to be in a competition to show off the latest gadgets in their hands, but they hide the quality of their hearts in their chests. With all the new developments that are pushing us into a deeper isolation, I don't know where we're headed. I just know that that's what's leading us to a gradual, global self-destruction in many ways." -Excerpt from Who Knows Where Butterflies Die Praise for Who Knows Where Butterflies Die "An important and powerful story that brings awareness to the pain and devastation innocent families experience when mired in a homeland full of oppression, war, and revolution." -Brock Tully, inspirational speaker and author of 9 books, including The Great Gift "Who Knows Where Butterflies Die ... It's a must read. It inspires us to take responsibility for the world we are creating by our action and inaction." -Ted Kuntz, educational speaker and author of 4 books, including Peace Begins with Me

Who Knows One

Author: Yaffa Ganz
Editor: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9780873062855
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Full-color pictures about the Jewish significance of the numbers 1 through 613. Touches upon a wide spectrum of Jewish living.

Who Knows What Is Good

Author: Kathleen Anne Farmer
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802801616
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Kathleen Farmer's work on the Books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes constitute a single volume in the International Theological Commentary, a series whose goal is to bring the Old Testament alive in the worldwide church. In moving behyond the usual critical-historical approach to the bible, the ITC offers a distinctive theological interpretation of the Hebrew text.

A Man Who Knows

Author: Emmanuel Bove
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810160576
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Maurice Lesca, the sour hero of A Man Who Knows, is fifty-seven - older than Bove's other protagonists, not much wiser, no less painfully comical in his failures and confusions. Though he is well educated, financial and amorous miscalculations have leveled him. A failed doctor, he lives in poverty with his widowed sister, whom he sees only at mealtime. Kept afloat by odd handouts from family and connections, Lesca also milks his remaining acquaintances. When he starts visiting a divorcee who runs a dim little bookshop and encourages her to extort more money from her ex-husband, he begins to sow the seeds of dissatisfaction and distrust that will infect his world. But Lesca is a survivor, he will always survive in the modern city. A Man Who Knows was written in 1942 but not published in France until 1985. It is the last of Bove's major novels and the most mature example of his characteristic method.

It S Who Knows You

Author: Chien J. Wang
Editor: Academic Learning Company LLC
ISBN: 9780832950124
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It's Who Knows You! will show you hot to turbo-charge your networking results. The book is packed with strategies and tips for beginners as well as seasoned networking professionals. You will gain confidence and learn how a room full of strangers can be a treasure trove for your business. By the time you complete this book, you will be on your way to successful networking and building relationships for life.

Who Knows What S Right Anymore

Author: Earle F. Zeigler
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 155369161X
Size: 12,91 MB
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This book asks the provocative question, "who knows what's right anymore?" In answering this question, it serves as a guide to personal/ethical decision-making. North Americans have gotten themselves into a crazy situation because of the broadly-based, multi-ethnic culture that is developing rapidly. This means that any former idea about there being one GOOD and one BAD doesn't apply anymore. A new standard is needed to distinguish between RIGHT action and WRONG action as we strive and prosper in the 21st century.