I was trying to parse out the saying of Jesus from the Bible. I came across this link.

A large part of the article is a comparison between Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision of a future USA. That is a conversation which is interesting in it,’s self. As an aside, I mostly side w/Hamilton

The last paragraph has an interesting suggestion. [sic] …it is time we inverted Pascal's famous wager to say not that we should believe in heaven because we have nothing to lose but rather that we should believe first in this world, because in losing it we may lose everything… [sic].


http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2005/Jesus-Without-Miracles1dec05.htm

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Comment by Fr33think3r on December 17, 2008 at 2:28pm
Looking back at my post I'm all over the place. That is what I get for posting while at work.
So Eli thanks for your thoughtful response. I think that we agree that wisdom is widsom.
Comment by Eli on December 17, 2008 at 1:36pm
I just responded in a thread on Taoist Atheists, but this is a similar query in some respects. I think it is entirely possible to accept a religious philosophy without buying into the supernatural aspects of that religion, or the trappings of a "church" etc. One can see the wisdom in any text without believing it to be any level of literal truth. Shoot i can name many books of fiction that one could draw from for wisdom within the action of the characters without ever believing in any literal truth.. I think the "jedi movement" is an example of just this.

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