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We are the nomads of the universe

We are the nomads of the universe  Creeds and messiahs have no hold  Our Yes has freed us from the primal curse  We can't be bought we can't be sold We are the nomads of the universe  Our Jesus is the bearer of good news  Whose message is the end of war  So we all vain engagements do refuse  From now on we shall fight no more We are the nomads of the universe  We do not seek to rule the Public Square  Only Abba rules you and me  We nomads of the universe are there  Our eyes reveal that we are free We are the nomads of the universe  Living for Abba say no more  We seek no fame we seek no bulging purse 
Abba is all we're living for

The Slow as Molasses Press

This from Peirce gets to the heart of things for me just now

The Slow as Molasses Press
This from Peirce gets to the heart of things for me just now: 

§5. SCIENCE AS A GUIDE TO CONDUCT
            55. We have seen how success in mathematics would necessarily create a confidence altogether unfounded in man's power of eliciting truth by inward meditation without any aid from experience. Both its confidence in what is within and the absolute certainty of its conclusions lead to the confusion of a priori reason with conscience. For conscience, also, refuses to submit its dicta to experiment, and makes an absolute dual distinction between right and wrong. One result of this is that men begin to rationalize about questions of purity and integrity, which in the long run, through moral decay, is unfavorable to science. But what is worse, from our point of view, they begin to look upon science as a guide to conduct, that is, no longer as pure science but as an instrument for a practical end. One result of this is that all probable reasoning is despise…