Don't Let Pride Get in the Way of Purpose: Unleash Your Potential By Listening to Rocks

I know what your thinking: He finally snapped. He's totally lost his mind.

The jury is still out on that, but stick with me; reserve judgement until the end. Then you can call me crazy if you please.

So what do rocks have to do with your divine purpose and potential? I thought you'd never ask:

How to Be in High Demand Without Selling Out: What eBay Taught Me About Self-Worth

I stared at my computer screen in disbelief.

0 bids.

That's what it said. The item had gone unsold.

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Back up a bit and I'll explain. Between my dad and my father-in-law I had become hooked on classic rock music. On Saturdays I used to navigate for my father-in-law in his big black pickup truck as we traveled through town looking for vinyl records and stereo equipment at garage sales.

With my meager budget, I usually came home with just two or three records which I would promptly unsleeve and place carefully on my turntable.

One day I saw an album I didn't recognize, but I had a feeling about it. It had the Atlantic imprint and looked pre-rock 'n' roll so I took a chance and paid the unshaven owner the seventy-five cents.

My instinct paid off.

Why the Monotheist Must Believe in Free Will

I can prove to you that mankind has free will.

But in order to prove it, I assume you believe three things:

1. God is omnipotent.
2. God is benevolent.
3. Evil exists.

For your average monotheist, these three things are not much of a stretch. I would guess that the vast majority believe this way.

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If you are a Christian, and believe that the Bible is true, then you believe these things.

For omnipotence, see Revelation 19:6.
For benevolence, see Psalm 100:5, Mark 10:18.
For the existence of evil, see Genesis 6:5.

Now, let's get to the heart of the matter: