Website owner: James Miller
Two basic needs of man are sources of much of his inner conflict and emotional struggle: 1. The need for a faithful mate he knows he can trust, someone who genuinely cares for him, a friend whose constancy he knows he can rely on. 2. The underlying need, the hidden desire, for a romantic affair with someone other than his mate; the deep wish for a passionate extramarital affair; the force of sexual attraction within us. In other words man wants a mate who is completely faithful and loyal to him on the one hand, yet at the same time, he himself would like to be free to engage in a series of romantic affairs with others of the opposite sex. He would like to have sexual freedom for himself but not for his mate. He wants the freedom to wander and roam for himself but cannot accept the idea of allowing his mate that same freedom. He realizes the unreasonableness of this position and knows that if he expects constancy of his mate then he, too, should be constant and faithful. So his intellect and reason tell him what is right, how he ought to behave, but he has this need within him, this force, always pulling him towards the direction of Wrong. It is one of the paradoxes of life, a great perversity of nature, that we have within all of us --- these two great conflicting needs. In a way, man is like the promiscuous male dog that couples with every female that he encounters. Yet, at the same time, he is a being with the emotional need for the constant affection and love of a lifelong mate. So that sexual force within us, that force that can so powerfully attract us to certain members of the opposite sex, is like a seed of our own destruction within us. For we all know that it can destroy marriages, break up families, do great harm to our children, and destroy our personal happiness. So many of us live with a double standard --- one standard for ourselves and the other standard for others. If we ourselves succumb to a romantic temptation it is a small thing, a peccadillo, a little error we have committed; yet if our mate does it it is an outrageous, inexcusable, unforgivable act; a cause for divorce. Nov 1990
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?